Worship

A foundation of faith for everything we do

For Lutherans, worship stands at the center of our life of faith. Through God’s word, water, bread and prayer we are nurtured in faith and sent out into the world.

 

Connected with and central to everything we do, worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue and helps us grow in faith. It grounds us in our Christian and Lutheran roots, while demonstrating practical relevance for today’s world.

While some of the approaches to worship may differ from one ELCA congregation to another, we hold certain things in common.  Central to our worship life is the presence of God through word and sacrament. The wordproclaimed and the sacraments —both Holy Baptism and Holy Communion — are called the means of grace. We believe that Jesus Christ is present in these means through the power of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we describe worship as a “gathering around the means of grace.”

There is also a basic pattern for worship among Lutherans. We gather. We encounter God’s word. We share a meal at the Lord’s table. And we are sentinto the world. But we do not think about worship so much in terms of what we do. Worship is fundamentally about what God is doing and our response to God’s action. Worship is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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When you join us for worship

All are welcome to join us for Sunday morning Worship!

Parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the church and also along Main Street.

You may enter through the front door on Main Street where you will find a greeter each Sunday morning. The sanctuary is up the stairs to the right. Please always use the staircase in the front of the building.  An elevator is available from this level which will also take you up to the sanctuary. You may ask for assistance upon arrival.


Upstairs, an usher will greet you and provide you with our Worship Bulletin which will guide you through our Sunday morning liturgy. You may ask the usher to seat you or you may seat yourself anywhere you like.

An organ or piano prelude precedes the formal start of our worship service. Our traditional Lutheran liturgy follows the Welcome and includes hymns, readings from the Bible, a brief children’s sermon, offering, and culminates with a celebration of Holy Communion at The Lord’s Table where all are welcome.

The service concludes with an organ/piano postlude.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
113 W Main St.
North Manchester, IN 46962
260.982.6570
office@zionlutheranchurch.net
Currently providing Home Worship and social distanced in-person services every Sunday. 
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