You Are Always Welcome
At Zion!!
Dear Friends in Christ,

This is a phrase we always use at Zion. You might not be a member, you may not have been here for a while, but you are always welcome here because Christ has come for us all and welcomes us all. This is what the "Incarnation" is all about.

St. John's Gospel begins with the beautiful, poetic words, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God," John is speaking of Jesus, and later the poem will continue," And the Word became flesh, and dwelt amoung us." Jesus came to be with us, and through the Holy Spirit is still with us. This we call Incarnational theology.

Jesus comes to be with us every time we take Holy Communion as we partake of His Body and His Blood for life, salvation, and the forgiveness of sins. Most frequently the blessed Communion takes place at church on Sundays at our worship services.

When is the last time you received Communion? We want you to receive this blessed Communion. Your coming to church is an important part of Incarnational theology; if you never receive Jesus, He is still knocking at the door of your heart. What will your answer be?

In Christ,
Pastor T.J. Pranschke

Article in The Record
December 23, 2017

Volunteer Choir to
Celebrate Martin Lutheran King Service on Sunday
You are invited to join a volunteer choir that will sing at a service at Lebanon Baptist Church in Westwood. There service will be on Sunday, January 14th at 2:00pm celebrating the life of Martin Luther King.  Zion participated last year we had a nice turnout and a wonderful time singing with members of another church. We will have one practice on Saturday, January 13th at 1:00pm. Practice will be held at Lebanon Baptist Church which is located at 20 High Street, in Westwood. 


Upcoming Services

Sunday, January 21, 2018
-8:00am Worship Service with Holy Communion
-9:00am Adult Bible Study in the undercroft
-10:15am Worship Service with Sunday School

Confirmation Class Resumes
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
4:00pm in the church
--Cancelled due to weather

First Communion Class Resumes
Monday, January 22, 2018
4:00pm in the church

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GIVE+ Mobile
You can now make a contribution to our church through a mobile app!
To get started, download GivePlus Church for free from the App Store or Google Play. Simply search for "GivePlus Church" to quickly find and download directly from your smartphone using your debit/credit card or checking/savings account.

You can also choose to donate as a guest or set up an account that allows you to securely and conveniently schedule recurring donations and manage and review your giving history.

Once you download the app you will be prompted to select your church. We are "Zion Ev Lutheran Church". We are the one in Westwood.


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


There is a prospective parents meeting at 8:00-9:00pm, Thursday, January 18.



Tree Lighters Revealed

Congratulations to Mrs. Donna Bott and Mrs. Michele Meisten for being choosen to light this year's Christmas tree! Their constant work to point people to Jesus over the years earned these two sisters this special honor.

GIVE+ Text

In less time than it takes to write a check, you can now make your contribution to Zion Lutheran Church with a text message. To text your donation, simply text 


and in the message window, enter the amount you would like to give with the dollar sign in front of it, then send. Next you will be prompted to enter your information to finalize the donation. In the future you can text "repeat" to contribute the same amount or enter a different amount. The texting feature allows secure donations through major debit/credit cards.

We hope you enjoy this new way to contribute to our ministry, and thank you for your support.

For more information please check out our giving page. GIVING