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WEEKLY UPDATES

NOVEMBER 8 - 14, 2009
Miracles Are Happening at Zion A very special “THANK YOU” to our wonderful volunteers who have made it a priority to help this body of believers with the list of tasks below. Love Feast volunteers Pork for Purpose Cleaning/organizing church closets & lost and found Volunteers running the sound system Cleaning & organizing the youth & supply room East driveway sidewalk replacement Nursery coordinator Trustees’ ongoing church maintenance Volunteers & donations for caramel rolls fundraiser Apple pie volunteers Organizing church library Nursery maintenance Zion is on the web Pumpkin Patch volunteers Sunday School Teachers Updating office computers Parking lot donations Our beautiful new banners

Prayer Chain If you have a request for the prayer chain, please e-mail your prayer request to Connie Sherwood at csherwood@gfschools.org or floblue@aol.com, or contact the church office. We are on the web! Did you miss a sermon? You can listen online at our new website created by Pastor Russ at www.zion-umc.org. Be sure to check it out. Lost and Found Please check the “Lost and Found” at church in the Narthex. Any unclaimed jackets/coats will be donated to New American Services after November 29th. Parish Nurse For health questions/concerns, our Parish Nurse, Bette Olson can be reached on her cell phone (218-791-5151) and most Wednesday mornings at the Church Office. Grand Forks Food Banks in Dire Need Now through November 15th Zion United Methodist Church will be collecting non-perishable food items for our local food pantry. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to bless others! Your generous donations can be dropped off at the church in the Narthex. Thank you, JoAnn White Church Equipment Usage Please contact the church office if you would like to use/borrow items or equipment belonging to the church, as there is a new procedure. Project Homeless Connect Join volunteers from throughout the community at Project Homeless Connect on November 19th. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available. Contact Emily Wright at 792-2875 or ewright@grandforksgov.com. See the PHC poster in the Narthex for details. Zion Needs Nursery Volunteers Help is still needed during both worship services. If God is nudging your heart about this, contact Carrie Jackson, Nursery Coordinator, for available dates at 772-3721.

Thanksgiving Feast On Sunday November 22nd we will have our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Feast – a traditional turkey dinner with all of the trimmings. This will also be Consecration Sunday and Charge Conference. Our new District Superintendent will be with us as a guest. Food items that are still needed for this meal. Please email (ldobson@gra.midco.net) or call (218-779-9193) Linda Dobson or the church office for more information. A sign up sheet will be at the church for the next three Sunday’s.

Sunday, November 8, 2009 – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost 8:45 a.m. – “footstool” Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Free Blood Pressure Checks given by UND nursing students until 11:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – Continental Fellowship & Sunday School 11:00 a.m. – Traditional Worship Service 2:30 p.m. – Upper Valley Ministry Team Mission (silent auction, worship, refreshments), Federated Church in Grafton, ND Monday, November 9, 2009 5:30 p.m. – United Methodist Men 6:30 p.m. – Finance Committee Meeting 7:30 p.m. – Administrative Council Meeting Wednesday, November 11, 2009 Veteran’s Day – No Youth Group 6:00 p.m. – footstool Practice 7:30 p.m. – Choir Practice

Next Sunday, November 15, 2009 – 24th Sunday after Pentecost, Bible Sunday, Organ &
Tissue Donor Sunday

(Always check the Church Bulletin Board for further details, upcoming events & other community news.)

8:45 a.m. – “footstool” Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Continental Fellowship & Sunday School 11:00 a.m. – Traditional Worship Service Monday, November 16, 2009 4-6:00 p.m. – PEO Meeting (Fireside Room) Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:30-5:00 p.m. – New American Services New American Community Service Orientation (Narthex) 7:30 p.m. – Renaissance Circle (Ellen Myrick) at the Church Wednesday, November 18, 2009 9:15 a.m. – Miriam Circle 6:00 p.m. – footstool Practice 7:30 p.m. – Choir Practice 7:30 p.m. – Youth Group Sunday, November 22, 2009, Consecration Sunday, Charge Conference 9:30 a.m. – Sunday School 10:30 a.m. – Combined Worship Service 11:30 a.m. – Fellowship Meal **The Charge Conference meeting will begin about 12 Noon - during lunch - with reports and nonvoting items after everyone has been served and the meal is well underway. Remaining items will begin following dessert.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 7:00 p.m. – Thanksgiving Service at Zion. 23rd Sunday after Pentecost. The liturgical color is green, which expresses the ongoing eternal nature of growth. • Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 • Psalm 127 or Psalm 113 • Hebrews 9:24-28 • Mark 12:38-44

Text: Hebrews 9:24-28 Sermon Focus: We should do our best to live righteously, but God isn’t standing by just waiting for us to mess up so he can turn the traffic lights on the roadway to eternity red and bring us to a screeching halt. In Jesus, God provides a way to keep the lights green all the way to heaven.

Zion United Methodist Church 1001 24th Avenue South, Grand Forks, ND 58201 Office Phone: 701-772-1893 Office Fax: 701-772-8391 Office Email: zionumc@midconetwork.com Pastor Russ’ Cell Phone: 701-866-0418 Pastor Russ’ Email: russ@pastorwhaley.com Web Address: www.zion-umc.org