HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER – Thursday evening in Advent 7:00-7:30 pm. In Heritage Hall at Zion. Please enter by the South front doors. Masking and distancing required. A service of Light in the Darkness. All are welcome.
HOME ADVENT WREATH – if you are looking for a short devotion to go with each Sunday in Advent, you can find the write up for each week here.
ARE YOU EAGER TO SHOW A NATIVITY SET YOU LOVE? Please bring one or more, boxed and labeled, to Zion by December 10th. The display will be in place Sunday, December 12th through 19th. For further information, please contact Margaret Fast, 306-242-7631
BLUE CHRISTMAS; A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AND HEALING – you, your family and friends are invited to a Candlelight Service of Remembrance and Healing on Thursday, December 16th at 7:30 pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church. This service is hosted by your Saskatoon Lutheran Stephen Ministries. Please join them for a service of prayer, scripture readings, communion and music knowing that God is present.
THE BOOK OF REVELATION AND THE PANDEMIC: Revelation for our times
Our Revelation Bible Study has just begun! Session One covered preliminaries and part of Chapter 1, so it is easy for new-comers to start next week. Our second session is planned for Tuesday, November 16, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. by Zoom. Send an email to zion.office@sasktel requesting the Zoom invitation and link, then set up your computer on Tuesday evening and you’re in! We are planning to do a quick review of Revelation 1:17-20 and then cover the first of the cycles of seven, the Letters to the Seven Churches in Chapter 2:1 -3:22. Invite your family and friends, neighbours, anyone you feel might benefit from studying the Book of Revelation for our time.
SUNDAY SCHOOL – there is Sunday School on Sunday, November 28, December 5, and December 12. We will take a break from December 19 through January 9.
NEWS FROM THE SOCIAL OUTREACH COMMITTEE
We are finishing the distribution of quilts, blankets, baby bundles, school supplies, and personal hygiene items collected for the We Care program, to community organizations in Saskatoon. Sanctum 1.5, Indian-Metis Friendship Centre, White Buffalo Lodge and Egadz have received items. In the future we hope to provide some of the donations to the Food Bank as well. We have decided that we will continue to collect quilts or blankets, baby items, and personal hygiene items. Some of these items may be given out by church staff; in other cases we will keep in touch with the community organizations as mentioned above and distribute on an on-going basis. Below is a list of items for hygiene kits and baby bundles. You may donate an entire kit or items from the kit. If your preference is to donate money, this would be welcome also – remember to mark your offering for the Social Outreach Committee. Stay tuned for information regarding Christmas Charity – Mitten Tree and Collections for Interval House. You will notice that our emphasis has changed from world relief to “close to home” relief. However, even though we will not be collecting We Care kits to be sent overseas, CLWR is still active in many areas of the world and donations are always needed. Their web-site highlights 4 countries that need help: Farmers in El Salvador, Haiti earthquake response, Covid crisis in India, and Restoring hope in Lebanon. More details are available on their web-site www.clwr.org Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions or suggestions, please talk to one of our committee: Jackie Smith, Lori Farmer, and Linda Jarock.
(pack in a re-usable bag or zip lock bag)
-small liquid soap
-wash cloth and hand towel
-toothpaste and tooth brush
-wide tooth comb
-small pkg of band aids
-nail clippers and emery board
(can all be wrapped in a receiving blanket)
– 2 sleepers
– 2 onesies
– 2 receiving blankets
– 1 sweater or sweatshirt
|FOOD BANK DONATIONS – We will be collecting food for the Saskatoon Food|
Bank during the Advent season. There is a list of most needed items to the left. Monetary donations are also welcome; you can indicate this on your offering envelope. Thank you for your generosity!