Who We Are
Here at Zion, we acknowledge God's presence in His holy Word and Sacrament and are thankful for the way in which His blessings have been with us throughout the 154 year history of this congregation which was founded in 1861. We believe, teach and confess that the primary mission of the church is to make disciples of every nation by bearing witness to Jesus Christ through the preaching of the Gospel and the administration of the Sacraments.
Our main teaching is the Good News (evangel) about Jesus Christ. We believe that the Bible teaches that all are sinners and apart from Jesus Christ, we would be lost in this world and the next. But we also trust that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) His death and resurrection brings new life to all who believe in him both now and in heaven. (John 3:16,17). The aim of our congregation is that the Good News of our salvation be preached and taught in order that people might be made disciples of Jesus Christ. The Gospel is the focal point of our lives, both here in church and in our c community.
What We Believe
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH is a member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS). With the universal Christian Church, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, Creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became truly human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments. The three person of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, on God.
Meet Our Staff
Rev. Gary Wright
Pastor Wright was born in Newark, Ohio on October 6, 1960. He grew up in Toledo, Ohio with two younger brothers. He attended Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Michigan graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 1987.
Mrs. Sharon Snyder
Sharon serves as both a teacher in our Little Lambs Preschool, and as office secretary at the church...
Phone: (309) 496-3512 (Preschool) or (309) 496-2186 (Church)