God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46

Our entire worship service is broadcast live on the radio within a 50 mile radius of Chippewa Falls on WCFW 105.7 FM 

The sermon for November 23rd, 2020, can be found here.

A Catechism reading schedule can be found here.

 

As we gather during this time of pandemic, please keep in mind the following points and adjustments.

  • If you are not feeling well or have been around someone who is ill with a contagious disease, stay home.  This is more important now than ever as we continue to work to contain the corona virus.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines.
    • Maintain a six-foot circle between you and anyone who is not living in the same house.
    • No hand shaking or hugging (I know this will be difficult, but germs are easily transferred by hand shaking.)
    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (singing the doxology takes 25-30 seconds)
    • Use hand sanitizer if you cannot wash your hands.
  • The building will be sanitized before each service with special attention given to the pews, handrails, doors, and bathrooms.
  • Attendance will be recorded by one person.  Please make sure you let them know you are here.
  • Please spread out in the sanctuary.  Every other pew will be blocked off.  Try to keep one household to a pew or sit on opposite ends.
  • Try to sit in the same spot each week.
  • The order of service and hymns will be printed each week, giving you some options on how to participate in the service.
    • You may pick up a copy of the bulletin at church or bring the one that was mailed to you.
    • Hymnals will also remain in the pew for you to use.
      • If you have your own hymnal, this would be a good time to get in the habit of bringing it each week.
      • If you would like to purchase a hymnal for home use, please let me know.
    • You may bring your phone or other device to follow with the emailed bulletin.
  • The offering will be collected in the narthex.
  • Communion will continue to be offered each week with the following adjustments.
    • There will be one household at a time per side of the rail (This will mean that some tables may have as few as 2 or 3 people).
    • Please remain in your pew until the previous table is departing, then come forward.
    • Pastor and all communion assistants will be using hand sanitizer before serving each table.
    • The communion rail will be sanitized after each table is served.
  • In consideration of those who will be listening on the radio and the likelihood that the service will now go back to being over an hour in length, we will be pausing after the prayers of the church to speak the benediction, and will then continue with the service of the sacrament.  This way, all who are listening at home will receive the Lord’s blessing.
    • This order was common in the early church when after the Service of the Word was completed, the benediction would be given and those who were not receiving the Lord’s Supper would depart.  The Service of the Sacrament would then begin.

As you can see, there is a lot to consider and pay attention to as we reopen.  The above points are but a fraction of all that needs to be considered.  This is why I am asking for your continued prayers and patience as we slowly move forward from the shadow of COVID-19.  But no matter what happens, we know that Jesus is with us and nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

Blessings in Christ Jesus, our risen Lord and Savior,

Rev. Tim Jones
Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls, WI

Introduction to Zion Lutheran

When you step into the sanctuary at Zion you will see the words, "A Changeless Christ For A Changing World" written on the archway in the front of the nave. These words give you a good idea of what to expect at Zion in our doctrine and practice. While many congregations try to market ‘a christ’ that appeals to what a changing world wants, we continue to give a constantly changing world what it needs—A Changeless Christ in Word and Sacraments, like the Christian Church has done for two-thousand years. At Zion you will find a pure proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a right administration of the Sacraments, flowing from Scripture alone, guarded by the historic liturgy and Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. We don’t try to change the Word of God to please the world, but proclaim the full counsel of Scripture, including the Law in Its full sternness and the Gospel of Christ crucified in Its full sweetness. This is what we, and the entire fallen world of all time, need—a changeless Christ. If you would like to have the forgiveness of sins, eternal life and salvation that Jesus won on the cross and delivers to us today in the Church, please join us poor miserable sinners.

 

Welcome to Zion Lutheran Church.

Service Times

Sunday  9:00 AM -10:00 AM Divine Service
  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Christian Education 
     
Wednesday   9:30 am Bible Study
  4:30 pm Confirmation
     

Contact Information

Phone 715.723.6380
Email zionlutheransecretary@cfzionlutheran.com
Address 110 E Grand Ave

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