Zion Lutheran Church, Waterville, Ohio, to celebrate Mission Sunday on October 23, 2016.
Zion will celebrate the 12th year of distributing awards from its Endowment Fund toward mission programs and capital improvement projects during both the 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship services on October 23, 2016. Representatives of 19 mission programs and five capital improvement projects have been invited to join in the acknowledgment and celebration of these gifts.
The guest speaker at both services will be the Rev. Daniel Beaudoin, who was installed on July 23, 2016, as the third Bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Prior to his installation, Bishop Beaudoin served as senior pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge from 2004. Also, he previously was pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Edon, Ohio, from 1996 to 2004. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and a Master of Arts in Medieval History degree from the University of Toledo.
This year the Endowment Fund is awarding $107,100 toward mission programs and $11,900 toward capital improvement projects at Zion. The Endowment Committee thanks all of Zion’s members who have embraced this program by submitting applications and participating in the voting process to help “Bring Mission to Life.” Please join us in celebrating these gifts that benefit our church, our community, and our global neighbors.