March 22, 2020

Members of Zion,

During this time of uncertainty in our nation and world please remember we are not the ones in control, and that the Lord will provide and protect us in the way he sees fit just as he has promised.

Please remember that even though we are not meeting as a congregation we still continue to have expenses.  We as a church council are cognizant of the situation and will be reviewing ways to reduce expenses that we can as we continue to await the ability to worship together again.  We ask that you continue with your donations to the best of your abilities.  Please mail your contribution envelope in an envelope addressed to Zion and your offering will be credited to your number for tax purposes, see address listed below.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

509 South 11th ST

Olivia, MN 56277

You may also be wondering how your Little Lambs facility is doing in these uncertain times.  We as a board have met numerous times in the last 3 weeks to discuss the situation.  We granted the parents sick days that did not count against their allocated days from March 17-27.  We did see drop in attendance which will affect or revenue stream.  We enacted a policy to begin March 30 that will help the parents who are laid off to secure their spot at Little Lambs but still keep a small amount of revenue coming our way.  We have also reduced staffing accordingly as we have dropped attendance.  Please keep Little Lambs and the health of our staff in your prayers as this is a vital mission as well a vital service being offered to the community.

We extended a call to Miss Louisa Kahrs on March 19 please pray that she accepts the call to serve as a teacher at Little Lambs. If anybody has questions or concerns as how Little Lambs is operating in these challenging times please feel free to contact myself at 320-522-0004 or Pastor for more information.

God’s Blessing,

Bill Luepke, Financial Secretary