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October 25, 2020
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Sharing Christ, Changing Lives!
SINGLE Service at 9:30am
Plan to join us this Sunday, October 25 at 9:30am for our COMBINED Reformation Communion Service located inside the Sanctuary.

We encourage you to invite your family and friends, and while wearing your mask, join your brothers and sisters in Christ for a responsible social distance worship experience!
Please note, that Zion also remains available to provide “touchless” communion to you at your home. Simply request a kit through the church office or click here to sign up for an @Home Communion Kit.

Although we encourage you to join us in the Sanctuary, if you are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to watch the FaceBook Live streaming of our services at 9:30AM. Below please find a copy of the Order of Service with the words to the liturgy, scriptures, songs and prayers so that you can join us in lifting your hearts and voices in worship.

We are continuing to take reservations (RSVP) for the time being so that we can ensure the health and safety of all who are attending. Let us know you're coming by registering yourself and your family. Please note, that an RSVP is required by all people including children.

Join us In Person or Worship @ Home
Streaming on Facebook Live
Sunday at 8:30am & 10am
Please remember to pray for…
  • Neola Merriam’s son, John and his wife, Susan, who live in Colorado and are experiencing some of the worst fires in history of Colorado. Praying that their home will be kept safe and spared from the fires.
  • Prayers for Richard Grice, former Principal at Zion, has suffered a stroke that has affected his left side and his speech. Please pray for healing and comfort for both Richard & Karen who both have a strong faith in our Lord and Savior, and who know that they are in God’s loving hands.
  • Please continue to keep Ruth & Zachary Swanigan in your prayers for a new home.
  • Continue to keep Nikki McGannon, niece of Sharon Beaudoin, in your prayers for discernment and peace, as she is having further testing and needing to make some very important health decisions. 
  • Zion ECEC Student, Jade, who is going through his second round of Chemo for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Prayers for the Lord to surround this family with love and comfort. May God use Zion to bring HOPE to this family.
  • Continued prayers for a complete healing of Zion School Parent, Melissa Ferguson. God is without a doubt healing Melissa and she is grateful for all the prayers. Keep those prayers coming!
  •  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.
  • First Responders - For protection, provision and encouragement for our first responders who serve our communities faithfully and sacrificially, facing risks every day on our behalf in order to preserve the peace, our lives and property.

Our Gracious Heavenly Father,
We cry out to you for mercy during these difficult days. Please, O God, heal our land, bring peace to our neighborhoods and cities, and tear down the walls of hate and injustice that divide us. Raise up your church to be a life-giving force - ambassadors of reconciliation. Empower us for action that we will do more than talk - for it is time to act. May we model for our world the oneness in Christ, who alone is the hope of the world. Give wisdom to our civil authorities and faith leaders to make decisions and lead in directions that will result in repentance, healing, forgiveness, new directions, and peace. We pray this in the powerful name of the Savior of all, Jesus the Christ. Amen.
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
Zion is Offering Communion @ Home Kits
Have You Missed Communion?
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...
All Are Welcome! Share with your Family & Friends
Zion Lutheran Church in partnership with Connected Blessings Ministry & Second Harvest OC provides a Community Food Distribution every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at Zion. Our next food distribution will be on Monday, November 2 at 3pm. Should you need further information or would be interested in volunteering, please contact Roanne in the Church Office
(Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm) at 714-535-1169 or email:
We are once again having Secret Prayer Sisters program this year. All Women of Zion are Welcome! Sign ups are from October 11 - October 25. This is a great program, it’s all about Prayer. You will receive a name of someone you are to pray for. And someone will receive your name and pray for you. But it’s a Secret! You will find out your Secret Prayer Sister in May 2021. If you would like to participate please sign-up in the Narthex. You can fill out the small form and put it in the can. Or if you can't come to church and want to participate please call or text Jessica Wilburn at 714-323-2902 or email her at
Braille Ministry is back in full swing with safety protocols in place Braille meets every Wednesday morning at 8:30am.
We are looking for volunteers! 
If you are available or would like further info please contact our Adult Ministry Director, Pam M.
via email: 
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!
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The Pacific Southwest District
puts out a weekly newsletter
every Thursday.
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Helpful Resources for our Local Community
Need Assistance or Know Someone that Does?
Search online or call them. 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people find the local resources they need. Available for you 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
Zion's Thrift Shop has
slowly returned to normal business hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
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

Do your have extra time on your hands and looking for a way to give back? Come to the Zion Thrift Shop on Tuesdays & Wednesdays to help out! To schedule a time
 please contact Michele Brown
at 714-879-1147 or email
Hey Zion Youth!

We are meeting for Jr. High Youth Group on Wednesdays at 6pm on Zoom!
TIME: 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
Zion Lutheran School Updates...
Zion has a new Mom’s Group that will begin to meet via Zoom once a month on the second Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. They are starting a book study, “Risen Motherhood”. Elisa Mora is facilitating this new group of precious Mom’s. It’s not too late to join! You may contact Elisa via her email address:
Contact Yvonne in the School Office @714-535-3600 for the Zoom Link.
Operation Christmas Child
Here at Zion Lutheran Church & School we are blessed to take part in Operation Christmas Child again this year! We are asking that each family puts together a shoebox full of items to bless a child in need. These shoeboxes go to children across the world, blessing them with the Good News of our Savior, Jesus Christ, while receive items they need and that bring them joy. Please pack a box together with your family, filling the box with hygiene items, school supplies, toys, and activities that a child may enjoy. Shoe Boxes are available in both the School & Church Offices. We ask that all packed shoeboxes be returned to the School or Church Office no later than November 10th. Check out the Samaritan’s Purse website for further information on the project.
 Check out the Samaritan's Purse website for further information on the project.
We are excited to have the following
volunteers on the Gala Committee:
Jennifer Giddens, Crystal Fenn, Amy Jacobson, Yvonne McLellan, Alora Nadeau, Cathy Carter,
Lori Knapp, Mark Hirzel and Liz Lyles.

Interested in being part of this committee?
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With COVID-19 we are finding ways to continue to sell scrip. I will again be selling scrip on Sundays. You must have your own pen to fill out the order form. If you have any questions please call Linda Stewart at 714-315-1738. Remember place your order before 3:00 PM on Sunday and you will receive it by Thursday of that week. Boxes in ECEC, SAC, Church and the School for your orders must be received by Friday to have your scrip by Thursday of the next week. You can also call me to place your order so see the number above. Raise Right is the new app that Scrip is using now, if you have not updated your app please do. Everything will transfer from your old app to your new app. Happy shopping!!!