Upcoming Youth Events

Upcoming Youth Events

Worship Schedule & Directions

We began welcoming worshipers back into the building on Sunday, August 16. For the time being, we will have one Sunday morning service at 8:30 and maintain our online worship service as well. We limit attendance at the 8:30 service in order to ensure that we are able to practice physical distancing and face masks are required for all services at Zion.

We currently hold in-person worship at 8:30 on the FIRST AND THIRD Sundays of the month. Please call the church at 225-6755 before noon on Fridays to reserve your spot at Sunday in-person worship services.

On the SECOND, FOURTH, AND FIFTH Sundays of the month, we do not have in-person services, but offer our radio broadcast at 8:30 and both traditional and contemporary services online (Facebook and YouTube).

On the Sundays when we don’t gather in person, we offer a Zoom fellowship time. To join us, just go to this web link and follow the prompts:

bit.ly/ZionZoomFellowship

Meeting ID: 849 1376 4393

Password: FELLOWSHIP

If you’ve never used Zoom, you’ll need to download the application to your computer or smartphone, which only takes a minute. You can sign up for a free account and download the app here: https://zoom.us/

What if you don’t have internet access? You can still join us by phone! Just dial 1-312-626-6799 and enter the Meeting ID # 849 1376 4393 and Passcode 2985907374 if asked.

Click here for the congregational letter that details our in-building worship service on Sundays at 8:30 a.m.

 

Advent & Christmas

Wednesdays in Advent

In this pandemic year, we are not gathering in person for Wednesday evening worship during Advent. But we are providing a different type of worship experience. We’re providing each household with an “Advent at Home” take-out box! Each box includes a CD of our own Zion musicians singing Holden Evening Prayer, along with a loaner copy of the Holden service booklet. The box will also include an Advent devotional, which you and your family can use to have a time of Advent worship in your own home.

Your take-out box are ready to be picked up in the church narthex. Be sure to stop by the church to get yours! You can also call the church at 225-6755 and request one to be delivered to your home.

Still want to be able to worship together as a Zion family? Pastor Erin will hold an online gathering over Zoom each Wednesday in Advent at 6: 30 PM. In addition to listening to / singing along with Holden Evening Prayer, we’ll get to enjoy a video by Lutheran pastor Paul Oman. Pastor Paul is also an artist and has an art ministry called Drawn to the Word. During each Wednesday’s video, we’ll watch the stories of Advent come to life through the brush and creativity of Pastor Paul. Plus, we’ll enjoy some great fellowship! (You can get a taste of what you’ll see on Wednesday evenings by going to Paul’s website: paulomanfineart.com)

Join us at 6:30 PM on December 2, 9, 16, and 23. Just go to this web link and follow the prompts:

bit.ly/ZionAdvent

Meeting ID: 828 4659 0024

Passcode: ADVENT

What if you don’t have internet access? You can still join us by phone! Just dial 1-312-626-6799 and enter the Meeting ID # 828 4659 0024 and Passcode 580338 if asked.

 

Christmas Eve Worship with Holy Communion & Candlelight

In-person worship at 5:30 PM

Christmas Eve service will be broadcast on Hub City Radio 930 AM/102.1 FM at 5:30 PM.

Online worship (watch for time TBA)

We’re getting creative and doing things a little differently for Christmas Eve worship this year. Just like on Sunday mornings, our in-person Christmas Eve service will have a seating limit with all worshippers wearing face masks (a limited number of masks will be available at the church).

Because of our seating limit, you must reserve your family’s spot by calling the church at 225-6755 by Wednesday, December 23. One person can sign up for your whole family.

We will also hold an online Christmas Eve service for all who prefer to worship from home. Join us in person or online as we celebrate God entering our world as the Christ child!

COVID-19 Response

WELCOME BACK TO IN-BUILDING WORSHIP!

We are excited to begin welcoming worshipers back into the building starting on Sunday, August 16. For the time being, we will have one Sunday morning service at 8:30 and maintain our online worship service as well. We will be limiting attendance at the 8:30 service in order to ensure that we are able to practice physical distancing, as well as other adaptations to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

Click here for the congregational letter that details our in-building worship service on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and our twice-monthly Wednesday evening Communion services.

Zion Returning to In Person Worship

 

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  (Philippians 4:6-7)

March 13, 2020

Dear beloved saints of Zion Lutheran Church,

Due to the COVID-19 virus and heeding our national and state officials, the executive leadership team has made the difficult decision to suspend all ministries and activities at Zion March 14-21. This includes Sunday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 18 worship services.

You are invited to join in worship by listening to our Sunday 8:30 a.m. radio broadcast on Hub City Radio: KSDN 930 AM/102.1 FM. I will also be looking at creative ways to bring you worship experiences while we are not able to meet together and to connect with one another as a community. Church leaders will be meeting to plan for the possibility of needing to suspend ministries for longer than the coming week. In the meantime, I am available via phone, email, and text for conversation and prayer. My cell phone is 605-252-0320 or you can email me at pastorerin@nvc.net.

We are experiencing a time of uncertainty and anxiety that reaches into all aspects of our life together. But we are given great and gracious promises to sustain us. In Psalm 46, we are reminded that it is God who is our refuge and strength, and our ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, let us not fear, but with confidence use this opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus through our prayers and our care for others.

In Christ’s peace,

Pastor Erin Heidelberger

Updates to our schedule  will always be posted on our website here as well as on our Facebook page (facebook.com/ZionAberdeen). Cancellations will be broadcast with Hub City Radio’s cancellation notices and on their website (hubcityradio.com/cancellations) and on Dakota News Now TV.