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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.
WITH A MESSAGE
Please mark your calendars!! Zion VBS, hosted by Camp Luther, is scheduled for July 11-14 (Monday –Thursday) from 6-9:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church.
Registration forms/Emergency contact forms will be available at Zion and St. Peter churches.
Students entering into 1st-6th grades in the fall are invited to attend and bring a friend or two!
VBS will be a fun-filled time of Christian Education, music, games, snacks and fellowship! Please plan for your children to attend and prayerfully consider how YOU can help out! Please contact Shawna Vinkenberg at email@example.com or 402-631-9741 to RSVP your child/children or to volunteer your assistance.
Questions??—contact Shawna Vinkenberg or Jenni Klute at 402-416-9545. Thank you!!!
With Pastor Cooper’s retirement, there won’t always be someone in the office at Zion. If you have information for eNews or prayer requests, you may just contact me by replying to eNews. If I have any questions or if the information should be on eNews I will ask either Pastor Ohlman, Pastor Gruber, Chairman Steve or Head Elder Shane. Thanks so much! Sharon Goertzen
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".
LWML sponsored Orphan Grain Train (OGT) “UNDIE SUNDAY”
Destitute people around the world need basic necessities. Thousands of people around the world are helped by the OGT do not have good underwear or socks. With only the shirt on their backs since the day of their destitution, it’s difficult for them to obtain good clothes, not to mention … underwear! You can help! Collect new underwear for OGT to send to needy people! Men’s, women’s boy’s and girl’s – all sizes are needed. Then the LWML will take the underwear to the OGT in Grand Island when they go there for their work day. Underwear will collected starting this Sunday May 29th and goes through Father’s Day, June 19th. Also a reminder to bring your baby bottles back by Fathers Day. The money collected in the baby bottles will go to the York Crisis Pregnancy Center. If! Thank you so much!
Please keep in prayer, the July 9-14 LCMS Convention in Milwaukee. Immediate prayers are requested for wisdom and guidance to elect the next President of our Synod which will be done one month before the convention. Delegates will vote online by using a Personal Election Code and Voting PIN, to cast our vote June 11 through June 14. If no candidate received a majority of the votes cast, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be retained on the ballot, and a second vote shall be taken in the same manner. I will keep everyone updated as the process goes on. The three candidates are: Matthew C. Harrison, David P.E Maier and Dale A Meyer.
WB2C......WeBelongToChrist.......… As of now, WB2C is in recess. Due to very low numbers of attendance at this time of year, the leaders of WB2C have decided to take a recess and step back and reevaluate our youth program. We will be holding a meeting in the near future with kids and adults to find out what their expectations are for WB2C and where you wish to go from here. We are all asking for your prayers for guidance from our Heavenly Father in this matter as we go forth to serve God's kingdom. Thank you so much.
Jacob, Kyle, Gary and Carol
PLEASE NOTE.....A rotation schedule has been set up for Worship services at East Park Villa. Pastor Gruber, St. Peter, Hampton and Pastor McReynolds, St. Paul, Central City/Cross of Christ, Aurora 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.
Meets Monthly - 3rd Tuesday -7pm
Meets Monthly - 2nd Thursday @ 9:30am
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.