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What We Believe

We believe that...

... the Bible is the Word of God.

... the Word is divided into the Law which shows us our sin and need for salvation, and the Gospel which shows us our Savior, Jesus Christ.

… the center of the Church's message is the Gospel, the Good News that in Christ Jesus we have the forgiveness of sins, peace with God and eternal life in His holy precious Name.  

… salvation is a free gift of God which comes to us by grace through faith in Christ apart from any good works of God's Law.

… the Church is gathered together by the powerful working of God the Holy Spirit who creates and sustains saving faith in the heart and mind through His means of grace, the Holy Bible and the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper.

... the crucified and risen Jesus comes to us "in, with, and under the bread and wine" in the Lord's Supper.

… Holy Baptism both of infants and adults brings forgiveness of sins, life and salvation to those who believe, as the words and promises of God declare (Mark 16.16).

... the mission of the Church is to proclaim the Gospel.

Holy Communion

The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod believes and teaches that in the Sacrament of the Altar Christ Jesus comes to us in the bread and the wine.  We believe we receive the "real presence" of Christ in, with and under the elements in this sacrament.  All who come to the Table of the Lord profess faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ, that He died to save us from our sins (Romans 3.23,24) and now lives in us as the Risen Christ of today (1 Corinthians 11.26; Romans1.17). 

Instruction in the Small Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther ordinarily precedes reception of the Lord's Supper.  But, if you are a visitor to Zion and believe as we do, we invite you to participate with us in the reception of Holy Communion.

(Allergy free communion wafers are available. Let the pastor or elder know before the service, if this is needed. Ingredients: filtered water, sweet rice flour, potato flour, organic palm fruit oil, potato starch, methylcellulose, sunflower lecithin.)

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