December 2022  
Upcoming Events




WOW Bible Study
8:00 AM
@ Zion Fellowship Hall
Book Club
7:00 PM


Ladies Aid
9:30 AM


WOW Bible Study
8:00 AM
@ Zion Fellowship Hall


Circuit Pastors Meeting
8:30 AM
@ York-Faith Lutheran
Bible Search
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.

New Pictorial Directory for Zion

ZION’S 150TH ANNVERSAY – will be celebrated on September 17, 2023, with worship at 10:00 am followed by a catered dinner and guest speaker at 1:00 pm.  We are asking all families to prayerfully consider donating $150 to help pay for expenses (150 x $150 = $22,500). To donate, please place a check in an envelope stating that it is for the 150th Anniversary Fundraiser and place in the offering plate. Thank you so much!

Benevolence Fund

ZION FAMILY BENEVOLENCE FUND - was established to help individuals or families in time of need. If you are aware of any need in our church or communities, contact Pastor Feddern, Shane Dose or Kathy Gloystein. The fund stands at $256.91. Donations are always welcome. "Let us consider how 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."

aZion 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


SPECIAL MISSION FOCUS – for the month of November is Lutheran World Relief. They help communities protect their agricultural assets in the face of challenging climate conditions and improve their resilience to natural hazards like floods and droughts. They introduce environmentally sustainable farming practices so that communities can get the most out of their land while conserving and restoring the natural resources. Please consider an extra "loose offering" Sunday, November 27. (Loose offering is all cash not in a designated envelope or a check with "special offering" in the memo.) 


MERRY MEATBALL MANIA – The LWML will be hosting the annual Merry Meatball Mania on Sunday, December 5, immediately following the worship time. Please join us for a festive meal and time of fellowship! A freewill offering will go toward the Christmas Stocking Project which goes to an individual/family in need during this Christmas season.


The Youth Group will be serving meals for the upcoming Advent season. We will serve the following:

November 30th: Biscuits/Gravy, eggs; cookies

December 7th: Imitation Olive Garden: Soup/Salad/Breadsticks; cake

December 14th: Chili/Cinnamon Rolls Please join us for food and fellowship staring at 5:45 pm on Wednesdays before the Advent services!

Thank you, Lacey Panko


SUNDAY SCHOOL OPENING-PLEASE NOTE: During the month of November students from preschool-5th grade will be meeting in the church sanctuary from 8:50-9:10 AM for prayer, offering and songs (including Christmas songs) They will then be dismissed to their rooms for class time.

SUNDAY SCHOOL ENDURING FAITH Sunday School: *November 20-A Judge Leads-Gideon *Bible Verse: The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. Hebrews 13:6 * At Meal Time:

Gideon's victory over the Midianites with such a small army was surprising. How do you feel when you win? when you lose? What is a surprising victory God has helped you win? Who is the One who always fights for us? *For Youth and Adults: How does the Lord rescue you from enemies? And who are your enemies in the first place? *Offering-This quarter the offering is for baby layettes to Orphan Grain Train. Each layette contains 4 cloth diapers, 4 diaper pins, 2 rubber pants, 2 washcloths, 1 sleeper, 2 onies, 1 receiving blanket, 1 blanket. Our goal is $300 by December 4 and so far we have $183.36. The Sunday School has also received a $250 Helping Hands Grant to help buy supplies.


CONGRATULATIONS to the following:   York News Times Final Volleyball Stats Leaders - Lillian Dose - Top 10 Digs (10th, 302); Heartland Community Schools 1st Qtr. Honor Roll - Zachary Miller*, Rigs Newton, Damon Ostrander, Kaleb Ostrander, Weston Panko, Wyatt Panko*, Jacob Regier*, Will Regier, Marisol Stamp, Cadence Swim, Thane Wetjen (*High Honor Roll).

Kaleb Ostrander, Weston Panko, Wyatt Panko & the Heartland FB team (7-2) – District C2-8 Champions, #12 Seed in the Class D-1 State Playoffs; Eli Arndt, Coach Alex Dose, Brayden Dose, Porter Dose, Wyatt Dose, Landen Hansen (Student Mgr.), Bryce Joseph, Tyler Mollevik, Evan Pankoke & the Hampton FB Team (5-3) – Class D-6 Contender in Lincoln Journal Star (LJS) Football Ratings, D6-2 District Runnerups, #13 Seed in the Class D-6 State Playoffs; Aleah Vinkenberg & the Aurora VB team – Contender in the LJS Class C-1 Ratings; Zach Miller – placed 29th at the FFA State Land Judging contest in Scotts Bluff; Lillian Dose – Edward Jones October Student of the Month; Huskerland Prep Report – Class D-1 Team Offense – Heartland (#16, 337.1 yds/game), Team Defense (#2, 193.6 yds/game), Class D-6 Team Offense – Hampton (#6, 316.0 yds/game), Wyatt Dose – Receiving leaders (21st, 6 rec. 105 yds., 3 TD), Interceptions (5th, 3), Bryce Joseph – Tackle leaders (3rd, 127 pts.), Evan Pankoke – Rushing leaders (11th, 69.0 yds/game), Scoring leaders (6th, 110 pts.), Tackle leaders (25th, 80 pts.), Interceptions (2nd, 4).      

Kaleb Ostrander, Weston Panko, Wyatt Panko & the Heartland FB team (6-2) - #8 Seed in the Class D-1 West Playoff Bracket; Eli Arndt, Coach Alex Dose, Brayden Dose, Porter Dose, Wyatt Dose, Landen Hansen (Student Mgr.), Bryce Joseph, Tyler Mollevik, Evan Pankoke & the Hampton FB Team (5-2) – Class D-6 Contender in Lincoln Journal Star (LJS) Football Ratings; Aleah Vinkenberg & the Aurora VB team – Class C-1 Contender in the LJS Volleyball Ratings; Lillian Dose – Grosshans International October FFA Student of the Month.



 LWML MITE GOAL - Members of Zion have united with Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML) to raise $1,000 in "mite" offerings to support the mission goals of the LWML Nebraska South District ($110,000 for 2022-2024) and the National LWML ($2,150,000 for 2021-2023) Last Sunday the mite offering was $369.71 for a grand total of $1,062.65! "Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power 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


YOUNG ADULTS BIBLE STUDY begins Sunday at 9:00 AM. Meeting at the Bible Bungalow (formerly Ed and Jean Carnoali’s home, south side of Zion Campus). Video Series from Family Life’s “Parenting-Aiming Your Child’s Heart Toward God”. (Room for young children not yet in Sunday School). Hosted by Ryan & Tammie Bamesberger.


WOMEN OF THE WORD (W.O.W.) – is currently doing the Bible study, "With Us in the Wilderness-A Study of the book of Numbers" by Lauren Chandler. The Book of Numbers is a story of wilderness wandering, but it's also a story of God's desire to be among His dearly loved children. God's presence and provision carried His children through the wilderness waiting. He remained faithful in it all. And He promises to do the same for us today, through His steadfast love and character. Join us on Monday mornings at 8:00 am  at Zion Fellowship Hall. Contact Kathy Gloystein for more information. (402-416-7753)

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