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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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Zion’s Pictorial Directory Committee will be taking group photos on Sunday, April 26! All photos will be taken in church! Immediately following Worship we plan to take a congregational group photo. There is also a congregational pot luck dinner on the 26 so immediately following Worship will we all gather in front of the church to have our photo taken, then we encourage you to go over to the pot luck dinner. The congregational photo shouldn’t take longer than a few minutes. Our committee will be there to help arrange everyone.
St. Peter Hampton will be having a breakfast with Veterans that meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 7:30 am in our fellowship hall. So I ask for your prayers and urge you to invite veterans inside and outside our congregation. Please invite and if you can, bring other people. You can call the church @402-725-3234 or email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, St. Peter and Pastor James Gruber
SIXTH AND SEVENTH GRADE CONFIRMATION STUDENTS AND PARENTS......it is time to finish turning in your Lenten homework assignment. You can leave memory recitations on the church phone voice mail in the event that I am not in. We will resume class on April 8, 7-7:45 pm. Have a blessed Easter, Pastor.
Starting next Sunday (19th) in Adult Bible class … a video study entitled: CHRISTIANITY AND THE COMPETITION. It deals with major world religions as well as cults in America and is narrated by Dr. Paul L. Maier of Western Michigan University
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.
April 24-25 Hampton Lutheran School Plant Sale
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.