Church News

Church News for October 13, 2019

If you wish to become a member, please contact Pastor Haberkost or the church office.

Today’s altar flowers given for Hogan Bretthauer’s 6th birthday; and for Phil & Alissa Maschke’s 24th anniversary.

Collection Box for October: SOCKTOBER! Please consider donating new men’s, women’s, and children’s socks in this month’s collection box to help those in need this winter season. The socks will be distributed to Haven of Rest, and our giving tree families in December. Thank you in advance for your continued support of those in need in our community!

Need prayer?  Stephen Ministers are available to pray with you! Please come to the left side of the altar after service for prayer.

Please pick up your financial statements in the Narthex for the first 3 quarters of the year. Are you on track with your giving?

Connect with your church family during a parenting Bible Study each Sunday in October. Come gain wisdom and encouragement for your parenting journey. Grandparents and parents of all ages are welcome. The class will be held in Rooms 3 and 4 during the 9:30-10:30 Sunday School hour. See Katie Krystowski with any questions.

Operation Homes Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser will be held at Prince of Peace on Sunday, Oct 27 from noon-2:30.   Tickets are $8 for adults, children under 10 are $6.  Tickets will be on sale October 20 after service or by contacting Kristin Ulm at

WFS (Women Flying Solo) will meet this Tuesday, October 15, at Buehler’s River Styx at 11:30am. Please contact Carolyn Dietsche if you can attend at 330-723-2884.

Our Book Group will discuss War Horse on Monday, November 4 at 5:30 in our church library. Bring your own dinner and discussion questions on this book as well as book suggestions for 2020. Everyone is invited. Check the signup sheet on the bulletin board. Questions? Call Linda Haberkost at 330-864-7197.

Saturday Morning Ladies Bible Study (Bibles & Biscotti) Update:  Monday, October 21st 6-7:30 p.m. we will meet at Christine Bretthauer's house, 1010 Sugarhouse Lane, for a social hour. Please join us for a time of fellowship as we prepare for another in-depth study in God's Word. We are changing the day and time of the study so more women can join us. Beginning November 18th, we will meet the third Monday evening of every month. We will start a workbook and video study of "Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted" by Priscilla Shirer. There will be a sign up in the Narthex for those who would like to commit to attending the seven Jonah sessions, and details about the workbook and time.

Our Fall Work Day: Saturday, October 26 We will work from 8am – 2pm. Please plan to bring a crock pot of chili or a pie to share for our meal. Sign up in the Narthex so we know who is working and who can bring food to share. If you can come for the whole day, or just an hour, your help will be greatly appreciated!

We are in need of a few good accompanists to help at our Saturday morning Samaritan services. December 28 is still lacking a musician. If you can play 3 hymns (of your choosing) please talk to Sandy Haberkost or Rich Proeschel. You can play whatever instrument is your talent… and bring some joy to the residents at Samaritan!

What is Christian Fellowship? Christian fellowship occurs when two or more Christians are in one another's company. The dictionary defines fellowship as "friendly association with others; companionship." Christian fellowship, then, involves friendly association with other Christians. It means you choose Christians to be your companions. THAT BEING SAID… we are still in need of that special someone who can be the Director of our Board of Fellowship. If you are interested…. Or would like to Co-Direct the Board… please talk to Pastor Haberkost.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at the corner of E. 30th and Prospect in downtown Cleveland will celebrate the Anniversary of the Reformation with a special service on Saturday, October 26th at 3pm. All are welcome. There is secure parking.