What if I’m not Lutheran?
You are welcome at Zion regardless of your background. You will find that our worship service most closely resembles that of the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches, but are accessible to anyone. We practice “open communion,” so that any baptized Christian is welcome to receive the Lord’s Supper.
Do I have to dress up?
At Zion you will find people dressed casually and you will find people in jeans. Feel free to dress as you wish.
I have small children. Is there something for them?
We offer a number of opportunities for young children during worship. “Quiet Time Bags” are available in the narthex to keep hands and minds occupied during the worship, and we offer a children’s message at non-communion services, to bring the theme of the day to our younger members. Children in worship are very important to us.
Can I participate in the Communion Service?
We practice open communion at Zion. If you have been baptized in the Christian faith in any denomination, you are welcome to participate. First communion classes are offered during Lent for those who feel their child is ready. Younger children are welcome to come to the table for a blessing. If you have not begun a faith walk with Christ through baptism, we would love to offer you that opportunity.
Do I have to put something in the offering plate?
As you visit Zion please don’t feel obligated to give. We will not pressure you. Our members see the offering as one way of expressing faith and gratitude to God, and give willingly as they are able.
What if I’m not sure I believe in God?
Everyone has questions. If you are just beginning a spiritual search, you are welcome to come, ask questions, challenge answers and participate in our community as we all seek to know God.