FEBRUARY 21-27, 2010 WEEKLY UPDATES

Announcements
Miracles Are Happening at Zion
Thanks to all who helped with that listed below! Carpet cleaning Snow and ice removal Health Kit donations Zion is on the web Warm restrooms Installation of new banister UMCOR donations Repair of paper-folding machine

From the Church Office
• • • 2010 Quarterly Giving Statements will be available via email (in pdf format). If you would like to receive your statement in an email, please contact the church office. Remember to check and empty your church mailbox on a regular basis. This will leave room for new mail. Thank you! In the event of new snow, please be sure to park on the east side of the lot when visiting Zion UMC through the week. This will give our “snow angels” room to clear our sidewalks and ramp as soon as possible. We appreciate your cooperation.

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.

Parish Nurse
For health questions and/or concerns, our Parish Nurse, Bette Olson, can be reached on her cell phone (218-791-5151) or at the church office.

Update on Former Zion Member
Dick Mead is recovering from hip surgery. If you would like to send him a greeting while he recovers, please use the following address: 2712 South International Boulevard #156, Weslaco, Texas 78597.

Check out our website
You can listen to sermons and access our monthly newsletter and weekly announcements at www.zion-umc.org. For church cancellations, please check Channel 8, KNOX radio, our website and Twitter (http://twitter.com/gfzion).

This Sunday at Zion
Sunday, February 21, 2010 – First Sunday in Lent 8:45 a.m. – “footstool” Worship Service 9:45 -10:00 a.m. – 3rd through 8th grade students will practice in the Choir room 10:00 a.m. – Continental Fellowship and Sunday School 11:00 a.m. – Traditional Worship Service Monday, February 22, 2010 7:00 p.m. – Team/Committee Chair Orientation. Meal provided. 7:30 p.m. – Evening Small Group at Zion. All are welcome 1

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:30 a.m. – Morning Small Group. Meets at Zion. Everyone welcome. 5:30 p.m. – Love Feast served by United Lutheran Church Wednesday, February 24, 2010 10:30 a.m. – Zion Office Staff Meeting 6:00 p.m. – footstool Practice 7:00 p.m. – Youth Group 7:45 p.m. – Choir Practice. Childcare provided

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

Next Sunday, February 28, 2010 – Bishop Deborah Kiesey to preach at both services 8:45 a.m. – “footstool” Worship Service 9:45 -10:00 a.m. – 3rd through 8th grade students will practice in the Choir room 10:00 a.m. – Coffee with Bishop Kiesey and Sunday School 11:00 a.m. – Traditional Worship Service. Potluck afterwards. Monday, March 1, 2010 6-9 p.m. – PEO Meeting. Kitchen & Fireside room. 7:30 p.m. – Evening Small Group at Zion. All are welcome Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6:30 a.m. – Morning Small Group. Meets at Zion. Everyone welcome. 6:00 p.m. – New Vision Circle Wednesday, March 3, 2010 10:30 a.m. – Zion Office Staff Meeting 6:00 p.m. – footstool Practice 7:00 p.m. – Youth Group 7:45 p.m. – Choir Practice. Childcare provided Friday, March 5, 2010 2:00 p.m. – Mendenhall Presbyterian Church has invited us to participate in their “World Day of Prayer” celebration. Please attend if you can. Monday, March 8, 2010 5:30 p.m. – Orientation/Training for ALL church leaders. Potluck for all attending. Sunday, March 14, 2010 3rd-8th graders will sing in church during 11:00 a.m. Traditional Service Sunday, March 28, 2010 All children invited to help with a special Palm Sunday Service

This Week’s Lectionary Readings
First Sunday in Lent. The liturgical colors are black, violet, grays and/or muted blues, which express the solemnity of Lenten time. • Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16, Romans 10:8b-13, and Luke 4:1-13

This Week’s Bible Teaching from Pastor Russ
Text: Luke 4:1-13 Sermon Focus: Temptation preys on our hunger to gain a foothold in our desires. When it strikes, we need to stay hungry – and turn to Jesus, the only source of good spiritual food.
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 Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/gfzion Web Address: www.zion-umc.org

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