What will worship be like?
Our 9:00 service is more traditional, and as many Lutheran Christians do, we include liturgical elements. The pastor will wear an alb (white robe) and there may be chanted portions of the service, which follows the traditional form of liturgical worship found in many Lutheran churches and in Episcopal and Catholic churches.
Our 11:00 service is more contemporary and less formal. The pastor wears shirt and tie (often the only tie in the place) and the musicians that lead are casually dressed. While we pause to reflect on our need for forgiveness at the beginning of the service and to hear the word that we are entirely forgiven, confess what we believe using the Apostles Creed and receive the gift of Holy Communion (Lord’s Supper) at most services, this service feels much more like other Protestant services.
How long is the service?
Zion’s services are an hour to an hour and ten minutes long, usually. The sermon is relatively short, but there is a Bible Hour at 10:00. Most Sundays that hour is taught by the pastor on some portion of the Bible or on a theme that considers the Bible.
What do people wear to worship?
Folks at Zion wear their good clothing but don’t especially dress up for worship. Jeans are fine. In the summer, especially, people tend to wear what is comfortable, including shorts and sandals. Wear what you would for a trip to the mall and you’ll be comfortable.
What should I bring?
You are encouraged to bring your Bible, but we also have plenty of Bibles here in classes and in the worship area. Just bring yourself.
Are children welcome?
Children are always welcome at Zion, and there is a children’s message at each Sunday service. Our Pastor usually presents the message to the kids.
Children are invited to attend Kidz Crew upstairs classrooms, taking place during the 9:00 am Service after the children’s message.
Who may receive the Lord’s Supper?
The Lord’s Supper is celebrated in our worship each Sunday. All are invited to participate in this feast of grace regardless of age, religious background, or church membership. We believe that Christ is truly present in this sacrament, in and through the bread and wine; in and through the eating, the sharing, and the trusting. If you do not wish to receive the sacramental elements, you are invited to ask the pastor for a blessing by crossing your arms. Grape juice is available on the pre-set tray.