What to Expect
Worship at Zion is at 11:00am (10:00am during the summer months). The service is printed in our bulletin in an easy-to-follow format. Children are welcome and encouraged to join their parents for worship. Though we love to hear the joyful noises children may make during worship, we do have a Mother’s Room available with an intercom so parents can take care of their child’s needs without missing the service.
We serve Communion on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of the month and also on special festival Sundays.
Expect a welcoming environment. Come as you are. We all are in need of grace. We all have sinned and fallen short. Zion is not a place of judgment, but a place where the grace of Christ is extended to all.
Sunday School begins at 9:30am every Sunday. Sunday School classes are available for all ages. For youth up to 8th grade and adults, classes take place on the education floor of Zion. For high school students, class meets in the Zion Welcome Corner.. There is something for everyone!
Beginning September 15th, our new Kids Church commences where we will have activities and a message geared to kids. The kids will be sent after the Gospel reading or Kid’s Talk and will return in time for communion or the closing hymn (on non-communion Sundays. See the infographic below for more information on Zion’s Youth Education structure for the coming year:
On most Sundays after worship, we gather for fellowship in the Parish Hall and enjoy coffee and treats. On the first Sunday of the month, we have birthday cake in celebration of members who are turning a year older that month. While fellowship is normally held in our Parish Hall, during the summer months we sometimes gather in Zion’s courtyard. Zion is a place where everyone is welcome. We try to cultivate an atmosphere that is friendly, family-oriented, and God-pleasing.
German Gottesdienst Service
In the Lutheran tradition, we connect with our heritage historically and linguistically through a Gottesdienst Service offered on the third Sunday of the month at 9:00am. Rev. Dr. Norm Metzler leads the Divine Service in German and the bulletins are printed in German with accompanying English translation. This enables even the linguistically uninitiated to follow along. Rev. Metzler wears the traditional German vestments which esthetically enhances the worship experience. Fellowship following the service often includes an assortment of German pastries and desserts.