Category Archives: General

Special Congregational Meeting

All Zion members are strongly encouraged to attend a special meeting of the congregation on Sunday, December 8, immediately following the 10:30am worship.The purpose of this meeting is to vote on the recommendation to extend the Letter of Call to Pastor Ron Bestvater.

Check out the PACE schedule

A new schedule of speakers is available for the next two months. See all the interesting topics.

Adult Christian Education

A bit more about worship…

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The following four worship orders are being proposed for this trial period as the Worship Task Force works on converging our two services into one.

🔶 November 3, All Saints Sunday, a blended service transitioning from liturgy to contemporary worship.

🔶 November 10, A liturgical service, Setting Ten from Evangelical Lutheran Worship. (The fully Liturgical Service order will be familiar to former 9:00 worshippers as it follows the Evangelical Lutheran Worship order of service.)

🔶 November 17, A contemporary Worship Service. (The fully Contemporary Worship order will be familiar to former 11:00 worshippers, with contemporary music led by a worship band.)

🔶 November 24, Christ the King Sunday, a blended service transitioning from Contemporary Worship to Liturgical.

The Blended Service order, starting with the Liturgy and switching to contemporary worship after the sermon, is similar to our Confirmation Service.

The other Blended Service order is new to us. It starts in Contemporary Worship and switches to the Liturgy after the sermon.

A simplified service order, similar to our summer services but adjusted for the season, is planned for all four Sundays in Advent.

Please try out each format and let the Task Force know what the experience was like for you.

All the Service Orders follow the four movements in the historic pattern of Christian Worship: Entrance, Word, Meal, Sending.

Everyone is invited to explore these and other possibilities for convergence on Saturday, November 16 with Dr. Joy Berg. Joy comes to us from Concordia University in Edmonton. The worship and music of the Church is her passion! Contact the office or one of the Task Force members for details.

The Zion Worships Together Task Force is Linda Jarock, Pat Kelly, Vel Neumann, Karen Tehse, and Diane Bestvater.

November worship schedule

November 3 – Liturgical

November 10 – Liturgical – Contemporary

November 17 –  Contemporary

November 24 – Contemporary – Liturgical

Baby shower

A baby shower for Kaylyn and 3 month old baby boy Jude will be held in Heritage Hall this Wednesday, October 23 at 7 pm. All are welcome!

Today’s schedule

New worship time starts October 6

Beginning October 6, 2019, Zion’s worship time changes to 10:30 am. We will have one service each Sunday.

Sunday school will be at 9:15 starting October 6.

Parish Adult Christian Education (PACE) will be at 9:30 starting October 6.

This schedule is in effect until January 26, 2020.

Ready for fall? Wait for it!

People of Zion, are you ready for the fall schedule?
We usually return to two worship services after Labour Day, but this year we will continue to worship at 10am until October. Please tell all your friends and family!
Zion Church Council will make a decision on worship times for October and we’ll keep you posted here.

Sunday School will be at 9am on September 8 and all kids and youth are encouraged to come and bring your friends!

100 years…I wonder what’s next?

What an amazing weekend!

We got to celebrate 100 years of being church for the glory of God, in service to the community.

Thank you to our dedicated organizing committee for their months of organization to ensure the celebration was both educational and enjoyable.

Thordis Agrey
Andrea Cameron
Bishop Allan Grundahl
Judy Jahnke
Linda Jarock
James Lokken
Jackie Smith

And thanks to all the volunteers who gave their time this weekend.

Please visit us on Facebook for the streamed version of the service on Sunday
as well as for the plaque dedication on Saturday at the original site of Zion.

Many more photos are on Facebook. Search for Zion Saskatoon and follow us on Facebook.



Bishop Sid Haugen brought the message

Al Anderson (above) and Borgny Lokken (below) attended Zion at its original location on Eastlake Avenue.