WELCOME to Zion Lutheran Church

212 Center Ave

Garretson, SD 57030-0329

Office: 605-594-3989

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Pastor's Office hours: 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. &

1:30 – 5 P.M. Tuesday – Friday by appointment

Office hours: 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Monday through Wednesday.

8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Thursday.

WEEKLY WORSHIP: 5:30 P.M. Saturdays.

9:00 A.M. Worship Sundays.

Holy Communion on the first and third Saturday/Sunday.

All are welcome!


Schedule of Events December 7th - 15th

Sat. Dec. 7th Second SUNDAY of Advent

5:30 p.m. ~ Worship Service

Sun. Dec. 8th 8:15 a.m. ~ Coffee Bar in the Narthex

9:00 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship Service

10:05 a.m. ~ Sunday School & Adult Study 

10:05 a.m. ~ Coffee & Fellowship

10:45 a.m. ~ Children’s Christmas Program

11:30 a.m. ~ Soup lunch

Wed. Dec. 11th 6:00 p.m. ~ Council

7:00 p.m. ~ Choir

Thur. Dec. 12th 9:00 a.m. ~ ZLCW workday


Sat. Dec. 14th Third Sunday of Advent

5:30 p.m. ~ Worship/Holy Communion

Sun. Dec. 15th 8:15 a.m. ~ Coffee Bar in the Narthex

9:00 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship Service/Holy Communion

10:05 a.m. ~ Coffee & Fellowship


PLEASE PRAY FOR: Wanda Nelson, Jana Julson, Derek Dillon, Gloria Johnson Plut, Cherie Ellis, Kip Julson, Stan Hanson, Dawson Sanders, Krista Leedy.

Cookies and goodies are needed for our Shut-In's! Please bring to the church by the morning of December 12, 2019.Wanted: Cookie Tins measuring 10" diameter by 5" deep (no smaller) for the shut-ins this year.  There is a box in the narthex to put them in.  Needed before December 12. Thank you!

GARRETSON ANGEL TREE: Zion is proud to announce they are participating in the Garretson Angel Tree Program again this year.  It is through your kindness that we are able to sponsor Christmas gifts to those in need within our own community.  Please choose a gift tag from the tree located in the back of the church and return the wrapped gift with your gift tag ON or BEFORE December 8th$30 Limit.  Wrap ONE present ONLY per childper child (So if you are buying multiple gifts for that child, please place all in one box and wrap ONE present).  Parents/guardians receive a $30 Commercial Club gift certificate (purchase from Mary Carlson at the bank).  Please contact Amy Bohl @ 594-3837.

The We CAN project for December. Our December project is actually three different giving opportunities. ANGEL TREE—You will find tags on one of the Christmas trees in the narthex with the age, male or female, and an idea of what gift they would like. These are local residents of the Garretson area who need a little help with their Christmas this year. CHILDRENS INN—On the Children’s Inn tree, you will find tags with items that are most needed by the Children’s Inn to support those dealing with domestic violence or sexual abuse. GARRETSON HS & MS HYGIENE SUPPLIES—You will find on our WE CAN Board the items we are collecting to be used at the Garretson High School and Middle School for female hygiene needs. If you don’t have time to shop for them, a financial donation can be given and we will do the shopping. Thank you! Contact Dan Paulson at 594-3165 with questions.

God’s Creation Calendars – These cost only $7 and have a beautiful depiction of a nature scene alone with a scripture passage on each monthly page design. Made of sturdy weighted cardboard/paper, ideal for writing on, and the daily squares and numbers for each day of the month are large and easy to read! These will make great gifts heading into the holiday season! Please see Jen if you would like to buy some. They are available for pick-up now. This is a fundraiser for youth faith trips.

Weekly bulletin mailing. If you know of someone who would like to receive our worship bulletin by mail on a weekly basis, please email the church office and we will put them on our weekly mailing list.

“Son” Shine Box. Please look for the "Son Shine Box" in the Narthex and fill out a card for anyone you think could use a Sunshine Card. Sunshine cards can be sent for any reason, such as illness, death in family, retirement, anniversary, birth of new baby, etc. Thank you, Mission and Fellowship Board.

If your address, email or phone number changes please let the church office know! Thank you.

Please Note: If there is inclement weather, a determination will be made by the Learning Board by 7 pm on Saturday evening if Sunday School will be held the following morning. Please check the Keloland Closeline and a Zion Blast will be sent.

VISITORS: Please make yourself at home! We’ve been praying for you and hope that you will experience the joy of God’s life changing love today. Please sign the red pew pads and indicate in the boxes if you would like more information about Zion Lutheran Church.

IF YOU ARE HOSPITALIZED: Please notify the Pastor, 605-268-5333 or the church office, 594-3989.

Zion’s weekly Sunday service is broadcast on the Community Access channel at Alliance Communication on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.

PRAYER CHAIN: Please notify the church office if you or a loved one would like to be included in our prayer chain.

If you are interested in becoming a member please indicate in the red pew pad or call/email the church office at 594-3989, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

WEDDINGS: Please schedule at least four months in advance to allow time for pre-marriage sessions.

BAPTISMS: May be scheduled for the Saturday or Sunday service. Please schedule a minimum of one month in advance.

If someone needs a bible, feel free to take one from the back of the church.

Please remember that the deadline for the weekly announcements is noon on Wednesday. Thank you.

On our bulletin board:

Fall is a wonderful time to visit augustana campus. See the poster on our bulletin board for upcoming opportunities for campus visits and scholarship events.

Shetek is hiring for summer 2020!“Being called to work at Shetek has been one of the greatest joys. Not only did I get to have a job where I got to share God’s word with the campers, but my own faith grew as well. Even though I’m not at camp, I carry the lessons I’ve learned there with me in my heart.” (Quote from a summer ministry team member).Apply shetek.org 

Green Project at Cedro Galan Invitation. The South Dakota Synod has an exciting opportunity for ministry with our brothers and sisters in Nicaragua.  The "Green Project" at Cedro Galan is under way but there is still work to be done!  See this post on the synod website from Bishop David Zellmer and Pastor Natanael Lizarazo, Companion Synod Coordinator, to learn more about how you and your congregation can get involved.

SENIOR COMPANIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA: Become a Senior Companion. Help older adults continue to live at home, help family members take a break form 24/7 care of loved ones. 888-239-1210.


Zion People:

Pastor Steve Moberg; Home; 605-594-3202, Office: 594-3989, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jen Tremel, Youth Dirrector: 605-360-3180 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Anita Dixon-Dueis, Office Manager: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Marvin Jastram, Custodian

Kristin Houg, Beth Plahn, Stacy Stahl: Organists

Kristin Houg Sr. Choir Director