O Lord, Lead, guide, direct and protect us!
Dear Friends in Christ,

Every day I watch the news and brace myself for the next headline of unthinkable insanity. It really was difficult to fathom the horror of this week's Church massacre. We will have candles lit for each of the victims on our communion rail this Sunday, November 12th. I hope you will be with us.

Last year we began the practice of locking our doors shortly after worship began, we will continue this to protect our people as best we can.

This Sunday I will unveil our "I Pray" ministry. We need a strong Christian witness in our world in these times. I believe God is calling us to continue that at Zion.

Our congregation and early childhood center are in my prayers every day, as well as many individuals I know of that are in need. I hope you will be praying with me. 

In Christ,

Pastor T.J. Pranschke






Bulletin Board
Tuesday, November 21
Thanksgiving Service 7:30 pm
The Girls Choir will be singing
Sunday, November 26
Worship Services with Holy Communion
Fellowship after in the undercroft.
Quilters & Crafters will host a coffee hour in appreciation of the congregations support. All are welcome for coffee, tea and some home-made treats.
There will also be a selection of crafts, gifts and cards for your holiday shopping needs

Special Request 
There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for the upcoming Thanksgiving service. Anyone who is planning to attend this service and can serve in any capacity, please sign the sheet as soon as you know you can serve. Thank you for your kind consideration of this matter.
The Thanksgiving service will be held, November 21st at 7:30pm.
Please Note
The Church office will be closed, November 23-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a blessed holiday everyone.


AT ZION 2017

It is that time of year when we are thankful for all our blessings.  We all look forward to sharing this time of year with our loved ones.

Some of the folks in our area could use a little assistance at Christmas time. Zion is always on the front line when reaching out to help people. This year again we will assist folks in Westwood and the surrounding area.

Christmas Tags will be up at church on Sunday, November 26. The packages need to brought to the church by the morning of December 10th. 

Link for more information


Zion Lutheran
Early Childhood Center
We offer an excellent program for
2 1/2 year old children
through Pre-Kindergarten.
For more information,
please visit
the school's website at
or call the office at



The Little Red Wagon

Our goal of reaching 10,000 pounds of donated groceries and toiletries has been made! Many thanks to our congregation, who supported and faithfully filled "Little Red" each and every week and to our various church ministries and community groups. Thank you also to those who supported "Little Red" with monetary and gift car donations.

The fight hunger campaign continues and we are on to our next goal to keep our local food pantries stocked for those in need. Reusable red grocery bags are available in the narthex. Watch the Daily Bread in the weekly bulletin for needed items. 

Thank you All. Job Well Done!