Zion Lutheran Church of New Holstein is approaching its centennial in 2015.
The congregation was officially incorporated in 1915. Zion has been served by 11 pastors during its 95-year history and blessed by God’s grace with dedicated members and staff.
The congregation currently is being served by the Rev. Azor Cigelske, who was ordained and installed as Zion’s new pastor on the same day last December.
A new music director at the church, Carrie Frechette, began her duties as of Jan. 1. Vocal groups include a mixed choir, a men’s choir and a children’s choir. Instrumental groups consist of an adult praise band, a youth praise band, an adult hand chime choir and a youth hand chime choir. Duets and solos also feature accompaniments with keyboard, flute, violin and trumpet.
Zion Lutheran also has started monthly movie nights which offer appropriate movies for both adults and children. The movie nights are open to the public.
Sunday worship services are at 7:45 and 10:15 between Labor Day and Memorial Day. Contemporary services are held at the late service on the first and third Sundays of the month. A traditional service is held at the early service on the third Sunday. A blended order of service is used at all other services. Summer worship is at 9 a. m. on Sundays and 7 p. m. Wednesdays.
Educational opportunities include 9 a. m. Sunday School classes for prekindergarten through eighth grade. A high school Bible class and multiple adult Bible studies are offered on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fellowship groups and organizations include the Women in Mission, Zion Adult Fellowship, Lutheran Youth Fellowship and the Altar Guild.
A Maundy Thursday communion service will be held at 7 p. m. and Good Friday services at 1:30 and 7 p. m. On April 20 the Easter Sunrise service is at 6:30 a. m. followed by an Easter Breakfast. A second Easter Sunday service will be at 9 a. m. The public is cordially invited to attend any and all services.
Other upcoming events include the annual Pancake Supper and Vacation Bible School in June. VBS is open to all children whether or not they normally attend Zion.
Anyone in need of a church home or who would like to know more about Jesus, please visit Zion’s family of faith or view the Web site at www.lutheransonline.com/lo/zionnh.Zion Lutheran is a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and its 2.3 million members.
Zion’s identity is defined as a congregation that is:
Rooted in Holy Scripture
Growing by God’s Grace through Jesus
Branching out to spread His Message to You