We worship as Lutherans
"Lutheran worship puts the focus squarely on Jesus Christ, who is present for us and with us through His Word and Sacraments. Lutheran worship is, therefore, Christ-centered, not man-centered. When we are gathered for worship, we are not contemplating some far-off Christ or meditating on abstract concepts, or pondering various principles for living. Neither are we in church to be amused or entertained. Christ is living and active among us, right where He has promised to be in His Word and Sacraments. Jesus said, “Lo, I am with you always, to the very end ofthe age” (Matt.18:20). When He gathers us around His Word and Sacraments, He fulﬁlls this promise to us once again." (more on Lutheran worship . . .)
At Mt. Zion, worship happens every Sunday morning at 9:00 am. The community is invited to join with the members and friends of the congregation in song, prayer, proclamation of God's Word and celebration of the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. Ordinarily, the service follows a set pattern taken from the Lutheran Book of Worship. Readings from Scripture are followed by the sermon for the day, delivered by the pastor. Members of the congregation also present their gifts and offerings at these services. They are used to support the ministries of the local and national Church.
Other worship services are held during special seasons of the Church Year such as Advent and Lent. These are offered as preparation for the festivals of Christmas and Easter and usually held on Wednesday evenings.
School age children gather on Wednesday mornings for worship as part of their school day. Songs, prayers and the special message are geared for their understanding and participation. Members, parents and friends are always welcome to attend these services.