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"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, Grand Island, Marquette, Polk 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.
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The marriage policy of Zion Lutheran Church, a member congregation of The Lutheran Church - Missour Synod, is and always has been consistent with the Synod's beliefs on marriage. The positions and beliefs can be found on the LCMS website, along with other statements, papers and reports on the subject of homosexuality and same-sex civil unions and "marriage".
We are still needing Preschool/Kindergarten & 1st/2nd Grade teachers for Sunday School. If you are interested in teaching please let Pastor or Barb Crouse know.
AN ADULT INFORMATION/CONFIRMATION CLASS ... will be starting on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Zion. The first class session will begin at 7:30 pm and the balance of the schedule will be established at that time. Everyone is welcome to attend, member and non-member alike. Pass the word. If you have any questions get in touch with me at the office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone at 402-725-3320. Blessings, Pastor
ADULT CLASS CONTINUES WITH SUMMER SESSIONS.....Adult Bible Class will continue to meet on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in Zion's Parish Hall. Our topic will continue to be: Christianity--Cults and Religions. For the moment, child care will not be provided, but your children are welcome to spend their time in the southeast classroom or playing on the playground. You may pick up material currently being used on the table by the kitchen in the parish hall.
PLEASE NOTE.....A rotation schedule has been set up for Worship services at East Park Villa. Pastor Gruber, St. Peter, Hampton; Pastor McReynolds, St. Paul, Central City/Cross of Christ, Aurora; and Pastor Cooper of Zion will be leading Worship. 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.
Hampton Lutheran School will open their doors for school on August 19 at 8:15 a.m. with chapel at St. Peters at 8:30 a.m.
August 11 - 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Teacher Luncheon at Leadership Center inAurora
August 12 - Kindergarten Class Meeting - 6:30p.m.
August 12 - 1st & 2nd grade Class Meeting - 7:30 p.m.
August 13 - 3rd & 4th grade Class Meeting - 6:30 p.m.
August 13 - 5th & 6th grade Class Meeting - 7:30 p.m.
August 23 - 5:30 p.m. - HLS School Picnic - Cole Park - Aurora
August 24-27 - Pre-School Home Visits
August 31 - K-6 to Nebraska State Fair
Meets Monthly - 3rd Tuesday -7pm
Meets Monthly - 2nd Thursday @ 9:30am
Meets 2nd, 4th, & 5th Monday of each month
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!
If there is a special occasion in your family for which you would like to put flowers on the altar, there is a sign up sheet below the mailboxes at the upper level of the narthex for you to mark a date. If you would like to have the event noted in the bulletin, please indicate so on the sheet as well.