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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

Let me know: who is coming, if you can drive, and a good emergency phone number. Liability form is available at (Copies available in the church office) The Jump City Liability Form is available at

(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

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love and logicJoin us on Saturday, November 12 from 10am-3pm at Zion (Fellowship Hall)

“Becoming a Love and Logic Parent™”
Want to raise responsible kids prepared for the real world?
Tired of the arguing, reminding, and rescuing games you get stuck in?
Want to help your kids learn to make wise choices and develop critical thinking skills?
Want to see real results and changes in your parenting?
Want to get you and your spouse on the same page?

A ONE DAY intensive course for busy parents on Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 to 3:00 right here at Zion. Jack Lipski, School Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, and Certified “Love and Logic™” facilitator will be presenting.

Participants will learn to apply 6 phrases that will change your parenting forever! The cost is $30 per parent. FREE CHILDCARE (10 and under) will be provided in the childcare room.

Lunch will be provided.

Registration Required– Click here to download and fill out the back of this flyer and return it with your payment to the Church or School office.

Questions contact Marilyn at 303-659-2339 or

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Celebrate Reformation and our Church’s Heritage

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 6:00pm
Place: ZLC Fellowship Hall/gym

Northern German Food
Sauerbraten (German pot-roast)
Rotkohl (red cabbage with apples)
Brӧtchen (rolls)
Nachtisch (dessert)

Southern German Food
Bratwurst & Sauerkraut
Kartoffel Salat (potato salad)
Brӧtchen (rolls)
Nachtisch (dessert)

Limonade (lemonade) und Kaffee (coffee)

Please note: Tickets must be purchased in advance so that we know how much food to prepare.
Catering by: CJ’s Catering (Dede Haiar)


$15 for adults – $10 for Kids 12 and under

To Go Boxes available with purchase of ticket for those who can’t stay for the dinner.

Tickets will be sold each Saturday and Sunday, starting September 17, 2016, after each service. Tickets will also be available at both the Church and School offices.

Tickets will be available until October 16, 2016.

We need volunteers to help sell tickets, provide desserts and with set up/clean up. Please contact Marilyn Fingerlin at or Erika Armistead at

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Community Life Building Workshop
After Dr. Loving presented at the “Seasons of Change” Seminar last Spring, the Adult Bible Study Leadership realized the popularity of the area of his expertise. Please join Dr. Loving in the upcoming workshop at Zion in the Fellowship Hall.

Registration is required and payment is due at the time of registration.

Caring for Seniors – Our Families and Ourselves
This five-week workshop will build on the Aging – the Season of Winter workshop presented earlier this year by Dr. Craig Loving. Informative and encouraging, we hope to give you practical tools you can use to care for aging family members and for yourself.

Session 1: We’re All Getting Older: What’s Normal?
Session 2: When Aging Doesn’t Go According to Plan
Session 3: Family Care-giving: The Blessings and Challenges of Caring for Aging Family Members
Session 4: Recognizing the Stresses of Care-giving & the Importance of Self-Care
Session 5: Aging Well in Body, Mind and

Start date: Wednesday, September 21
End date: Wednesday, October19
Start time: 6:30pm

Make Checks Payable to Zion Lutheran Church
Questions? Contact Marilyn at 303-659-2339 or email

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You are invited to join us as we walk in the footsteps of our Christian forefathers and other great men and women of the Reformation. Stand where it all happened and discover a deeper connection to your faith.

Step back in time on this unforgettable journey to visit some of the most important places of the life of the great reformer Martin Luther. Rejoice in the music of the church and the inspirational life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Travel back roads to charming well-preserved medieval towns and embark on an Elbe River cruise. Along the way we’ll sample regional cuisine, wine-tastings in the famous wine regions and shop for local crafts in the Germany art of glass-blowing or wood carving of the world-famous nutcrackers and Christmas pyramids. We’ll have time throughout our journey for reflection as we travel through some of Germany’s most tranquil landscapes and breathtaking scenery.

For More Information Contact Group Tour Coordinator Erika Armistead 720.685.8635 ~

Click here to download and learn more and view the Itinerary

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New Women’s Bible Study for women of all ages- 8 weeks- Tuesday Mornings- to begin Tuesday, June 7th at 10 a.m.

The Bible study will be held in my home at 1115 Hoover Ave., Fort Lupton and arrangements have been made for child care if needed.

I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and my goal for this Bible study. 20 years ago I loaded my three teen aged children into my van and drove us from the state of New York to join my husband who was working here in Colorado. When we arrived we had no family or friends here. Missing my family I found a church where I was comfortable and eventually found my (church) family. My (church) family was there with me through all the ups and downs. I have come to realize that many of today’s families in our church are in the same boat. I would like to start this Bible study in the hope that perhaps it will introduce you to someone who will not be looking to replace your family but to extend it here in Colorado. Our Bible study is entitled God is in the Laundry Room.

Call Jan Flinn at 303-857-6014 to RSVP.

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Cave QuestJoin us for Vacation Bible School June 13- 17, 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 here to be a team member!

Mercy Witness and Life Together!

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For Couples:

Josh and Kara Meyer Group
Begins Saturday, April 9@ 6:30pm at Zion Fellowship Hall

Jim and Shaunna Wolfe Group:
Jim and Shaunna Wolfe home Begins April 10 at 6:30

Erika Armistead and Jenny Chockley Group
Thursday Nights starting in June, Erika Armistead home

Financial Peace University– TBA Please let us know if you are interested in this.

For Adults:

Kristin Lee Group Running Group:
First meeting: April 9th in Zion Fellowship Hall at 8am

For Women:

Jan Flinn Group
Starting June TBA– Please register anyway!

For Youth

Youth Bible Study
John and Josiah Fingerlin Group
Wednesday’s Begins April 12

For Men:

Men’s BBQ and Bible Study
Saturday, April 23 5:30pm
Mark Heidt Home

Sign up to be a small group leader! Want to know more? Call Marilyn in the Church Office at 303-659-2339

Register by email

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Young Boy Playing BasketballWe’ve received a lot of questions about the Slam Dunk Fundraiser that is posted in the narthex and school atrium and we’d like to take this opportunity to address them.

  • What is the Slam Dunk Fundraiser?
    The Slam Dunk Fundraiser is an initiative to raise $100,000 to replace Zion’s gym floor and bleachers.
  • Why do we need a new gym floor?
    The current gym floor uses asbestos tiles that are starting to break apart in certain areas of the gym. Beyond the cosmetic effect, this creates a safety issue due to the uneven surface and affects events held in the gym. These tiles are costly to repair as we must have an asbestos-trained person to do the work. Additionally, individual tiles cannot be replaced because tiles of similar thickness or color are no longer available for purchase.
  • Why do we need new bleachers?
    The current bleachers are not a closed system, which means we have open gaps between seating rows. They are a safety issue for many who struggle to walk thru the rows to their seats. Students or adults attending a concert or game frequently hurt themselves by accidently slipping and injuring their ankles or feet. A lesser issue is the amount of items that fall into the gaps, causing people to go under the system to pick up items or clean spills.
  • Who benefits from this project?
    Our entire ministry at the church and school benefits from this project. Both the church and school use the gym year-round as a multipurpose facility. The church uses it for music concerts, guest presenters, the church bazaar, coffee hour, and youth programs. The school uses it for P.E., lunch program, assemblies, sports programs, and musicals.
  • Why does it cost so much?
    $100,000 is a lot of money but it is the most reasonable solution. We received numerous bids for the gym floor and narrowed the bids down to three companies. The most expensive bid was $95,000 for the gym floor alone. We also received a bid for $58,000 but ultimately, we went with the least expensive bid of $48,000. This solution will lay down a vapor barrier on top of the asbestos tiles before the Pulastic Classic rubberized flooring is laid down. . This approach saves $10,000-$20,000 by not removing the asbestos tiles. The vapor barrier is a certified material that meets all safety requirements. The cost of the bleachers is $30,000. The new bleachers are a closed system made of a hardened plastic with a metal frame. They will be much lighter than our current bleachers, making it far easier to move them back and forth. More importantly, the closed system will make it much safer for people to move freely to and from their seats. $20,000 has been set aside for contingency to address any unexpected costs.
  • How much money has been raised?
    We have raised $4,000 towards our goal to date. Zion’s National Junior Honor Society and PTL are supporting this project through various fundraising projects. Additionally, proceeds from Zion’s upcoming auction on April 15 will go towards supporting this project. If you would like to support this project, please call the school office for more information, or make checks payable to Zion Lutheran School. On the memo line, write the word, “Gym.”

If you are interested in further details or would like to discuss possible funding for the project, please contact Zach Brewer at 303.659.3443.

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“Regrets, Reality, Restoration” led by David McWilliams (Fellowship Hall East). Participants will hear heartfelt stories of people who have experienced profound regret from past decisions and circumstances that dyed their futures in many ways. Excessive drug and alcohol abuse, abandoning one’s Christian faith, poor ethical decisions, tragic accidents–these are the events our interviewees went through. As distraught as these individuals had become, see how–even in their most tormented moments–it was God’s love in Christ Jesus that brought forgiveness and restoration to their anguished pasts.

“The Book of James” led by Brian Reck (Fellowship Hall West). James addresses practical issues and enduring problems faced by many believers: impatience, failure to do what you know is right, favoritism, apathy, and selfishness. He presents wise arguments and God-pleasing solutions, culminating in the confession of sins and prayer for help from God, “the Father of lights, who gives “every good gift and perfect gift.”

“Christianity–The First Three Centuries” led by Don Wischmeyer (School Library). How could a tiny, tortured faith become the most successful phenomenon in all of history? During its first three hundred years, from Christ to Constantine, the Christian church had to wage a two-front campaign against external persecution and internal heresy until it finally conquered the Roman Empire–and the future. Featuring Dr. Paul Maier, this is a repeat class first offered two years ago.