Zion Lutheran Church

Come & Worship Sundays at 9am

Zion is a congregation of people growing in faith to reach out in love

Zion people gather to break bread together
Zion people gather to break bread together

Vacation Bible School - free for all ages!

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Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19 from 6 to 7pm

Come look for clues about growing our connection with God and with others!

VBS will be free for all ages. There will be adult bible study and fun and lessons for young people from pre-K through 9th grade.

It will be Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19 from 6 to 7pm, with fun games on the northeast lawn during the gathering time from 5:30 to 6pm.

Register by Sunday, August 7 to make sure you get a cool "On the Case" t-shirt.

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Register now!

Worship

Sundays at 9am

In worship, Jesus is really present—feeding, healing, and making us new in love, for the sake of the world.

Worship is relaxed and inclusive, with room for kids and their wiggles. Some Sundays the choir sings and the organ plays. Other Sundays the praise ensemble makes a joyful noise. Every Sunday, we feast at the Lord’s table of forgiveness and life.

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COVID precautions: Currently, masks are encouraged but not required.

Worship video

Upcoming livestream: David Seitz Funeral, this Saturday at 11am

Upcoming livestream: this Sunday at 9am

Worship last Sunday

Sunday Bulletin 08-07-22.pdf1640.7KB

Welcome!

a word from our Pastor

Welcome to Zion! I’m glad you’re here. It can be stressful to seek a new spiritual home. But don’t be afraid. Your deepest self, hidden in Christ with God, is guiding you.

I was drawn to Zion because of peoples’ open, trusting spirit and heart for this neighborhood.

Come and see. Maybe God has prepared a place for you here too.

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Christmas Eve candlelight worship at Zion
Christmas Eve candlelight worship at Zion

Sacred Listening

a time to listen to God, each other, and neighbors

Zion people have listened to God through Immerse, reading the New Testament together. And now Zion’s Season of Sacred Listening turns to listening to each other.

During the season of Easter, a team of 14 specially trained Zion people will reach out to 150+ Zion people to listen one-on-one. Don’t be surprised when a sister or brother in Christ asks to listen to you! They will ask only for your time, trust, and story. Say yes to a natural but uncommon conversation!

Why listen?

To regather Zion and rebuild relationships and a sense of community "after" the pandemic.

To discover what God is calling Zion to do, be, or change in this new chapter.

Tools for Listeners
Tools for Listeners

The Churches United free weekday meal hosted at Zion, before the pandemic.
The Churches United free weekday meal hosted at Zion, before the pandemic.

Food & Community Assistance

“...the Son of Humanity came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” —Jesus, Matthew 20

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All are invited to the food pantry and free, weekday community meal, hosted at Zion. Click for directions. Due to the pandemic, the free meal is curbside pick up. It’s coordinated by Churches United of the Quad City Area.

Free Meal Weekdays, 5:45 to 6:30pm

Food Pantry Mondays & Thursdays, 3:30 to 5pm

The Quad City Animal Welfare Center will provide a low-cost Mobile Pet Vaccine Clinic in Zion’s parking lot. Visit the QCAWC website for more information. Click for directions.

Low-cost Mobile Pet Vaccine Clinic July 7th and August 4th 2:00-5:00pm

Zion also gives grants for rent and other living expenses. Call 563-322-3533 and ask for Deacon Janine Johnson on the first Monday of the month.

Rent Assistance Call the first Monday of the month.

Zion’s confirmation class of 1903
Zion’s confirmation class of 1903

Learning

“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.” —Jesus, Luke 10

Zion is a congregation of people growing in God at all ages: Sunday school, confirmation, women’s circles, men’s group, quilting, bell choir, vocal choir, praise band ensemble. Recently, Zion people finished reading the New Testament together. Only a few of these learning opportunities are listed here. See the calendar below for more.

Children’s Sunday School and Adult Forum Sundays, 10:15am, after 9am worship

Alleluia Bible stories & songs for kids Wednesdays, 6 to 6:45pm

Zion’s Alleluia kids’ choir performing in worship
Zion’s Alleluia kids’ choir performing in worship

News & Calendar

“But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in your hand” —Psalm 31

Office Hours: Weekdays, 9am to 3pm

Zion’s August newsletter

Zion News August 2022.pdf2227.3KB

Connect

Zion is here for you

Office Hours: Weekdays, 9am to 3pm

563-322-3533

1216 West Eighth Street Davenport, Iowa 52802

Staff

Everyone is a minister. These minister here.

Colleen Peterson, Administrator & Bookkeeper

Deacon Janine Johnson, Director of Outreach Ministries

Jonathan Turner, Worship & Choir Accompanist

Keith Haan, Organist & Choir Director

Ken Stoltenberg, Custodial Support

Rosie Bates, Children’s & Handbell Choir Director

Rev. Clark Olson-Smith, pastor

Zion’s church building at 8th and Marquette Streets in Davenport, Iowa
Zion’s church building at 8th and Marquette Streets in Davenport, Iowa

Zion Lutheran Church

1216 West 8th Street Davenport, Iowa 52802

563-322-3533

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#inthistogether

Zion Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Southeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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