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"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.
WITH A MESSAGE
Founders Day at Zion (10-27-1872), Zion received her charter the following year!
Lord, You have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
For many years, O God of grace,
This church has been your dwelling place
And we your congregation.
Oh Christ, our precious cornerstone,
Our faith is built, and Christ alone
Is still our one foundation.
This day We pray:
"Let us greet you, Lord, and meet you
Here with singing,
All our praises to you bringing."
Here children have been born anew
As manifold as morning dew,
Their vows to you confessing.
Here many found a table spread,
They ate Christ’s body with the bread
And drank the cup of blessing.
This day We pray:
"Let none falter At you altar.
We adore you,
Gladly worship here before you."
Here when the marriage vows were made,
Both bride and groom besought your aid,
Your love their own transcending.
Here mourners, with their troubled hearts,
Have found the peace your Word imparts,
The joy that has no ending.
This day We pray:
"May the story of your glory
Be a song of grace abounding!"
The LWML (Lutheran Women Missionary League) is sponsoring Shoe Box Christmas gifts for Grace Children’s Home in Henderson and Living Water Rescue Mission in York. A tree is set up in the entry of the church with 100 “label ornaments”. Please take one of these and fill a shoebox with Christmas gifts for that age/sex. There are handouts that give complete details for the project. Note that there are also Christmas books available for each age group. Be sure to take one and add it to your shoe box(es)! This is a good project for families, Sunday school classes, individuals! Boxes are to be completed by Sunday, Dec. 11. We would love to fill all 100 boxes! (Or even more!) “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen” Ephesians 3:20-21
With Pastor Cooper’s retirement, there won’t always be someone in the office at Zion. If you have information for eNews or prayer requests, you may just contact me by replying to eNews. If I have any questions or if the information should be on eNews I will ask either Pastor Ohlman, Pastor Gruber, Chairman Steve or Head Elder Shane. Thanks so much! Sharon Goertzen
The marriage policy of Zion Lutheran Church, a member congregation of The Lutheran Church - Missour Synod, is and always has been consistent with the Synod's beliefs on marriage. The positions and beliefs can be found on the LCMS website, along with other statements, papers and reports on the subject of homosexuality and same-sex civil unions and "marriage".
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.
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Meets Monthly - 2nd Thursday @ 9:30am
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!
If there is a special occasion in your family for which you would like to put flowers on the altar, there is a sign up sheet below the mailboxes at the upper level of the narthex for you to mark a date. If you would like to have the event noted in the bulletin, please indicate so on the sheet as well.