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It was the beginning and the end for Pastor Ted and Jan Sunday, Sept. 20, as the Zearing Christian Church held a farewell service and potluck to wish them the best in their new life with the Fillmore Christian Church in Fillmore, Missouri, and ending nearly four and one-half years with the Zearing Christian Church.
After the potluck, members of the congregation and friends helped them load the moving van for the trip to Fillmore.
Bob C. wishes Jan and Ted the best during the farewell service.
Pastor Ted displays the sign Bob gave him in case he needed it for the trip to Fillmore.

There's always plenty of food at the church potlucks.
Pastor Ted Gives Resignation Notice
On the 15th of July Pastor Ted gave his resignation notice to the Elders and General Board.  This will be effective September 20th, 2009.
Jan and Ted will be moving to Savannah, Mo on the 21st of September where they will be serving Fillmore Christian Church in Fillmore, Missouri. 
They have been happy here at Zearing Christian Church these last four years but felt led by the Lord to take on a new ministry challenge.  "The Church here in Zearing has been very loving, caring and supportive during our ministry time", Ted told the board; plus,  "Many friends have been made within the Church and the community"  Further, he feels, "The Church has excellent leadership which will continue to guide Zearing Christian Church in future days." 
This is a change for both the Welch's, the Church here in Zearing  and Fillmore Christian Church.  Please pray for guidance during the next few weeks and months as this transition is made. 

Easter Morning Service
    The 10:30 a.m. Easter morning service at the Church was a blessing!  Both young and old; members and non-members were present as we sang and worshipped together.  It was wonderful to have so many young children along with their parents.  Yes, they made sound as children are accustomed to doing, but it was beautiful noise. 
    Following the service everyone departed to their homes to share in fellowship with friends and family. 
    We are fortunate to worship the Lord from whom all blessings come!

Jim ran the digital hymnal to provide the music
while others helped with the singing.

Early Easter Service
at Colonial Manor Nursing Home
    Twenty-one residents of Colonial Manor Nursing Home of Zearing and a number of Zearing Christian Church members gathered for an early service on Easter morning.
    Hymns of praise were sung by the group, Communion was shared by all and then Pastor Tommy C. brought a sermon on the risen Christ.  Following the service the nursing home activities director, Jennifer set up refreshments which were provided by the nursing home. Everyone enjoyed the service, fellowship and refreshments.

Cub Scouts Earn
Their God & Me Awards
     These 10 Cub Scouts on February 22, 2009  earned their God & Me Awards after several months of work with Pastor Ted W. on Sunday afternoon.
     This award is a shorter version of the Boy Scout God & Country award.  It taught the Cub's about God, prayer and having a personal relationship with Christ. 






Carlee was born on October the 8th, 2008. Her parents, Joel & Crystal presented her for Dedication on the 15th of March, 2009 during the worship service.
Present were Grandparents from both sides of the family along with Shelly the babies Godmother.  Also present were other family members and friends along with members of Zearing Christian Church.
Child dedication is an important time where both the Child is dedicated to the Lord and the parents, family and members of the Church accept their obligations to help nurture a child in the Christian faith.
May our God bless this precious little one!
Albert A. Krueger
Albert A. Krueger went home to be with the Lord on March 11th, 2009.  Albert was a dedicated member serving in our Church for over 50 years as Elder and Church Board member.
He will be greatly missed.  Please Pray for the Krueger family and his wife Hilma during this time. 


The Ambassadors from the Des Moines, Iowa area blessed our Church and guests with their Gospel Music on the 8th of March, 2009.  They are a wonderful group!!!
If you would like to have them sing at your Church on a freewill basis contact Marty Trepp at .
Following the concert our CWF women provided a luncheon for everyone.  Thank you ladies!!!


2008 Live Nativity
held by ZCC on December 13th.
We are thankful to everyone who helped to make this event a meaningful time.  From Bev Chance who organized it, to all those who brought food, worked outside or inside to those who set up and took down the manger.  A special note of thanks goes to David Buerckley (horse & llama) & Toni Stalzer (sheep) for sharing their animals for the evening.



Zearing Christian Church,  PO Box 201, 212 W. Main St

 Zearing, IA 50278 

Phone - 641-487-7349


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