Zion Lutheran Church is founded on the faith that there is but one personal God who in love creates, sustains, orders, and finishes all things -- “to God be all the glory.”
We believe God’s word as an absolute truth. We recognize Christ as Lord and Savior. We confess that by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ we are saved. We understand the Bible to be the divine record of God’s word. We see the scriptures as the only rule of faith. We hold ourselves as imitators of Christ’s life and love.
As a family-oriented congregation serving and witnessing to Christ, we provide spiritual and educational opportunities for members and friends to develop and enhance a life founded on Christian principles through:
Faith Fellowship Prayer Education Worship Evangelism Service Giving
Lutherans believe… …that God is the Creator of the universe with all its grandeur and beauty, and that He sustains it with His almighty power. He also created our first parents, Adam and Eve, in His own image, that they might live in fellowship with Him and be His instruments to care for His creation.
…that Adam and Eve doubted and rebelled against their Creator. They sinned and their natures became evil. Now every human being is born with a self-centered nature and a tendency for evil which violates God’s will and desire. Attempts to change human nature or to please God by our own good and are doomed to failure. People need forgiveness and new life, and God provides it through his grace.
…that God, out of pure love, gives people forgiveness of sins and thus reconciles them to Himself. He does this even though He is a just God who punishes sin. His own Son, Jesus Christ, took the punishment for the sin for all people upon Himself when He died on the cross of Calvary. God raised Him from the dead on Easter and thus demonstrated to the world that the sacrifice of the Lamb of God has been accepted and has paid for the sin of all humanity.
…that people receive forgiveness through faith. Faith is the hand which accepts God’s free gift. Faith is created by the Holy Spirit through the means of the Gospel message which tells of God’s love demonstrated in Jesus Christ.
…that the Bible is the source of knowledge about God and His forgiveness and is also the way in which He speaks to us today. The Bible was written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and so is true and without error.
…that the church is the fellowship of all those who have come to faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior and Lord. The Lutheran Church gets its name from Martin Luther who “reformed” the church with basic principles of faith alone, grace alone, and Scripture alone. The purpose of the church is to nurture faith through the Word and tell the whole world in order to make all people disciples of Jesus Christ.
…that God has given two Sacraments to build His church: Baptism to create faith and Holy Communion (also called the Lord’s Supper or the Eucharist) to nurture faith. In Holy Communion, Jesus Christ gives the communicant His body and blood “in, with, and under” the bread and wine.
…that the fellowship which God establishes with His believers on earth will continue after this life as believers live with Him in heaven for all eternity.