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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, 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 oldest member celebrated her 100th Birthday on June 5, 2014. On June 7, Norma celebrated w/ an open house in Aurora at MCC with family & friends.
Happy Birthday Norma! What a blessing!
THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS ON THE TABLE INSIDE THE PARISH HALL DOOR......The new Portals of Prayer......the July newsletter.....a couple of thank you notes....Youth Confirmation reports of a few students.....VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL registration forms and information....plus some other miscellaneous items......
have a great and safe summer!
Zion Lutheran was hit hard by the storm on June 3 and 4, 2014. Check out the pictures taken by Sharon Goertzen.
7-7-14....WORK IS BEING DONE TO REMOVE THE BROKEN STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE....Sunday morning Adult Bible Class will remain in recess.
Your study and review of the book of Acts will enhance your return to class when we resume at a later date.
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.
SERVING THE LORD … IN HIS SANDALS
Hosted by Zion … Held at St. Peter … Led by Camp Luther
July 28-August 1, 2014 in the evenings
(Time to be announced)
Pass the Word – Bring a Friend!
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.