Buzzworthy News for the Week of:
June 7, 2020
Worship with Zion @ Home

Guest Preacher, Rev. Dr. Larry Stoterau

Sermon Title: "A Divine Promise"
Text: Matthew 28:16-20

Sharing Christ, Changing Lives!
Please remember to pray for…
  • Zion School Parent, Melissa Ferguson, who is currently undergoing small and large chemo treatments for cancer. She has an update to share - PRAISE REPORT that her tumor has shrunk from 5.3 to 2.2. Now let us pray for God’s continued miracle of healing for the tumor to continue to shrink and that she will be fully healed! She has been completed 3 months of chemotherapy and will do another 3 months coming up. Lastly, she asks that we pray for the mass to dry up at the root and be in remission and healed. May all people know that God is a Healer! This is Melissa's Victory Verse: Jeremiah 29:11
  • Nikki, Sharon Beaudoin's niece, is still doing cancer treatment and will have a new MRI on the brain at the end of May. Please continue to keep her in your prayers for healing and comfort.
  • Larry, dear friend of Brad & Donna Heinecke, is now home from the hospital continuing to recover from Covid-19. Please continue to keep Larry in your prayers to receive the best of medical care under his condition and a for complete recovery from the virus.
  • Bob Gardner, friend of Glenda Flora, as he goes through rigorous physical therapy to regain some use of his legs and for his loving supportive family.
  • Continued prayers for Jackie Salonisen, who is now home with hospice care. May God who understands each and every need, who listens to every prayer, bless and keep Jackie and her family in His tender loving care.
  • Infection rates to slow and cease; that those who have been infected will heal quickly; that healthcare staff and first responders will be sustained as they carry this very heavy burden; that our churches, schools and preschools would be sustained and reliant on our loving God and His guidance; for courage and peace for our pastors, lay leaders, church and school administrators, faculties, and all church and school workers who are making difficult decisions, creating innovative solutions for continuing to reach people for the sake of the Gospel; for our federal, state and local leaders to seek God's will as they make important decisions and take actions against this disease; for God to bring many, many people to faith through this situation, and that His Church would be more effective than ever in sharing the Gospel with the lost and loving our neighbors.
  • All our church and school families. We pray for our families whose members are on the front lines working in health care, law enforcement, public service, food industries / services, new media, financial institutions, construction, safety, sanitation and many more. We pray for our families who are worried about finances, and for our families who have health concerns.
  • Don Robinson, Lisa Kott’s Father, for continued healing and comfort from a second stroke. And also for Lisa's mother for encouragement and comfort as these times are difficult for her to be away from her lifemate.
  • Jane Muccillo, who suffered a stroke back in December. Please keep her in your prayers for a full recovery.
How to Add Prayers:
We would be honored to pray for your loved ones and include
them in the weekly bulletin and also online in the Zion Buzz.
All prayer requests will be listed for a maximum of four weeks
and then rotate off the list. 
If continued prayers are needed, please send us an updated Prayer Request
by calling the Church Office at (714) 535-1169 or click on the
Submit Prayer Request button below:
Opportunity to Give Online
Zion encourages you to continue giving as best you can, now more than ever.
Because of your generosity, we are able to continue with our mission of "Sharing Christ, Changing Lives". Your tithes and offerings, are used to expand the reach of our ministries to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for your support!

For those of you that do not want to use online giving options, please feel free to mail your offerings to the Church Office at:
Zion Lutheran Church
222 N. East Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
We are Back and We've Missed You!
Hello Zion Family & Friends
With special thanks to our Government & Local leaders, we are planning to reopen our church doors next weekend! We will be holding  two services on Sunday, June 14 at 8:30am and 10:00am.

We are diligently working on the option of showing both 8:30 & 10am worship services on Facebook live.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to Elder Mark Hirzel at 714-225-6196.
Zion is Offering Communion @ Home Kits
Have You Missed Communion?
After much prayer and discussion our Zion Elders want to extend the opportunity to share in Holy Communion during social distancing.

We are hoping to do all we can by offering this resource for those that are unable to make it to church or just not ready to return to the church for physical worship and communion. We want you to remain safe and secure in every decision you make. 

In doing so, we would like to offer you with the opportunity for a home delivery kit of the Communion Elements, followed up by a call from a Zion Elder who will administer communion with you over the phone.

Once you're request form has been submitted you will receive a confirmation email from Google Forms. Zion will then contact you to set up a time to drive over and deliver the kit to your home.
Click here   to read all the details...

Are You in the Know?
Stay Connected and Download the Zion App
Download the  Zion Lutheran Anaheim App  on your iPhone or Android and at your finger tips have access to Church & School calendars, the ECEC & Lion's Tale Newsletters, Sports Schedule, and receive the latest news and updates through push notification!
Church and School Offices are closed but our dedicated teams are still working and available to you.

  • CALLS: Please leave a message for -
Church Office: 714-535-1169
School Office: 714-535-3600
We will respond. 


Christ - Community - Connect
The Pacific Southwest District
puts out a weekly newsletter
every Thursday.
Click on the link below to enjoy this week's info:
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ -

As we begin to inch our way out of the current COVID crisis, we are happy to announce that the Pastoral Call Committee has identified four very strong candidates to potentially serve as our next Pastor here at Zion Anaheim.  

Because of the current health crisis we had previously been advised to not contact any of our prospects. Pres. Gibson stated "Any Pastor that would consider leaving their congregation during this time would not be a good fit for Zion." However... as the outlook for the COVID pandemic continues to improve, we have now been given the "Greenlight" to begin engaging candidates on a formal level.  Working with President Gibson and the LCMS Pacfic Southwest District, we have begun to draft a letter of interest inviting each of the prospects to prayerfully consider joining us in the Call conversation. Those will be sent to each candidate by the middle of next week.

Once a candidate receives the letter of interest, it is up to them to determine if they would like to begin a dialogue with the Call Comm. to determine if there is a mutual interest and for us to further understand how they would fit within the broader Zion community. It is our hope that each of the four candidates will agree to move forward in this conversation.  
Call Committe Update Continued...
As we continue to move closer to finding "Pastor Next", I humbly ask for your prayers for the process and the members of the committee. We know that the Lord has already chosen our next Pastor... it's now up to each of us to listen to him carefully for guidance and direction.  As always, thank you for your continued support throughout this process. Please don't hesitate to contact any member of the Call Comm. if you have questions or would like to discuss where we are in further detail.

Humbly on behalf of each member of the Call Committee -
Eron Jacobson
Zion Call Committee Chair

Pastoral Call Committee:

Eron Jacobson

Brad Heinecke

Brittany Ryan

Jennifer Giddens

Glenda Flora

Kat Benne

Annie Karr

Ernilda Milla
Helpful Resources for our Local Community
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Zion's Thrift Shop will begin
to slowly return to normal business with a soft opening on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (June 4th-6th)
from 10am - 4pm
Shop, Volunteer, and Donate to
the Zion Thrift Shop!

 Located at:
Only 2 short miles from Zion

OPEN:  Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CLOSED:  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Please contact Michele Brown
at 714-879-1147 or email
to schedule volunteer hours.
Hey Zion Youth!

We are meeting for Jr. High Youth Group on Wednesdays at 6pm on Zoom!
WHEN:  June 10, 2020 6:00 PM
We look forward to seeing you WEDNESDAY!!!  

Should you have any questions please call:

Saul Mejia @ 951-532-9845

Tracy Mejia @ 951-415-5301
(9-12TH GRADE)
LOCATED IN Café 10:31
from (5 - 7 PM)
SAUL MEJIA: 951-532-9845
 TRACY MEJIA: 951-415-5301
NOTE: Please be sure to click on the link below to fill out the 2019-2020 Release Form
and bring with you tonight:
Congratulations to the Zion Lutheran School
8th Grade Graduates!
We have a NEW School Facebook & Instagram
Be sure to LIKE Zion Lutheran School's NEW Facebook page: Zion Lutheran School of Anaheim and follow them on Instagram @zionlionsanaheim
Click on the Links below to follow now:
Zion ECEC Summer Program
July 1, 2020 – August 7, 2020

We are excited about our summer together. At this point, we are allowed to provide care for parents who work in an essential workplace. It is our hope that the state will allow us to accept other students in July as various sectors of business reopen. Therefore we are taking registration for summer. We will keep you posted. There is no registration fee for the summer program, however, the new tuition rates will be in effect as of July 1, 2020.

 It is Zion’s goal to honor God in the way that we value the physical health and well-being of our students, families, staff and community. We have to implement health and safety protocols based on State of California Governor’s order, licensing requirements, public health and CDC guidelines during the pandemic. We now have new safety protocols in place, and these will be in effect until licensing and the state says otherwise. Once you notify us of your intent to attend our summer program, you will be sent the protocols.

Important notes:
Hours of operations: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm - A late charge will be incurred if a student is not picked up by 5:30 pm. (The change in our program hours is necessary for us to properly clean, sanitize and disinfect our facility daily)

If you intend to attend our Summer Program July 1, 2020 – please  email Mrs. Knapp  or call 714-535-1172 ext. 300 by Friday, June 19, 2020. We need to know how many will be attending as our ratio of teacher per student has been reduced to 1:10 and we need to make sure we have adequate staffing.
Enrolling for next school year
2 year old - 8th Grade
  • Christ Centered education since 1939
  • WASC & NLSA Accredited
  • Affordable tuition with small class sizes (K-8th)
  • Pay-As-You-Use before & after school-age -care available from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  •  Experienced, Caring, Credentialed teachers
  • Music, Athletics, Arts, & Leadership

222 N. East Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
714-535-3600, ext. 501

June 8, 2020 through August 7, 2020
The campus is closed on July 3rd
in observance of Independence Day!

Hours of Operation:
Monday — Friday
6:30am to 6:00pm

Amy Jacobson —


Zion Families,

Zion Summer Day Camp is moving forward with our planning and enrollment. With the understanding we may need to pivot and make some adjustments to the trips.

Please contact Amy Jacobson if you have any questions at  email  or 714-535-3600 ext. 501

We will continue to monitor and adhere to the CDC and State/County Health Department guidelines for all scheduled trips and daily activities.
SCRIP will be sold ONLINE ONLY effective immediately...
SCRIP will no longer be sold from the Church Office

Due to the Covid-19 situation we will no longer be selling physical scrip from Zion's Church Office.
However you may still go online to
and use the enrollment code: 4B1BE5F912L3L
Should you have any questions or require assistance with ordering online please c ontact Linda Stewart at:
(714) 315-1738 for complete details on the Zion SCRIP Program.
Credit Card payment is available if you are signed up for Shop with Scrip or My Scrip Wallet. Click on the button below for instructions on how to sign up for online payments.