May 2023  
Upcoming Events


WOW Bible Study
8:00 AM
@ Zion Fellowship Hall


WOW Bible Study
8:00 AM
@ Zion Fellowship Hall


WOW Bible Study
8:00 AM
@ Zion Fellowship Hall
150th Anniversary


will be celebrated on September 17, 2023, with worship at 10:00 am (Rev. Dr. Russell Sommerfeld preaching) followed by a catered dinner. We are asking all families to prayerfully consider donating $150 to help pay for expenses. To donate, please place a check in an envelope stating that it is for the 150th Anniversary Fundraiser and place in the offering plate. 49 families have donated $18,220 in total. Thank you so much!

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Meals for Moms

Meals for Moms (and other families) has been an outreach for the last several years. A special thank you to all who have been a part! When we are aware of a new baby or other circumstance, 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 added to this outreach or have any questions, contact Loa Winter (402-694-1777) or Kathy Gloystein (402-416-7753) or sign up in the entry of the church.


LCMS Foundation: In a complex world, each of us need trusty advisers to lead us to proper decisions and actions. Considering tax consequences of gifting decisions from your estate can save tens of thousands of dollars that can augment gifts to family or ministry. Your LCMS Gift Planning Counselor can help make sure that you are asking your tax planner all the questions you need to ask. Contact Craig Stirtz at 402-616-0312 or

Zion’s Endowment Committee: An attorney was the first piece of the puzzle in estate planning. An accountant/tax planner is an important second piece of the puzzle.

Craig offers free, confidential, and family focused planning for those wishing to include one or more LCMS ministries in their estate plan - including our congregation. For more information about his services, plan to attend the workshop or contact Craig at 402-616-0312 or

Have you considered Zion or another favorite ministry as a beneficiary designation? Zion Endowment Fund was created to provide structure for those wishing to make gifts, both during their lives and at the time of their death, that will support ministry for many years to come.

Benevolence Fund

ZION FAMILY BENEVOLENCE FUND - was established to help individuals or families in time of need. This past Christmas season $250 was given to such a family. If you are aware of any need in our church or communities, contact Pastor Feddern, Shane Dose or Kathy Gloystein. The funds stands at $281.91. Donations are always welcome and checks may be written to Zion Family Care Account. "Let us consider show to stir up one another to love and good works." Hebrews 10:24

Adult Bible Study Zoom

ADULT BIBLE CLASS invites everyone to join them via Zoom on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am.  To receive an invite, please send a text to Deanna Feddern, (402) 340-9405, with your Name and Email address by 5:00 pm, the day before, on Saturday. Thank You! 

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.

















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


  • Christian Education Hour - Adult, Young Adults & Children Sunday School
    – 9:00 AM
  • Worship Hour
    – 10:00 AM
  • Worship with Holy Communion celebrated 2nd & 3rd Sundays, 5th Sunday
    – 10:00 AM
  • Worship @ East Park Villa - Aurora, Nebraska
    – 6:30 PM


Zion VBS-Keepers of the Kingdom-Summer and VBS will be here soon. Please mark your calendars for the week of June 12th-16th. At Keepers of the Kingdom, kids will learn how they can be part of God's kingdom through salvation in His Son and will be equipped with the armor of God to become Keepers of the Kingdom who stand strong in today's battle for truth. Location will be Zion's campus; time 8:30-11:30 AM. You can register at Children who were 3 by 8/1/2022 through 5th grade of the current school year. ('22-'23) are eligible. We are looking forward to spending the week with your kids and grandkids! We are also grateful for our volunteers. If you would like to help, contact Kathy Gloystein and Melanie Klute.


The annual Baby Bottle Project runs from Mother's Day to Father's Day. We are encouraged to open our hearts to mothers, fathers, and children as we use the bottles for donations to the York Pregnancy and Family Resource Center. Every family will be given a bottle...more than one, if you desire! Please choose to make a difference in a family's life by filling the bottle with coins, cash, or checks made payable to Zion LWML! "I have called you by name, you are mine." Is. 43:1. A $250 Thrivent Action Team Grant will also be used to buy needed items for the Center.


ENDURING FAITH SUNDAY SCHOOL:  We look forward to worshiping with our Sunday School students and their families on Sunday mornings (with some children's messages) and at VBS! May we all continue to grow in our ENDURING FAITH! Kathy Gloystein and Melanie Klute


RITE OF CONFIRMATION was held Sunday, April 30th at 2:00 p.m. Catechumens confirmed were Kynleigh Marie Joseph, daughter of Eric Joseph and Morgan Prochaska, Shepleigh Anne Ohrt, daughter of Jim & Nora Ohrt, and Anna Marie Schleichardt, daughter of Gary & Sandra Schleichardt. "6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." (Phil. 1:6)


Zion Lutheran High School Seniors were recognized during the worship service on April 30, 2023. The High School Seniors are Lillian Dose (daughter of Shane & Theresa Dose), Kinleigh Ekhoff (daughter of Kory & Heather Ekhoff), Aleah Vinkenberg (daughter of Dan & Shawna Vinkenberg) Wyatt Panko (son of Nathan & Lacey Panko), and Jacob Regier (son of Derrick & Anne Regier).



BIBLE BUNGALOW - The Young Adults are taking the Red Letter Challenge to keep on track through the summer! The Red Letter Challenge is a journey with Jesus' words. Inside the Red Letter Challenge book is everything adults, youth and kids need to go on a 40-day life-changing discipleship experience with Jesus. We will do the challenge with you throughout the summer in Spirit! We ordered books for the challenge and are excited about this daily walk. Let us know if you would like to participate in the Red Letter Challenge, and we get you a book!

Ryan and Tammie Bamesberger



CONGRATULATIONS to the following: 

Eli Arndt - Qualified for State Track Meet Class D 3200M run (District D-2 3rd, 11:00.06)

Zack Miller & Jacob Regier- Heartland Class C-4 Golf District Runner Up, Team State Qualified

 SNC Conference Golf Meet – Zachary Miller, Jake Regier (8th, 81)) and the Heartland Golf Team (2nd Place, 342); SNC Jr. High Conference Track Meet – Shepleigh Ohrt – 1600M run (6th, 6:20.17), 1600M relay (3rd, 4:37.48); Cross County Track Invite – Eli Arndt – 3200M run (2nd, 11:40.56), Lillian Dose – Discus (3rd, 100’ 7”), Wyatt Dose – High jump (4th, 5’ 6”); SNC Conference Golf Meet – Zachary Miller, Jaden Regier (8th, 81) & the Heartland Golf Team (2nd, 342); Sutton Track Invite – Kaleb Ostrander – Pole vault (3rd, 10’ 6”); Thayer Central Golf Invite – Jacob Regier – (3rd, 75) & the Heartland Golf Team (2nd, 328, new School Record); Hamilton County Foundation Scholarships – Jaylen Arndt – George C. & Sarah Strickler Butte Scholarship ($2,500), Nebraska Methodist College-Omaha; Masters in Occupational Therapy; Lillian Dose – Cornerstone Bank Scholarship-Hampton ($1000), Concordia University; Art Education, Cami (Roehrs) Oswald – John G. Thomas Memorial Scholarship ($1000), Bryan College of Health Sciences; Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice, Aleah Vinkenberg – B. Keith & Norma F. Heuermann Scholarship ($15,000), Nebraska Wesleyan University; Exercise Science and Physical Therapy. 

 Cross Roads Conference Track Meet - Eli Arndt - 3200M run (3rd, 11:14.38), Brayden Dose - High jump (4th, 5' 8"), Lillian Dose - Shot put (8th, 31' 10"), Wyatt Dose - High jump (5th, 5' 6"), Sutton Golf Invite - Jacob Regier (9th, 85) and the Heartland Golf team (2nd, 340); Heartland Academic Letter of Intent Signing 2023 - Wyatt Panko - attending the Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Mechanized Systems Management awarded the UNL Husker Power Scholarship, Jacob Regier - attending Bethel College (KS) majoring in Exercise Science awarded the Thresher Academic Scholarship; NSAA Academic All-State Spring Semester - Eli Arndt (Track & Field), Brayden Dose (Music), Lillian Dose (Track & Field), Jacob Regier (Golf, Music), Aleah Vinkenberg (Soccer), Sutton Jr. High Track Invite - Shepleigh Ohrt - 1600M relay (2nd, 4:43.63), 1600M run (3rd, 6:26.41), 3200M relay (3rdm 12:09.38), Sutton Girls Team (2nd), Cadence Swim - 400M relay (3rd, 59.33), 1600M relay (6th, 5:06.05); Aurora Mall Track Leaders - Lillian Dose - Shot put (32'); Lillian Dose - 2023 Hampton Top Scholar, Class Valedictorian; Aleah Vinkenberg - 2023 Aurora Top Scholar. 


WOMEN OF THE WORD (W.O.W.) – W.O.W-Women Of the Word continues the  Bible study, "Be Still & Know",  a study of rest and refuge by Deb Burma. We are unpacking the promises found in Psalm 46 and fulfilled in Christ, examining stormy situations, and reviewing narratives from the Gospels, where Jesus meets various women in the midst of their turmoil. Deb Burma is a follower of Jesus, a pastor's wife, and a mom. She's a blogger, a women's ministry leader and a self-proclaimed coffee/chocolate connoisseur. Above all, she is a grace-filled child of God. She lives in Columbus, Nebraska. We invite all women to join us every Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM at Zion Fellowship Hall. If interested, contact Kathy Gloystein @ 402-416-7753

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