Proclamation of the Word
Worship is focused on "Central Things"
Worship at Zion focuses on the things that have been important
to Christianity throughout its 2000 year history. Services vary
in style ranging from the use of historical liturgies to more contemporary expressions of God's love.
"Central Things" in Worship include the preaching of God's Word and the celebration of Holy Communion and Baptism.
God's Word comes to us in three ways, namely through Jesus Christ, through the Holy Scriptures, and through the daily working of God in our lives.
As a people formed in Word and Sacrament, the community participates in the proclamation of God's Word and in the promise that Christ is with us and all people. In gratitude we strive to live responsible lives with others in the world and with all of God's creation.
In Holy Communion, God forgives our sins, nourishes our faith, and calls us to live out the Gospel's message of God's love. Since Holy Communion is a means to strengthen faith, we welcome all people to participate, especially those who feel they have little faith.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated weekly at Zion. Infants and children may be brought to the altar during Holy Communion either to receive a blessing or to fully commune after parents have received pastoral guidance. For those who are sensitive to wine, grape juice is offered; gluten free products are avaible for those who are wheat sensitive.
Holy Baptism is a sacrament where God delivers us from evil, gives us new life, and makes us a participant in God's community. In baptism a person expresses his or her public commitment to God. The baptismal life means that a person commits to showing God's love to others through his or her words and actions, which includes bringing about justice and peace in the world.
Baptismal services are held several times a year in the midst of the congregation. The Sacrament of Baptism is offered to infants, children, and adults.
Sacrament of Holy Communion
Sacrament of Holy Baptism
Zion's Worship is a faith inspiring celebration of the community.