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Here you will find information concerning our family in Christ and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a grace-centered, warm, and loving church, and we want you to feel at home and free to call on us for anything you need. You are invited to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will warmly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Gospel of Jesus
  • A variety of opportunites for growth and service





Help Needed!

HELP NEEDED:  We are in need of a few more youth and/or adults willing to be trained (quite easy, really) to run the technology during our Saturday and Sunday worship services.  Please let Pastor Dennis or me know if you would be willing to serve in this capacity. Thanks!

SERVE 6.8!

The SERVE 6.8 ANNUAL BANQUET will be next Thursday evening and Zion, as a partner congregation, has a table of eight available to us.  However, that has turned out to be a bad night for almost all of our Mission/Benevolence Committee, Grace Village Board, and Church Council members.  So I am putting the invitation out to our whole congregation...BUT I NEED TO KNOW TODAY THE NAMES of anyone who would like to come.  Please reply ASAP.  Thanks

Women's Brunch!

Zion Women's Brunch this Saturday at 10:00 am.  Please bring something to share for the meal.

New Service Times

1) Don't forget that our worship schedulechanges this weekend!  From this point forward we will be holding services on Saturday evenings at 5:00 pm, with a single service on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am, followed by pancakes at 10 and Sunday School/Bible Class at 10:30 am.


) Our traditional Easter BREAKFAST will take place between services this Sunday.  Please bring a dish or two to share

Good Friday Service

) I urge all of you to attend ourGOOD FRIDAY TENEBRAE WORSHIP at 8:00pm on the 30th.  This important service helps us ponder deeper the events of Good Friday and prepares us for our Easter celebration


Our annualSEDER MEAL will take place on Maunday Thursday, March 29th, at 6:00 p.m.  If you would like to sign up for this model Passover meal, which helps us better understand the setting in which Jesus instituted the Sacrament of Holy Communion, please sign up at church or reply to this email by this coming Sunday

Important Notice!!!!

"A NEW SONG FOR A NEW TIME"... Saturday evening Worship at Zion.  Each Saturday starting April 7 at 5:00 p.m. we will hold a blended contemporary-liturgical worship.  ALL ARE WELCOME!


NOTE: Zion's Sunday schedule will be changed starting April 8th.  We will have a single service at 9:00 a.m., with pancakes at 10, followed by Sunday School & Bible Class from 10:30-11:15.




SERVE 6.8!

+1) Here is some information from Mike Walker regarding the new SERVE6.8-TALENTS ministry effort to connect unemployed and under-employed people with potential employers:  Our volunteer coach kick-off orientation is scheduled for this coming Tuesday evening, March 20th, from 6-8pm at our Resource Center (on Drake at Lemay, eastern part of the church). We would love to encourage anyone interested in learning more about being a coach to come to this kick-off meeting. Folks can sign up to attend by going to our website [serve68.org]serve68.org, and clickingon ‘Talents’ under the program tab, and following the volunteer coach link.  Also, we would be excited to meet any potential employers who might be interested, you can also send them to the website and they can follow the employer tab.

Kraut burgers!

+1) Our youth will be producing about 500 krautburgers and 500 cheese-pocket burgers this weekend in order to raise funds for our mission trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation again this June.  If you would like to order some, please reply to this email with your order.  (The price is $3 for 1, $15 for 6, or $28 for a dozen)  Your support is very much appreciated!! 


1) Don't forget to advance your clocks tonight!


+2) And don't forget that you have the opportunity to worship this evening at 5:00 p.m.


There will not be a Saturday evening service this weekend.  We will begin to hold these services weekly after Easter.  Our next one will be March 10 at 5pm.

Pine Ridge Trip

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Youth Trip: June 3-9, 2018


Join us this summer in going to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and working with Next Step Ministries to do a variety of service and building projects on the reservation. Middle and High School aged students will be immersed in an atmosphere of praise and worship, biblical teaching, and fun, and will spend about 6 hours a day on an assigned project on the reservation. Cost of the trip is $450 per student. $100 deposit will be required by March 31st. Several fundraising efforts will be hosted by the youth and church staff to help raise funds.

Reminder! 2-21-2018

1) REMINDER... Our second SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP will take place this weekend at 5pm.  The format is more contemporary and the Sacrament will be offered.

New Announcement

Next Wednesday is not only Valentine's Day; it is also Ash Wednesday (interesting combination!).  We will be holding our traditional service with the Imposition of Ashes and the Sacrament of Holy Communion at 7:00 p.m. NOTE: Given that we had a very low participation in the Advent Soup Suppers and 'devotionals,' and that we will be offering Saturday evening services, I am uncertain whether or not to hold Wednesday evening Lenten worship this year.  I would very much appreciate your input. 


If we hold these services, will you participate?  


Please let me know?

New Saturday Service!

There is a lot of things going on and coming on at Zion!  I will highlight one each day this week.



 +1)  Our first Saturday evening worship will take place this weekend.  Even if you do not intend to participate in this service in the future, we would appreciate you joining us for the first few to provide input and give us enough participants to bring energy to our worship.  I hope to see you Saturday at 5pm!!


SOAR (Serving Our Area Residents) is a community-wide effort to bring together those who are willing to help others that we have been involved in forming with Trailhead Church.  Acts of service will range from simple one-time things to bigger projects, as well as visitations with elderly or bringing meals to people in crisis.  We will be launching SOARS this Saturday with a potluck brunch at 10am at the Leeper Center. NOTE: Zion is responsible for supplying coffee and other drinks and as I will be on a youth retreat I am looking for someone to take responsibility for that.

Grace Village Volunteer Opportunity

We are gathering volunteers to help out with various aspects of the grace village project. This will include things such as marketing, fund raising, event/ministry planning, and more.  If you have any interest in this please contact pastor Mark Gabbert.


Youth Ministries

For up-to-date information regarding all that's happening with our Youth Ministries, please visit our Youth MInistry page under the Ministries tab or go to Facebook and 'Like' the Wellington Youth Ministries page. Lots of exciting things going on, God is working in amazing ways!

Lutheran World Relief Fair Trade

We have launched our Lutheran World Relief "Equal Exchange" Program! Visit this link to purchase coffee, tea, and chocolate directly from growers: http://shop.equalexchange.coop/lwrcoffee/ 

We can place orders for you if you wish. Contact our volunteer coordinator Ruth Bigler for more information or to place an order. 

  April 2018  
This Week's Events
Zion Youth Christmas Party