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The Men’s BBQ & Bible Study is open to any man 21 years of age or older that wants to enjoy great barbecued meat in a potluck setting with Christian male fellowship and a Bible Study. The barbecued meats and beverages are provided, all you need to bring is a potluck item of your choice and your Bible. Please note that beginning in November, due to Advent Services on Wednesdays, the Men’s BBQ and Bible Study moves to Thursdays. The following is the preview of the November, December, and January gatherings.

The November 9th (Thursday) Men’s BBQ & Bible Study will be at 6pm. (NOTE the time change and day change for this month.) Once a year, the Men’s BBQ & Bible Study eats at a local barbecue joint and then volunteers within the community for the evening. We will be eating at 6pm at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at the northwest corner of East Bridge Street (Highway 7) and North 42nd Avenue. So, bring $8-10 for the Dickey’s BBQ meal – no potluck for this month. Then at 6:45pm we will travel to Almost Home in Downtown Brighton to help prepare their annual Almost Home Thanksgiving Holiday Meal Boxes for those needing holiday food. We invite any man that wants to help with this important community project to join us on this evening between 6pm-9pm. Your help will help us make the holiday time happy for others!

The December 14th (Thursday) Men’s BBQ & Bible Study is a 6:30pm DESSERTFEST at the Heidt Home. Men, eat your supper and then come to this second annual delicious event. This is desserts only for December – consider it a dessert potluck. And yes, bring your family, wife, date, or anyone else (that is human) to this event along with a dessert and your Bible. If this year’s desserts are like last year’s desserts then we will have a “yummy” time filling our bellies. The Heidt closet of games will be open for selection and playing, as well as coffee, tea, and another holiday beverage or two to enhance great conversation if you do not feel like playing games. (Ho, ho, ho and a bunch of fun.) Come and enjoy the fun, food, fellowship, and faithful study that involves the Bible and will end by 9pm. This month’s short Bible Study will be about the Christmas Poinsettia and how it relates to the birth of Christ. Strengthen your Christmas season with this Thursday Dessertfest!

The January 2018 Men’s BBQ & Bible Study is January 11th (second Thursday of the month) from 6:30pm – 9pm at the Heidt home. The Bible Study is on the book of James in the New Testament. January is a time of self-evaluation and setting goals for the year. This is a perfect time to discuss the New Testament book of James – James is a study of practical advice on living the Christian life. Paul called James the “pillar” of the church. January’s Bible Study will begin with a short 15-minute review of the history of James and the first 18 versus of Chapter 1 that discusses “Facing Trials and Temptations”. Then the Bible Study will move into James 1:19 – 5:20. These chapters and verses address “listening and then doing”, “the folly of favoritism”, “how faith works”, “tongue taming”, “planting seeds of peace”, “how to submit to God”, “the danger of pride”, “patience, suffering, and words to the rich”, and ending with learning the “faith prayer”. The January BBQ will be seasoned with BBQ meat in a soup normally eaten during the winter. So, men, bring your January potluck item and your Bible and enjoy this winter Men’s BBQ & Bible Study indoors at the Heidt home.

For more information about the Men’s BBQ & Bible Study and directions to the Heidt home please call Mark at: 303-655-0167. (Or stop him at church to get the directions.) It does not matter if you are single or married, just come and join us in the fun at the Heidt home. The BBQ & Bible Study includes time to get to know other men, talk sports and hobbies, trivia, jokes, and more. We have served up delicious (and sometimes unique) barbecue themed meals. We, the present men of the Men’s BBQ & Bible Study, would like you to be part of this exciting worship and eating group where faith is grown, friendships are developed, and the food is excellent! Now consider yourself invited to join us – so will you?

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Southeast Elementary School is in need of schools supplies for their students. Students are in short supply of crayons, markers, and pencils. We would like to take it upon ourselves to help them out. Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 27, Zion will have a table out in its school lobby area for families to donate these items. If you would like to donate a box of crayons, a box of markers, and or a box of pencils to support students in need at Southeast Elementary, please do so by Tuesday, October 3. What an opportunity we have to show the love of Jesus to our fellow neighbors in this way!

Last Week to by Pizza for Flood Relief Fund!
Papa Murphy’s Loving Houston at 425 degrees Houston Flood Relief Fundraiser.

Every Wednesday in September, if you purchase pizza at either Papa Murphy’s locations, 20% of the purchases will go to Zion Lutheran Church Lutheran World Relief Fund.

Today:
7th and 8th grade Confirmation- 5 p.m.
Walk through the Bible- 6 p.m. in the Library
Zlight Youth Groups- Young Adult and Middle School groups meet in the basement at 6:00 p.m.
Heavenly Sound- Bell Group- 6:30 p.m.

Thursday- September 28
Home Volleyball game vs. Beautiful Savior
Adult Choir 7:00 p.m.
Friday- September 23
Men’s Bible Study- 6:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall

Upcoming Events:
October 14th- Trunk or Treat 4p.m. set up. Email Marilyn at Pluginzlc@gmail.com to tell her you are setting up a trunk.
October 20- 23 Women’s Retreat- download a registration form at http://brightonzlc.org/sweet-life-cafe
October 27- Fall Festival- Zion- 10:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
October 28- Oktoberfest- 6:30p.m.-at Riverdale Golf Course- don’t forget to register! Register and pay at http://summitofpeace.org/events/500th
November 3 and 4- Youth Group Lock in

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500th Reformation OktoberfestNorth Area LCMS Church Celebration

Riverdale Golf Course 13300 Riverdale Road, Brighton CO 80602

Saturday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20.00 per person

Steins available for $15.00 (Benefit Mission Cambodia Fund)- pre-order please

Tickets include: German dinner, Steve Rock’s Tanzkapelle Pola Band, dancing, photo booth, cash bar.

Register and pay at http://summitofpeace.org/events/500th

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Be Refreshed at Sweet Life Café, Where Women Savor Time With God

Sweet Life CafeYes, this café-themed getaway is as relaxing and refreshing as it sounds! Get away from the busyness of life as you relax with friends, share laughter and stories, and spend time with God.

Join us at our Sweet Life Café retreat to experience all of this and more! (Leave your littles at home!)

When: Friday, October 20-Sunday October 22
Where: YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO
How Much: $90.00 per person

  • The registration fee will include a goodie bag filled with materials for Bible study and items to nurture you!
  • We will take turns bringing food and cooking
  • Huge Cabin Accommodations!

Click here to download registration!

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Join us for Vacation Bible School June 5-9 from 9am – 11:30am, at Zion Lutheran Church and School.

The website is now open for registration! WE NEED YOU!

Come serve and grow in your faith as you serve our church, school and community. We will need over 130 team members to work this week.

Register today!
https://vbspro.events/p/zionlutheranvbs2017

Mercy Witness and Life Together!

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Due to Spring Break:

Wednesday March 29

  • No 10am Lenten Service. There will be a 7pm service.
  • No middle school confirmation
  • Soup Supper will be at 6:00pm
  • Walk through the Bible midweek study will be at 6:00pm

Consecrated Stewards
This weekend we celebrate the school as our biggest mission. Please plan on filling out a commitment card at the April 8th and 9th services. This is our Celebration Sunday. Join us for the Celebration Luncheon after the services that day. A RSVP card will be handed out at this week’s service. Our hope is to contact every member of our church.

Sunday School
Join us as Pastor Krause leads us in a special Bible Study this weekend for Consecrated Stewards called “Making Sense of Life.”

There is no children’s Sunday School this weekend due to Spring Break. Join us April 9th as we have a special Palm Sunday Celebration for the kids at 9:30am in the church basement. The children are also invited to lead the procession into the church for Palm Sunday at both service. Be here a little early to receive a special palm branch.

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1517 is a year with much significance in Lutheran circles. We of the reformation crowd, know that in October of 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 the-sis on the door of the Castle Church. It was meant to start a dialog about challenges to scripture from the Church in practice.

We know that it went much further than a discussion in Wittenberg, Germany. It started what is now known as the Reformation. And so as Lutherans who gather at Zion Lutheran Church in Brighton, Colorado, we are reminded about the grace that God has given his children.

As we rejoice in this New Year, we will celebrate by taking a trip to Germany. Our circuit is considering doing a joint Oktoberfest together this year. As we look into these events and ministry opportunities, see how God blesses His people.

Luther found the work of God mainly in the study of God’s Word. We at Zion this year, will begin our journey together into God’s Word as well! We are as a Church going to be reading the Bible over the next two years. It’s a gift that we walk together through the Holy Scriptures. As we celebrate the incarnation of Christ the Word abiding with us, I wish to encourage each one of you to join us as we start this Bible class. We will have Sunday and Wednesday discussions, as well small groups that get together to encourage and share all that God is doing through his Word.

Pastor Christian

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God Is ALIVE…at the Great North Area Progressive

Youth Lock-In Friday November 11—Saturday November 12, 7p.m.—6a.m.
Travel to: Beautiful Savior-Jump City- Risen Savior
Register with Marilyn at pluginzlc@gmail.com

Let me know: who is coming, if you can drive, and a good emergency phone number. Liability form is available at http://brightonzlc.org/zlc-youth (Copies available in the church office) The Jump City Liability Form is available at http://ilovejumpcity.com/wf/Jump_City-Waiver_Form.html

(Copies available in the church office) $20.00 (checks payable to Zion Lutheran Church) turn it in to the church office.

We Need Drivers and chaperones! Questions? Contact

Marilyn Fingerlin
Ministry Coordinator
Zion Lutheran Church and School
Brighton, CO
303-659-2339
pluginZLC@gmail.com