God's family anxiously gathers each Sunday at 9:00 AM to rejoice as God bestows his gift upon is in Gospel and Sacrament. He preaches His Word into our ears, and feeds us with His body and Blood in the Sacrament. We receive his gifts and extol them. We build one another up as we speak to one another in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, and the go out into the world to share his love and forgiveness. All are welcone to join us!
There are three opportunities to study God's Word to us each week. Currently our Sunday morning class (10:30 am) is studying the Old Testament book of Job. On Tuesday mornings (9:00 AM) we consider and discuss the three reading (Old Testament, Epistle, and Holy Gospel which will be used in the Divine Service the following Sunday. On Thursday Evening (6:00 PM) we are studying the New Testament book of Acts which gives us a glimpse into the life of the early Church. You are welcome to join us as God's family learns and grows together!
As disciples of our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, Zion Lutheran Church is a community at prayer, in the Word, rejoicing in our baptism, and feasting regularly on His body and blood. Being thereby equipped and empowered, we love and serve the community in which God has placed us by our witness to Christ, by showing mercy, and by welcoming all into our joyful fellowship.
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. 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. He has served congregations in Michigan, Iowa, and Illinois. He is married to his wife of 22 years, Karen (a local Silvis girl), and has two children: a son, Justin (20 years old), a daughter Katie (18 years old), and a long-haired dacshund named Saturday.
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)