Updates are available here, on Facebook, and on Zion's app in response to COVID-19

march 22, 2020

March 20, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, all in-church activities have been postponed/cancelled and which includes our regular worship times until further notice.

All are welcome to attend our online worship through Facebook Live on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am and Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm.

If you are not able to watch it live it will remain on our Facebook page.

Here are other ways you may watch the worship services (available a few hours after worship):

· The worship services will also be available on our YouTube channel. If you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you will receive a notification new content is added.

· If we have your email address, an email will be sent out with a link for the worship service video.

· Watch on our right here on our website

· Watch on our app

We will be sending emails and notifications as things change. If you need anything, please let us know.

Blessings to you all,

Zion Staff

March 19, 2020

Join Chris tonight at 6:30 for our first Facebook Live Virtual Church School Lesson, "God Sees You." Chris has an awesome lesson with a great family activity. If you have friends and family who are not Zion members but could use an activity to do with their children, please share this info with them. During this time, we all need to be reminded that God Sees You.

If you would like a copy of the lesson plan, click HERE.

March 18, 2020

March 17, 2020

You can also stay connected with Zion through

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zionlutheranminot/

OR download the free Zion app available on the App Store or on Google Play – search for "Zion Lutheran Minot"

Dear Zion Families:

Due to the unknown scope and spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), we are taking a proactive approach in mitigating the risk to the members and visitors of Zion Lutheran Church. We have decided to make interim changes to the way we gather and worship at Zion. In following the lead of Minot Public Schools, we are cancelling church school until further notice. The CDC is recommending no large gatherings, so with deliberation and contemplation, we have decided to not hold church services in person. We are planning to continue worship via streaming on the internet and more information on that will follow. The health and safety of our members is of the utmost importance and these decisions were not made in haste, but rather in thoughtful prayer and consideration. If you are in need of pastoral care please contact the church by phone. Also, please check our website for resources and updates. I pray this finds each of you healthy and well! May we listen to Jesus' calling as we care for our neighbors and ourselves in these times of great uncertainty.

God's Blessings,

Kristi Burgess, President

Dear Zion members and visitors,

As we're sure you are aware at the time of this letter, there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Ward County. At Zion we take the health and welfare of our church family seriously. We are making some adjustments to elements of our weekend services, but at this point, we are not canceling services. We understand that the uncertainty of the Corona Virus is creating anxiety in our workplace, schools and day to day activities. We do not respond out of fear but rather out of love and care for the safety and well-being for the community. Please be mindful of the guidance from the State Health Department that if you have any symptoms or flu like symptoms, if you have a compromised immune system, or are in the at-risk age group (60+) take necessary precautions and avoid group gatherings.

In Psalm 46, we are reminded that it is God who is our refuge and strength, and our ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, let us not fear, but with confidence use this opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus through our prayers and our care for others.

I encourage you to watch Bishop Eaton's message regarding the COVID-19.

In Christ,

Pastor Natasha Woitzel-Kolles