Installation & Welcome for Derek Cozine Family

CozineFamilyOn Sunday, July 8, we will be installing Derek Cozine to the ministry of Gospel service to our youth at Zion. Derek and his wife Angela have moved to Garner from Wisconsin with their two daughters. They have been getting settled in their new home, and Derek has started his work at the church.

Please be in prayer and join us for worship to support Derek and Angela in their next chapter in life, and Derek’s new step in ministry.

We also want you to get to know the family! Later this same Sunday, come to the Parsonage north lawn at 5pm for a “meet and greet” open house with Cozines. Hot dogs, drink, and marshmallows are provided, and lawn games & fun are there! Bring a dish to share (side dish, dessert). This is fun for the whole family!

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Preparing for Worship July 8

PreparingWorshipWe will be using the following songs and passages from the Word of God in our corporate gathering this Lord’s Day. Please prayerfully use these resources to prepare your hearts to “come into His gates with thanksgiving and enter His courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).

The Word of the Lord:
Psalm 36:5 – 6
Ephesians 3:18 – 19
Genesis 45:1 – 15
I Corinthians 11
Numbers 6:22 – 24

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
There Is An Everlasting Kindness
Doxology
Behold the Lamb
Jesus, We Just Want to Thank You

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: “True Forgiveness”
Holy Communion

 

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Pray For Our Senior High Mission Trip!

 

YouthWorksEvery summer, we want to disciple our young people to value and participate in missions. One way we want to encourage this is through our summer mission trip. This year, over twenty senior high students and adult chaperones are going to Niagara Falls, NY, to serve in Jesus’ Name!
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Adult chaperones: Tracy, Mike, Dan, and Deana
Students: Braden, Kris, Cam, Hayden, Mara, Evan, Tori, Isaac, Maddie, Grace, Caleb, Bri, Ashley, Kylie, Shelby, Payton, Kennedie

Please pray for our team as they go to serve in upstate New York. Partnering with Youthworks, our students will be running Kids’ Clubs, helping with service projects, and assisting local organizations to bless local residents. Between building relationships and homes, laying down love and painting walls, we are praying that our students would do all this for Christ’s Kingdom and His glory!

Here are some suggestions for prayer each day (Friday, June 22 – 29):

Friday: Travel Day. Pray for the team to be kept safe as they drive from Iowa to New York, for travel logistics to work smoothly, and for the Lord to prepare their hearts for what they are going to experience.
Saturday: Team bonding day. Pray for the Spirit to work unity and servant-hearted love among the team. Pray for the chaperones in their leadership.
Sunday: Lord’s Day. Pray that God would meet the team as they attend worship services at a local congregation, and they would be a great testimony of Christ with saints from other places. Pray for resting in Christ before labors.
Monday: First day of mission service. Pray for our team to mesh well with Youthworks staff, and for wisdom for clear goals for the week.
Tuesday: Pray for the relationships the team is making with fellow servants and locals. Pray for a clear witness to Christ in word and deed. Pray for parents at home missing/worrying/praying for their students!
Wednesday: Ask the Lord to teach our young people to put other’s needs ahead of their own, and to humbly serve as Christ has served us. Request that God grant our team a heart that honors others in Jesus’ Name.
Thursday: Pray for perseverance with the end in sight. With the last evening’s activities, intercede that God would move powerfully in the hearts of our young people in response to His Holy Word.
Friday: Pray for all the tearful good-byes and hugs. Ask for a safe trip home!

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Preparing for Worship Jun 24

PreparingWorshipWe will be using the following songs and passages from the Word of God in our corporate gathering this Lord’s Day. Please prayerfully use these resources to prepare your hearts to “come into His gates with thanksgiving and enter His courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).

The Word of the Lord:
I Peter 1:1 – 2
Hebrews 10:4 – 7
Romans 5:7 – 11
Genesis 43:11 – 23
Numbers 6:22 – 24

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
Nothing But the Blood Of Jesus
Oh How He Loves You and Me
Not What My Hands Have Done
Sanctuary

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: “Repentance Unto Life”

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Preparing for Worship Apr 29

PreparingWorshipWe will be using the following songs and passages from the Word of God in our corporate gathering this Lord’s Day. Please prayerfully use these resources to prepare your hearts to “come into His gates with thanksgiving and enter His courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).

The Word of the Lord:
Ephesians 1:3 – 6
Jeremiah 2:1 – 2, 13, 32
Hebrews 13:5 – 6
Genesis 40:1 – 23
Numbers 6:22 – 24

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
Come Praise & Glorify
Jesus, What A Friend!
Our God Reigns
Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: “Never Forgotten”

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Services Canceled For April 15th

cancellationAll Zion activities for Sunday, April 15, 2018 are canceled due to inclement weather. There will be no Sunday school or worship service.

You can find the announcement at KIMT, KIOW, and on our social media channels. Please feel free to share this information with others.

Please trust the Lord and stay safe during this winter time!

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Funeral Services for Daryl J. Upmeyer

celtic-cross2Funeral services for Daryl J. Upmeyer will be held 1:30 P.M., Thursday, April 12th at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church in Garner with Rev. Brian J. Lund officiating. Burial will be at Concord Township Cemetery with military rites by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 P.M., Wednesday, April 11th at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church in Garner and will resume one hour prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Gifford Olson American Legion Post No. 256 or Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church.

Obituary, resources, and other details are provided via Cataldo Funeral Homes.

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Funeral Services for G. Clement Today

celtic-cross2Funeral services for Gary R. Clement will be held today at Zion Evangelical & Reformed Church. Rev. Brian J. Lund will be serving as minister of the Word at the service.

The schedule offers a public visitation at the church from 5:00 p.m., with the service beginning promptly at 7p.m. Friends and attendees are invited to remain after the service for refreshments and fellowship. Internment will take place with the family at a later date.

Obituary, resources, and other details are provided via Cataldo Funeral Homes.

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Preparing for Worship Jan 7

We will be using the following songs and passages from the Word of God in our corporate gathering this Lord’s Day. Please prayerfully use these resources to prepare your hearts to “come into His gates with thanksgiving and enter His courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).

The Word of the Lord:
Jeremiah 17:14
Leviticus 18:1 – 5
Job 19:23 – 27
II Timothy 3:14 – 17
Numbers 6:22 – 24

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
Praise Him! Praise Him!
In Christ Alone
O Word of God Incarnate
I Timothy 1:17

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: “Breathing In the Word”
(*NO Holy Communion due to celebrating the Lord’s Supper on Christmas Day)

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Weekly Review: January 1 – 6, 2018

We exist to make disciples of Jesus by proclaiming the Gospel in the power of the Spirit to the glory of God in North Iowa and beyond.

This Week

Monday

Offices Closed. Happy New Year!

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