What We Believe

Luther's Teaching

Whenever we begin to wonder about why we were born or why bad things happen to good people or what God is really like, we are doing theology. Theology (from the Greek, "the word about God") deals with our questions about God and how we answer those questions.

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Sacraments

How sad it would be if no one celebrated when we were born, or noticed that we were growing into an adult, or rejoiced at our wedding, or cared enough to comment on our dying.

The rites and sacraments of the church are there to help us remember that God celebrates and notices and rejoices and cares. They are there to get us going on our journey with God and to sustain and nourish our faith along the way. And finally the church is there to commit us for time and eternity into the hands of our loving God.

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Grace

Grace is the word we use to talk about God's love. Grace is the most important word in the Lutheran vocabulary. Because God's grace is shared in our worship through holy words and sacred ceremonies, we Lutherans sum up the core ministry of the church with the phrase "Word and Sacrament."

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Holy Baptism

Baptism is a very potent part of Christianity.

In this simple ceremony with water and a few ancient words about being baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we are made a part of the family of God - one holy catholic and apostolic Church - for all time and eternity.

God makes you part of the family for no other reason than sheer love. Baptism is a pure act of grace. 
 
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 Holy Communion

All are welcome. Mount Zion offers Holy Communion on the first and third Sunday of the month and on Festival Sundays. 

We leave it up to the parents to choose whether their children receive communion or a blessing. 
 

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Marriage and Marriage Arrangements

A wedding is a very special occasion in the life of a family. It is unlikely that you will include most of the members of your church family in your actual ceremony.

However, your congregation can enrich your marriage. After all, a church wedding is a marriage that takes place in a congregation rather than simply in that congregation's building.

Ministers have very full appointment books. A wedding usually means many hours of preparation, not to mention the time for the rehearsal and the ceremony. That's why it is wise to contact the pastor before setting the date for a wedding.

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Legacy Giving

In a world that teaches people to ask, "What's in it for me?" stewardship is one way the church reminds us that the world has a bad habit of asking the wrong questions.

Stewardship involves everything about us, all of our God-given resources - our money, our time, our abilities.

Legacy giving is the process of choosing gifts with an eye to realizing the donor's philanthropic objectives while maximizing the financial benefits. These financial benefits come largely from the treatment of charitable giving in the Income Tax Act.

Many of the gift vehicles commonly used in legacy giving have been available for many years and are quite familiar to most people. Bequests, trusts, life insurance and annuities have been used to make charitable gifts for decades, in some cases centuries.

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Loss of a Loved One

Funerals can be a time for discovering the strength and hope that the Christian faith offers. They are not for the dead but for the living.

Funerals are a time for grieving, for remembering, and for saying goodbye; for tears and sometimes also for great joy.

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