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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions that visitors frequently have about what our church is like and participating in our worship services.

What is the mission of Zion Lutheran Church?

In Jesus Christ we…REJOICE in God’s Grace, RENEW through God’s Word and REACH OUT to serve others, …. all to the Glory of God!

+ REJOICE in God’s Grace. Through [Jesus] we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:2

+ RENEW through God’s Word. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.  Romans 12:2

+ REACH OUT to serve others. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20

What are the Sacraments?

The Sacraments are the means of grace by which we receive the forgiveness of sins. The Lutheran church recognizes both the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (also called Communion).

Can I receive the Lord's Supper?

Whoever has faith in these words, “given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins” is worthy and well prepared to receive this Sacrament. At Zion the Lord’s Supper is open to all baptized Christians. Those who are not baptized or received instruction in the Sacrament may come forward with arms crossed to receive a blessing.

What is worship like?

We follow a regular order of service which means we are a liturgical church. Liturgy is a Greek word that means ‘work of the people’. In the Christian service this represents a communal response to, and participation in, worship by spoken responses, singing, and receiving the sacraments. Some liturgies are more formal than others, but if you have ever been to a church and the people had a good idea of what was coming next, then you have witnessed a liturgy. You are able to follow the worship service printed in the bulletin or projected on the wall.

What if I am not Lutheran?

Everyone is welcome to worship at Zion Lutheran. We have many members who have come from different denominations and backgrounds.

What should I wear to a worship service?

While some members dress up for worship services at Zion, many prefer to attend in more casual attire. All who desire to hear the promises of Christ are welcome to attend and participate in the worship life of our congregation.

How can I make a contribution to Zion Lutheran Church?

Contributions may be made through the offering received at each Sunday morning service, by online giving and mail.  For giving that is unique to your circumstance, please contact the church office.  A statement of contributions is made available to each household annually.  Online Giving information page.

How do I join Zion Lutheran Church in Kent?

The pastor schedules several new member courses during the year.  Visit or contact our church office for more information.