Stewardship Appeal for 2020
“What shall I return to the Lord for all
the Lord’s bounty to me?”
(Psalm 116:12)

From the beginning, Zion members have invested themselves in this faith community. From the sweat equity invested in the church building to the time and money invested in ministries of service, education, and worship, these past investments have brought rich returns that we celebrate today! 


Looking around Zion, we see a vibrant church family where neighbors care for neighbors. We see a caring community that nurtures the faith of our youth and children. We see a faithful church that trusts God to provide as we are fed and nourished through worship and the sacraments. We see an invested community, preaching the gospel in both word and deed. 


In recent years, Zion has invited our members to make an intentional, annual commitment of financial support for our common ministry. These investments have made it possible to maintain our ministry and enhance it in meaningful ways. We need you, and your commitment to stay invested, as we move forward in God's ministry together! These three Invested Appeal videos celebrate how our stewardship investments have supported Zion's ministry over the last year. 


We invite you to invest yourself in what God is doing in and through this congregation!

Appeal Goals 
  1. Intent Cards received from 125 Zion families

  2. TEN new eGiving participants

  3. Increased General Offerings of $18,000 ($346 per week)

  4. Increased Building Fund Offerings of $5,000 ($96 per week)

Ministry Goals for 2020

Increased offerings will be used for the following purposes:

Invest in Ministry Growth ($4,000)

  • Establish new outreach partnerships

  • Sustain financial support for our Youth Ministry Coordinator

  • Provide financial support for youth participating in the 2020 Summer Youth Trip.

  • Sustain our level of Mission Support for ministry in the wider church

Invest in our Facility ($6,000)

  • Tuckpointing and brick repairs.

  • Establish a designated Roof Fund in anticipation of roof replacement in 2023

Invest in On-Going Ministries ($8,000)

  • Build a cash reserve

  • Keep up with rising costs of insurance, office supplies, program curriculum, and utilities

Reduce indebtedness

  • Reduce dependence on rotating Line of Credit

  • Make additional payments toward mortgage principal


Sunday worship has resumed in the Sanctuary at 9am and is streamed on our Facebook page.


Please click on "Coronavirus Updates" for further details and guidelines for Zion activities.  

Summer Hours:

Monday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Tuesday: 8:00am-noon

Wednesday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Closed Fridays



211 E. Robinson Street

P.O. Box 236

Lake Crystal, MN 56055

Tel: 507-726-2849

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