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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
IMPORTANT: This is an awesome opportunity to share the love of Christ with the children/youth in our congregation! To volunteer call Barb (402-694-6014) or Pastor. START OF SUNDAY SCHOOL....to be announced. We are currently planning now on starting the 14th. Please watch for further details. Staff is getting close to full but we could use a couple more full or part time volunteers. Please pass the word.
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 FOUNDATION ... is preparing for their next distribution to go to Hope Harbor in Grand Island. We provide primarily, but not exclusively, NA (Narcotics Anonymous), AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and Al-Anon materials to homeless/near homeless shelters. Our current cost per "kit" is around $350. We are $125 short of that amount at the moment. If you would like to make a donation get in touch with anyone of the foundation board members:
Pastor Cooper Eric/Kara Fierstein
Ed/Joyce Holeman Lova Klawonn
We are planning a bake sale fund raiser in the near future. We are a 501c3 organization---receipts for your donation can be provided.
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 ...ALL THE ROOFS ARE DONE!
......things continue to progress regarding new carpeting throughout the sanctuary and new fabric on the pews.
We have received a $5,053 grant from LCMS disaster relief to cover the costs of the new storm windows for the stained glass windows at church. The new storms will be much better protection than we have had in the past and will be placed on both north and south stained glass windows.
Progress continues well on the new stained glass windows being rebuilt by the same firm that did the windows originally nearly 20 years ago!
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.