Regular Schedule


  • Children's Sunday School-on summer break
  • Adult Bible Study
    – 9:00 AM
  • Morning Worship
    – 10:00 AM
  • EAST PARK VILLA worship services resume for residents only tonight at 6:30 p.m.
    – 6:30 PM
  September 2021  
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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.  “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).

Resources for the coronavirus pandemic

NEW DIRECTED HEALTH MEASURES enacted on November 11, 2020 direct “Churches and Places of Worship to maintain six (6) feet of separation between household units” while attending worship services. “10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” (Romans 13:10) Thank You for your assistance! Board of Elders     


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 (

  • Orphan Grain Train Volunteers
  • Zion Lutheran Confirmation Class 2021

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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.











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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Contact Us  
Zion Lutheran Church
1511 N Y Rd.
Hampton, Nebraska 68843
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Phone 402-725-3320

Come Worship With Us, Sunday, September 19, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday School News

 Sunday School started on September 12th. I could still use 2-3 teachers to co-teach some of the classes and substitutes teachers for the year. Supplies and snack donations that are always needed and appreciated are as follows: Pre-packaged snacks (peanut free), juice boxes, granola bars, pop-tarts, large juice bottles, scotch-tape, staplers/staples, ink pens, mechanical pencils, Play-Doh. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact by text to Lacey Panko 402-694-8591.

Thanks to everyone that has volunteered to help with the Sunday School/Youth Group! I deeply appreciate all the help and effort that has been put into the Sunday School program at Zion Hampton.

Thanks, Lacey Panko

Adult Bible Class

The last Sunday of each month the Adult Bible Study discusses timely topics from the current issue of the Lutheran Witness. What a good time to grow in our Christian response and Biblical world view. Come join us August 29 at 9:00 AM and be encouraged in your faith walk. Donuts will be served!


CONGRATULATIONS  TO THE FOLLOWING –Ellie Hutsell, Aleah Vinkenberg, Coach Lois Hixson & the Aurora VB team (5-6) - Class B #7 & #8 in the Lincoln Journal Star & Omaha World Herald Volleyball ratings; NE State Fair FFA results - Eli Arndt - crops (1 Purple, 1 Blue); Brayden Dose - crops (6 Blue), individual vegetables & fruits (Blue); Lillian Dose - crops (RC, 1 purple, 1 red), individual vegetables & fruits (1st Purple, 2nd Purple, 3 blue, 1 Red); Raegan Hansen - crops (GC, 2 Blue); Kiersten Joseph - crops (2 Blue); Evan Pankoke - crops (3 Purple, 2 Blue, 1 Red); Sophia Schulze - crops (3 blue); Dawson Ohrt - Huskerland Prep Magazine Class D1 Tackle Leader - 1st (14 Unassisted, 15 Assisted, 43 pts.), elected Heartland H.S. FBLA Vice-President; Kale Wetjen - elected Heartland H.S. FBLA President.

Ellie Hutsell, Aleah Vinkenberg, Coach Lois Hixson & the Aurora VB Team - Class B #8 Omaha World-Herald, #9 Lincoln Journal Star pre-season ratings; Marisol Stamp - 2nd year Bucket Calf (GC), archery (RC) at the York County Fair; Raegan Hansen, Kaylei Joseph, Coach Liz Friesen & the Hampton Cheerleading Team - Herkie Camp award, Champion Chant Division (1st place trophy), Champion Game Day (2nd) at the NCA Cheer Camp; Nebraska State Fair Results - Kinleigh Ekhoff - Hereford & Polled Hereford breeding beef, Hereford yearling heifers, Market beef - Hereford steers (Purple), Sr. Sheep showmanship (Blue), Breeding sheep, commercial meat breed ewe lambs, Market sheep-crossbred market lambs (Red); Atleigh Klute - STEAM clothing-beyond the needle, beginning fashion accessory (Purple), Design decision - accessory 3D, Loaf quick bread (Blue), Healthy baked product (Red); Evan Pankoke - Market crossbred steers, Market beef - market heifers (Blue); Anna Schleichardt - STEAM clothing-beyond the needle, embellished garment w/ original design (Blue).   

WOW -Women of the Word Bible Study

W.O.W.(Women Of the Word)  Bible study completed the video series of "Elijah Faith and Fire".  The group is now meeting at Hampton Lutheran School (3-6 classroom) from 7:00-8:00 AM. We will be reviewing the key focus areas of the Elijah study. All women are welcome! For more information contact Kathy Gloystein (402-416-7753).

Hampton Lutheran School

HLS Open Registration – Hampton Lutheran School is a Preschool – 6th Grade private Christian school.  We are now starting early enrollment for the 2021-2022.  If you are interested in a tour or for more information, please visit our website ( email ( or phone (402-725-3347) Hampton Lutheran School, 732 N. 3rd Street-Hampton, NE 68843.

A printed calendar is available in the school office and at


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


: New freshman-please text Lacey Panko, (402) 694-8591, your phone number! Texting is our primary source of communication. I encourage you to come to Sunday School in September so we can talk about our plans for the year-things we want to do, community projects, activities, etc.



VOLUNTEEERS ARE NEEDED to serve on two new committees – 150th Anniversay Committee will help plan and organize our 150th Anniversay Celebration in 2023; and Technology/Livestream Committee will help develop and implement new technologies on Zion’s campus. If you are interested in serving on either committee, please contact Pastor Feddern, Chairman Lynn Gloystein, or one of our Elders (Ryan Bamesberger, Dean Klute, or Boyd Stuhr Jr.). Thank You!!! 



Theme: Grace upon Grace; Bible Reference: For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (John 1:16 ESV) The York Zone Fall Rally will be held on October 3, 2021, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hampton. Registration begins at 12:45 pm and the rally at 1:15 pm. Registration fee, $5.00. The speaker for the rally will be the Rev. David A. Muench, Executive Director at GracePoint. The offering at the rally will go to GracePoint! Our Ingathering from this rally will go to the University Lutheran Chapel in Lincoln. This is the list of items we will be collecting: Command strips to stick things on the wall but they don't damage the paint, microwave popcorn, pens, highlighters, toothpaste, gum, anything snacky, disinfectant wipes, laundry pod detergent, 6-foot electric cords, batteries, fun skincare items, tissues, cute planners, to-go snacks, quarters for doing laundry, water bottle, snacks, power strips, hot chocolate/tea/coffee. We invite and encourage everyone to attend! Questions? Ask Sharon Goertzen or Kathy Gloystein.

Midwest Messenger Article on Zion "Can do" spirit

Endowment Committee

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Craig Stirtz will be at Zion on October 31, following worship to suggest some tools that may right for your family's situation.

The purpose of Zion Endowment Fund is to support the ministry of the Church, sharing the good news of Jesus. Is the Lord calling you to direct some of your estate gifts to Zion?

Why do I need an estate plan? Without thoughtful preparation, discussion with legal counsel and the legal documents that flow from that process, you are leaving things “up in the air.” Someone else will decide. That means a court will make your decisions for you and that judge may not care about the Christian faith, your family, or the support of Christ’s kingdom. Led by God’s Spirit, you can put that plan together, and it will be followed. Your LCMS Gift Planning Counselor can help you get organized and to think and pray through your goals, getting you ready to meet with legal counsel. Contact Craig Stirtz at 402-616-0312 or

As we celebrate the gifts that God has given through Christ's death and resurrection, let this be an encouragement to you to consider estate planning. Craig Stirtz is a valuable, free asset who can help you.

The Zion Endowment Committee encourages you to think about the question: Why do I need an estate plan? We have worked with Craig Stirtz and know he would be very helpful in answering your questions.

God has helped us establish the Zion Endowment Fund and at this time the fund stands at a little over $11,000 and is invested in the LCMS Foundation. As stewards of this fund, we are looking to grow the fund for various ministries of Zion.

Ladies Aid

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


Meets Monthly - 3rd Tuesday -7pm  Click Here

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