What to expect on Sunday mornings at Zion Lutheran

When do you worship?
We worship every Sunday at 9:30am. We also offer a variety of seasonal worship services and special events throughout the year. Click on “Discover More” in the menu above to check out our weekly e-newsletter, monthly newsletter, and Google calendar!

Where do I go when I get here?
For worship and other events in the sanctuary, the red steeple doors on First Street are the easiest to find. The sanctuary is also handicap accessible via a ramp on the side of the building nearest the park. The main offices at Zion Lutheran Church are located on the south side of the building. Free parking is available in the municipal parking lot across First Street.

What’s worship like? (How long does it last?!)
Our Sunday worship observes the rich tradition of the Christian church: we read from Scripture, hear a sermon, sing hymns and songs, pray for one another and those in need, celebrate Holy Communion, and go forth to serve. Worship generally lasts a little more than an hour. Following worship, join us for coffee hour featuring Equal Exchange coffee, hot tea, and plenty of snacks and it takes place right in the sanctuary!

What should I wear?

Zion doesn’t have a dress code—in the summer, you’ll see people dressed from suits to shorts!

Are there special ministries for children?
Yes! We offer fatih formation activities for children and youth of all ages throughout the year. Worship includes kid-friendly bulletins, worship-related activities, and even a “play & pray” area in the sanctuary where parents with small children can worship with their kids. Pastor Tim also invites the children forward during worship for “Telling the Story,” an opportunity for kids to hear the Gospel in a kid-friendly way. Children of all ages are invited to be a part of “God’s work. Our hands.” Sundays as well!

Can I receive Holy Communion?
We celebrate Holy Communion each and every week. All baptized Christians, from any tradition or denomination, are welcome to receive, and guidance is provided in worship. If you don’t wish to receive communion, you can still participate by coming forward for a blessing from the pastor. If you wish to receive communion but are unable to walk forward, please let an usher know, and the communion assistants will come to you.

Is there an offering?
Zion sustains its ministries through the regular giving of its members and friends. Financial stewardship is an opportunity to respond to the gift of God’s abundance by giving back to God through financial support of the church. Just before Holy Communion, the ushers will collect an offering. We certainly don’t expect newcomers to put anything in the offering plate; it’s completely up to you! Learn more about giving to Zion Lutheran.