Zion's Neo-Gothic Structure Zion Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Detroit

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church



The Festival of the Reformation will be celebrated at Zion on Monday, October 31, with Holy Mass in the Church at 7:00 p.m.

The Feast of All Saints will be celebrated at Zion on Tuesday, November 1, with Holy Mass in the Church at 7:00 p.m.

The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls) will be celebrated at Zion on Wednesday, November 2, with a spoken Low Mass in the Church at 9:30 a.m.

The 2016 St. Michael Liturgical Conference was held Monday, September 26th.  Videos of the Conference presentations are available on the Zion You Tube channel and through the Zion Facebook page.  Videos of the Mass are currently being edited for later distribution.  Watch our website for updates!  


The English District Lake Erie Region Pastoral Conference is October 18-20 in Port Clinton, Ohio.  Fr. Braden will be making a two-hour presentation on Luther & the Epistle to the Romans on the last day of the conference.  Copies of the Powerpoint presentation were distributed with the Conference Agenda.

The annual St. Andrew's Conference on the Lutheran Confessions is Saturday, October 22nd at St. Andrew's Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Memphis, Michigan.  Fr. Braden is giving a presentation entitled "A Ready Defense", detailing the Augsburg Confession, the Papal Confutation, and selected Articles of the Apology.  Contact Fr. Josh Ball at St. Andrew's for registration information.

The Annual Apologetics Conference at Emmanuel, Dearborn is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th at 2:00 p.m., and features Seminary Professor Rev. John Pless as keynote presenter.  Contact Emmanuel for more information or to register.

The combined Detroit North and Detroit South Circuit Reformation Service will be celebrated at Angelica Lutheran Church in Allen Park on Sunday, October 30th.  Fr. Braden will be assisting in the Mass.  Contact Angelica Lutheran for more information,

The Academy of Early Music, under the direction of Ms. Emily Solomon, Zion's Cantor, will feature two performances by Heinavanker, a group specializing in early Renaissance sacred music and ancient Runic songs, on November 5th and 6th.  See the Academy website for more information and concert times.  

Lutherfest, the annual regional concert sponsored by the Lutheran Center Association, will be held on Sunday, November 6, at 4:00 p.m. at Guardian Lutheran Church in Dearborn, Michigan this year.  Lutherfest features the Michigan-Ohio Chorale, joined by choirs from several local congregations, under the direction of Mr. Erv Aufdemberge.  Contact Zion, the Lutheran Center Association Bookstore, or Guardian Lutheran, for more information.  The Lutheran Center Association annual meeting will be held at 2:00 the same day, at Guardian.  All member congregations, and those interested in membership, are encouraged to attend.



Zion Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Detroit, Michigan is a parish in the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church and a member of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church. She is affiliated with the English District of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

A fragile but lively inner-city congregation, Zion is comfortably integrated and has parishioners from various ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. Zion is committed to outreach and ministry within the neighborhood and surrounding community. At the same time, Zion also attracts and welcomes people from all of Metro-Detroit.

The mission of Zion Church is to bring the Gospel of our Lord in preaching and the Sacraments. To accomplish this mission, Zion uses the sacramental and liturgical worship of the Lutheran Church. You will find that Zion aspires to worship that is beautiful, reverent, traditional and inspiring. As one visitor has said, "When you're at Zion, you know you are standing before the holy God."

We welcome you to join us at Zion anytime. Our Pastor, Rev. Fr. Mark Braden, is available to minister to your needs, and our people are eager to make your acquaintance.