announcements:

·        ·                  BLHS FFA Alumni is hosting a benefit for Zion member and BLHS teacher Jill Grams– It will be held on Monday,

August 5th, 4:30-8pm at Oakdale Country Club on Lake Allie. Cost is $20 per meal that includes a spaghetti supper,salad bar and beverage. There will also be a silent auction. If you would like to donate cash or prizes to the silent auction please contact Matt Melberg at 320-583-3510. Jill was diagnosed with breast cancer and the benefit will help to pay for some of the expenses.

All members please note the status of giving and prayerfully consider making your gift today. The amount needed each week to meet the budget is $3126.00.

Weekly offering for July 21st— Budget- $1,550.00, Local- $365.00, Renville County Food Shelf- $139.00, Total $2,054.00

Zion's Luther League (6-12th grade) will be going to Valleyfair on Sunday, August 11th. Please sign up in the narthex or email Susan Krumrey at susan@ksmillwrights.com. We will also need adult leaders/drivers. If you are interested, please sign up as well.

The Free Closet in St. Paul’s Church— At this time, we need the following items: Fans, microwave, car booster seats, pots & pans, bowls, kitchen utensils, blankets/comforters, women’s size 2-3X clothing, sweatshirts, athletic shorts and pants, leggings, clean tennis shoes, boys’ clothing sizes 6-16, girl’s clothing in size 2-16, towels, electric fry pan/griddle, and men’s small shirts and jeans. Please call Jill if you can help with kitchen items (320) 848-2513. Clothing may be left at church in white garbage bags. Thank you for your generous donations!

Pancakes with the Pastor – Please join us in celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Pastor Jackie’s Ordination. We would like to invite everyone from Zion Lutheran and St. Paul’s Lutheran to have “Pancakes with the Pastor” on Sunday, August 11 following the 9:00am Church Service at St. Paul’s. Hosted by ACTS 29, but if anyone would like to help please contact Heidi at (320)848-6619.

Early Childhood Family Education Speaker coming to Hutchinson HS! Dr. Peter Gray is hosting a free workshop on Play Deficit Disorder, the evidence behind why it is happening, & suggestions on how families, schools, neighborhoods, & communities can encourage more opportunities for free play. There is no need to register, and if you cannot make it on Monday, August 26th from 6:15-8:15pm, you can stream it live online at http://bit.ly/grayplay

Thank-you to everyone that participated in the American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Stewart Community Center on July 17th, 2019. A total of 22 units of blood were collected including 2 Power Red donations. Michael Markgraf reached his 3rd gallon donation, and Andrew Asche and Kenneth Schaufler reached their 2 gallon donation - Congratulations to all! Thank you to Kuttner Seed of Stewart for donating the snacks for the donors, to Teresa Rosenow for her help, and the Stewart Ladies Auxiliary for providing the supper for the workers. The next Red Cross Blood Drive at the Stewart Community Center will be January 7th, 2020.