What To Expect
What is your Service like?
Our services follow a number of different formats. The formats are what we call “liturgies.” The directions for each of these liturgies are found in the front part of our hymnal called “Christian Worship” which is burgundy or our “Christian Worship Supplement” a gray book found in the pew racks as well. Our service often has words spoken by our Pastor to which our congregation responds. There are prayers and a message from God's Word each Sunday. On the first and third Sunday of each month we celebrate a special event called “Communion” or the “Lord’s Supper.”
What is the Music Like?
Our congregation loves to sing. Some of the hymns we sing have been in the Christian Church for millennia. Some of them have been written recently and have a more modern tempo and style. They all have words rich in the truths of God’s Word. They are led primarily by an organ or piano, but often we will have other instruments such as a guitar assisting to lead the service. There are parts of our liturgy that are sung as well.
How Should I Dress?
How you dress is not as important as coming to be in God’s house to hear his message to us. Some of our members dress in suits; others in business casual. Some wear jeans and a polo shirt. Dress should simply be appropriate for worshiping our Savior and our God.
What about my kids?
We love to have your children in worship with us. Children are an important part of our congregation and we want them to join in our worship service. We suggest that you sit near the front if you have toddlers so that they can see what is happening and not just the back of people’s knees. It helps them have a more enjoyable worship experience. There are “activity bags” in the entrance area to help your little one with quiet activities while the service is going on. If you have very little children, we reserve the back pews on the left side for you so that if you need to go out to quiet them you can do so easily.
What about Communion?
We want you to join us for communion to receive the special peace that Jesus gives to each of us in receiving his body and blood for the forgiveness our sins. We do ask, however, that you talk to our pastor to prepare for the day that you can begin receiving the Lord's Supper at Zion if you are not already a member of Zion or a member of the WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod). We want to be sure that you receive it as a blessing as Jesus intends.
Where do I park?
We have an ample parking lot just behind our church building. If you are visitor, please make use of the visitor spots reserved for you which are just to your right as you reach the parking lot on the west side of the island. Should you come and our parking lot is full, feel free to drive through the opening in the brick wall on your left and park in the open field beyond it.
Where do I enter?
Our church building has two levels. The lower level is our fellowship hall and pastor’s office. You can enter by either the north or west doors. Our chapel is located on the upper level. To reach the chapel from the parking lot, go to the right of the building toward the street and ascend the stairs on the west side of the building. Once you get to the entry area, the chapel will be to your left. Ushers will give you a service folder to help you follow the service.
Where are the restrooms?
There are two sets of restrooms in our building. There are men’s and women’s restrooms on the upper level at the back right of the entry area as you face the front of the chapel. On the lower level the men’s restroom is located on the left side immediately as you walk in the north doors. The women’s restroom is toward the south end of the lower level past the drinking fountain on the left.