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
Memorial Day

  May 2020  
Upcoming Events


Women's Bible Study(WOW) Women of the Word
7:00 AM
online via Zoom-contact Kathy G. for more info


Book Club
7:00 PM


Women's Bible Study(WOW) Women of the Word
7:00 AM
online via Zoom-contact Kathy G. for more info


Women's Bible Study(WOW) Women of the Word
7:00 AM
online via Zoom-contact Kathy G. for more info
Ladies Aid
9:30 AM
One Year Chronological Bible Daily Readings
Bible Search
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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, 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.











BABY BOTTLE PROJECT is hosted by the Elizabeth LWML for the York Pregnancy & Family Resource Center. Donations can be sent to Marsha Hansen, 2104 E. 20 Road, Hampton, NE 68843 or placed in the LWML mailbox in the coat room at church (Purple Flower over mailbox). Donations will be accepted until Father’s Day on June 21, 2020. Thank You for your gifts!! Elizabeth LWML






BOOKS NEEDED: The LWML received a $250 Thrivent Team Action Grant to purchase items for the Tot Totes. We would also like to add some more children's books. If you would like to donate some new or gently used children's books, just drop them off in the tote at church. Thanks!

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Zion Lutheran Church
1511 N Y Rd.
Hampton, Nebraska 68843
Map  •   Directions
Phone 402-725-3320

Worship With Us Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.

Live Stream   Worship Bulletin   

THE NEW EASTER BANNERS on display in the Zion Sanctuary  and pictured above are given in memory of LaVern & Doris Klute by their families through the LaVern & Doris Klute Memorial Account. “6 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 1b Praise God in his sanctuary;” (Psalm 96:6; 150:1b)

Congregational Covid 19 Update

May 26, 2020 (Tuesday – Easter 7)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. (Romans 1:8)

The Board of Elders and I give thanks to God for your continued faithfulness, patience, and perseverance by remaining steadfast in the Word and Sacraments, and diligently giving your tithes and offerings to the Lord the past 10 weeks.

In order to facilitate our newest DHM (directed health measure) beginning on June 1, 2020, the following guidelines were approved by the Board of Elders on May 24th.

  • All worship services will continue to be livestreamed on our website -
  • Worship starting May 31st and forward will be for Members with Last Names A-Z.
  • Holy Communion will be served on the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the Month.
  • Please stay home if you are sick, have underlying health conditions, or are uncomfortable returning to worship at church. You may wear a mask if you are more comfortable.
  • Electronic worship bulletins, inserts, & outlines will be provided for all worship services.
  • Hymnals will be available in the pew racks but members are encouraged to bring their own hymnals or print and bring the electronic worship bulletin to church.
  • An Elder will direct you to enter and exit the church by Family. Please coordinate your arrival on campus to assist them in this process.
  • A hand sanitizing station and Offering Plates will be placed at the entrance to the church for your convenience.
  • Please contact one of the Elders or Pastor Feddern if you have any questions about the resumption of worship services inside the church.

We look forward to seeing you this summer in the Sanctuary for our Divine Worship Services as the family of Zion! Please continue to pray for patience, wisdom, and guidance as the Elders and I work to faithfully and safely bring you the Word and Sacrament ministry of our Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

20b Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished. (1 Chronicles 28:20b)

Sincerely Yours in Christ Jesus,

Pastor David A. Feddern


CONGRATULATIONS  TO THE FOLLOWING –  Kiley Hixson – Bachelor of Science Degree in Education & Human Sciences/Fashion Merchandising from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Heartland Community Schools Elementary Awards Shepleigh Ohrt – Presidential Academic Award; Weston Panko – Presidential Academic Award, Student Leadership Team; Brian Schulze – Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Technology from Central Community College-Hastings; Courtney Smith – Bachelor of Science Degree in Tech Theater from Chadron State College; Levi Vinkenberg – Aurora Optimist’s Club Scholarship ($400).Jaylen Arndt – Glenn R. & Eva E. Haworth Scholarship ($2500); Madisen Brown – Cornerston Bank Scholarship ($1000), Hampton High School Top Scholar; Kiersten Dose – Carl Chader Memorial Scholarship ($1000); Lydia Dose – Cruisn’ In America Car Club Scholarship, Frank M. Farr Rotary Club of Aurora Scholarship ($1500), Hampton High School Top Scholar; Madison Miller – Scholastic Letter, FFA Chapter Scholarship, FFA Chapter Leadership Award, Letterwinner in Art Club, Crew for One-Act & Spring Plays, Band, Mixed Chorus, Girls Golf, Dawson Ohrt – Letterwinner in FBLA, Band, Robotics, Football, Track & Field, 3-Sport Participation Award; Odessa Ohrt – Scholastic Letter, Academic All-Confernce, Letterwinner in Quiz Bowl, FBLA, Robotics, Girls Basketball, Wyatt Panko – FFA Greenhand Recipient, Chapter Scholarship, Nebraska FFA Foundation Blue Jackets Recipient, Chapter Leadership, Letterwinner in Robotics, Football, Track & Field; Jacob Regier – Letterwinner in FBLA, Boy’s Golf, Boy’s Basketball; Rachel Rust – Ray A. & Frances Griffin Memorial Scholarship ($400), Hampton High School Top Scholar; Levi Schulze – Frank M. Farr Rotary Club of Aurora Scholarship ($1500), Aurora High School Top Scholar, Summa Cum Laude (4.07 GPA); Jaime Troester – William M. Bobst & Floyd Kerr Memorial Scholarship ($5000); Kale Wetjen – Scholastic Letter, Letterwinner in Quiz Bowl, FBLA, Football, Boy’s Basketball, Track & Field, 3-Sport Participant Award; Kalea Wetjen – Scholastic Letter, Letterwinner in Quiz Bowl, FBLA, Volleyball, Girl’s Basketball, Track & Field, 3-Sport & 12-Sport Participant Awards; Aaron Vinkenberg – Donald A., Betty Lou & Robert Nielsen Memorial Scholarship ($750); Levi Vinkenberg – Frank M. Farr Rotary Club of Aurora Scholarship ($1500), Aurora H.S. Business Student of the Year, Auroa High School Top Scholar, Summa Cum Laude (4.07 GPA).


It is with Easter Joy that we share the following Easter Video via YouTube! To God be the Glory!


Date for VBS 2020 Changed!
Vacation Bible School-Rainforest Explorers-Jesus Leads the Way
New dates: July 13-17, 2020 from 8:30-11:30 AM at Zion, Hampton
Hopefully we can all meet together in person, but if not, we will be together virtually through Zion's live streaming!
Students and Volunteers can register online @
  • The dates have been changed to July 13-17 and hopefully we can gather in larger groups and host VBS as in previous years
  • If we are still unable to meet in larger groups, we will host a virtual VBS through Zion live stream that could look something like the following
    • Opening with songs, Bible take home point, Mission Moment and SYDNEY THE SLOTH!
    • Telling of Bible Story
    • Games/movement (we'd have to figure out how that would "look" virtually)
    • Bible Challenge
    • Craft demonstration (the students would make it themselves later)
    • Snack (We'd have to think that through...hopefully send items in their bag)
    • Closing
  • If we did it virtually, we would prepare bags for each child with the lessons, carbiners and Rainforest Explorers Collectibles, crafts, snacks and other needed materials. These would be ready for the families to pick up the week before according to Nebraska Department of Health guidelines
  • We would decorate just the front of the church
  • Perhaps a 9:00 start with about a 1 hour time.
  • Song Cards will be sent to the families earlier so they could be listening to the VBS songs
  • VBS 2020 RAINFOREST EXPLORERS-Jesus Leads the Way
Key Bible Verse: Oh, the depth of the riches...of God! Romans 11:33
Questions? Contact Melanie Klute, Kathy Gloystein or Lisa Montoya


Resources for the coronavirus pandemic     


1. Stay home. No non-essential errands and no social gatherings. Respect the 10-person limits.

2. Socially distance your work. Work from home or use the six-foot rule as much as possible in the workplace.

3. Shop alone. Do this only once a week and do not take your family with you.

4. Help kids social distance. Play at home, no group sports, and no playgrounds.

5. Help seniors stay at home. This can be done by shopping for them. Do not visit long-term facilities.

6. Exercise daily. Do your best to stay as healthy and safe as you can.

*7. Study the Word daily. Spend time in God’s Word, Portals of Prayer, LWML Mustard Seed Devotions, or other free resources available through Concordia Publishing ( and Lutheran Hour Ministries (

Hampton Lutheran School

A printed calendar is available in the school office and at

Alter Guild

Altar Guild meets quarterly on the first Monday evening of the month and welcomes new members. Please join us if you’re interested in helping prepare the Altar and Sanctuary for worship services each week with Altar Cloths, Banners, Flowers, and Paraments. Our next meeting will be April 6th at 8:00 PM at the Parish Hall. “8 O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.” (Psalm 26:8):21a)

The Altar Guild encourages the congregation to provide FRESH FLOWERS to celebrate a special occasion (wedding, anniversary, etc.), to honor someone, or to give Thanks & Praise to our heavenly Father. A sign-up Poster is located in the South Hallway of the Narthex. 12 The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. (Song of Songs 2:12)

Meals for Moms

Meals for Moms (and other families) has been an outreach for the last several years and it has been our joy to help out families in this way. A special thank you to all who have been a part of this! When we are aware of a new baby or other circumstances, we call some of our volunteers and ask for a frozen meal. (We give a two week notice.) Those meals are delivered to the fellowship hall and then we deliver them to the families. If you would like to be a part of this outreach or have any questions, contact Loa Winter (402-694-1777) or Kathy Gloystein (402-416-7753).

Endowment Committee

Click Here for more information

Ladies Aid

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


Meets Monthly - 3rd Tuesday -7pm  Click Here

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.

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