Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

Glorify God and Share His Love
as We Serve All People
from His Church on the Hill


 You are invited to Zion's Passion Walk... a live theatre experience where you, as part of the audience, move from scene to scene to watch and experience the Passion of Christ.

Sat. March 28 and Sun. March 29
Runs continuously from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

At Zion, 2233 Abbeyville Road, Valley City 44280






Visit a Jerusalem Marketplace

Be present at the table at the Last Supper

Hear Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane

Witness Peter's denial

Watch Jesus' trial before the court of Pilate

Listen to Jesus' last words from the cross

Stand at the sealed tomb

 All are welcome.  Handicapped accessible. 



Confirmation Camp was a wonderful experience this past weekend.  Thanks, LMC, for a wonderful few days!  Can't wait to be back in the summer!

ConfirmationCamp2015 cabin

 confirmationcamp2015 basketball

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 confirmationcamp2015 lodge


Love Feast is a time when our youth cook a dinner for our O.W.L.s and host the dinner around the tables, including games.  It's a great time of fellowship!  This pic is from when our kids introduced themselves and talked about their future plans.  Thanks, everyone, for a beautiful afternoon of love and laughter!

love feast 2015 line up

 The God's Gifts Talent Show and Spaghetti Dinner was a beautiful testament to God's gifts to us through each other! Thank you for sharing your gifts, work, and laughter, everyone!

Talent Show 2015 Books of the Bible 

Sharing the books of the Bible in order...

 Talent Show 2015 CD cooking

A cooking demonstration... so so yummy

 Talent Show 2015 eating

If you eat pasta and antipasta together, will you still be hungry?

Talent Show 2015 MG fishing 

A fishing demonstration

 Talent Show 2015 kitchen joy

Enjoying the show and cleaning the kitchen at the same time!

 Talent Show 2015 NB harmonica

Dad and son jamming to harmonica and guitar. 


Souper Bowl Sunday brought a competition between the guys and the girls, and it looked like the girls would bring home a big win, but by game time both made it to the goal line!  All donations go to Feeding Medina County.   Thanks everyone!

souper bowl 2015 hallway

The Devo Writing Workshop trained those interested in learning how to write devotions.  We'll be producing a devotional book for Zion members and friends for the week of Holy Week.  Nice work, everyone. 

Devo Workshop


Beautiful Wedding this month joining Jonathan and Gretchen.

They asked the Luther League to cater their wedding reception in our Gathering Area. 

What a beautiful example of living faith together!  Blessings on your family!

 G and J Wedding



Really touched by our Christmas Caroling Service Project. 30 of us visited 7 homes to spread the good news of Emmanuel, God with us. In this pic, the person to whom we are singing is lit up like an angel! Thank you for sharing your time and talents, everyone! You all were such an inspiration.

 Christmas caroling


Seventy kids shared the good news of Jesus birth with us during their Christmas program.  You did a BEAUTIFUL job, kids!!


Christmas program 2014 


The Catechism Class was invited to a Christmas Potluck with our MLS group. The food was excellent, the atmosphere warm and inviting and the conversation loving! Thank you for sharing your faith across the generations, everyone! Couldn't have had a more warm and wonderful evening. (Notice the "fireplace" they brought in for the evening, too!) Thank you!!


 Christmas potluck 2014 4

 Christmas potluck 2014 5 


It was a glorious day with Bishop Allende and St. John St. Paul Choir.  Praise be to God for His goodness!  So thankful for our combined mission and connection to our wider church.











Our Advent Festival on the First Sunday of Advent was a delightful time for all!  Thanks to all those who helped run craft tables, work in the kitchen, decorate the building, and help us get our hearts and our homes ready for the coming of Christ!


Making Gingerbread Churches was just one of the 11 projects we all worked on :)

Advent Fest 2014 1

Advent Fest 2014 8

Advent Fest 4

 Advent Fest 5


 Rake and Run was a wonderful service project for all ages...

 rake and run 2014 long line

 rake and run 2014 bruni

 rake and run 2014 leaf pile

 rake and run 2014 friends

With a Fall Picnic afterwards

 rake and run 2014 carving pumpkins

 rake and run 2014 cj

Loved that Tailgate Party.  No matter who you're rooting for, we'll all the body of Christ!

 tailgate party


Good times.  Awesome God.  Serving our Communities.

 GWOH woods

GWOH work


GWOH work 2

Holy Week Schedule 

Palm/Passion Sunday Worship

8:30 and 10:45

Maundy Thursday

7:30 pm

Good Friday Tenebrae Service

7:30 pm

Easter Morning

7:45 am and 10:45 am

Easter Breakfast

seatings at 9:00 am and 9:45 am

Sunday Worship Schedule 

8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

Sunday School & Adult Education: 9:40 a.m. on Sundays


VBS is June 8-12!

Register using the online form on our Upcoming Events page.


or register by printing and mailing in the following form...

Zion VBS 2015 registration form Zion VBS 2015 registration form


Worship Leaders 

 Download the Lay Worship Leader Schedule for March through this link...

Lay Servants March Lay Servants March


This Week at Zion

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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church | 2233 Abbeyville Rd. | Valley City, OH 44280 | ph: 330-483-3873| zion@zoominternet.net
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