News from Mount Zion
January 8, 2021

We are over the top!

Our little thermometer is overflowing. We are over the top!

Over the top in both praise and thankfulness to the members of Mount Zion who so generously supported our Faith in Action: Beyond 2020 fundraiser to raise funds for a new roof and top our capital account.

As of December 31, the campaign has raised $76,300 in cash donations and pledges of ­­$5,310   for a total of $81,610.     


Council believed it was going to be a challenge to raise funds for a roof of a building that we are presently not occupying, but Mount Zion was up to the task.

The roof is to be installed in Spring 2021. A new roof and a vaccine, its going to be a good year.      Thank you.


Looking for Volunteers

Would you like to persue a hobby in Broadcasting? We are looking to expand our Mount Zion Technical Crew by adding persons who can help Livestream our Sunday morning Worship Services on You Tube and help administer Zoom meetings.


If you have some computer skills and are interested in audio/video production please consider this invitation.


We will provide training and it is a fun way for you to advance the goals of our church.


Bill Gastmeier and David Murison

This Week's Lessons    

Baptism of our Lord

Genesis 1:1-5

Psalm 29

Acts 19: 1-7

Mark 1:4-11

Chinese artist He Qi depicts the baptism of Jesus.

2020 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Information

I sm sure that it will come as no surprise that our Annual General Meeting will be held on Zoom this year.

It will be held on February 14 at 11:30 am. The link will be posted  on the website and in the newsletter a  closer to the date.

Although it will be different, it is no less importatn than in other years. We are working to make it an interesting experience.I hope that you will attend.

Also a reminder to those of yu who are writing reports, pls have them to Di by Sunday Jan 17.

In Our Prayers

.Let us continue to remember Margaret, David, Rosalie, Marjorie, Barb, Peter, George, Wilhelmina, and Betty  in our prayers, for wholeness and relief. Let us also pray for Bill and Karen Gastmeier and their family as they mourn the death of Bill’s brother Andrew and also the Glebe family mourning the death of Verna. Let us remember the various congregations as the prepare to celebrate in this very restricted and differen situation. for pastors and lay leaders and others orgainizing worship services virtually.

Let us continue to pray for everyone impacted by the pandemic and pray for fairness in its distribution.


Thank You

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Luther looking for Food Donations for Students

We are looking for food donations on- going at Luther. Each week Thursdays from 3-5pm we have students receive groceries free at Luther.  ( Over 60 people a week and growing)  If you have non perishable food such as breakfast food, peanut butter , juice, soup, tuna etc. we would be happy to get it out to the students. If you have food to donate it can be received at Luther (corner of Bricker and Albert Streets  at the chapel doors on Thursday from 3-5pm or arrange with Pastor Anne for another time

Thanks for supporting our students health and mental health!

Anne Anderson, Luther University College

Thank You

Bill and Karen Gastmier would like to thank all of for your notes and cards of condolences following the passing  of Bill's brother, Andrew. Your support was meaningful and appreciated.

Links for Worship and more

  • YouTube

Sundays 10 am Click on the logo to join the Live Stream Worship

(Recordings of the services are available)


Sundays 9:40 am Join members for a time of fellowship preceeding the service 

VESPERS    7:00 pm Monday - Thursday evenings
(Sign in any time after 6:30, Service starts at 7:00 pm)

MEN'S BREAKFAST   9:00 a.m. Thursday

MOUNT ZION ZOOM CAFE  10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays

Upcoming events

ongoing...Zoom Cafe, Wed 10 am

Feb 28 2021  Black History Month  Celebrations