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.
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.
Children's Sunday School Class
every Sunday at 10:15 to 10:45 under the direction of Julie Barone all Children 4 through 12 are welcome
Sign up to hear from us about events. Zion Lutheran Church in Lorain
Week of September 21-27, 2020: “Seek the Lord” … Isaiah 55:6-9.
“Let’s play Hide and Go Seek!” In that childhood game, one player covers their eyes and counts to ten while the other goes and hides. Then, when the one player stops counting, they cry out, “Ready or not, here I come!” They then look to seek out the player(s) who have hidden.
As believers in Christ, we are called to seek out something—truly, someone—who is far greater. Isaiah writes, “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.” First, we are thankful that Our Lord, when it comes to our salvation, has already sought us and found us. He says, “The Son of Man came to seek and save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10).
But now, as His children, we are called to continually seek Him as we are called to probe into the deep, dark recesses of our souls. Isaiah tells us, “Let the wicked forsake his ways, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord …” This means confessing to our hidden faults that God and others see that we don’t (Psalm 19:12). It means seeking help against our sins of pride and arrogance (Psalm 19:13). It means humbly acknowledging that we have no righteousness of our own (Isaiah 64:6).
“Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.” As we are called to do this, we would rather hide from God than seek Him out—just as the first people once tried to do (Genesis 3:8). But even as we are called to confess our wicked deeds and our unrighteous thoughts, we do so “that He (God) may have compassion … for He will abundantly pardon.” Yes, when it comes to forgiving us, the Lord says through Isaiah, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways … For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
“Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.” Through Our crucified and Risen Lord, Jesus Christ, God’s forgiveness is there for us faster than we can count to ten! When it come to His being willing to forgive us, He continually proclaims, “Ready or not, here I come!”
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.
Wednesday and Thursday
9 A.M to 12
440-282-8418 Pastor Bill