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(Time After Pentecost)

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1974 sketch of the church by Karen Stoops, member Zion Lutheran Church
405 Hickory Street ; P.O. Box 68
Montpelier, Ohio 43543
(419) 485-8559
Serving Christ in Northwestern Ohio since 1859

August Services and Events
September 3
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Lanny Zup  
September 10
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Bishop Jeffrey Bischoff Holy Communion
September 17
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Bishop Jeffrey Bischoff Holy Communion
August 27
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost CMA Sunday - Special Service  

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES: Our Sunday morning worship follows a traditional Lutheran liturgy which is based on the Scriptures. We receive Communion on the first Sunday of the month during most months and on special feasts or holy days. All worship services include prayer, singing hymns, Scripture reading, and a sermon/homily based on the Scriptures.

CHRISTMAS EVE: Our Christmas Eve worship service usually begins at 6:30 p.m. and is a joyful celebration of the birth of Jesus. Traditional Christmas hymns mingle with the telling of the Christmas story. The service includes prayer, Christmas hymns, a sermon/homily, special readings and/or storytelling, Holy Communion, and a candlelight vigil. After the service, everyone is invited to fellowship over cookies and punch. Children receive a goodie bag.

MIDWEEK LENT SERVICES: During the season of Lent, Zion holds midweek worship services beginning on Ash Wednesday with Holy Communion at 7:00 p.m., continuing on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. until Holy week, concluding the season with Holy Week services at 7:00 pm on Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion and Good Friday. Our Sunday morning Bible Study looks deeper into the individual weekly themes.

CMA SUNDAY is an opportunity for motorcycle enthusiasts and riders to celebrate their faith, then ride off together for an afternoon of fellowship. This is usually held in August or September. This year's event was held on Sunday, September 24, 2017, with a fellowship hour complete with coffee and rolls at 9:30am and a worship service at 10:30am. Motorcyclists and enthusiasts are invited to join us for an energizing worship service.

ALL SAINTS SERVICE: Zion holds a special service during the normal worship time on All Saints Sunday to remember those who died in the previous year and all those who have died at any time that continue to hold a special place in our hearts and memories. If you would like a candle lit for someone special to you, contact the church office or Sister Helena before the first Sunday of November.