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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.

                                       

ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE UNALTERED AUGSBURG CONFESSION 1873-2016

SPANNING THREE CENTURIES IN MISSION AND MINISTRY

 

PEOPLE OF

CHRIST

WITH A MESSAGE

OF

HOPE

 

 

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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Announcements 

LWML News

The annual Congregational Christmas Dinner, Merry Meatball Mania, hosted by the LWML, will be December 8 following worship. Meatballs, cheesy potatoes and dessert will be provided. Congregation members are asked to bring a salad.

 

Please join us in the Purple Christmas Stocking Project. The money collected in the stocking will be given to a local family. It has been our goal to give $500 to the chosen family.  

 

The Shoe Box Christmas project will benefit the York Pregnancy and Family Counseling Center this year. Gifts will go to babies, children ages 2-5, mothers and fathers. Take a tag from the tree, fill a shoe box with suggested items and return to Zion by December 15. Thank you for joining us on this mission.


Achievements!

CONGRATULATIONS to the following:  Kinleigh Ekhoff – named Nebraska Hereford Association Princess; Madison Van Housen –Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Honorable Mention Volleyball Team at Doane University.


YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group/Jr. High will be serving free-will donation Advent meals this holiday season. We will be serving prior to the Advent services on Wednesday night starting any time after 5:45 pm. The following meals will be served:

 

Dec. 4th: Chili and cinnamon rolls (served by youth group)

Dec. 11th: Tacos and cookies/bars (served by Jr. High)

Dec. 20th: Lasagna and cheesecake (served by youth group)

Thank you!

Lacey Panko

 


Sunday School News

Sunday School will start practicing for this year's Christmas program immediately after Thanksgiving. Please try to attend as many practices as possible as there will only be 4 practices before the program! If your child would like to play a musical instrument or sing during the service let me know as soon as possible.


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).

East Park Villa Worship

PLEASE NOTE.....  Service time is 6:30 pm, in the 3rd floor commons area and this evening service is open to the public so if you miss in the morning at Zion you can catch Worship in the evening at East Park. 
 


Endowment Committee

Click Here for more informationhttp://www.zionhampton.com/endowment_committee


Ladies Aid

Meets Monthly - 2nd Thursday @ 9:30am
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LLL


Lutherans for Life


LWML

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.


WOW -Women of the Word Bible Study

W.O.W (Women Of the Word) completed their "Love Like That" Bible study and will continue "Living a Chocolate Life" by Deb Burma on August 1 at Hampton Lutheran School at 7:00 A.M. Are you ready for a treat? The eight chocolate-inspired lessons in this study focus on different aspects of life as a Christian woman, reminding you that you are wrapped in God's love. Each lesson includes a recipe for a chocolate dessert, a Bible verse to memorize, chocolate fun facts, a suggested group activity, encouragement for life application, and a prayer. Come join us any time!


NEXT BEST THING

If the handicapped parking is full the next best thing is available on the south side of the church for access through the south door.  Except for loading/unloading, please keep the main lane open as a "fire" lane.  Thanks!


Flood Relief in the Nebraska District

We are providing a link to a form for aid providers. If you would like to donate volunteer time, specific items, equipment, etc., this form will provide a single source where those in need can see what is available. Contact information will also be requested so that those in need know how/where to reach you. Use this link to offer aid: https://goo.gl/forms/Gz2RlJ3AtfSx4QK82 . Following these links gives access to the spreadsheets they create: View needs and responses: https://bit.ly/2ubvf0A or view offers of aid:

https://bit.ly/2Y53Jje. Congregations and individuals who would like to give via credit card through the Nebraska District website can visit http://www.ndlcms.org/disaster-response/. Checks can be mailed to: Nebraska District LCMS, PO Box 407, Seward, NE 68434 with a note indicating that it is for "Disaster Relief - NE Flooding." Donations can also be sent through Synod’s online giving portal at https://www.lcms.org/givenow/flood.

 


Regular Schedule
Sunday
  • Children's Sunday School
    – 9:00 AM
  • Adult Bible Study
    – 9:00 AM
  • Morning Worship
    – 10:00 AM
  • East Park Villa Worship
    – 6:30 PM
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What does the Bible have to Say about Life Today?  What is grace?  What do we know about heaven?  How can I trust God more than anything?  How can I think about others more than myself?  What is the Law?  What is the Gospel?  Why does it matter?  Why should I go to church?  Are Baptism and Communion really that important?  If you or someone you know wants to understand what Lutherans believe about our heavenly Father’s love; our Savior’s presence with us in the past, present, and future; and the Holy Spirit’s power for daily living, than contact one of the Elders (Shane Dose – (402) 631-8965, tsdose@hamilton.net; Nathan Panko – (402) 762-5324, natepanko@hotmail.com, or Boyd Stuhr, Jr. – (402) 366-8608, stuhrville@stewireless.com) and let them know you’re interested in attending An Introduction to the Lutheran Faith.