The News 2018-06-09T16:58:48+00:00

The News

Groundbreaking Ceremony

After church service on Sunday, May 6, 2018 Zion Lutheran Church, 811 Oak St., held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new handicapped addition on the Oak Street side of their church building. The addition will feature a lift elevator and an ADA bathroom on the sanctuary level of the building.

June 1st, 2018|

Kids Come First News June 2018

Open from 5:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Monday – Friday


The Kids are excited for summer to start and not to be in school.

We are planning many activities for them to do to keep them busy but to also have some fun.   Some of the things that we are planning are to walk to the library each week, go swimming, go to the splash pad, walk to Schuler to play on the playground as well as doing activities, crafts and play games.

We will walk to Schuler each day to take advantage of the free lunch program that is put on by the school.  We will also be going to the library for some of the activities that they will be having.

Playground Update:  We are waiting for the cement to be poured for our tricycle track.  When that is done we will be able to put down the landscaping paper and the rubber mulch.  We are able to do this project through grants that we have received, donations from the rotary club and Delta Zeta.  We are looking forward to having it finished.

Conversations at breakfast can become very interesting.  One child started out about God and how old he is.  From there we had a conversation about what God does for us and how he is with us all the time.  It also was talked about how God made us.  One little girl talked about God being married.  We talked that God was not married but created man from dust.  It is great to know that we do have an impact on these little lives.


June 1st, 2018|

Little Lambs Preschool News

It is hard to believe that another school year has come to an end.  It has been fun to see how much these little ones have grown over the past few months.  It is bittersweet for this school year to end.  I am excited for the four year olds to move on up to kindergarten but also sad that I will not get to see their faces each school day.  I know that with the teaching and nurturing that we have given them in preschool they are ready for a new challenge.

Some of the things that the preschooler said that they like the best about preschool was: playing on the playground, painting, playing with friends and also playing with the train tracks.

We still have openings for both the three and four year old preschool classes.  If you know of anyone who has a child that age and is looking for a preschool please let them know about our program.  If they have any questions they can call me at 712-243-4421.


June 1st, 2018|

Area Congregations Exploring Work Together


Area Congregations Exploring Work Together

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

(Hope to get through at least the first three items tonight)


1) What is your congregation’s situation now, what do you expect to happen in the future? What plans do you currently have?

2) What do you think future ministry and staffing will look like in our mid-southwest Iowa area?

3) What can we share and do together now? What could we share in the future? Suggestions to make such sharing happen?

4) What suggestions or methods have been used to make ministry more effective in your congregation?

5) Suggestions or methods to retain young to middle-aged adults?

6) Effective ways to minister to youth, maintain connection as they attend school and/or begin careers in other areas, and (when settled in other areas) help them connect with a LCMS congregation close to them.


June 1st, 2018|

Vacation Bible School

VBS will be held July 9- 12, 2018 from 9 to 11:30 am with a program and light supper on Thursday evening. Registration forms can be picked up in the church office.

We will need volunteers to assist the Okoboji counselors with lessons, crafts and playtime as well as 3 volunteers to provide an evening meal (in your home if possible.) Also volunteers that would be willing to  provide money for lunches so the counselors can grab lunch somewhere in town. Please let the church office know how you would like to help. Ideas for a community project are needed as well


June 1st, 2018|

Annual Church Picnic

Zion Fellowship will sponsor the annual Church picnic following Church services on June 24, 2018 in the Atlantic City Park 7th and Chestnut. beginning at 11:30am. –Hamburgers and Hot dogs and a beverage will be provided. Please bring a side dish  or a dessert to go with the meal and don’t forget your lawn chair.


June 1st, 2018|