Buzzworthy News for the Week of:
July 19, 2020
Sharing Christ, Changing Lives!
We're Still Worshipping This Sunday!
Hello Zion Family & Friends
In light of the recent news from our Governor, we are pleased to announce that we are  STILL worshipping THIS SUNDAY!

Based on the recent order put in place by the Governor of California, we will not be meeting inside our sanctuary, but rather we will be taking our worship outside! Our team is busy preparing some awesome, shaded spaces for you to worship with your family at Zion. We plan to set up outside in the grass area and under the beautiful shaded trees. Zion will be placing a few E-Z ups in the grass to provide areas of shade, however, please feel free to bring an umbrella or pop up to provide your own shade.  Plan to bring your favorite lawn chair, wear sunscreen & your face mask and be ready to enjoy this spirit-filled service in the fresh outdoors.

As always, we will have amazing worship, a timely message from Pastor Stoterau, and opportunity for you to connect with your Zion family. Although we will not partake in the Holy Sacrament of Communion, regularly scheduled for the 3rd Sunday of the month, the Elders are working to insure communion is available in the future on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.

As we are in the heat of summer, we are also adjusting our service times slightly to allow everyone to enjoy this outdoor service. So we will be having a  single service  at 10:00am that has been condensed to approximately 45 minutes to one hour.

We are continuing to take reservations (RSVP) for the time being so that we can ensure the health and safety of all who are attending. Let us know you're coming by registering yourself and your family.  Please note, that an RSVP is required by all people including children.

We want to continue to worship God despite everything that is going on in our world today. And hope and pray that you'll join us for our special outdoor service!

Join us In Person or Worship @ Home
Streaming on Facebook Live
Sunday at 10:00 am
Please remember to pray for…
  • Verdonna Bemmer, who is experiencing severe pain in her body that has caused her to become bed ridden. We ask God for direction for the doctor to resolve what is causing this pain and comfort and healing for Verdonna, as well as, her daughter who is caring for her during this most difficult time.  
  • Continued prayers for Nikki McGannon, niece of Sharon Beaudoin, who is still undergoing chemo therapy for cancer. Most recent tests have shown her form of treatment to be ineffective. Prayers for God’s wisdom and discernment to be upon Nikki’s medical team as they search for new & better trials of treatment.
  • Update from Zion School Parent, Melissa Ferguson, she “is 2/3 done with her chemo treatments with 4 more big treatments ahead (two in July and August). Then hopefully healed and done. God gets all the glory.” Please continue to pray for pain relief, a complete healing and rest for her body and soul. We keep our HOPE in Christ! This is Melissa's Victory Verse: Jeremiah 29:11
  • Calvin Jin, friend of Glenda Flora, as he deals with a serious medical diagnosis, for the guidance and talent of his doctors and the loving support and faith of his family.
  • All our church and school families. We pray for our families whose members are on the front lines working in health care, law enforcement, public service, food industries / services, new media, financial institutions, construction, safety, sanitation and many more. We pray for our families who are worried about finances, and for our families who have health concerns.
  • Infection rates to slow and cease; that those who have been infected will heal quickly; that healthcare staff and first responders will be sustained as they carry this very heavy burden; that our churches, schools and preschools would be sustained and reliant on our loving God and His guidance; for courage and peace for our pastors, lay leaders, church and school administrators, faculties, and all church and school workers who are making difficult decisions, creating innovative solutions for continuing to reach people for the sake of the Gospel; for our federal, state and local leaders to seek God's will as they make important decisions and take actions against this disease; for God to bring many, many people to faith through this situation, and that His Church would be more effective than ever in sharing the Gospel with the lost and loving our neighbors.
How to Add Prayers:
We would be honored to pray for your loved ones and include
them in the weekly bulletin and also online in the Zion Buzz.
All prayer requests will be listed for a maximum of four weeks
and then rotate off the list. 
If continued prayers are needed, please send us an updated Prayer Request
by calling the Church Office at (714) 535-1169 or click on the
Submit Prayer Request button below:
Opportunity to Give Online
Zion encourages you to continue giving as best you can, now more than ever.
Because of your generosity, we are able to continue with our mission of "Sharing Christ, Changing Lives". Your tithes and offerings, are used to expand the reach of our ministries to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for your support!

For those of you that do not want to use online giving options, please feel free to mail your offerings to the Church Office at:
Zion Lutheran Church
222 N. East Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
Zion is Offering Communion @ Home Kits
Have You Missed Communion?
Zion Elders want to extend the opportunity to share in Holy Communion during social distancing.

We are hoping to do all we can by offering this resource for those that are unable to make it to church or just not ready to return to the church for physical worship and communion. We want you to remain safe and secure in every decision you make. 

In doing so, we would like to offer you with the opportunity for a home delivery kit of the Communion Elements, followed up by a call from a Zion Elder who will administer communion with you over the phone.
Once you're request form has been submitted you will receive a confirmation email from Google Forms. Zion will then contact you to set up a time to drive over and deliver the kit to your home.
Click here   to read all the details...
Are you in the Know?
The Church Office is currently closed to the public, but our dedicated team is still working and available to you.

CALLS:   We will respond.
Please leave a message for -
Church Office: 714-535-1169


Stay Connected and Download the Zion App
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on your iPhone or Android and at your finger tips have access to Church & School calendars, the ECEC & Lion's Tale Newsletters, Sports Schedule, and receive the latest news and updates through push notification!
Christ - Community - Connect
The Pacific Southwest District
puts out a weekly newsletter
every Thursday.
Click on the link below to enjoy this week's info:
On June 13, we were told by California Governor Newsom that churches in 31 California Counties (this includes all California Pacific Southwest District counties other than Mono and Inyo) need to stop INDOOR in-person worship immediately. Churches that are currently doing OUTDOOR worship can continue to do so. Please note that the Governor did not just single out houses of worship in this order. As of this writing we have not heard if Arizona and Nevada will follow suit.   Read President Gibson's Full Comments
Dont Forget!!!
Keep Zion's Pastoral Call Committee in Your Prayers
Eron Jacobson

Brad Heinecke

Brittany Ryan

Jennifer Giddens

Summer Portals of Prayer
If you are unable to attend church at this time or missed last week's distribution of the Portals of Prayer, please call or email the Church Office for a small or LARGE print copy of the Portals of Prayer, and we will be glad to mail one out to you.

Since we are unable to have our LWML meetings for awhile, we’d like to remind our ladies about their Mite boxes. We need to keep filling them so we can help pay off our district and national Mite projects. Please empty your boxes into the Big Mite Box located in the Narthex or contact Debbie Violette, LWML President.
LWML Mite Box
Helpful Resources for our Local Community
Need Assistance or Know Someone that Does?
Search  online  or call them. 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people find the local resources they need. Available for you 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
Zion's Thrift Shop has
slowly returned to normal business hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
from 10am - 4pm
Shop, Volunteer, and Donate to
the Zion Thrift Shop!

 Located at:
Only 2 short miles from Zion

OPEN:  Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CLOSED:  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Do your have extra time on your hands and looking for a way to give back? Come to the Zion Thrift Shop on Tuesdays & Wednesdays to help out! To schedule a time
  please contact Michele Brown
at 714-879-1147 or email
Hey Zion Youth!

We are meeting for Jr. High Youth Group on Wednesdays at 6pm on Zoom!
WHEN:  July 23, 2020 6:00 PM
We look forward to seeing you WEDNESDAY!!!  

Should you have any questions please call:

Saul Mejia @ 951-532-9845

Tracy Mejia @ 951-415-5301
A Message from our Principal...

Now - August 7th

Hours of Operation:
Monday — Friday
6:30am to 6:00pm

Zion summer day camp started this week and we still have room for your child! Interested in enrolling in Summer Day camp 
SDC Director  or call
714-535-3600 ext. 501

The Frida Cinema's have signed on to partner with Zion Lutheran Church & School for eight  more  Pop-Up Drive-In   screenings over the next few weeks! 
Check Out our NEW School Facebook & Instagram
Be sure to LIKE Zion Lutheran School's NEW Facebook page: Zion Lutheran School of Anaheim and follow them on Instagram @zionlionsanaheim
Click on the Links below to follow now:
Enrolling for next school year
2 year old - 8th Grade
First Day of School is August 17, 2020
  • Christ Centered education since 1939
  • WASC & NLSA Accredited
  • Affordable tuition with small class sizes (K-8th)
  • Pay-As-You-Use before & after school-age -care available from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  •  Experienced, Caring, Credentialed teachers
  • Music, Athletics, Arts, & Leadership
SCRIP will be sold ONLINE ONLY effective immediately...
SCRIP will no longer be sold from the Church Office

Due to the Covid-19 situation we will no longer be selling physical scrip from Zion's Church Office.
However you may still go online to
and use the enrollment code: 4B1BE5F912L3L
Should you have any questions or require assistance with ordering online please c ontact Linda Stewart at:
(714) 315-1738 for complete details on the Zion SCRIP Program.
Credit Card payment is available if you are signed up for Shop with Scrip or My Scrip Wallet. Click on the button below for instructions on how to sign up for online payments.