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Wednesday midweek Masses will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. beginning in September, to allow for the school lunch schedule.  

A National Day of Thanksgiving/Harvest Festival will be observed on Thursday, November 24 with a sung Mass in the Church at 10:00 a.m.

Advent midweek spoken Masses will be celebrated

at 9:30 a.m. and at 7:00 p.m. in the Church.

Advent I, Ad Te Levavi: Wednesday, November 30

            The Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle – Matthew 4:18-22  “Follow Me”

Advent II, Populus Zion: Wednesday, December 7 - Malachi 3:1-5, 4:5-6

            “Behold, I send My messenger”

Advent III, Ember Wednesday of Advent: Wednesday, December 14 – Isaiah 2:2-5

             “It shall come to pass in the latter days”

Advent IV, Rorate Coeli: Wednesday,  December 21 - 2 Peter 3:8-14

             “What manner of persons ought you to be?”

 

Daily Mass for Christmasstide begins

with the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ

at Midnight on Sunday, December 25:

Zion Christmasstide Schedule – 2022/2023

 The Nativity of our Lord, Midnight (Sunday, 12/25) –

              Sung Mass in the Church at 12:00 a.m.

The Nativity of our Lord

              Sung Mass in the Church at 10:00 a.m.

St. Stephen, Protomartyr (Monday 12/26) –

              Sung Mass in the Church at 10:00 a.m.

St. John, Apostle & Evangelist (Tuesday 12/27) –

              Spoken Mass in the Church at 7:00 p.m.

The Holy Innocents, Martyrs (Wednesday 12/28) –

              Spoken Mass in the     Church at 10:00 a.m.

St David, Patriarch, King & Psalmist (Thursday 12/29) –

              Spoken Mass in the Chapel at 7:00 p.m.

Sixth Day of Christmas (Friday 12/30) –

              Spoken Mass in the Church, 10:00 a.m.

St. Sylvester, Bishop & Confessor (Saturday 12/31) –

              Spoken Mass in the Church at 10:00 a.m.

The Circumcision of our Lord (Sunday 1/1) –

              Sung Mass in the Church at 10:00 a.m.

The Holy Name of Jesus (Monday 1/2) –

              Sung Mass in the Church at 10:00 a.m.

The Tenth Day of Christmas (Tuesday 1/3) –

              Spoken Mass in the Church at 7:00 p.m.

St. Titus, Bishop & Confessor (Wednesday 1/4) –

              Spoken Mass in the Church at 10:00 a.m.

The Twelfth Day of Christmas (Thursday 1/5) –

              Spoken Mass in the Church at 7:00 p.m.

The Epiphany of our Lord (Friday 1/6) –

              Sung Mass in the Church at 10:00 a.m.

The Feast of the Holy Family (Sunday 1/8) –

              Sung Mass in the Church at 10:00 a.m.

The Baptism of our Lord (Friday 1/13) –

              Sung Mass in the Church at 9:30 a.m.

Regularly at Zion -                             

  • Adult Bible Class is held twice each week - Sunday after Mass, and Wednesday after morning Mass.  On Sundays we are are engaged in a close study of the Gospel according to St. John, which Fr. Braden leads from the Greek text.  On Wednesdays we are studying Walther's treatise "Does Old Lutheranism Lead To Rome?"
  •  The Zion Men's Group meets twice each month, alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 7:00 p.m.  After singing Vespers in the Church, we are currently studying Luther's Antinomian Disputations, in volume 73 of the American Edition of Luther's Works.  After our study, food and (Lutheran) beverages enhance our Gemütlichkeit.
  • The Zion Women's Group meets twice a month on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.  We sing Vespers in the Chapel, enjoy coffee and baked goods, and then continue in our study of 1st and 2nd Timothy, with an eye to the Greek that underlies the text.
  •  Adult Catechesis is offered Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m.  We sing Vespers in the Church, and the study following is  a close reading of Johann Gerhard's Loci on Theology and Scripture.
  • Membership/Confirmation Classes are held periodically, scheduled to be convenient to those seeking membership at Zion. Youth Confirmation class is held Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.  Luther's Small Catechism is the main text for both membership and Confirmation classes.  First Communion classes are held in the Rectory on Saturday mornings for those who demonstrate a readiness to receive the Lord's Body and Blood according to Scripture, our Catechism, and Luther's Christian Questions and Their Answers.  Contact the Church office for more information.
  • Join us for one of these opportunities to study the Word of God, to grow in your knowledge of God and your love for God and neighbor, to learn more about Christian doctrine, and to enjoy the company of the faithful!
  • Video of a full Sunday Mass at Zion is now available on our Youtube page - Click Here