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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, Hordville,Grand Island, Marquette, Polk, Sutton 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.













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Christmas Program

Reminder … Christmas program practice on Sunday mornings.  The Preschool/Kindergarten class can go to their classroom, but all other kids need to just go directly to the church. 

LWML Christmas Stocking

The Purple Christmas Stocking Project is under way. Please consider placing a donation in the stocking to help an anonymous family in our community. "We consecrate to our Savior...our silver and our gold to extend His Kingdom".  

Shoe Box Christmas Gifts for Living Water Rescue Mission, York, Nebraska

Pack some Christmas spirit into a shoe box by filling it with various age appropriate items to give to families in need. Take a label from the tree and an age appropriate book and pack a shoe box size box with a variety of items. Wrap the box and attach the label. Bring it to church by Sunday, December 16. Thank you for spreading some Christmas cheer and more importantly, the love of Christ! (Some ideas are listed on a sheet.)

Mercy Meals - November 18, 2018

A huge thank-you to Zion for your support of the Mercy Meals Project this past Sunday afternoon!!  Forty memberships from Zion travelled to Grand Island to measure, weigh, and pack rice, soy, vegetables, and a vitamin supplement in bags of six meals each for hungry people all over the world.   A total of 800 volunteers packed 136,512 meals; 136% of the 100,000 meal goal!  Give to God the Glory for work accomplished as we join Jesus on His mission.

 Members of Zion Lutheran participated and helped assemble over 110,000 non perishable meals in about 5 hours for Mercy Meals of Nebraska and are now ready to ship abroad to assist with world famine.

Mercy Meals is a non-profit organization that allows volunteers to package nourishing food that will be distributed to children and families in need worldwide.  A partnership with Mercy Meals, Orphan Grain Train and Thrivent.


Food for the Poor

Food for the Poor wishes to Thank You for the welcome you extended to Pastor Walter Volz on our recent visit to your parish. On behalf of our brothers and sisters throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, we Thank You for your compassion and care. We are all blessed by and grateful for your generosity. In Christ, The Food for the Poor Family.

Adult Bible Class

Please join us as we read and study current articles in the Lutheran Witness and Lutheran Small Cathechism.  Everyone welcome and babysitting provided.


Congratulations to the Following: Jaylen Arndt, Jacey Klassen, & Kalea Wetjen Lincoln Journal Star All-State Volleyball Honorable Mention Team; Kelby Feddern (Concordia University Football, 3.01 GPA), Jamie Troester, & Madison Van Housen (Doane University Volleyball, 3.48 GPA) – 2017-2018 NAIA Scholar Team Award. For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0-grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade point average includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.

Congratulations to the Following:  Nick Hutsell and the Aurora Football Team (13-0) - #1 in the Final Class C1 Rankings in the Omaha World-Herald & Lincoln Journal Star; Ayden Brophy, Nick Hutsell, Levi Vinkenberg & the Aurora boys’ basketball team – #6 Class B in the Lincoln Journal Star preseason basketball ratings & #5 in the OWH; Dawson Ohrt, Kale Wetjen & the Heartland boys’ basketball team – Class D-1 Contender in the LJS preseason basketball ratings.


What does the Bible have to Say about Life Today?  What is grace?  What do we know about heaven?  How can I trust God more than anything?  How can I think about others more than myself?  What is the Law?  What is the Gospel?  Why does it matter?  Why should I go to church?  Are Baptism and Communion really that important?  If you or someone you know wants to understand what Lutherans believe about our heavenly Father’s love; our Savior’s presence with us in the past, present, and future; and the Holy Spirit’s power for daily living, than contact one of the Elders (Shane Dose – (402) 631-8965, tsdose@hamilton.net; Nathan Panko – (402) 762-5324, natepanko@hotmail.com, or Boyd Stuhr, Jr. – (402) 366-8608, stuhrville@stewireless.com) and let them know you’re interested in attending An Introduction to the Lutheran Faith.  

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.

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

Click Here for more informationhttp://www.zionhampton.com/endowment_committee

Ladies Aid

Meets Monthly - 2nd Thursday @ 9:30am
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Lutherans for Life


Meets Monthly - 3rd Tuesday -7pm  Click Here


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!

Regular Schedule
  • Children's Sunday School
    – 9:00 AM
  • Adult Bible Study
    – 9:00 AM
  • Morning Worship
    – 10:00 AM
  • East Park Villa Worship
    – 6:30 PM
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