You Are Welcome Here

Thank you for sharing a little bit of your time with us.  I hope that you have felt welcomed in this place, and that your spirit has been fed.  You are a child of God, and I want to make sure you hear that clearly in this place. 

Please feel free to call, drop by the office, or send an e-mail if you have any questions, you need to talk, or are just curious about who we are at Zion Lutheran, and who I am as a pastor. 

I am always up for a cup of coffee, and a chat!

Living in God's Amazing Grace,

Pastor John

 

Vision Statement: 

Using Our Gifts Together and Sharing God’s Grace.

 

Sunday Service

We worship on Sunday Mornings at 10:00 am with a fellowship time following.  This is a great time to connect with folks from the church. We celebrate the Lord's Supper every Sunday.  All are welcome to this meal.  If you ask, “Do they mean me?” Yes, we mean you!  If needed, grape juice is served, and we have gluten-free wafers. 

 

Handicap Accessible

An elevator is located in the hallway of the educational building.  Parking spaces for the disabled are located immediately outside the narthex, or gathering area.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8:00AM- 1:00PM.

 

Social Activities

We have a women's group that meets regularly, and a variety of bible studies, book groups, as well as our fellowship hour following church.  Throughout the year, we get together to eat, have fun, and celebrate God’s Grace! Ask Pastor John about other activities that are happening at this time. 

 

Music Ministry

Music is a very important part of Zion’s worship.  We are always looking for guitarists, singers, and other gifted in the music ministry.  We have an active Choir September to May, and it is open to all.  Interested? Talk to our Minister of Music, Jerry Skeels.

 

Sunday School

During the school year, we offer Adult education, an hour before service, and children’s sunday school which is held during the service.  Children are invited to class after the children's sermon, and often return before communion, during the sharing of the peace.

 

Social Action

Through the year our congregation has a social action emphasis, which includes local needs as well as the church at large.  We take part in many ELCA mission requests, such as raising money to help create wells for access to clean water in Africa.  Also, at the end of each month, on the last Friday of the month, we hold, “Amazing Meals,” which is a meal for anyone in need. 

 

What's a Lutheran?

Great question!!  A Lutheran is a Christian who belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ along with other believers who profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  Lutheran Christianity was started in the 15th century by a German monk named Martin Luther.  Martin Luther’s Biblical insight was that “we are justified by grace through faith.”  Rather than proving ourselves by what we do, who we are, or what we own, God’s loving grace is unconditional.  Also watch for a class called, “Lutheranism 101,” which will go more in depth about what it means to be a Lutheran Christian. 

 

Zion's History

In the 1890’s, a group of Christians of German Lutheran descent formed this community of faith, which became officially Zion Lutheran, in 1894.  The present church building was built in the 1920’s.  The educational wing was built in the late 1950’s.  Zion Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.