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 Wednesday.

8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. 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 October 19th – 27th

Oct. 18th & 19th Fall Scrapbook Event

Sat. Oct. 19th nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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

Sun. Oct. 20th 8:15 a.m. ~ Coffee Bar in the Narthex

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

10:05 a.m. ~ 4 yr old through adult Sunday School

10:05 a.m. ~ Coffee & Fellowship

Mon. Oct. 21st 8:30 p.m. ~ Lefse Making & potluck lunch

Wed. Oct. 23rd 1:30 - 3 p.m. ~ 4th - 6th grade after school movie event

6:30 p.m. ~ 7th & 8th grade Confirmation instruction

Sat. Oct. 26th Reformation sunday

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

9:00 a.m. ~ RAKE the Town

Sun. Oct. 27th 3rd Grade Bible presentation

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

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

10:05 a.m. ~ Sunday School & Adult Study 

10:05 a.m. ~ Coffee & Fellowship

10:05 a.m. ~ 3rd grade milestone class for parents


PLEASE PRAY FOR: Wanda Nelson, Jana Julson, Derek Dillon, Gloria Johnson Plut, Cherie Ellis, Kip Julson, Stan Hanson, Dawson Sanders, Krista Leedy.

The We CAN project for October will be a service project called Garretson Rake-A-Thon. On Sat., Oct. 26, 9 a.m. we will be raking yards for those families that are unable to rake their own lawns. We are asking anyone available that Saturday morning to sign up and help rake a yard. A signup sheet is in the narthex for volunteers, and we encourage families to take on this task as well as individuals. We will ask a group of 4 to 6 people to rake a yard. Some groups may want to sign up for two yards that morning. If you know of families in need, or if you are in need, please sign them up. Since this is a Garretson project, we will being asking other residents of Garretson to join us, so get your neighbors involved as well! Please contact Amy Bohl or Dan Paulson if you have any questions. (Rain date will be November 2.)

After School Movie for 4th – 6th graders, Wed., Oct. 23rd: Upper Elementary youth are invited to come to Zion basement after the early dismissal on Oct 23rd for an after school movie.  We will be showing “The Big Green” (a soccer movie akin to the Bad News Bears).  Permission forms are required so that I know that parents are aware of where their child is and also as a help for count in preparation for snacks and seating. Forms were sent in the mail, and there is an extra form included for friends. Please return these to church no later than Mon. Oct. 21st.  Thank you! More forms available on bulletin board by Jen’s office.

God’s Creation Calendars – These cost only $7 and have a beautiful depiction of a nature scene alone with a scripture passage on each monthly page design. Made of sturdy weighted cardboard/paper, ideal for writing on, and the daily squares and numbers for each day of the month are large and easy to read! These will make great gifts heading into the holiday season! Please see Jen if you would like to buy some. They are available for pick-up now. This is a fundraiser for youth faith trips.

Mission Credit Opportunities for 7th – 9th graders: Rake the Town event on Oct 26th does qualify for mission credits!  Youth will receive extra credits when one or more parents help as we like this to be a family affair. If a youth is coming without a parent, please let Jen know so we can make sure there are enough drivers. I am also in need of some volunteers to help work the Zion fall festival as dish washers, tray carriers, tray and garbage pick up, clean-up and running the elevator. I can use about 4 to 6 workers.  One credit for each hour worked. Workers needed from 4:30 pm – 6:30 p.m.

Dream Team needs: Thank you to the four families who have generously donated to this group. We are excited to see where this next year of ministry will go!

Sunday, November 3,Is All Saints Sunday. As a commemoration of that special Sunday, we would like to make a display of FRAMED photos of loved ones who are no longer with us. If you would like to have your loved ones included, please drop off a FRAMED photo (any size) at the church. Please label the photo with the name of the person and if they are not former Zion members, please include their relationship to you. These photos will be displayed during the church service on that Sunday. We thought it would be a wonderful way to remember those who have gone before us. Thank you! If you have any questions, please contact Jacki Liester, Marcia Gnadt, or Kathy Winter. 

HELP WANTED: The Property Board is looking for someone to do the sidewalk/steps snow removal for this winter. Interested parties should contact a member of the board for clarification of duties and responsibilities (Tony Olson, Nathan Braun, Ben Uhlich, Mike Winter, or Reid Nelson) .

The Property Board would like to remind people that no one except maintenance staff should be adjusting the thermostats in the church. Thank you,

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 Saturday or Sunday 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:

Fall is a wonderful time to visit augustana campus. See the poster on our bulletin board for upcoming opportunities for campus visits and scholarship events.

Swedona covenant church, Service of Praise & Thanksgiving at the Swedona Ladies Aid, Harvest Festival featuring the Cornerstone Quartet, Sun. Oct. 20, 5 p.m. 25843 479th Ave. Brandon. Free will offering, fellowship and refreshments afterward.

Split Rock Lutheran Fall Festival Oct. 26, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 48265 258th St. rural Brandon. Handmade baked goods, handmade quilts, garden fresh produce, arts & crafts, fresh made Norwegian Lefse. Come for coffee and rolls in the morning, stay for lunch.

Lutefisk Dinner, Nordic Hall Banquet Room, Fri. Nov. 15, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 218 W. 13th St. SF. Lutefisk/melted butter, boiled potatoes, meatballs & gravy, cole slaw, bread, butter and beverages. And don’t miss the bake sale! Call Dave for tickets: 605-215-9703 or 605-582-3565.

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