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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
DID YOU KNOW???.....A 6-PANEL DOOR ORIGINATED WAY BACK IN THE 1700'S. The top 4 panels represents the CROSS, the bottom 2 panels represent an open BIBLE.
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".
Advent Snacks … following our three 7:00 pm services we will be having a time of fellowship. If you’d like to help out by providing snacks, you can either reply to eNews or sign up next Sunday at church. You will be each responsible for making about four-dozen cookies/bars. Sharon Goertzen will have the drinks made and ready to serve.
Christmas choir practice will be held the next three Sundays at 8:15 in the church sanctuary. Everyone is welcome.
Those currently from Zion serving that will have photos included in this display: Cody Bicknase, Miles Bliss, Jonathan Bliss, Riley Ratzlaff.
Mark your calendar for Sunday, December 13th immediately following worship for our Congregational Christmas Dinner, Meatball Mania! The Elizabeth LWML will provide the meatballs, the Ladies Aid and LWML will provide the dessert, everyone else, please bring either a salad or vegetable hot dish. Please encourage everyone to attend this dinner and time of fellowship at Zion!
Sunday school note:
Preschool through 5th grade will be meeting every Sunday for 15 minutes
in the church for practicing Christmas music. (now through Dec 20th)
Also anyone in Preschool- 5th grade interested in drawing a picture
for the Christmas Eve Program come see me after church tomorrow (Sunday
Nov 1st ) The pictures need to be turned into either Pastor or me no
later than Nov 15th. Thank you Barb Crouse
PS. There is a prize for the one chosen for the bulletin.
WB2C......WeBelongToChrist.......meets this Sunday, 5-7:00 pm. Food for soul and body......all Jr/Sr Highers and their friends! MEET THE PEOPLE....who will be leading us this year: Jacob II and helping out in numerous and sundry ways:
Marna Johnson and Kyle Zierott.
OCTOBER MEETINGS....the 11th and 25th
THIS WEEK IN ADULT BIBLE CLASS ... we will finish discussion on Session 3: A Man Named Martin. We will then view session 4 which will become the topic of discussion for class on November 11.
Pass the word.....bring a friend....and we'll see you Sunday at 9:00 am in the Parish
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.