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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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Bible School 2014
Sunday October 5 is LWML Sunday! We ask everyone to please wear purple! The official colors of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League are purple (symbolizing royalty) and gold (symbolizing value and integrity). We are children of the King!
October 12 will be Family fun night with bonfire, hot dogs, chips, and s'mores. Look for sign up sheet for items to donate. We will have devotions, games and a get to know Jacob II (Crash) and we will begin at 4:00 pm instead of 5 that evening. October 26th will be back to regular schedule of 5-7.
Attention All Zion women!! You are invited to attend the 2014 Women of Faith Conference being held at Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday and Sat., Oct 3-4! Transform your soul, awaken your spirit, and revive your faith at our 2014 event: From Survival to Revival. At this all-new event you’ll receive powerful Bible teaching, be inspired by uplifting music, enter into authentic worship, and more. Experience the renewal that comes from spending time in the presence of God. Discover new joy and a fresh sense of purpose. “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” Psalm 85:6 NKJV Check the following website for more information. http://www.womenoffaith.com/events/revival-2014-lincoln/
A sign-up sheet can be found on the entryway table to the Zion Parish Hall for those interested in attending. Tickets are $49. Questions?? Contact Shawna Vinkenberg – (402) 694-3973 firstname.lastname@example.org
LIFE WISE BAKE SALE ... raised at total of $452 ($402 from the sale and $50 from Ladies' Aid) this past Sunday! Words of thanks to all who donated food items as well as made a financial donation. Life Wise provides packets of life recovery materials to homeless and near homeless shelters. All members of the board are members of Zion and we truly appreciate your support! Life Wise, The American Cancer Society and Lutherans For Life, will also be each receiving a $90 donation from distribution of funds from Run For Life.
Zion Lutheran was hit hard by the storm on June 3 and 4, 2014. Check out the pictures taken by Sharon Goertzen.
RESTORE....RENEW....REPAIR....UPDATE....pews are all out of the lower sanctuary...carpet on the lower level has all been removed except the narthex....carpet came up in a very good fashion....pews up stairs unbolted....from the stained glass repairman who stopped by last week on return trip from Kearney:
"Stained glass work moving ahead smoothly. Hope all is going well with the rest of your clean up." (Mark Lambrecht) Words of thanks to all, especially the Trustees as we go through this time of reconstruction.
Watch for continued updates!
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.
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.