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 March 22th, 2020, can be found here.

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

My family in Christ at Zion,

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you” (1 Perter 5:6-7).

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus does indeed care for us and will see us through all things because of His unending love for us.  While it can be hard to do, Jesus invites us to cast all our anxieties on Him.  In other words, don’t worry because He has you in the palm of His hand and nothing can take you out of it.  This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t plan, and act with caution.  We need to follow the recommendations and requirements that have been set in place over us. But we do not need to be worried and anxious.  God will see you through according to what He knows is best for you.  And when you are worried and anxious, cast it at the foot of Christ’s cross, fixing your eyes on Jesus, the one Who died and rose for you.

As I am sure you have heard, yesterday Governor Evers enacted Emergency Order #12: Safer at Home.  This order, in a nutshell, says stay at home unless it is imperative that you go to work, need groceries, are seeking medical care, or have another essential need. What does this mean for the church and Zion specifically? I agree whole-heartedly with what President Lueck wrote in an e-mail yesterday, “All of us would agree there is no more essential need in our country than to keep the Word of God on the hearts and minds of our people.”  Added in with the language of Emergency Order #12 section 13 h, which reads

h. Weddings, funerals, and religious entities. Religious facilities, entities, groups, and gatherings, and weddings and funerals, except that any gathering shall include fewer than 10 people in a room or confined space at a time and individuals shall adhere to Social Distancing Requirements as much as possible.

the Elders, Congregational President, and I believe that the plans we have already put in place meet both the letter and spirit of this law.

Those plans are:          

  1. All public services, meetings, and activities at Zion are suspended until the Safer at Home order is lifted.  This is currently scheduled for April 24, 2020.
  2. The Sunday service will continue to be broadcast on WCFW 105.7 FM.  It will be held with 10 or fewer people in the sanctuary. These people will be invited.  If you are willing to join us and are not afraid to be in front of a microphone, please contact me and I will include you in the rotation of those who will serve as my radio congregation.
  3. Individual and Family Communion Services will continue to be held, but I will be limiting them to no more than 2 households.  Please contact me via email (pastorzioncf@outlook.com), text, or phone call and I will coordinate a day and time with you.  In general, these services will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 9 am and 1 pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 am and 6:30 pm. 
  4. We will be making the Sunday bulletin available to you each week.  If you would like it emailed, please let me know at pastorzioncf@outlook.com.  If you don’t contact me a physical copy will go out in the mail either Wednesday or Thursday.
  5. If you would like to borrow one or more copies of Lutheran Service Book you are free to do so. They are available on the table by the church office. 
  6. As much as possible, regular office hours will be maintained.  But it might be a good idea to call ahead if you will be stopping by to make sure.
  7. I have the names of several people willing to help you run errands, pick up groceries, etc. If you would like their assistance, please let me know and I will coordinate.
  8. If you are willing and able to continue your offerings, please do so.  The bills are still coming in and need to be paid.  You may drop off your offering or mail it.

If you have any questions or ideas during this tumultuous time, please contact me.  If you need someone to talk and pray with, please contact me.  With the Lord’s help we will get through this time. 

I eagerly look forward to the time that we can once again all gather together in His name.  It will be a grand family of Christ reunion.  In the meantime, our Lord Jesus promises that where two or three are gathered together in His name, He is there.

Your Pastor in Christ Jesus,

Rev. Timothy A Jones

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  Postponed Divine Service
  Postponed Christian Education 
     
Wednesday   Postponed Bible Study
  Postponed Confirmation
     
Wednesday's in Lent Postponed Lenten Supper
(2/26 - 4/1) Postponed Lenten Service

Contact Information

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

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