Important Update

It has been determined by our restoration company, roofing company, and insurer in consultation with Pastor Potter that, due to safety and liability concerns, it is not advisable to use the sanctuary until roof repairs are completed. The council will meet (as regularly scheduled) on Monday evening to discuss the impact of this restriction, as well as the rise in COVID-19 cases, and chart a course for our Advent & Christmas worship opportunities, as well as other congregational events.

Here is what you need to know at this time:
  1. Both this Sunday's worship and Thanksgiving "Eve Eve" will be livestreamed from Katie Luther Chapel. Because we cannot physically distance everyone safely, please worship with us from home.
  2. Drive-up communion will be available, along with the Advent bags, on Sunday from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Advent bags will also be available from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Katie Luther Chapel.
  3. The "Reverse" Advent Calendar (described below) will be housed in Katie Luther Chapel and will be a prominent part of our livestreamed worship during Advent. Don't let its new location inhibit your participation!

Please direct all questions to Pastor Potter or Cantor Schmidt. We will keep you updated as our revised plans develop.
HOPE South Florida continues to serve homeless families and veterans during this pandemic. Since March, they are regularly serving double the number of people. We want to help. During the season of Advent, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church will again be sponsoring a "Reverse" Advent Calendar, to which items are donated, instead of gifts or treats received, each day.

This year, we are focusing our "Reverse" Advent Calendar on food that is single-serve, shelf stable, and ready to eat. Please be mindful as you shop to buy only the items as listed here. If you need us to shop for you, monetary donations are welcome!

We will take all contributions and safely assemble bags of food to distribute at a future shared meal. You may drop off items at Sunday Drive-Up Communion or the Preschool Office (Weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.). Please call Cantor Kurt Schmidt at Zion with any questions - (954) 421-3146, Option 2.

November 29th - Juice Boxes (not Capri Sun)
November 30th - Juice Boxes (not Capri Sun)
December 1st - Chef Boyardee Single-Serve Pastas
December 2nd - Variety Packs of Single-Serve Cookies
December 3rd - Single-Serve Cereals
December 4th - Small Bottled Water
December 5th - Small Bottled Water
December 6th - Flip-Top Small Cans of Vienna Sausages, Tuna, or Chicken
December 7th - Campbell's Soups on the Go
December 8th - Snack-Size Chips
December 9th - Applesauce Cups or Pouches
December 10th - Granola Bars
December 11th - Nutri-Grain Bars
December 12th - Fruit Snacks
December 13th - Tuna/Chicken Pouches
December 14th - Snack Pack Puddings
December 15th - Fruit Cups
December 16th - Variety Packs of Crackers (with cheese, peanut butter)
December 17th - Pop Tarts
December 18th - Individually Wrapped Hard Candy
December 19th - Men's Socks
December 20th - Men's Socks
December 21st - Women's Socks
December 22nd - Kid's Socks
December 23rd - Sports Bras (one size fits most)
December 24th - Cloth Shopping Bags

Last year, we were able to help more than ten families emerging from homelessness with over 20 boxes of food. This year, for all of us, circumstances are different. Let's come together to equip and serve those in our community who need a little extra help this season!
Join Us Tomorrow!

Our Holiday Speaker Series continues tonight, Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom with "Thanks-Living." Join us to learn how being grateful for what you have is a quick way to shift your perspectives in life.

We are excited about our ongoing partnership with Trustbridge to present, free of charge, on a variety of topics related to our health and well-being. Please make an effort to attend virtually and invite your family, friends, and neighbors.

To attend the presentation, visit www.zoom.us/join or call (929) 205-6099 and enter the Meeting ID 935 5684 9001 and Passcode 3146. You can also click here for a direct link to the meeting.
   
To watch last month's presentation from Trustbridge, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...?." click here.
Inviting, Equipping, and Serving at Zion
Advent Bags (Still) for YOU

As part of our worship and devotional life during the upcoming season of Advent, we will be giving out Advent Bags to each household.

For those able to come by the church and receive your Advent bag, they will be available Sunday, November 22nd after Worship until 1:00 p.m. or before Thanksgiving Eve Eve Worship.
Thanksgiving "Eve Eve"

Join us for worship livestreamed on Facebook on Tuesday, November 24th at 7:00 p.m.

In what can only be described as a Zion tradition (in recent years), let us celebrate the Tuesday before Thanksgiving by offering our praise and thanks to God for all of God's blessings.
December's Prayer List

Submissions for December's Prayer List are due by phone, text, or e-mail to Cantor Kurt Schmidt by Saturday, November 28th. Thanks be to God for answered prayers! And, let us continue to pray for those who need our prayers.
Click on the picture above to tell us what or who you're thankful for and we'll add a leaf to our Tree of Thanks!
Click on the Jesus Statue above to make a donation to our new Jesus statue for the Memorial Garden. Your donation can be in honor or in memory of a loved one.
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Contact Us
Pastor David E. Potter
954-421-3146, option 1 (Church)
954-297-3665 (Cell)
Cantor Kurt R. Schmidt
954-421-3146, option 2 (Church)
954-913-2125 (Cell)