JULY 11-17, 2010 WEEKLY UPDATES

Announcements Working Together
Thanks to everyone who helps or who has helped with the following: Love Feast Special Music Sidewalk Sonday School Email Prayer Chain Coordinator Rhubarb pie sale at the Farmer’s Market Youth Mission Trip Parish Nurse Ministry Rhubarb pie-making Zion’s website Children’s Sermons

Sidewalk Sonday School
School supplies are needed for children who have attended Sidewalk Sonday School. They will be given out at the reunion & backpack give-away on August 10. The following items are needed: spiral notebooks, glue sticks, folders, markers, rulers, colored pencils, and small scissors. Please bring supplies to the church by Aug. 1. Thank you for your help!

“Welcome to Zion” video
Your help is needed! We would like to create a short video welcoming people to the Zion UMC website. All we need is a few moments of your time to tell us what you like about Zion, why you worship here, or how small groups help your Christian journey. The deadline to share your experience at Zion is July 31. Recording can be done at church or at your home. If you are interested, please give Ute Adams a call at 795-1811 or email her at uteadams@gra.midco.net to set up a time. The end of July will be here before we know it, so please contact Ute today!

From the Mission Team
Remember to bring in your Health Kits and/or Health Kit items. They will be collected throughout July. Also, please remember to set aside any items for our “Second Time Around” Sale at the church on August 14th (9 AM – 3 PM).

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. Bette will be out from June 22nd – July 6th.

Zion’s Love Feast
On Tuesday, July 27th, Zion will be serving the Love Feast. We will need monetary donations ($500-$600), as well as volunteers (20-30 people) to help prepare and serve the meal. Volunteers are needed to set up,

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prepare & serve the meal, and clean up. Youth are especially encouraged to volunteer. Please contact Grace Sondreal if you can help at 847-2923.

Prayer Chain   
The purpose of Zion’s prayer chain is to offer and receive prayer support during times of need. To sign up for email alerts, contact Connie Sherwood at csherwood@gfschools.org or floblue@aol.com or the church office at zionumc@midconetwork.com.

It’s Time to Order Peaches
It is time to order your Youth For Christ delicious Colorado peaches! You may order on line at grandforksyfc.com. Click on Colorado peaches. If you do not have internet access you may call Cody Weckerly at the YFC office at 701-757-1726, Kelsey Trontvet at 218-791-9765 or Nancy Evans at 701-7800847. The location of pick up is Leever's parking lot. Tentative dates of shipments are Aug. 12, 19, 26, and Sept. 2. Sale times are 11:30-1:00 and 4:00-7:30 PM.

This Sunday at Zion
Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:00 a.m. – Worship Service. Monday, July 12, 2010 – Committee Meeting Night 6:30 p.m. – Finance Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m. – Mission Team Meeting 7:30 p.m. – Committee Meetings as scheduled. Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:30 a.m. – Morning Small Group Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:00 p.m. – Summer Movie Break. We will watch the movie “Amazing Grace” in the sanctuary for our time together. Popcorn & childcare provided. Thursday, July 15, 2010 6-9 p.m. – Building usage for bridal shower. Fellowship Hall. Friday, July 16, 2010 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Disaster Response Case Management Training. Rev. Debra Ball-Kilbourne. Zion UMC. Saturday, July 17, 2010 9 a.m. -5 p.m. – Emergency Response Training. Rev. Mark Ellingson. Zion UMC.

Upcoming Dates to Remember
(Always check the Church Bulletin Board for further details, upcoming events & other community news.) Next Sunday, July 18, 2010 10:00 a.m. – Worship Service. Monday, July 19, 2010 7:30 p.m. – Evening Small Group

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 – August newsletter submissions are due. 6:30 a.m. – Morning Small Group 3:30 p.m. – New American Services Advisory Board Meeting. Wednesday, July 21, 2010 5:30 p.m. – Potluck fellowship meal 6:00 p.m. – Hymn sing 6:20 p.m. – Evening Focus: “Being a Christian in a Down-and-Dirty World.” It all sounds great on Sunday, but on Monday, the rubber hits the road. Can you live like a Christian in the “real world” and still get ahead? Study text: Romans 7:7-25 Thursday, July 22, 2010 5:00 p.m. – Building usage for wedding rehearsal. Friday, July 23, 2010 5:00 p.m. – Wedding. Jessica Meader and Mike Ryan Monday, July 26, 2010 – August Newsletter to be published. 7:30 p.m. – Administrative Council Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6:30 a.m. – Morning Small Group. 5:30 p.m. – Love Feast. Zion UMC serving.

This Week’s Lectionary Reading
7th Sunday after Pentecost. The liturgical color is green, which expresses the ongoing work of God. • Amos 7:7-17 • Psalm 82 • Colossians 1:1-14 • Luke 10:25-37

This Week’s Bible Teaching from Pastor Russ
Text: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Sermon Focus: Jesus set up His kingdom on the idea of spiritual participation and not just spiritual consumption – and wherever He wanted to go himself, he had others go and spread the message for him. How can this ancient practice of “word of mouth” help us spread the Word to the people around us?
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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