March 2023  
150th Anniversary

ZION’S 150TH ANNVERSAY – will be celebrated on September 17, 2023, with worship at 10:00 am (Rev. Dr. Russell Sommerfeld preaching) 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) in one lump sum ($150) or various installments (3 x $50, 5 x $30, etc.). To donate, please place a check in an envelope stating that it is for the 150th Anniversary Fundraiser and place in the offering plate. 37 families have donated $16,474 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 craig.stirtz@lfnd.org

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 craig.stirtz@lfnd.org.

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.













The LWML is collecting items that will be donated to the York Living Water
Rescue Mission at our Spring Workshop, March 19. Would consider making a
donation?  Any of the items listed would be greatly appreciated. Just add
your item(s) to the donation tote. Items requested are: shampoo for women,
conditioner for women, combs and hairbrushes, body wash for men and women,
women's underwear small, medium and large (mostly small and medium,)
toothbrushes and toothpaste, and shaving cream for men and women. Thank you
helping us in this mission!



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


ENDURING FAITH SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Enduring Faith March 19-Preschool-4th Grade students meet at 8:50 AM for singing, prayer and offering. All other classes begin at 9:00 AM. * Offering is going to help a missionary family through Mission Central in Mapleton, IA. Last Sunday $for28 a total so far of $232. *Lesson: The Wine Sign-A Wedding at Cana *Bible Verse: Jesus...manifested his glory. John 2:11 *Before Bed: Jesus turned the water in six stoneware jars into high-quality wine. How is water used during the church services? How is wine used?

For Youth and Adults: Jesus did many miracles, or "signs," that showed His disciples and many others that he truly is the Messiah, the Son of God. But does God still do miracles today?



LENTEN MEALS – will be served by the WB2C during Lent this year beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 22nd.  The Menu includes:  Feb. 22 – Soup/Pie; Mar. 1 – Tacos/Dessert Bars; Mar. 8 – Lasagna/Cheesecake; Mar. 15 – Potato Bar/Cookies.  


BIBLE BUNGALOW -   We began a new series, bold. ignite your heart for a broken world. Please consider joining us at 9:00 AM on Sundays at the Bible Bungalow...the house just south of the church. All adults are welcome. (And there's always room for small children not yet in Sunday School.) Ryan and Tammie Bamesberger


WOMEN OF THE WORD (W.O.W.) – W.O.W-Women Of the Word will begin a new Bible study, "Be Still & Know", on March 7th, a study of rest and refuge by Deb Burma. We will unpack 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

Lutheran Women's Missionary League

The LWML will be hosting the confirmation students and their parents on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 PM at the Zion Fellowship Hall. There will be a devotion, assembling of confirmation banners and snacks. We look forward to seeing our confirmation students and their parents!


"LET'S FLAMINGLE"-why not? Join the LWML on Sunday, March 26 for fun, fellowship and, of course, food, following the worship service. (Zion Fellowship Hall) And if you have pink, you could be a winner! Prizes for those wearing the most pink!


CONGRATULATIONS to the following: District D2-1 Speech Meet: Lillian Dose - Duet Acting (1st*, *Qualified for State Meet in Kearney), Oral Interpretation of Drama (3rd), Sophia Schulze - Persuasive speaking (6th), and Coach Katelyn Goertzen - D2-1 District Speech Champions; Hampton P.S. National Honor Society Inductees - Raegan Hansen, Bryce Joseph, & Kiersten Joseph.

 Dawson Ohrt – Chadron State College Fall President’s List (4.0 GPA); Raegan Hansen, Sophia Schulze, and the Hampton Cheer Squad – 4th place Class D State Cheer & Dance Championships.

 Hampton FFA State Qualifiers - Lillian Dose - Ag Sales, Evan Pankoke - Diversified Ag, Grain Production. LOOKING BOOK AT ZION'S HISTORY.on Sunday, February 21, 1926, the first English Communion Service was celebrated at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

 UNL Fall 2022 Dean’s List – Odessa Ohrt – Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts, graphic design 

Eli Arndt, Brayden, Porter, & Wyatt Dose, Bryce Joseph, Evan Pankoke, & the Hampton football team – National High School Excellence Award (team GPA of 3.29 on 4.0 scale); UNL Fall 2022 Dean’s List  – Nick Hutsell –  College of Engineering, biological systems engineering; Maly John – College of Business, business administration; Levi Vinkenberg – College of Business, management; Wyatt Panko – 2nd Team All District D1-8 Football; Lillian Dose – selected for Cross Roads Conference Choir.

Jacob Regier - signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf on scholarship at Bethel College-Kansas this fall.


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 vbszionhampton.myanswers.com/keepers-of-the-kingdom. We are looking forward to spending the week with your kids and grandkids! Kathy Gloystein and Melanie Klute

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