What to Expect

A Gathering of All Ages Together Around the Word of God

What's a service like?  

The Divine Service of our Lord at Zion is a service of worship with the Sacrament of the Altar (Holy Communion) served.  God is serving us through His Word and Sacrament.  All ages from infant to elderly gather around the Word of God to hear, to receive, to sing, to pray, and to support one another in the Love of Christ.  It is much like a family gathering at the dinner table in the home, only this gathering is in the house of the Lord, around His table.  The table of the Lord never runs out of His eternal food.   

All services at Zion are traditional.

The music in worship is commonly accompanied by organ, but also on occasion by piano.  Other instruments are used seasonally for Festival Services.  

Dress is mostly casual at Zion's Services, the exception being the festival services which are more formal.  Blue jeans and pants are as common as coats and dresses.  

Families are encouraged to bring their children to the Divine Services at Zion.  Children also hear the Word of God and believe as Jesus says, "Let the children come to me" Mark 10.  The called pastor of Zion is the servant God has sent to speak His Word to all people, including the children.  "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God" Romans 10.

Communion practices follows the standard of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) of Close Communion.  Normally only those who are active members of a sister congregation of the LCMS, and congregations who are in altar and pulpit fellowship with the LCMS, commune.  Members of congregations not in fellowship with the LCMS should plan a time to speak with the pastor before communing.  

Visitors are always welcome to attend any of the services at Zion.  

To learn more about Zion and their programs a midweek visit can be scheduled with the Pastor or one of the staff, or just show up!