Easter Drive-in Worship

This coming Sunday, April 12 at 9am, we will have a special drive-in service for Easter Sunday. We will gather in the parking lot. Do not leave your car as we will be able to hear the message and music through tuning our car radios to an fm radio station. We will have the opportunity to sing great Easter hymns and reflect on the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection for us! We will also have a station for receiving offerings and a station for additional prayer time at the conclusion of the service. Please plan to join us and invite your family and friends. Come celebrate the resurrection!

March 24 Update

John 1:14

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus has come into our world to bring us hope. His real presence among us gives us the courage and the patience to walk with others during these times. In this season of Lent, let us remember and focus on God’s love for us in the presence of His Son!

All activities at the church building are suspended until further notice. This includes Wednesday and Sunday worship services as well as all bible studies, confirmation class, and fellowship activities.

Pastor has suspended shut in visits unless it is an emergency. Please contact him directly (920-445-6021) if you would like a visit. Most hospitals are locked down at this time and phone calls and facetime appear to be our best mode of communication for those who do not have internet service.

The website and emails will be our primary mode of communication. If you have friends who are not online, please contact them to let them know of our events. 

We will continue to offer a devotion on Wednesday evening. This will be on the website under the sermons and worship tab. Here is a link.

Please take the chance to reflect on God’s Word during this challenging time.

An abbreviated Sunday service will be posted on the website which will include hymns, scripture reading, sermon, and prayers. You may watch the video on Sunday morning or at your convenience.

We will also offer a video bible study. The materials are provided on lhm.org, the Lutheran hour ministry site. It is called The Sent Life, and is a study of selected verses in John. You can download the materials, watch the videos, and join us for a video discussion at 9:15 on Sunday morning. The study will be useful for all young and old adults (high school folks are welcome!) We will use a zoom meeting and the link will be sent to you later this week. Please plan to join us for this time of virtual study and fellowship!

Our church is still dependent on your financial stewardship. We’re thankful for those of you have sent in your contributions. If you are able, please continue to support the ministry and mission of Zion.

Please also take every opportunity to care for your family and neighbor. This is the opportunity for God’s people to demonstrate the patient, enduring love of God in Jesus Christ.

In Him,

Pastor Mark

Update- change to Worship Schedule

Dear Friends in Christ,

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19

These are very fluid and challenging times to follow Jesus. But we have the promise of Christ’s presence and the sure hope of everlasting life. It is the gospel that sustains us in times of trial.  Jesus Christ and his love for us are the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.We want to respond to the current pandemic with faith in Christ, using the reason that God has given us.

After discussion with our leadership, Zion will make the following changes.

This Sunday, we will post an abbreviated worship service on our website.

Sunday worship services at 8 and 10:30 are cancelled until further notice. We will offer brief communion services on Sunday morning for those who would like to attend. Observing the governmental mandate, these services will be restricted to no more than ten people. We will offer them at 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00 and 10:30. Please attend if you would like to receive the sacrament. Please do not attend if you are in the high risk category, feeling ill, or in a household with someone who is high risk or feeling ill. You may also request private communion from Pastor at another time. No decision has been made at this time about our Wednesday services. We will communicate when we have more information.

Please feel free to call pastor if you would like more information or to pray. Continue to pray for your neighbors and seek opportunities to be a blessing to them. In this way, we share the hope that we have because of Jesus.

In Him,

Pastor Mark

Coronavirus Update

All non-worship activities have been cancelled. This includes Sunday School, Bible Class, and fellowship events. At the current time, we will maintain our worship schedule though if you are in an at-risk category, ill, or concerned about attending, please stay at home! Please take care of yourself and look out for the needs of our neighbors. Now is the time not just to go to church, but to be the church.

Lent Begins

The season of Lent is a time to prepare our hearts for the celebration of Easter. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday (February 26) and concludes with our Holy Week observances. Join us for Lenten midweek worship on Wednesdays at 6:30pm as we follow our Lord to the cross and to the empty tomb!

Christmas Worship Schedule

December 22, 8am Worship, 10:30 Children’s Christmas Worship

December 24, Christmas Eve Candlelight, 6:30pm

December 25, Christmas Day Worship with Communion, 9:00am

December 29, Worship at 9am (with Communion)

January 5, Regular Schedule (8am and 10:30am) resumes

Severe Weather Policy

With the beginning of winter upon us, please keep in mind our church closing policy. We value your safety! If you are concerned about driving in the severe weather, please stay home. In general, we will not cancel church unless there is a severe blizzard/snowstorm. Cancellations will be posted on the website and announced to local TV stations (recently stations have not been sharing all the cancellations that are reported to them). If you have questions, please call pastor.