Outreach

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Bulletins for Online Worship
(YouTube: Search Zion Lutheran Church Portland CT):

November 28: First Sunday in Advent
November 21: Christ the King Sunday
November 14: 25th Day after Pentecost
November 7: All Saints Day
October 31: Reformation Sunday

April 4: Easter Sunday
December 24: Christmas Eve, Christmas Memorials

OUTREACH: The Zion Outreach newsletters are presented here in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can download it from the Adobe website. This free reader will allow you to open, view and print PDF documents.

Amazon Smile: Make your Amazon purchases through smile.amazon.com, choose Zion as your recipient charitable organization and Zion will receive a small portion of your purchase. All functions work as normal: your account, Amazon Prime (if you have it), etc. Additional details in the Outreach.

Zion’s Scrip Program: Consider purchasing gift cards through Zion’s Scrip Program. Pay face value for the card, and the retailer donates a percentage to Zion.  Forms are available at Zion. Or check the website: www.shopwithscrip.com Zion’s SCRIP enrollment code is 29839C4217775.  Or contact Rick Borg for details.

Special crafted for you: greeting card fundraiser. Birthday, graduation, get well, sympathy, thank you and thinking of you. Special requests are no problem!

The Altar Guild will arrange to have flowers on the altar in memory of a loved one or in honor of an occasion. Call the church.

Grace Guild is collecting can top tabs (all kinds: soda, beer, cat & dog food, fruit, etc.) for the Ronald McDonald House; and Campbell soup UPC codes and lids (see Outreach for details) for the Cromwell Children’s Home. For the time being, the Food Bank is not collecting used coats.

Camp Calumet registration forms are available on the table outside the church office or at www.calumet.org

Drivers needed for St. Luke’s Eldercare, 860-347-5661

The Food Bank is collecting food donations at St. Mary’s Church, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are currently not taking any food at the Food bank itself, and they are not taking donated clothing at all. Please help, if you can.

Good Will:  If you are donating items to Goodwill, please consider adding a Good Neighbor Donation Card when you drop them off. The Good Neighbor Donation Card will give credit to St. Vincent DePaul’s in Middletown. St. Vincent’s will be able to give vouchers to people in need to redeem for merchandise at Goodwill Retail Stores.  You can get a card from Donna Berndtson 860-342-3804

Word in Season Daily Devotions available in the red box outside near the office.

Sunny Hill Preschool Registration: Sunny Hill Preschool is accepting registrations for three and four year olds. Call the church for registration details. E-mail the Preschool at: sunnyhillpreschool.ct@gmail.com Sunny Hill welcomes volunteers; 860-342-2860, x12. Please, leave a message.

Sunny Hill Preschool is also in need of two volunteers for its Advisory Board, as well as a Treasurer. SHP is an important outreach of Zion. If you are interested in helping, please contact Kathy Richards, Barbara Helming or Rick Borg.