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If you are not able to enter Zoom due to capacity limits you can also watch the service live on our Facebook Page.

Celebrating Pr. Paul Gateman

May 7th & 8th 

Saints of Zion, Beloved Ones, 

It is with deep grief and the sure and present hope of the resurrection that we notify you of the death of The Rev. Paul Gateman, pastor of Zion Lutheran in Ferndale from 1977-2018, after a long fight with cancer. We pray for peace and love for the entire family, especially Eve, Lori and Matt, and all the friends and family here in the Ferndale area.  Eternal rest, grant him O God, and let light perpetual shine upon him.

Funeral Arrangements for Pastor Paul are as follows:
Visitation - Zion Lutheran Sanctuary, 143 Albany, Ferndale MI
We will have traffic flow from the main narthex doors, to the front, and out the parking lot door. 
Friday, May 7th, 2-8pm & Saturday, May 8th, 10-11am

Saturday, 11am: Procession from the sanctuary, out the narthex doors and into the courtyard for the funeral.

Covid -19 Safety - Wearing a mask is required. Maintain a 6-foot distance from anyone not in your household or not vaccinated for COVID-19.  

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to U of M Cancer Center at MI Medicine, Kindred Hospice, or Zion Lutheran Church. 

If you missed the Wednesday Hope celebration for Pastor Paul on May 5th, you can watch it here Facebook Page.



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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Join us for Sunday morning service at 10:30 as well as Wednesday Hope Easter Season worship at 7pm, focused on words of real hope that strengthen us for the week’s journey.  God continue to bless and strengthen us all!

All are Welcome Here!

If you are red, yellow, black, white, brown, or . . .

If you are male, female, or transgender . . .

If you are three days old, 30 years old, 103 years old, or . . .

If you have never set foot in a church; if you are Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Protestant, Roman Catholic, agnostic, a life-long Lutheran, or . . .

If you are single, married, divorced, separated, partnered, widowed, or . . .

If you are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or queer . .

If you’ve had an abortion, have considered one, are against it, or . . .

If you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Socialist, not registered to vote, or . .

If you are in the military, a veteran, returning from war, or . . .

If you have or had addictions, phobias, mental or physical issues,or . . .

If you are or have been a criminal, with or without a record . . .

If you are employed, unemployed, underemployed, self-employed, retired,
or . . .

If you are studying, passing, flunking, or . . .

If you own a home, rent, live with your parents, are homeless, or . . .

If you are fully able, disabled, a person of differing abilities, or . . .

Come  as  You Are!



People Helping People
We strive to meet the need of providing food for our local community.

The Food Pantry provides Zion an opportunity to reach out and feed those in need. Learn how you can volunteer, donate, or help our community.




Helping Them Grow
They are the leaders of tomorrow! Zion's youth ministry guides and supports our young ones as they navigate their development and seek to grow in their walk with Christ.  



God's Work 
Our Hands
To live as Christ is to identify with and advocate for the longings, hunger and injustices of the poor and meek.
Zion's Social Ministry involves ministries designed to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those in need.  Volunteers Needed! Your time and effort are truly appreciated!



Would you like to join Zion Lutheran Church as a new member?

Whether near or far, we welcome the expansion of the Zion community. 

 If it is your intention to join, please fill out and submit a new member form. God be praised at the growth of this community in Christ in times such as these!