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For Many Years, Oh God of Grace!

"The purpose of this congregation is to share the true Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, throughout our membership, our communities and the world."  

        

Zion is....a congregation of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.  The LCMS was chartered in 1847 and Zion joined Synod in 1880. 

Zion was chartered in 1873 and is one of the oldest continuous congregations of the LCMS between here and the west coast.

Zion is....a Christ centered, Bible believing congregation.  Based on the tenets of the Lutheran Reformation - Grace Alone, Faith Alone and Scripture Alone - Zion's focus is always the blood that Christ has shed for us.                                          

Zion is....a congregation committed to Christian education and youth.  Even before having their first pastor, classes were being held in a sod cabin. 

Zion is....a rural congregation with great diversity.  Locally, Zion draws members from Aurora, Bradshaw, Hampton, Henderson, Grand Island, Marquette, Polk and York.  The diversity of the congregation is reflected in the occupational pursuits of Zion's members.

Zion is....a mission minded church having shared members to start Immanuel, Polk: Salem and St. Peter, Hampton; and having helped St. Paul, Central City.  Mission starts were considered in Bradshaw and Sutton.  Currently Zion is sponsoring a preaching station in Aurora.  Mission groups at Zion have been active in Gospel outreach and support as well as social ministry.

                                       

ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE UNALTERED AUGSBURG CONFESSION 1873-2016

SPANNING THREE CENTURIES IN MISSION AND MINISTRY

 

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Announcements 

Lutheran Schools Fundraising Event

We invite all area churches to attend a fundraising meal for Hampton Lutheran School and Heartland Lutheran High School on Sunday October 22nd @ 11:30am. This will be held at the Hampton City Auditorium located at 127 B Street in Hampton. Come and meet some of the staff and students of these schools and enjoy great fellowship. Good will donations would be greatly appreciated.


Children's Bibles

Because of the most generous response to Bibles for our students, ALL students in grades 1-6  received a Bible during the worship service on Sept. 10.  The members of Zion Congregation want to “Spread the Word” by insuring that all youth are equipped with the WORD! Thank you for your support of this LWML and Thrivent Action Grant project. 


Reformation 500 year Anniversary Celebration

 The Endowment Committee is pleased to announce it has received a Thrivent Grant which allows them to provide the Bratwurst and German wieners to those attending the meal and fundraising activity on November 5.  Thank you to all who have already signed up to bring some German dishes for us to enjoy.  The three sign-up sheets (main dish, breads, desserts) can be located under the mailboxes.   Recipes are provided in the envelopes attached!  If you are not comfortable trying to prepare a German delicacy, all food items are welcome - including "kid friendly"

items.  This is a great opportunity for all members of Zion and surrounding churches to experience the food from our German heritage and to be able to celebrate the anniversary of Reformation!  We hope you can all attend!

 We have asked Pastor Feddern to be our guest speaker.  He will cover Zion's German heritage history as well as the history of the Reformation.The Zion Lutheran Church Endowment Fund was established to allow for lifetime donations to the fund to perpetuate our ministry and outreach.  Gifts given to any of the designated categories will be kept in the fund as a "forever gift" and income from those funds can be used for the item selected.  More information on the various funds can be found on our website: http://www.zionhampton.com/page/endowment_committee.   Donations received in cash on the 5th, unless designated for a specific purpose, will be deposited into the Building and Grounds Fund for our use in the future.   As we look forward to Reformation and our celebration here at Zion, it is fitting that we look at the Reformation also as a "forever gift" to Lutheran churches everywhere.  Dinner will be served after church on the 5th around 11:30, Pastor Feddern will lead us in a "Reformation History" at 12:30 pm.  If you know of someone that would love to come we plan to serve until 1:30 pm.  We hope all of you will join us!!


Benefit for Kirk/Sharon Goertzen

Please join us for a Waffle Bar at the Hampton City Auditorium, 127 B St, on Sunday, November 12 from 11:00-1:00. There will be a free will offering to assist with expenses related to Kirk's battle with cancer. 


Adult Bible Class

Heresies and false teachings have plagued the Christian Church from her earliest days, but few realize how these false teachings still impact the Church today.  Join us at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings as we continue "One Truth, Many Lies," a Bible study that explores these significant false truths in the history of the Church and expose them to the truth of the Scriptures, following the three-part pattern of the Apostle's Creed:  (1) Who God is and what He has said, (2) The two natures of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and (3) The work of the Holy Spirit, the gift of salvation, the ministry of the Church, and the resurrection from the dead.  Participants will be equipped with the tools necessary to expose false teachings and remain faithful to God's Word.


Men's Bible Breakfast Study

 Join us as we study the Courageous Fathers of the Bible, which examines the lives of 12 real men in the Bible, the work of Christian fatherhood, and the challenges and victories these 12 men faced as they relied on God's grace.  The fathers that will be discussed include Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Job, Solomon, Joseph, Jairus, the Official, and the prodigal son's father.  We will meet every other Tuesday.  Please check calendar for updates.


Meals for Moms

The LWML is sponsoring a new caring ministry, Meals for Moms.  This ministry would provide frozen meals to families with newborns. We are asking members of the congregation to help us in this endeavor.  If you would be interested in helping provide a meal for a family, please add your name to the sign up sheet in the entry of the church or respond to Zion’s eNews. When there is a new baby, a member of the LWML will contact 5-10 of the volunteers to make a freezer meal...this would be a main dish but could also be dessert, bread...things that could be put in the freezer. (in disposable containers) Calls would be made on a rotating basis. We thank you in advance for your willingness to help! If you have any questions, contact Loa Winter or Kathy Gloystein.

 

Hampton Lutheran School


East Park Villa Worship

PLEASE NOTE.....A rotation schedule has been set up for Worship services at East Park Villa.  Pastor Gruber, St. Peter, Hampton and Pastor McReynolds, St. Paul, Central City/Cross of Christ, Aurora will be leading Worship.  Service time is 6:30 pm, in the 3rd floor commons area and this evening service is open to the public so if you miss in the morning at Zion you can catch Worship in the evening at East Park. 
 


Endowment Committee


Ladies Aid

Meets Monthly - 2nd Thursday @ 9:30am
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LLL


Lutherans for Life


LWML

Meets Monthly - 3rd Tuesday -7pm  Click Here


NEXT BEST THING

If the handicapped parking is full the next best thing is available on the south side of the church for access through the south door.  Except for loading/unloading, please keep the main lane open as a "fire" lane.  Thanks!


Reformation Celebration

The Zion Lutheran Church Endowment Committee is hard at work planning for their fall fundraiser and Reformation Celebration to be held Nov. 5, Sunday, starting at 11:30 am in the Parish Hall.    While we are asking primarily for potluck dinner  items to be "German Authentic", we know that not everyone is comfortable preparing German dishes so we are trying to make things a bit easier for everyone involved.  The Committee has prepared a sign-up sheet which can be found in the church entryway. We have already identified dishes that will be prepared by the Committee members and also volunteers from the church.  We also have recipes available for review and pick up if you want to try something new!  On the sign-up sheet we have included an "other" category for anything that members would like to volunteer to bring for the dinner.  We are very excited about the opportunity to come together not only to support the Endowment Fund, but also to celebrate our 500 year Reformation!  Please join us for this once in a lifetime event. 

 

If you have questions don't hesitate to contact one of the endowment committee members: 

Nancy Eberle, Judy Werth, Rick Schwenk or Dan Zierott.

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WED
HLS Chapel
8:30 AM
@ St. Peter
Confirmation Prep
7:00 PM
5th-6th grade
OCT

26

THU
Ladies Bible Study
7:00 AM
@ Hampton Lutheran School
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TUE
Men's Bible Breakfast Study
7:00 AM
@ Bulldog Roadhouse in Bradshaw
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WED
HLS Chapel
8:30 AM
@ St. Peter
Confirmation Prep
7:00 PM
5th-6th grade
NOV

02

THU
Ladies Bible Study
7:00 AM
@ Hampton Lutheran School
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