October 27, 2023

Hot Lunch – 11/1 – Pizza, salad and dessert-$5 

Hot lunch is served every Wednesday for grades K-8. While the hot lunch coordinator, Jamie Collyard, serves most lunches throughout the year, she always welcomes parent volunteers to either help with the lunch or sign up to prepare and serve a hot lunch themselves. If you are interested one way or the other, please contact Jamie at jcollyard@gmail.com


Upcoming Events in October and November

10/29- Special Reformation Service at Lord of Life 3:00pm

11/5- All School Concert Day at Church 8:00 and 10:30am services with brunch between

11/8- Picture Retake day (Information will come to you next week)

11/10- Grades 3-8 Social Studies Fair Project viewing at Zion after school (3:30-4:15)

11/11- Grades 3-8 Social Studies Fair at RMLHS 9:00- noon

11/20-11/24- No School, Thanksgiving Break


At Zion’s Voters’ meeting, we issued a Divine Call to Mr. Monday to be Zion’s next principal. For the first three years of Mr. Monday’s ministry here at Zion, he has been training under Mr. Schaefer in our synod’s “Principal Training Program.” The goal of that program is that, after 3 years of training, the teacher is ready to become a principal. Mr. Schaefer, after many faithful years as our principal, will remain on staff as a teacher and administrative assistant. This new arrangement of duties will begin next school year.  Mr. Monday and Mr. Schaefer will continue to teach the same grades they have in the past.  God bless the work we continue to do together in his name!

Zion’s All School Concert Day will be on Sunday, November 5. There will be singing (All students and Junior Choir) and Melody Chimes will be ringing in our 8:00 and 10:30am services. Students will sit with their parents and be called to the front as the time for their group to sing arrives in the service.  There is much excitement to have this opportunity to praise our Savior God in a Sunday service!  Every student is needed for this service.  No time for breakfast? No worries! There will be a brunch for all in our fellowship hall between the services.  

There is a special Reformation Worship Service planned for the area WELS churches this Sunday, October 29.  It will be held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church- 12021 Northhaven Circle, Thornton, CO. Children from our school and congregation are invited to join in with children from the other churches to sing the Reformation Song.  We have worked on that song this last week in school.  Students will practice before the service at 2:30pm and will be allowed to use sheet music to sing.  The service begins at 3:00pm and will be followed by  light refreshments. Join in celebrating the Gospel being brought to light for all people once again!

The new school year of Zion Lutheran Pioneers is beginning. The  first meeting will be on Monday, November 6, beginning at 6:00pm and ending at 7:30pm.  This year there will be many new and exciting activities planned that will work with the two major events…..2024 Pinewood Derby and Summer 2024 Pioneer Camping Trip. If your student is interested in participating or if you have any questions about the program, please contact  Eric Schaller at eric3995@hotmail.com or 970-209-3130.

Did you know that you can access the Friday memo on our website? Go to www.zionschooldenver.org and click the resources tab, scroll down to the bottom right of the page. Click on any memo to take you to the current memo for the week.  All memos are archived there in one convenient location. 

For our First Semester Mission Offering we have chosen to support our mission congregation, Foundation Lutheran Church in Peyton, (a suburb of Colorado Springs) CO.  Our mission offering today was $107.00 and the total is $356.41.  Thank you for your support of this project!  We thank Pastor Steven Prahl, Foundation’s pastor, for leading our chapel last week and sharing information about the mission with us.

A  link on Parenting topics for you to explore each week comes from our WELS magazine- Forward in Christ.  Please check it out.  There will be a variety of material including articles and podcasts.  Here is this week’s link about, “Extracurricular Activities,” https://forwardinchrist.net/episode-09/

Family Devotion Time is such a blessing not only for children , but also parents.  Here is a link to family devotions that are published 3 times a week.  On this page, you can also choose to have them delivered to your email account.  (This can be a great reminder for doing these on a regular basis.)  May God bless your time spent in devotions together!  



Star of the Week: (10/30-11/3)

Aidan Adkins

Preschoolers are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes on Tuesday, October 31st! If your child attends a full-day session that day, please consider packing an extra set of clothes to change into just in case. Thanks!

Please note that Picture Retake Day has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 8th!

Please check out my website for more information!

Mrs. Monday- https://sites.google.com/mlc-wels.edu/zion-lutheran-preschool/home



Monday 10/30 – Benjamin

Tuesday 10/31 – Parker

Wednesday 11/1 – Raelynn (Zero the Hero)

Thursday 11/2 – Austin

Friday 11/3 – Nova (Happy 6th Birthday)

Happy 6th birthday to Nova on November 4th!!!!

Please see the website for more information.

Mrs. Hoover-  https://sites.google.com/zion-den.com/mrs-hoovers-classroom/home


Note: There is a Memory Treasure to be recited on Fridays for the remainder of the school year.  Thanks!

Pumpkin project time is here!  Our annual turn-a-pumpkin-into-a-book-character project will begin next week.  They will be displayed in the fellowship hall during the week that the 3rd-8th graders will be getting ready to present their social studies projects. (Nov. 8-12)  Information about our pumpkin project, including a foam pumpkin, will be in your child’s backpack next Monday, October 30.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!

Mrs. Merklingerhttps://sites.google.com/zion-den.com/mrsmerklingersclassroom/home


Mr. Monday- https://sites.google.com/mlc-wels.edu/zion-lutheran-school-3-4-5?usp=sharing 

Vicar Husi https://sites.google.com/zion-den.com/5-6christlightandcatechism/schedule


Mr. Schaefer https://sites.google.com/zion-den.com/mrschaefer6-8site/home