ZED Talks



Fireside Room

Zumbro’s Adult Forum stimulates the mind, engages the heart, and challenges people to grow in their understanding of important topics in our lives and the life of faith.

Watch past Adult Forums online here.

February 3 – Findings from the Building Focus Groups and Next Steps

Thanks to more than 200 people participating in focus groups last month, the Building Leadership Team has a clearer direction and is preparing for the next phase of congregational input. Building Leadership Team leaders will share the findings of the focus groups, a refined set of elements for a potential building renovation and discuss how these changes to the building can enhance our ministry as a congregation.

February 10:  No ZED Talk

Zumbro’s Annual Meeting will take place in the Sanctuary at 9:20am.

February 17: Stories from Iambi Hospital, Tanzania

The Zumbro Tanzania team is just back from Iambi. They were able to deliver 200 new born kits and spend important time working alongside our brothers and sisters at Iambi Lutheran Hospital. The team will share stories and ways our partnership continues to grow and evolve as we deepen our relationship and serve God’s people together.

February 24: The Promised Land From Moses to MLK:  How Visiting Biblical Sites Inspires Our Reading of the Bible

Whether it is standing on the Mount of Olives where Jesus stood overlooking Jerusalem, or Mount Nebo looking across the Jordan River, or walking along the Sea of Galilee, visitors and pilgrims often remark that they will never read the Bible the same way again.  How does visiting a place enlighten the reading of the text?  This presentation will be more than a travelogue.  It will engage the physical world of the Bible with the literary world of the biblical texts. We will look at Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Galilee, Caesarea Maritima and Caesarea Philippi, Megiddo (Armageddon), the Mount of Olives and Mt. Nebo to name a few.

Dr. Phil and Dr. Ruth have led two pilgrimages to the Holy Land. And four tours to the cities of Paul.  They are planning to go again to the Holy Land in May-June 2020. Dr. Phil has a Ph.D. in New Testament and Biblical Studies and teaches at Augsburg University.  Dr. Ruth is in General Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic.