WELCOME to Zion Lutheran Church

212 Center Ave

Garretson, SD 57030-0329

Office: 605-594-3989

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Pastor's Office hours: 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. &

1:30 – 5 P.M. Tuesday – Friday by appointment

Office hours: 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Monday through Thursday.

WEEKLY WORSHIP: 5:30 P.M. Saturdays.

9:00 A.M. Worship Sundays.

Holy Communion on the first and third Saturday/Sunday.

All are welcome!


Schedule of Events February 23rd - March 3rd

Sat. Feb. 23rd Sixth sunday after epiphany

5:30 p.m. – Worship

Sun. Feb. 24th 8:15 a.m. ~ Coffee Bar in the Narthex

9:00 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship Service

10:05 a.m. ~ Sunday School

10:00 a.m. ~ Coffee Hospitality

Wed. Feb. 27th 6:30 p.m. – 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation Instruction

7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

7:15 p.m. – 9th Grade Confirmation Instruction

7:45 p.m. – Youth Group

Sat. March 2nd Seventh sunday after epiphany

5:30 p.m. ~ Worship Service/Holy Communion

Sun. March 3rd 1st Grade Worship Milestone

8:15 a.m. ~ Coffee Bar in the Narthex

9:00 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship Service/Holy Communion

10:05 a.m. ~ Sunday School

10:00 a.m. ~ Coffee Hospitality


PLEASE PRAY FOR: Derek Dillon, Jack Peters, Gloria Johnson Plut, Cherie Ellis, Kip Julson, Eric Horpedahl, Tony Plahn, Jerry McClain, Stan Hanson, Dawson Sanders, Krista Leedy.

CLEAN THE HOUSE!!! Easter is right around the corner and in order to have Zion looking its best, we are planning a church-wide cleaning event on Sunday, March 31st, following the 9:00am church service. We will divide up into groups and clean the entire church. We will NOT have Junior or Cherub choir that day, but we WILL have Sunday School. The classes and teachers are asked to clean their classrooms during that time. Following the cleaning, we will have a catered lunch of sandwiches, chip, etc. So wear your cleaning clothes, bring step ladders, buckets, rags, and any cleaning supplies that you think we might need and let’s make Zion S*P *A*R*K*L*E!!!! If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Mike or Kathy Winter.

The Zion Property Board is once again going to tackle the job of cemetery mowing by using volunteer teams from the congregation. We had great success with that last summer and saved the church some significant money. All teams who helped last year will be contacted once again to see if they want to participate once more, but if you were not on a mowing team and would like to assist with this project, please contact Mike Winter so you can be put on the schedule. Call 605-359-9693 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We CAN! Our new project for February is the Garretson Backpack Program. Weekly backpacks are filled by volunteers at The Treasure Chest and delivered to Garretson School for distribution for those in need. These backpacks contain items for the kids to use over the weekend when they are not getting meals at school. We are going to collect items that they use and deliver them to The Treasure Chest at the end of February. We will also pass the CAN again to collect money to be given to the backpack program to be used to purchase items that they are running short of and to help purchase milk at school for the milk program so that no one goes without milk. Here is the list of items we are collecting: Cereal (kinds that kids like), Boxes of Mac and Cheese, Soup (kinds that kids like), Spaghetti O’s, Ravioli, etc., Pop Tarts, breakfast bars, or instant oatmeal, Snack size pudding, fruit cups, cookies, crackers, microwave popcorn, Fruit juice boxes, Candy, Soda crackers, Individual servings of peanut butter, If you have any questions, please contact Dan Paulson at 594-3165.

EASTER FLOWERS & MEMORIAL GARDEN. The Worship Board has decided to once again have an Easter Memorial Garden of real flowering plants in the church on Easter Sunday. If you would like to contribute a plant to this memorial garden, you can decide that the plants be given in honor or memory of someone, or you may give a general donation to be used to purchase the flowering plants. Local florists do not have the prices for these plants as of this printing. Forms for ordering will be available as soon as they let us know the prices. We are hoping to have the choice of lilies, tulips, daffodils, and perhaps some other options.

The Garretson School District will be conducting a Kindergarten/Preschool screening scheduled for Thursday, February 28 for all children from the age of 3-5 years old. The purpose of this screening is to assess each child’s educational readiness and project future district enrollment. The screening will be provided at no cost to all participating children. The screening for 3-5 year olds will be held at the Garretson Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28. For your child’s appointment, please contact Norinda at school at 594-3451 ext. 305 by Tuesday, February 26.  If your child has already been screened and will be starting Kindergarten or Preschool in the fall, please contact the school as soon as possible.

Weekly bulletin mailing. If you know of someone who would like to receive our worship bulletin by mail on a weekly basis, please email the church office and we will put them on our weekly mailing list.

“Son” Shine Box. Please look for the "Son Shine Box" in the Narthex and fill out a card for anyone you think could use a Sunshine Card. Sunshine cards can be sent for any reason, such as illness, death in family, retirement, anniversary, birth of new baby, etc. Thank you, Mission and Fellowship Board.

If your address, email or phone number changes please let the church office know! Thank you.

Please Note: If there is inclement weather, a determination will be made by the Learning Board by 7 pm on Saturday evening if Sunday School will be held the following morning. Please check the Keloland Closeline and a Zion Blast will be sent.

VISITORS: Please make yourself at home! We’ve been praying for you and hope that you will experience the joy of God’s life changing love today. Please sign the red pew pads and indicate in the boxes if you would like more information about Zion Lutheran Church.

IF YOU ARE HOSPITALIZED: Please notify the Pastor, 605-268-5333 or the church office, 594-3989.

Zion’s weekly Sunday service is broadcast on the Community Access channel at Alliance Communication on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.

PRAYER CHAIN: Please notify the church office if you or a loved one would like to be included in our prayer chain.

If you are interested in becoming a member please indicate in the red pew pad or call/email the church office at 594-3989, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

WEDDINGS: Please schedule at least four months in advance to allow time for pre-marriage sessions.

BAPTISMS: May be scheduled for the 5:30 p.m. Saturday Service or Sunday at either service. Please schedule a minimum of one month in advance.

If someone needs a bible, feel free to take one from the back of the church.

Please remember that the deadline for the weekly announcements is noon on Wednesday. Thank you.

On our bulletin board:

SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN INFORMATION MEETINGS: March 4 @ Bethany Christian Services Office 400 S. Sycamore, Suite 103-1 Come and learn about this awesome volunteer ministry that helps vulnerable children & families in the Sioux Empire & beyond.

Augustana university’s 2018-19 Visit and Scholarship Events Schedule is posted on our bulletin board.

Green Project at Cedro Galan Invitation. The South Dakota Synod has an exciting opportunity for ministry with our brothers and sisters in Nicaragua.  The "Green Project" at Cedro Galan is under way but there is still work to be done!  See this post on the synod website from Bishop David Zellmer and Pastor Natanael Lizarazo, Companion Synod Coordinator, to learn more about how you and your congregation can get involved.

SENIOR COMPANIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA: Become a Senior Companion. Help older adults continue to live at home, help family members take a break form 24/7 care of loved ones. 888-239-1210.


Zion People:

Pastor Steve Moberg; Home; 605-594-3202, Office: 594-3989, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jen Tremel, Youth Dirrector: 605-360-3180 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Anita Dixon-Dueis, Office Manager: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Marvin Jastram, Custodian

Kristin Houg, Beth Plahn, Stacy Stahl: Organists

Kristin Houg Sr. Choir Director