What to Expect
Worship at Zion is printed in an easy-to-follow format. Children are welcome and encouraged to join their parents for worship. Though we love to hear the celebratory and joyful noises that children may make during worship, we do have a Mother’s room available with an intercom so that parents can take care of their child’s needs without missing the service.
We serve communion every 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday and also on special festival Sundays.
Expect a welcoming environment that enables every individual to come simply as they 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 Schoolers, class meets on the stage area of the parish hall. There is something for everyone!
Every Sunday we have a time of celebration after worship with coffee and treats. On the first Sunday of the month, we up the ante with birthday cake in celebration of our members who are turning a year older that month. Fellowship is normally located in our parish hall following the service, but during the lovely summer months we have been known to congregate in our quaint courtyard. Zion is a place where everyone is welcomed and treated as family and we aim to cultivate that atmosphere in our practice of fellowship.
German Gottesdienst Service
In the Lutheran tradition, we connect with our heritage historically and linguistically through the Gottesdienst Service we offer every third Sunday at 9am. Rev. Dr. Norm Metzler leads the divine service in German with the bulletins printed in German with accompanying English translations. This enables even the linguistically initiated to follow along in the service. Rev. Metzler wears the traditional German vestments for an authentic and joyful worship experience. The fellowship following is always to die for, adorned with an assortment of German pastries and desserts.