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.
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
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Week of July 27-August 2, 2020: “Few in Numbers, Deeply Loved” …
It’s a familiar sight that I see each week—save for Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday: Relatively few worshipers in two sizable sanctuaries. There may well be a number of reasons for why our sanctuaries are no longer full as they once were—reasons having to do with culture, desertion by the young, and the increasing assaults of Satan as we draw nearer to the return of Christ. Still, we ask, “Why?”, as it is easy for us to be down upon ourselves.
To those of you who still are part of our “downsized” community of faith, I direct you to the words of Moses in Deuteronomy, Chapter Seven. Here, as he bid farewell to the People of Israel, Moses said to them, “For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth” (Deuteronomy 7:6). We, as His Church, are God’s treasured possession today. 1 Peter 2:9 tells us, “For you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
Though few in numbers, Israel, as Moses said in Deuteronomy, was called to forge ahead, conquer the corrupt nations of the Canaanites and claim the Promised Land. So too are we called, though few in numbers, to forge ahead and take on the “Canaanites” of our time who are “living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry” (1 Peter 4:3). All this we do en route to the ultimate Promised Land of eternal life.
Yes, while we are few in numbers, we are deeply loved by God! However many or few our numbers might be in the future, we are assured, as St. Paul tells us, that, “neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39)
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