Zion Lutheran Church has been Serving Lorain and the Surrounding Communities since 1900
Zion is afflilated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and supports outreach throughout Ohio and the world.
Our Hearts at Zion stand open to any person seeking a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Come soon for a visit.
We would like to welcome our new Organist Wanwan Yang
God Is Calling Us To Unite Diverse People, Beset With Various Life Struggles, To Oneness In Christ.
Sunday Service 11:00 A.M.
Bible Study Sunday 12:15 P.M.
Bible Study Wednesday 11:00 A.M.
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Week of May 14-20, 2018: “Don’t Just Do Something …” … Acts 1:12-26 You probably are very familiar with the expression, “Don’t just stand there: Do something!” Well once, during a difficult parish situation that I was facing years ago, a wise district president flipped that old expression around. He told me, in view of the situation, “Don’t just do something: Stand there!” In this, he was saying that there needed to be a time of reflection and prayer before taking any action—a time to, “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). In the same spirit, the first disciples of our Lord met together for ten days between the time of Jesus’ ascension into heaven and the Holy Spirit’s arrival at Pentecost. The eleven remaining apostles of our Lord gathered together in an upstairs room. As they awaited the coming of the Holy Spirit that Jesus had promised to them, we hear that “all these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer.” (Acts 1:14). Joining the apostles were the women who had followed Jesus throughout His ministry (Luke 8:1-3), Our Lord’s mother, Mary, and His brothers who had only recently come to faith. In the midst of their prayer, Peter stood up and called the men who were gathered to choose a successor to the fallen apostle, Judas Iscariot. Through the casting of lots, Matthias was chosen as the twelfth apostle to be, with the others, a witness to our Lord’s resurrection. Then, they returned to their fervent time of praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Then, the Holy Spirit arrived in dramatic fashion at Pentecost just as Jesus had promised (Acts 2:1-4). It was time to leave the room and go out into the world. Peter would preach the Good News of salvation in Christ and three-thousand would believe and be baptized (Acts 2:1-14-40). This message would spread beyond Jerusalem into nearby Judea and Samaria and into the far corners of the earth—just as Jesus said it would (Acts 1:8). To pray and then to act. There is a time for each of these purposes “under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). In His own passion, Jesus first prayed in the Garden and then acted in the most decisive way of all in bearing our sins to Calvary’s cross. May we first commit all our decisions to prayer. Then, by the power of that same Spirit who came down at Pentecost, go out into bold action.
Your Pastor Pastor Bill Mugnolo Hi, I’m Pastor Bill Mugnolo and I have been serving at Zion Lutherran and at our sister congregation of St Johns in Elyria since September 2017. I was born in Baltimore, Maryland and I grew up on Long Island in New York State, in Northern New Jersey, and in Atlanta, Georgia. Since my graduation from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, I have lived in and have had an ongoing family connection to the Rochester, New York area which I consider to be my adopted hometown. I was confirmed in the Lutheran Church as an adult in 1984. I went on to seminary at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. I was ordained on August 16, 1990 on the thirty-first anniversary of my baptism. I have served congregations in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (1990-1998), Newark, New York (1998-2016), and Columbia Station, Ohio (2016-2017). I was joined in marriage to Sabra LeClaire of Rochester, New York on October 1, 1993. We have two daughters—, Emilia and Rebecca. I enjoy power walking, cross-country skiing, dumbbell training, travelling, and a wide variety of music. It is my great honor and privilege to serve both the Lord and you as pastor at Zion.
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9 A.M to 12
440-282-8418 Pastor Bill