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News

Pilgrimage to Iambi Hospital

by Pastor Lisa Kipp This month a team of six from Zumbro will set forth on our congregation’s annual pilgrimage to visit our mission partners at Iambi Lutheran Hospital in central Tanzania. Each member of this group was a part of our visiting team last year and will be returning with specific roles to fill…

Another Bazaar Success

On Saturday, Dec. 1, 2019, we once again joined together as a congregation to present a traditional event to the greater Rochester community. Organized by the Zumbro Women of the ELCA (ZWELCA), but supported by volunteers from the entire congregation, our day of honoring our Scandinavian traditions, and celebrating as a faith community is now…

Christmas Bazaar

Zumbro Lutheran will be soon be filled with the sights, sounds, and tastes of the holidays! Plan to attend the annual Christmas Bazaar! This cherished event is usually held on the first Saturday in December. Events will be held between 9am-2pm, including a meatball luncheon, lefse sales, coffee house, family activities, and sales (attic treasures,…

A Vision for 2019 and Beyond

We are having a congregational visioning event on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9-11am. We’re calling it “A Vision for 2019 and Beyond.” I hope you will make every effort to be there. For the last few months, the building mission and visioning teams, along with the church council and program staff, have been exploring Zumbro’s…

The Impact of Short-Term Mission Trips

For years Zumbro has been sending youth and adults out into the world on short-term mission trips. What kind of impact do these trips have on participants and those being served? And is it all good? Come to hear what Pastor Lisa learned from her research, including information gleaned from an extensive survey responded to…

Ordination of Madison (Lenz) Chelberg

At 2pm on Saturday, Sept. 15, we will celebrate Zumbro member Madison Chelberg’s call to the ministry of Word and Sacrament. You can watch and participate in the celebration worship here!     httpss://youtu.be/agBabGBuRk4

Lessons Learned from a Month in Tanzania

Earlier this summer Pastor Lisa spent one month of her sabbatical traveling around Tanzania and visiting our mission partners at Iambi Lutheran Hospital. At September 9th’s ZED Talks, she shared lessons learned from her time in Africa. She also shared updates about the exciting ways God is at work at Iambi Lutheran Hospital.

Sermon Series: Back to the Basics

September 9-October 17 As we head into the fall, we plan to take a deeper look at the basics of our faith. In our fast-paced world, with information coming at us from every direction, it can be easy to lose sight of what it is we believe and why it’s important for our identity and…

Missional Assessment Profile (MAP) Results and Next Steps

A Letter to the Congregation from Pastor Vern Christopherson A big thank you to all who took part in the Missional Assessment Profile (MAP). The assessment was administered by Tom Jolivette of Kairos and Associates. We had 419 respondents. Of those respondents, almost three-fourths had been at Zumbro 10 years or longer. And close to…

Proposed Constitution Changes

During the annual meeting (February 4 at 9:15am), Zumbro’s voting members will be asked to approve changes to Zumbro Lutheran Church’s Constitution. This action is needed because of additions to the Model Constitution for Congregations of the ELCA made by the churchwide assembly in 2016. Copies of our constitution with those changes are available here. If you…

2017 Mission Trip Video

  Read their blog posts from the trips: Middle School: Lake Traverse, South Dakota High School: Montego Bay, Jamaica