Worship in the sanctuary begins at 10am with announcements and the ringing of the tower bell. Children and youth programs run during worship. Depending on current Covid-19 restrictions, a nursery with an attendant may be available for infants and children too young to attend preschool.
Listening devices are available for those who need a little help hearing clearly.
Dress as you feel comfortable. Some of our members wear jeans and t-shirts and others wear dresses or suits. Come as you are.
We strive to welcome all, including those who have often been ignored or shunned by the church.
We serve communion on the first Sunday of every month, and also on Holy days like Easter and Christmas. We have an open table, meaning if you have a belief in Jesus, you are welcome to participate regardless of denomination or church affiliation. Parents may decide if they want their children to take communion or receive a blessings
from the pastor .
Frequently , we serve communion by passing bread and trays with both wine and grape juice through the pews. Occasionally, we have intinction, where everyone comes forward to dip the bread in a cup or chalice filled with grape juice. If you join us on a communion Sunday, just look in the bulletin for
instructions for that day.
The most important thing to remember about
communion? You are welcome at God's table.
Children and Youth
While parents focus in on scripture and worship in the sanctuary, children are invited to learn in classrooms dedicated to serving their grade level. Families begin the church service together in the sanctuary, then children are dismissed after the children’s message and gathering song. Children then return at the end of the service. Children's Sunday school meets every Sunday morning from 10:00AM to 11:00AM.
Learning to be the hands and feed of Christ, the Yeet Squad spends their time learning about the world we live in and how they can share God’s light within it. This mission-centered program spends much of their time serving the church and community in activities like volunteering at the Lighthouse Shelter, visiting and working with the local animal rescue, and raising funds to support projects that make our community a more inclusive and compassionate place. In addition to mission work, the Yeet Squad enjoys monthly youth outings like bowling, hiking, and kayaking. The Yeet Squad is open to students in grades 6th through 12th and meets on Sundays from 10AM to 11AM and Wednesday afternoons.
Music is a major part of our worship life at Zion. Since Zion’s church family is such a unique blend of worshipers from various faith backgrounds and diverse tastes in music, we incorporate newer songs, as well as, traditional hymns. During the school year, our worship services are enhanced by Zion’s Chancel Choir. The second Sunday
of the month we usually use a less formal worship format to incorporate different styles of worship and music. During the summer months, we include soloists or small groups and we invite the congregation to suggest hymns for upcoming services.
One of the highlights of the choir year is the annual Christmas cantata, which is normally presented on the 3rd or 4th Sunday in December.
We also have an instrumental ensemble that assists with worship on the 4th Sunday of the month.
Zion’s bell choir is a dedicated and fun group of approximately 10 ringers who participate in a 3-octave bell and handchime choir. We practice Wednesday evenings with our main goal being to enhance Sunday worship and have fun doing it. Our main focus of course is sacred music, some traditional and some praise, but we also have played Phantom of the Opera, Lady Gaga’s Just Dance, and Frozen’s Let it Go to name a few for our congregation’s enjoyment.