Community Worship Services 2019

“Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!” Very soon, we will once again be celebrating a central event for our faith and the blessed hope of believers – the Resurrection! To help us prepare for this exciting time, we want to make sure we “keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). As we ponder our the last day of Jesus before He died as an eternal sacrifice, we will ask God to bring us deeper into Christ by faith as we gather with other congregations in town. Continue reading

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Church Office Closed Feb 25

Due to inclement weather and harsh conditions, the church offices will be closed today, Monday, February 25th. Because of the plowing schedule, even getting to the church building is unadvised.

If you have an emergency, please contact Pastor Brian or one of the elders. Blessings in Christ, and please stay safe and warm!

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Sunday Morning Canceled For Feb 24

Zion services on Sunday morning of February 24, 2019, are canceled due to inclement weather. Sunday school, the worship service, and committee meetings, are canceled.

You can find the announcement at KIMT, KIOW, and on our social media channels. Please feel free to share this information with others.

Please trust the Lord and stay safe during this winter time!

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Church Activities Canceled for Jan 30

cancellationAll Zion activities for Wednesday, January 30, 2019 are canceled due to inclement weather. All confirmation, New Life, youth, and choir activities are canceled.

You can find the announcement at KIMT, KIOW, and on our social media channels. Please feel free to share this information with others.

Please trust the Lord and stay safe during this winter time!

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Offices Closed Jan 28

Due to inclement weather and harsh conditions, the church offices will be closed today, Monday, January 28th. If you have an emergency, please contact Pastor Brian or one of the elders. Blessings, and please stay safe and warm!

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Samson’s Worst Moment

Hello Family of Zion!

Welcome to our new addition of the Zion Church website! This will be the first blog post for a new blog series that we will be starting up this month.

One of the most tragic verses in the bible was covered this Sunday for our middle school students in our walk-through of Judges. Samson, who is one the great men in the Hall of Faith found in the book of Hebrews, has been discussed over the last three weeks as we studied through the chapters of Judges that covered his life. Samson, though he is a believer in our God and attributed genuine faith according to the New Testament author of Hebrews (Heb. 11:32), led a life of self.

Samson was the center of his universe and he did as he pleased. Samson sought the pleasure of women he did not marry (Jg. 16:1), abandoned the woman he did marry (Jg. 14:19-20), and betrayed his personal, unique covenant with God to another woman he was living and sleeping with (Jg. 16:16-18). Samson abandoned his life here on earth for the momentary fleeting pleasure of revenge in this life (Jg. 16:30). We also see throughout his life that Samson not only chose to break his personal, unique covenant with God, but neglected the people in his life along the way, including his parents, his ex-wife, and the whole tribe of Judah (Jg. 14:9, 15:6, 9). Frequently in his story Samson’s self-serving lifestyle got the people close to him in danger or killed. The worst part of his story comes near the end in Judges 16. Samson had just revealed his covenant with God and that he had swore to never cut his own hair or God would remove His Holy Spirit’s strength from Samson (Jg. 16:15-20). As God kept His side of the covenant, God removed His Holy Spirit’s strength from Samson and Samson did not even notice. (Jg. 16:20).

“…But Samson did not even know that the LORD had left him.” Judges 16:20b

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Zion Ski Trip Jan 19th!

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Church Family & Friends Mankato Ski Trip

Saturday, January 19, 2019

We will be leaving Zion Church early Saturday morning. Questions? Contact Pastor Derek

Youth (7th Grade – College)
Member: $10
Guest: $15

Kids (Kind. – 6th Gr) & Adults
Kids: $33
Adults: $33

All permission slips and payments need to be filled out and handed in to the church office. Payment is for lift ticket and rentals. Any other purchases – upgrades, lessons, etc. – will be up to each individual.

Download release form here

You will need money for snack and meals, so please plan accordingly! Contact Pastor Derek with questions

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Preparing For Worship Jan 13

PreparingWorshipWe will be using the following songs and passages from the Word of God in our corporate gathering this Lord’s Day. Please prayerfully use these resources to prepare your hearts to “come into His gates with thanksgiving and enter His courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).

The Word of the Lord:
I Chronicles 16:8 – 11
John 3:18 – 21
II Corinthians 4:4 – 6
Psalm 36:5 – 12
Numbers 6:22 – 24

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs:
We Gather Together
Psalm 27
More Love to Thee
I Timothy 1:17

Means of Grace:
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: “Amazing Love”

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January Update & Calendar

Zion_NewsletterOur January edition of the Zion Chronicle can be viewed and downloaded here. The Zion calendar for the month of January 2019 can be viewed here.

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2019 Bible Reading Plans

ligonier_bible5 Day Bible Reading ProgramLet’s commit to letting God’s Word saturate our thoughts and minds for the year ahead! May the Word of the Lord be our firm foundation, a light to our path, and guide us in His grace!

Read through the Bible in a year with readings five days a week.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF


52 Week Bible Reading Plan

Read through the Bible in a year with each day of the week dedicated to a different genre: epistles, the law, history, Psalms, poetry, prophecy, and Gospels.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF


5x5x5 New Testament Bible Reading Plan

Read through the New Testament in a year, reading Monday to Friday. Weekends are set aside for reflection and other reading. Especially beneficial if you’re new to a daily discipline of Bible reading.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF
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