Committees, Groups & Ministries
Many opportunities exist for adults to serve and be involved in our Zion community. You may contact the office or the contact person listed for more information.
You can also complete the Faith In Action/Time & Talents form and the office will follow up with you.
Consider joining any of the following:
Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm September through May (with the month of December off). We pick our own books to read, and the last few years have included a classic. Everyone and anyone is welcome to join us (our meetings last 1 hour). For more information, contact Sue Summers at 838-5710.
Scheduled books for 2020 are:
January 2020 - Charles Belfoure - "The Paris Architect"
February 2020 - Janet Beard - "The Atomic City Girls"
March 2020 - Joyce Magnin - "Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus"
April 2020 - Jean Sasson - "Princess"
May 2020 - Lorna Landvik - "Patty Jane’s House of Curl"
September 2020 - Kristin Hannah - "The Great Alone"
Building & Properties Committee
Building & Properties Committee's purpose is to oversee the physical plant of the congregation, its use and upkeep. Committee meets as needed. For more information, contact the office by email or call 701-852-1872.
Church School & Confirmation Servant Teams
Church School Teachers or Shepherds: Grades preK-5th
Workshop Leaders and Helpers: Grades preK-5th
Confirmation Guides: Grades 6th-11th
Church School Music: help lead, inspire, and share God's amazing love with our young people through music
Children's Ministries Committee:
Contact Education Director, Chris Torgeson (852-1872) to sign-up or learn more about any of the following:
Food, Faith & Family (FFF) Serving Teams
Wednesdays—5:15pm at Zion—
Wednesdays are our busiest night for education here at Zion and all activities take place around a meal at 5:15 p.m. called Food, Faith, and Family (FFF). Meals are inexpensive ($3 per person or $12 maximum per family) and are prepared by serving groups consisting of 3-4 Zion families.
FFF is a great opportunity to join in fellowship and get to know fellow Zion members. Activities for youth on Wednesdays include games after supper, Church School, Confirmation, and LYO. Also, there is typically a Bible study or some kind of learning event for adults.
New families are always welcomed to join an existing FFF Serving Group or form a new one. Contact Todd Asendorf at 833-0303 or the church office for more information.
Adult Choir Brass Group Hand Bells Special Music/Performances
Praise Band I or II: Lead worship 2 Sundays a month at 11:00 am worship service
Wednesday Worship Band: Lead camp-style worship for the Wednesday evening service
Beer & Hymns: New ministry started in 2017 and supported by the ELCA congregations in Minot. A bar is selected for the monthly event and you are welcome to join in. Hymns are selected by those in attendance with a variety of musicians accompanying. Food and beverages are available for purchase at the event. Click here for a sample of the event.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Zion Prayer Shawl group provides a variety of shawls that can be given to anyone who is ill, homebound, grieving, or could just use a reminder that they are loved. There is no cost for a prayer shawl. This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm. If that time does not work for you but you would like to participate, yarn is available for you to use. For more information contact Kristi Asendorf at 833-7931.
The Quilting/Sewing Group meets the 3rd Monday of the month from 9:00am-2:00pm. The quilters take a time of fellowship with a break for coffee and lunch. The quilts go to various group or fundraisers along with a large selection available to purchase ($40) across from the church office. The quilters also lovingly sew a quilt for each of Zion's graduating seniors which are presented and blessed on Senior Sunday which is held in May.
All hands are welcome and they can find a job for you. For more information, contact Mary Ann Stoa 839-1285
3rd Sunday of the month—meets monthly for fellowship and service projects—contact Glenda Streccius 721-2725 or Kristi Asendorf 833-7931
Visitation/Home Communion: provide Holy Communion to shut-ins once per month—contact the office 852-1872
Worship Committee: generally meet monthly—contact the office 852-1872
Worship Servants: Contact office, Melody/Karen (852-1872) to sign-up or learn more about any of the following
Altar Guild: Prepare Holy Communion for weekend services and ensure the Home Communion Kits are cleaned are refilled—currently schedule: once in a 12-week rotating schedule
Communion Servers: assist Pastors in serving Holy Communion at each worship service—rotating schedule or sign-up online
Greeters: greet individuals and families upon entering the church, welcome & assist those attending who are new to Zion, set up Hospitality Cart with coffee for Sunday services—rotating schedule or sign-up online
Run Sound System & Power Point: start announcement slides, advance slides throughout worship services, run the sound board—training available—rotating schedule or sign-up online
Readers: Read scriptures for worship services—readings are sent a few days before— rotating schedule or sign-up online
Ushers: Join an usher team—rotating schedule
Zion LIFE Groups (small groups): contact the office 852-1872
LIFE Groups are small groups of 8-12 people who typically meet in people's homes (with a designated host). LIFE Group participate in “Sermon Chats,” which are conversations based around the previous week’s sermon and scripture readings (led by a designated leader). Each spring and fall one session of LIFE Groups are scheduled (usually weekly for 4-6 weeks). For more info, click here.
Zion Lutheran Church Women (ZLCW)
Meet for bible studies, fundraisers, help to fund youth members bible camp registrations, hosts events, and supports local and national missions.
Dorcas/Faith/Martha Circle: 2nd Thursday of the month—10:00 am at Edgewood Vista—contact Mary Ann Stoa 839-1285
Hannah Circle: 2nd Thursday of the month—2:00 pm at Zion in the Youth Room—contact Linda Gertz 838-3795
Contact the office (852-1872) if you are interested in running for any of the following:
Church Council: 3rd Tuesday of the month—6:30 pm
Nominations Committee: Meet as needed
Trust Committee: Meet quarterly—7:00 pm