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
  May 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 (

  • 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
Map  •   Directions
Phone 402-725-3320

Come Worship With Us, Sunday, May 9, 2021, 10:00 a.m.


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

Sunday School News

 Sunday (April 25) will be our last Sunday School class for the year. For the new acolytes that have been added to list--an elder will be there during the Sunday School hour to show you the procedure and practice of lighting the candles. Just meet at the fellowship hall at 9:00 am. I would all like to thank everyone for the support for the Sunday School program during this "weird" year! Special thanks to all who donated snacks for the kids and for those that helped with the music during the Sunday School opening. Thanks again!

Lacey Panko

Hampton Lutheran School

Baccalaureate Service for HLS will be at Zion Lutheran Church on May 13, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.  There will be an Ice Cream Social following the service.  The last day of School will be May 14, 2021.  The Closing Chapel will be at 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church.  The fishing trip will start at 12:30 pm.

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


CONGRATULATIONS  TO THE FOLLOWING –   Dawson Ohrt – Discus (6th) at Centennial Track Invite; Exeter-Milligan Track Invite – Eli Arndt – 3200M (6th), Brayden Dose – 400M (7th), 800M (5th), Kaylei Joseph – 800M (7th); Ellie Hutsell – scored all 4 goals in a 4-0 win over Seward High in soccer; State FBLA Leadership Conference – Aleah Vinkenberg – Intro to Social Media Strategies Team (1st)*, Community Service project (5th), Introduction to Business Procedures (HM), Lois Hixson – FBLA Board of Directors, (*National Qualifier) 

 Ellie Hutsell, Aleah Vinkenberg & the Aurora Soccer Team – 3rd place in the Central Conference Soccer Tournament; Eli Arndt – 3200M (3rd) at High Plains Track Invite; State FBLA Contest – Sports & Entertainment Management - Dawson Ohrt, Kale Wetjen (1st), Personal Finance - Kale Wetjen (5th), Dawson Ohrt (6th); Nora Ohrt – Class of 2020 Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Inductee. 

Nebraska State Colleges Multi-Activity Student Award – Abbey Arndt, Eli Arndt, Brayden Dose, Lillian Dose, Ellie Hutsell, Maly John, Kaylei Joseph, Madison Miller, Dawson Ohrt, Evan Pankoke, Jacob Regier, Kale Wetjen, & Aleah Vinkenberg; Jamie Troester – accepted into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Omaha World-Herald Honorable Mention Basketball Teams – Lillian Dose (Class D-2), Jake Regier, Kale Wetjen (Class C-2); Raegan Hansen, Kaylei Joseph – 2021-22 Hampton Cheer Squad selection; 3rd Qtr. Honor Rolls – Abbey Arndt, Eli Arndt, Brayden Dose, Lillian Dose, Raegan Hansen, Maly John, Bryce Joseph, Madison Miller, Zach Miller, Dawson Ohrt*, Weston Ohrt, Kaleb Ostrander, Weston Panko*, Wyatt Panko*, Jake Regier*, Will Regier, Marisol Stamp, Kale Wetjen*, Thane Wetjen (*High Honor Roll); 


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!!!

VOLUNTEERS & DONATIONATIONS NEEDED to renovate the Teacherage the week of July 7-14. Please contact the Board of Trustees for further information (Bryan Driewer, (402) 366-7140; Derek Klute, (402) 694-9214; or Cory Schulze, (402) 694-8508).


We added some new emails...
We've already received some registrations...Yay!:-)
Mark your calendar for a VBS Kick-Off Noon Meal Sunday, May 23 at Zionc
VBS 2021 God's Wonder Lab
Support Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendars for VBS Rally Day
Sunday May 23, 2021-EVERYONE IS INVITED!
Zion Fellowship Hall 11:30 AM
Get a sneak peak at what will happen at VBS
Enjoy a delicious meal (special celebration dessert)
Free will donation goes to VBS expenses
Donations needed for meal-Sign up sheet in church entrance
Hosted by Zion/St. Peter
June 14-18 2021 @Zion Hampton Campus
8:30-11:30 AM
Children 3 by August 1, 2020 through students completing 5th grade '20-'21
Register students @ (Volunteers can register at the same site.)
When you register, be sure to choose DVD/CD or Music download card for the VBS music.
Follow VBS on Facebook at VBS 2021 God's Wonder Lab
Come meet "Ozzie the Owl" and some "Mad Scientists".
Some volunteers still needed for VBS
Could that be you?
Our theme "Jesus Does the Impossible";-)
Talk with Melanie Klute (402-631-7775) or Kathy Gloystein (402-416-7753)
"Sing to the LORD a new song for HE HAS DONE MARVELOUS THINGS!"

WOW -Women of the Word Bible Study

W.O.W. (Women Of the Word)  Bible Study meets on Tuesday mornings,7:00 AM @ St. Peter Hampton Fellowship Hall. The name of the study is "JOY-A Study of Philippians" by Deb Burma. "Sure, we find joy in our triumphs, but not so much in the trials. Yet real joy, genuine joy, is always ours in the saving grace of Christ Jesus. This close look at St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians unpacks messages of contentment, confidence, humility, and hope-all found in Christ and infused with joy." All women are invited to join us. If you have any questions, contact Kathy Gloystein. (402-416-7753)

Midwest Messenger Article on Zion "Can do" spirit

Endowment Committee

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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

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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