The Lion's Tale

Volume 21 Issue 14

December 5, 2018

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever"                                                                        Hebrews 13:8
*  Advent Christmas Program - ECEC-8th Grade 
   December 12th, at 6:30 pm in the Church

*  Prepay SAC Registration form due  to SAC no later than               Friday, December 14, 2018 6:00 pm. 

*  11:45 Dismissal on December 21st - Free Dress Day 





  • Pray for a Great School Year
  • Pray for the Zion Students, Families, and Staff
Continuing from Matthew's account of Zechariah:

"as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
that we should be saved from our enemies
and from the hand of all who hate us;
to show the mercy promised to our fathers
and to remember his holy covenant,
the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us
that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies,
might serve him without fear,
in holiness and righteousness before him all our days."

Buy a warranty!  Get the "extra deluxe" package for your new product!  
Do you ever stop to consider if buying all of this stuff is ever really worth it? My daughter's computer came with a three-year "everything" plan which covers everything from defects to spills to drops.  What it didn't cover was "aggressive use". Aggressive use?! What in the world is that?  It turns out that if you close the lid (the hinge of which deteriorated over time) too many times or too quickly and the screen breaks, you have been "too aggressive".  This resulted in a series of phone calls and emails spanning more than five weeks. I am not kidding you. She even called to enlist my support, which is telling for a 20-year-old who has traveled widely on her own and can charm a chicken into laying a western omelet!  Together, we approached the supervisor, laying at his feet the concerns and the needs in our situation. He listened and said, "I think we can help. I'm not convinced it wasn't aggressive use, which is not covered by this policy. However, I have a way to help you." And help us he did!  The company has since reworded things to encourage people to send their equipment in when hinges start to loosen, etc. They have a whole new plan and Emma has a whole new laptop. Wow.

We think we have things covered in our lives, as well.  We have a place to live, an income of some sort, we have some savings, health insurance, life insurance, and probably even a retirement plan.  We have an "everything plan". I'm a good person who does good things with good effort. I'm good. God honors that and all will be well. The "everything plan" will work.  

Life shows otherwise:  Death, pain, sickness, conflict, frustration, miscommunication, unkindness, and selfishness all creep into our "good" lives.  We are not "good", no matter how wonderful our plans seem to be. Scripture mirrors this when in Psalm 14 the poet is inspired to write

The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man,
   to see if there are any who understand,
   who seek after God.
They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
   there is none who does good,
   not even one.

We need a new plan.  We need a supervisor, a Heavenly Father, who listens to us when we call upon Him for help.  We can't change the outcome of sin, which is death (Ephesians 6:23a). God, however, can change the outcome, because He is all of creation's ultimate supervisor.  He listened to our need with His heart. He gave us an example of answering a need with supreme sacrifice, His son's life for ours.  He gave us a new start in Christ Jesus by the resurrection of His Son. Through His Word and the water of baptism, we are assured of His irrevocable grace.   Truly we are saved and "delivered from our enemies" God who came to us in a baby whose birthday we celebrate at Christmas.

~Mrs. Nagy
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All Boxes, Cards and Toys must be dropped off at the School/SAC/ECEC or Church office on Friday, December 7, 2018 or at Church on Sunday December 9, 2018.
Image result for christmas food drive  CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE...
Your help and generosity is joyfully
requested to help those less fortunate  this Christmas season.
Here are two ways you can show  Christ's love this month.
Use this list (Food Box List) to give a school
family from the Anaheim City School District
a Merry Christmas this year.  Be sure to return your food box by  Sunday, December 9th .
  • Adopt a Teen Gift Cards
You can donate a gift card for the teens of the above families. Just purchase a $20 gift card. A few ideas (Walmart, Target, Fast Food Restaurants, etc.)  and enclose it in a card with a note of encouragement to the teen. Often these teens are overlooked  during the Christmas season.   Please return your card by Sunday, December 9th.

Returning your donation early  is greatly appreciated!

6th Grade Toy Drive
Toys for Tots and Teens
 This toy drive is for kids who are not able to afford awesome toys.   Help kids just like you to get their dream toy they have always wanted.

 Donate Toys that you like to get so we can give these kids a chance to have a nice Christmas.
We are collecting toys for children 10 and older from Thursday, November 15-Friday, December 7, 2018.  Toys or Gift Cards may be dropped off in classrooms, School office, Church office, SAC and ECEC.

Thank you from the 6th Grade Students
Note:  Please no stuffed animals

Zion PTSL would like to thank you for your support of our cookie dough fundraiser. All funds raised will go towards a new sign for the front of the church/school.

Please remember that all frozen cookie dough will be delivered Tuesday , December 11th. It is very important that you make arrangements for the dough to be  picked up on this day between 3:00pm - 6:00pm. There is  no freezer storage at the school, so if you are unable to personally pick up your order, please have someone else pick up for you.
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Lost and Found

We have many items without names in the lost and found.  We have placed all the items in SAC.  Please check to see if any of your child's items are among them.  Any items not claimed before we go on Christmas break will be taken to the Zion Thrift Shop.  

Reminder:  Please be sure to have your child's name on all sweaters, jackets, field trip t-shirts and if your student changes out for PE names should be on clothing as well.

Use SCRIP when Christmas shopping or give SCRIP as gifts!
I t is not too late to sign up for Scrip Now or dering Scrip from your home makes it easy to  support the Church and School.  If you have any questions please call me.  Linda Stewart, 714-315-1738.  Remember place your order before 10:15 on Sunday and you will receive it by Thursday of that week.  Boxes in ECEC, SAC, Church and the School for your orders must be received by Friday to have your scrip by Thursday of the next week.  Scrip is also available in the Church office after 9:00AM and before 3:00PM Monday thru Friday.
Happy shopping!!!

Zion Lutheran Church and School
Enrollment Code:  4B1BE5F912L3L
High Five -  Helping Hands

Thank you all Zion students and staff who paid $1.00 for Free Dress today!  With Thrivent money match we raised $240.00 for the California Wildfire Relief. 

Zion Lutheran School 
ECEC-8th Grade Present

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ECEC- 8th Grade 
Advent Service
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
at 6:30 pm in the Church

Cookies Needed
Following the ECEC -8th Grade Advent Service on December 12th,  we will be serving cookies and hot cocoa. Families who would like to donate cookies will receive 1 hour participation hour for every 2 dozen.  Cookies will need to be dropped off Tuesday, December 11th in the school/SAC office.  

Please  RSVP to the school office 714-535-3600 Ext. 100 or if you will be dropping off cookies.

Image result for candy cane reindeer Candy Cane Gram

Is there a special person you like, a best Friend who's really great, maybe your Teacher? (Hint)
If you want to make someone feel special,
7th Grade will be selling candy cane grams  for ONE dollar.  They can be purchased in the school office, SAC, or during lunch time.    They will be selling them starting  Monday, December 3 through Monday, December 17.   The Candy Cane Grams have a card to let that person know who it is from.
Candy Canes will be delivered on Thursday, December 20.
*If you have any questions, please contact Miss Stewart

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Volunteer Hours!

Shop, Volunteer, and Donate to the Zion Thrift Shop!

Located at:
1109 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
Only 2 short miles from Zion

Monday - Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Please contact Michele Brown at 714-879-1147/email to schedule your volunteer hours.

See You At The Thrift Shop
T he Thrift Shop is unable to take computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, or T.V's.

Hot Lunch 
Hot Lunch orders are due  on or before the 20th of the preceding month  to avoid a $5.00 Late Fee.  

Pizza Hut Pizza Slices
Pizza  on Friday for $2.00 a slice!
Pre-orders will be billed on FACT's.  Pizza payment and orders will still be taken in the classroom on Fridays.  



SAC Paw Prints

December 24, 2018 -January 4, 2019
No School
Must complete prepay form 
on or before December 14th
  December Prepay SAC Christmas Cookie

School is closed December 24-January 7 for Christmas Break. School-Age Care (SAC) is available on December 27th & December 28th and January 2nd-4th, 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, if you need care for your child/youth. Please complete the Prepay SAC Registration form below and return it to SAC no later than Friday, December 14, 2018 6:00 pm. Late registrations are subject to availability of space and a $10.00 late fee may be assessed. We need a minimum of 10 students in attendance each day to run the program. Confirmation of the days will be sent to registered parents on Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Church News
Zion Lutheran Church invites you to 
Join Us For Worship 

Traditional:  8:30am 
Contemporary Praise: 10:00am   
Green Room: 10:00am

Servicio en Español:  12:00pm

      Children's Sunday School: 10:00am 
Sunday School

Every Sunday at 9:45am
Ages 2 -Pre-K meet in the preschool.
Grades K - 5th meet in the Jubal Room.

All students attending youth must have a 
2018-2019 permission slip on file.


Zion Lutheran Church Worship Times

Traditional:  8:30am 

Contemporary Praise: 10:00am   

Green Room: 10:00am

Servicio en Español:  12:00pm

Children's Sunday School: 10:00am 



Participation Form




Box Top Free Dress Form


School Contacts  
Click on a name to send an email or call (714) 535-3600 and the extension.

Yvonne McLellan
ext. 100

FACTS Billing
ext. 102

  ext. 101

Krista Nagy
ext. 103

ext. 136