Youth News
for Zion's "Youtherans"

Confirmation Studies
 @ Zion
Zuppers @ Zion

 Beginning in January Confirmation Studies will meet at Zion.

 Beginning in January the Zion/Trinity Confirmation program will resume here at Zion. We finish off the year with conversations on Holy Communion and Mental Health. Zuppers will be beginning at 5:45 with Confirmation classes beginning at 6:45 p.m.. We are in need of individuals to help provide simply and nutritious meals for the kids who are coming straight from after school activities. If you are able and interested, please call the church office.

Jan. 8 - Hjort                                               Feb. 5 - Hasz & Symanietz

Jan. 15 - Mikla                                            Feb. 12 - ____________

Jan. 22 - ____________                               Feb. 19 - ____________

Jan. 29 - VanderPlatt & DeBoer

February 21-23, 2020
grades 6-9

How about a weekend away from parents and school work among your friends at camp?  We'll have college age counselors here to lead you in games, Bible study, crafts, worship, songs, and much more.  It is a great time of year to come back to camp and see all your old friends and meet new ones.  You don't have to wait till summer to be a part of Camp Onomia.  Friends are totally welcome so get signed up and get ready to have the time of your life! You don't want to miss it!  Adults are encouraged to attend with a group.  1 free adult for every 7 kids. Please contact us early if you are bringing a group.

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Affirmation of Baptism was October 27th

In Holy Baptism, God used water and the Word to make the following students Children of God: Brady, Owen, Dillon, and Nicole. Today they will stand before God and all gathered in worship to say their “Yes!” to what God did in Jesus for them.

Congratulations to
Zion's Graduates

Congratulation Graduates! On Sunday, May 12th, three of Zion’s youth gathered for worship and we had the opportunity to offer our blessings and prayers as they venture forth to where ever God leads them.   

These three exceptional young women  will be going to college. One plans to be a veterinarian, one wants to be a writer, and one plans to be a genetic councilor.

Graduates received a hand-made quilt from Zion’s Quilters as a gift. A scholarship from Zion Lutheran was awarded to one graduate.. May God bless each of our graduates as they celebrate this milestone and as they venture forth to serve their neighbors in need and continue to grow in faith.
                               Faith 5
     Family Time

Faith 5 Family Time is a devotional format developed by Pastor Rich Melheim for families to share, read, talk, pray, and bless each other. Through the Confirmation Ministry, we are encouraging you to adopt this practice. Each week at Confirmation, your child will receive a handout that will provide guidance for four days a week. It can be shared at a variety of times – dinner, end of the day before heading to bed, in the car, or anytime you can bring the family together. It may take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes depending on the size of your family and the depth of the conversation. It is hoped that this may become a regular part of your family faith life, drawing you close to each other and to God. Each week a guide sheet will be sent home with our Confirmation students. The scriptures parallel the Gospel of Luke readings we are doing in class. For more information, visit Faith 5's web site.


        Outdoor                Ministries

Did you know that when a child spends a week at Church/Bible Camp, faith is lived out every hour of the day? Unlike most places we spend out time, campers are drawn into the ritual and rhythm of faithful life together. Want to make a difference in the life of our youth? Encourage them to attend one of our Lutheran Bible camps and/or be sure to support Zion Camperships and help make it financially possible for a child to go to camp this summer. 

                    Why Go          Lutheran?


  Are you, or someone you love, searching for a college or university to attend? If so, check out the new video “Why Go Lutheran?” and its website WhyGoLutheran? The 3-minute video is not your typical recruiting film. It’s a clever animation that lays out all the reasons why a student should “go Lutheran.”

You can go to camp! We encourage our youth to go to attend our Lutheran Bible Camps and experience the love and power of God is new ways. Zion offers camperships to its younger members to help make camp a possibility for everyone. Pick up a Campership form, fill it out, and return it to the church office - one form for each child. The church treasurer will send the campership money to the camp. A campership will cover for half the cost - for a weekend or half week camp , up to $100, or up to $200 for a week long camp