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.

8:30 & 10:45 A.M. Worship Sundays.

Holy Communion on the first and third Saturday/Sunday.

All are welcome!


Schedule of Events October 20th - 28th 

Sat. Oct. 20th twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

3:30 p.m. ~ Wedding: Bobbie Caauwe & Trent Swanson

5:30 p.m. – Worship/Holy Communion

Sun. Oct. 21st 8:30 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship Service/Holy Communion

9:30 a.m. ~ Coffee Hospitality 

9:35 a.m. ~ Sunday School

9:35 a.m. ~ Acolyte Training

10:45 a.m. ~ Contemporary Worship Service/Holy Communion







Wed. Oct. 24th 6:30 p.m. ~ 7th & 8th Grades Confirmation instruction

7:00 p.m. ~ Choir Practice

7:45 p.m. ~ Youth Group

Fri. Oct. 26th – Sat. Oct. 27th Annual Scrapbook Event

Sat. Oct. 27th Reformation Sunday

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

Sun. Oct. 28th 3rd Grade Bible Milestone

8:30 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship Service/Holy Communion

9:30 a.m. ~ Coffee Hospitality

9:35 a.m. ~ Sunday School

10:45 a.m. ~ Contemporary Worship Service/Holy Communion


PLEASE PRAY FOR: Cherie Ellis, Tim Ockenga, Kip Julson, Eric Horpedahl, Tony Plahn, Jerry McClain, Stan Hanson, Dawson Sanders, Krista Leedy.

ZION’S ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL is set for November 4th, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Now is the time to think about making crafts for the festival!

HELP WANTED: The Property Board is taking bids for SIDEWALK snow removal for this winter. This is for the sidewalks and steps only. If you want details or have questions, please contact Mike Winter (605-359-9693 or 605-594-3401). Please turn in bids to the church office or send them electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Children’s offering: The children’s offering these next 6 weeks will be used to help with shipping costs to send Christmas Shoeboxes to children in need in another country.   Confirmation and High School youth will be collecting items to put in the shoeboxes and putting them together and the money from the children’s offering will help pay to ship them! Each box costs approximately $9 to ship! Thank you for helping with our special mission project for the fall!

The Senior Choir is looking for new members! If you enjoy singing, please consider joining the Senior Choir!  We are a FUN group that meets on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. in the balcony and sings at various services throughout the year.  Our choir consists of members ranging from High School age to Senior Citizens.  All abilities are welcome!  Join us in making a beautiful noise as we worship God!  If you have any questions, see Kristin Houg or any choir member, otherwise, join us on Wednesday night!

The Senior Choir is updating their music and would appreciate monetary donations.  Donations can be placed in the offering plate with a note on the memo line stating "Senior Choir music".  THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS MINISTRY!

The PraZe band is looking for a percussionist, guitarist and song leaders!  Please see Beth Plahn if you are interested in helping with this ministry!

Zion Web Page. Are you interested in building a website?  We are looking for volunteers to help create a new website for our church. We need someone that can work with a company online to construct a new website. It would involve meeting with the different Church Committees and Council to get their input on what they would like our website to contain and then working with a company like ShareFaith to create the website. This project will take many hours over a several-month period. If you are interested, please contact Dan Paulson at 605-594-3165 or email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We are scheduling families for photography for our new church directory. Photography dates will be October 23-27. You may sign up for photography at the signup table before or after church or online at our church website at www.ziongarretson.org.or by calling the church office during regular business hours. Everyone will receive a $10 coupon to be used towards your Lifetouch photography order. In addition, if you bring a donation of school supplies to your photography sessions, you will receive an additional $5 off your Lifetouch photography order. We are also looking for volunteers to help out during photography by greeting families during photography, filling out a photography form, and checking current address information. If you are interested, there is a signup sheet in the narthex. If you are not available to have your photo taken, you may submit a photograph to be used for the directory. Photos must be a horizontal image and be at least 250 dpi. Photos must be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than Monday, October 29. If you are submitting a professional photograph, a written authorization from the copyright holder must be obtained. Please contact Karla Paulson (594-3165) for a Publication Authorization form if you plan to submit a professional photograph.

SERVING MOBILE FOOD PANTRY ON DECEMBER 6. Zion will be serving the “Food to You” mobile food pantry on December 6 at Eastside Lutheran in Sioux Falls. The “food of the month” for December is Tuna and Tuna Helper.  The mobile food pantry serves grocery items to area residents in need at four different locations throughout each month.  Our goal is to collect 100 boxes of Tuna Helper and 200 cans of tuna for the giveaway, so please remember to start collecting for this event. Volunteer signup will be in November. For more information on Food to You, please visit mobilefoodpantry.org or contact Dan Paulson at 594-3165.

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:

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

Split Rock Lutheran Church Fall Festival, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Homemade baked goods, garden fresh produce, arts & crafts, lefse.

Baltic Community 3rd annual Trunk or Treat, Sunday, Oct. 28th. Setup: 1-2 p.m. Event: 2-4 p.m. Contact Angela Aspaas or sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a45abaf28a1fe3-20.

Woman’s retreat Shetek Lutheran Ministiries. October 26-27, a retreat for women of all ages. Come to camp to be renewed in your faith, relax with other women n Christian community and rejuvenate in God’s beautiful Creation! Keynote Speaker, Ilene Clark owns Antiques 86 and helps ease the  emotional and physical stress of the moving process and to deal with the stuff cluttering up our lives. Register at Shetek.org.

82nd Annual First Lutheran Bazaar, Nov. 3rd, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  This year’s theme is “Rejoice!” Scandinavian Buffet, Attic Treasures, Antiques, lefse, linens, quilts, jewelry, books, children’s books, hand-made mittens, and many crafts. Proceeds go to community and global outreach.

Tuesday, November 13, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell Join us at the 2018 Hunger Summit at DWU in Mitchell. This year's summit will focus on food sovereignty – the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. Join as we explore the intersections between food sovereignty, food justice, and the local foods movement happening on the Rosebud Reservation in south central South Dakota.  We will look at historical Lakota foodways, the effects of the intentional destruction and colonization of these systems, and of current work to reclaim and rebuild a food system that supports health and wellness for all involved.

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