Zion's  Events


 Annual Ham Dinner


Featuring our delicious-traditional German-style, home-made and home-baked dinner:

includes Ham, potato salad, coleslaw, fixings, dessert, bread, and tea.


JOIN US THE FIRST SUNDAY IN OCTOBER

Bring the entire family. 

JOIN us for worship @ 10 am … then stay ALL day

Chairpersons: Bill Bippert & Cheri Boucher


Zion Lutheran Church was founded in 1852 and the Annual Ham Dinner has taken place for many, many of those years.This event has been known as the Fall Festival, the October Festival, and now the Ham Dinner Sunday. 


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It's a very busy time for the congregation, but also very exciting. The Congregation works together to put the event into action. It takes many, many hands to get the work done, many hours, and great fellowship occurs.


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The ham served for our Ham Dinner is purchased from local suppliers. Dinners are sold for dining at the grounds or packed to-go. A convenient drive-through pickup has become very popular. Numerous home-made baked goods are included in the meal.


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 A SILENT AUCTION takes place throughout the day.

 Many great items up for bid.


 Some members bake special family recipes and donate them for the silent auction. Many congregational members donate handcrafted items for the silent auction.


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 Quilt Raffle tickets are available. Two Quilts are handmade by our Zion Quilters.


 Raffle Items: Zion receives over 30 donated items from local area businesses.


Various Children's activities are available for young children throughout the afternoon.

 

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A percentage of funds raised from the sale of Ham Dinner plates and rummage sale are donated to charities, as well as the donation of rummage sale items.

 

Some non-profit groups that Zion has donated to in past years include:

 

Big Springs & South Texas Children's Homes, local Hospice center, Castroville Library, TRTA, Uvalde HS Health Science Program, MV School Nurses, Harvey Refugees, Woman's shelter, Medina County Food Pantry, Military Prom exchange, and many more...


A RUMMAGE SALE  is organized in conjunction with the Ham Dinner.

This has become our largest annual fund-raising event.

Donations will be accepted from June to September.


Organizing, pricing, and sorting begins in July and August. The sale takes place on the day of the Ham dinner, the weekend before and weekend after ham dinner.


Any remaining items are donated to several selected charities: children's homes, libraries, police department, other churches, and other  organizations. Anyone may contribute by bringing donations during the designated months, helping organize and price items, or simply just stopping by to shop!!!


Upcoming Events


  • Rummage Sale coming in October 2018, in conjunction with Ham Dinner.
  • Youth Camp
  • Vacation Bible (VBS)
  • Potluck Lunches
  • Advent  Dinners
  • Lenten Dinners
  • Christmas Events
  • Easter Celebrations
  • Safety Training


Social & Recreational Events happening at Zion

 


Mrs. Irene Bendele bakes her legendary "Honey Bars"

for Annual Auction

October 2017


"well done, Irenee"



Zion's Calendar of Events