January 2022  
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WOW Bible Study
7:00 AM
@ Hampton Lutheran School




WOW Bible Study
7:00 AM
@ Hampton Lutheran School






WOW Bible Study
7:00 AM
@ Hampton Lutheran School
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The Season of Advent

The Season of Advent is quickly approaching! Please join us (and invite a friend) on the following dates for the Lutheran Hour Ministries Advent Devotion Series, Child of Promise, where we once again see how God spared nothing to save the world:

November 28 – Simple? (Mark 1:1)

December 1 – Offspring of Abraham (Genesis 28:14)

December 5 – A Tree Reborn (Isaiah 11:1)

December 8 – Say What? (Luke 1:11a, 12-15a, 18)

December 12 – Am I in Trouble? (Luke 1:28-30)

December 15 – What Now? (Luke 1:38b)

December 19 – The Kindness of Others (Luke 1:56)

December 25 – Giving His Best (Luke 2:7)

December 26 – Good Shepherd (Luke 2:8-9)

January 2 – On the Right Path (Matthew 2:9-10)

Meals for Moms

Meals for Moms (and other families) has been an outreach for the last several years. A special thank you to all who have been a part! When we are aware of a new baby or other circumstance, we call some of our volunteers and ask for a frozen meal. (We give a two week notice.) Those meals are delivered to the fellowship hall and then we deliver them to the families. If you would like to be added to this outreach or have any questions, contact Loa Winter (402-694-1777) or Kathy Gloystein (402-416-7753) or sign up in the entry of the church.

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, Hordville,Grand Island, Marquette, Polk, Sutton 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.










Contact Us  
Zion Lutheran Church
1511 N Y Rd.
Hampton, Nebraska 68843
Map  •   Directions
Phone 402-725-3320
Regular Schedule  


  • Christian Education Hour - Adult & Children Sunday School
    – 9:00 AM
  • Worship Hour
    – 10:00 AM
  • Worship with Holy Communion celebrated 2nd & 3rd Sundays, 5th Sunday
    – 10:00 AM
  • Worship @ East Park Villa - Aurora, Nebraska
    – 6:30 PM


LWML MIGHTY MITES UPDATE - As you know, we set a goal of 100 people (children, teenagers, adults) x $10= $1,000. And we know that God can do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine! We had $632.09 and Sunday(10/31) there was $848.90 in donations for a grand total of $1,480.99! We are humbled by God's amazing blessing and by the generosity of those who gave! Some God-wink’s included 8 ½ pounds of coins totaling $87.90, a two dollar bill, a mite box with $370 in cash, two laser coins that had no cash value, and a baby bottle filled with coins! A sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU for joining us on this mission!


Sunday School Christmas Program-if your child is regularly attending Sunday School I will assume there will be participating in this year's program. If you are NOT going to be here this year please let me know so I can get a headcount and divide up speaking parts for the program.

There will be NO Sunday School the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 28th) and the Sunday after Christmas (Dec. 26th)

The youth group will once again be serving Advent Meals this year, these will all be free-will donation suppers. The menu is tentatively set as the following:

Dec.1st Sloppy Joe / Cheesy Potatoes / Cookies

Dec.8th Red Chili / White Chili / Broccoli Cheese Soup/ Cinnamon Rolls

Dec.15th Tacos/ Nachos/ Bars

LWML December Events

MERRY MEATBALL MANIA, hosted by the LWML is back! It will be Sunday, December 5, following worship. Enjoy meatballs, cheesy potatoes, tossed salad and ball shaped desserts. Free-will donations will go to our Purple Christmas Stocking Project. Please join LWML in the PURPLE CHRISTMAS STOCKING PROJECT. The money collected in the stockings will be given to a local family. It has been our goal to give at least $500 to the chosen family. Because of your generous donations, last year we were able to give $900 to the chosen family.

PROJECT CHRISTMAS HOPE will replace The Shoe Box Christmas project this year and will benefit Living Water Rescue Mission in York and Hope Harbor in Grand Island. Both of these missions provide help for the hurting and homeless, for families and individuals in need. We will be collecting towel sets for Hope Harbor and children's clothing sizes 7-20, boys and girls, for Living Water Rescue Mission. Be watching after Thanksgiving for the tree with tags and more information on this project and thank being a part of this mission.


CONGRATULATIONS to Ellie Hutsell, Aleah Vinkenberg, Coach Lois Hixson, & the Aurora Volleyball team (15-19) - Class B #9 in the final Lincoln Journal Star volleyball ratings; Aleah Vinkenberg - Central Conference Honorable Mention Volleyball team; Atleigh Klute - All-State Children's Choir selection.

York News Times 2021 Final Area Volleyball Statistical Leaders - Lillian Dose – #2 ace serves (62); Kaylei Joseph - #5 total digs (307); Coach Lois Hixson – honored by the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) as a major contributor to Nebraska high school volleyball over the last 50 years; Zachary Miller – District Junior FFA Livestock Judging Contest (19th); Boyd Stuhr Sr. – recipient of a Quilts for Honor quilt at the Heartland Community Schools Veteran’s Day service on November 11th. 

Ellie Hutsell, Aleah Vinkenberg, Coach Lois Hixson & the Aurora VB team – Class B-6 District Runnerups; Marisol Stamp & Heartland VB Team – Class D-1 District Runnerups; Heartland 1st Qtr. Honor Roll – Zachary Miller*, Dawson Ohrt*, Shepleigh Ohrt*, Weston Ohrt*, Kaleb Ostrander, Weston Panko*, Wyatt Panko, Jacob Regier*, Will Regier, Marisol Stamp, Kale Wetjen*, Thane Wetjen (*High Honor Roll); Kale Wetjen – Heisman H.S. Scholarship winner.

Endowment Committee

LCMS Foundation: In a complex world, each of us need trusty advisers to lead us to proper decisions and actions. Considering tax consequences of gifting decisions from your estate can save tens of thousands of dollars that can augment gifts to family or ministry. Your LCMS Gift Planning Counselor can help make sure that you are asking your tax planner all the questions you need to ask. Contact Craig Stirtz at 402-616-0312 or craig.stirtz@lfnd.org

Zion’s Endowment Committee: An attorney was the first piece of the puzzle in estate planning. An accountant/tax planner is an important second piece of the puzzle.

Craig offers free, confidential, and family focused planning for those wishing to include one or more LCMS ministries in their estate plan - including our congregation. For more information about his services, plan to attend the workshop or contact Craig at 402-616-0312 or craig.stirtz@lfnd.org.

Zoom with Adult Sunday School

ADULT BIBLE CLASS invites everyone to join them via Zoom on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am.  To receive an invite, please send a text to Deanna Feddern, (402) 340-9405, with your Name and Email address by 5:00 pm, the day before, on Saturday. Thank You! 

New Pictorial Directory for Zion

Zion's 150th Anniversary Committee is looking for volunteers to help organize a new pictorial directory for Zion during the 2022 year. (To be ready by our anniversary September 17, 2023) If you could help in this way, please contact Mark Klute (402-631-8832) or Lynn Gloystein (402-416-7754)


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