Thank You!

Dear Siblings in Christ,

In this week's upcoming Gospel lesson, Jesus gives us an image of discipleship: "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into the harvest" (Matthew 9:37-38).

This is central to our mission at Zion: we equip each other (and our neighbors) to be sent out to serve in the community. Thanks to your faithful stewardship, we have been able to
  • Send an additional $400 to HOPE South Florida through our "Easter Appeal" - bringing our total contribution to $1,200 and $250 in meat and supplies for their shared meal program
  • Purchase a new live-streaming camera and tablet to enable livestreaming from the sanctuary

You can read below about a new service opportunity that emerged from the "think tank" of our Youth Empowerment Project. And, as Pastor Potter stated last week, we are committing to a shared ministry of advocacy through BOLD Justice .

There are many opportunities to be equipped and to serve. In the words of hymnwriter John Bell, "Will you use the faith you've found to reshape the world around" you?

Send us, Lord!

Your Co-Laborer in the Vineyard,
Cantor Kurt R. Schmidt
Congregation & Community News
This year’s Annual Meeting of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church will be held on Sunday. June 14, 2020, beginning at 12:15 p.m. on Zoom.

To read the official notice from President David Clancy (including how to access the Zoom meeting) and read/download the Annual Report and Proposed Budget, click the button below.

The agenda for the meeting, as well as minutes from this past year's congregational meetings have been added to the page. Please take the opportunity to read these documents in advance and plan to join us either by Zoom video chat or telephone on Sunday afternoon .
"Whatever you do to the least of these,
you do to me."
(Matthew 25)

Our Youth Empowerment Project invites you to participate in a clothing drive to benefit the ministry of the Holy Grill , a weekly food and clothing distribution at St. Stephen's Lutheran and St. Nicholas Episcopal Churches in Pompano Beach. YEP is making plans to serve the meal and distribute clothes in the near future.

According to Pastor Robert Schaefer, they are in specific need of: new men's socks, new men's underwear, men's and women's shorts, and long summer pants.

If you have any of these gently used clothes to donate, please drop them off at the Preschool Office during the week or contact Cantor Kurt Schmidt to arrange pick-up at your home by one of our YEP ambassadors. You are also welcome to donate financially toward the purchase of new socks and underwear. Thank you for your continued support!
Weekly Reminders and Quick Links
Important Contact Information
Pastor David E. Potter
Cell: 954-297-3665

Cantor Kurt R. Schmidt
Cell: 954-913-2125