What is worship?

The word “worship” is usually used to refer to the time when Christians gather together to focus on God.  However, Lutherans understand worship to be all the activities that flow out of a Christian’s faith.  That certainly happens when we gather to hear God’s Word and receive His forgiveness, and call upon Him in prayer and praise.

When we gather for worship we call it a “service”—a divine service.  It is divine because our God is the One who serves.  Jesus came not to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.  Our Lord serves us today though His holy Word and Sacraments.  Through these means of grace, the Lord comes among us to deliver His forgiveness and salvation.  The Lord’s service to us calls forth our service—in praise and thanksgiving to Him and in loving service to one another.  So worship is every expression of our Christian faith.

Zion is a Bible-believing church.  We preach Christ crucified, the only hope for sinners.  Worship services at Zion are considered “more traditional.”  Sermons are based on Holy Scripture and follow sound doctrine.  We treasure the music and liturgical tradition used by the church and offered in our hymnal.  The goal at all times is to make our worship services accessible, meaningful, and worshipful.  We invite you to worship with us.


  • Worship with Holy Communion is offered every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

 Special Services

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Christmas Day Service, December 25 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Ash Wednesday and Wednesday Lenten service at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Maundy Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday at 7:00 and 9:30 a.m.
  • Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday before Thanksgiving) at 7:00 p.m.