W H A T   W E   D O 

Our Mission

 
 
Together We

Worship

We are a worshipping
community of sinner-saints
saved by grace alone.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Together We

Grow

We are a family of Christ where
people grow together in 
discipleship and fellowship.
 
 
 
 
 
Together We

Serve

We are an outpost where
ministry and mission in
the name of Jesus is alive.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
O U R   G O A L
 
 
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:19-20). We are passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with others.
 
 

Jason Hoerth

Pastor

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
L O O K I N G   A H E A D

Our Events

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bible
Study
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
begins September 15
 
Join us on Sundays as we begin to introduce our Vision and Values. We will focus on Vision in both Worship and Bible Study.
 
Classic Worship – 8:30 am, Sanctuary
Adult Bible Study 9:45 am, Lower Level
Contemporary Worship11 am, MMC
 
Led by Pastor Jason
 
begins September 15
 
Sunday morning Bible studies, for all ages, will begin new topics on September 15 at 9:45 AM in the Lower Level. 
 
Adult Bible Study – Vision
Youth Bible Study – Fruits of the Spirit
Sunday School – Old Testament Lessons 
 
September Collection
 
The Board of Human Care is combining efforts with fellow LCMS churches across Cincinnati to produce 250 Flood Relief Buckets to help victims of flooding that has affected our fellow citizens.
 
Please pick up 1, 2 or 3 tags and return your product(s) by the end of September. If you would prefer, you could make a monetary donation in the offering by clearly marking it FLOOD BUCKETS.
 
Contact: Jan Remmele
 
 
September 15 from 5-7 PM
 

We’ll be holding our annual church picnic at Juilf’s Park – Shelter 2, weather permitting.

 

Please bring your own beverage and meat to grill – (grills provided). Last names beginning with A-M, please bring a side dish to share. Lasst names beginning with N-Z, please bring a dessert to share. Condiments, flatware, plates and napkins will be provided.

 
 

 
 
 
 
F R O M   T H E   B L O G

Recent Articles

Meet our New Praise Team Leader

by Lorna Hayes

 

With these experiences I have been lead to Cincinnati, Ohio. In my search for a new home church, my pastor from home recommended Zion. Next thing you know, I met some of the greeters, and then Paul. Paul asked me about who I am, I mentioned how I was a musician. Paul mentioned the need for a praise team leader, introduced me to Janet, Dyann, Bob Littman and Peg. It was within those first few weeks of meeting with Zion members, I looked back and saw God’s hand in where I had been led.

 

Zion’s praise team is nothing short of special, it was formed the year and month I was born. It has been carefully maintained, valued, supported and blessed by the congregation. The primary goal for our team, is to express the love of Jesus through worship. Knowing how to express it, and share it with not only our congregation but to worship solo, in the grocery, with a friend getting coffee. Sharing the hope and joy in Jesus through a powerful moment expressed in song, and in silence.

 

While there are many different ways to improve this daily goal, some other little details help in reaching it. Changing equipment, finding the right songs that fit with our congregation and praise team. These efforts and changes, are what we are currently working on to help make our praise team, the best we can be for our church and our community.


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Saturate Cincinnati

by Janet Gora
 
Zion Lutheran Church is joining the Saturate Movement!

 

At our council meeting in June, Pastor Jason brought us an idea called Saturate USA. After he explained that local churches were working together to help spread the good news of Jesus Christ, the council members were all interested in getting Zion involved. I volunteered to organize the event because I believe it is important for our community and important for Zion.

 

Saturate USA, https://christforallpeoples.org/saturate-usa/, is a countrywide movement by churches of all denominations to distribute door hangers filled with evangelistic materials to every home in America. Each door hanger packet will have evangelistic DVDs, including the Jesus Movie watched by over 5 billion people globally, tracts and a letter from local churches.

 

The mission is to saturate 60 million homes by 2020 in order to reach Christ for all peoples. The cost has already been paid by businesses who believe that our country needs to rediscover the message of the Gospel and we need to cry out in prayer for revival to sweep the land. United in love and with God on our side, they believe we can win America back to Christ.

 

Nationally, Orlando, Florida, was the first city to tackle saturating their city and they saw revitalization, growth and cooperation as the packets were delivered to every single home in their city.

 

Locally, First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills is heading up Saturate Cincinnati but many churches are choosing to help. You can follow the local progress by going to www.Saturatecincinnati.org.

 

As it takes 2 people 2 hours to distribute 200 packets and we have signed up to pass out 2000 packets, we would like to have at least 20 people gather at church at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24th. We will:

  1. fuel up with a light breakfast
  2. pray together
  3. receive a map of the streets to deliver to
  4. go out in groups of 2 adults/young adults (and as many kids as we can get!) to hit neighborhoods around Zion until each of the 10 teams hangs approximately 200 door hangers.

5,     After your packets are all passed out, which should be around noon, you are free to go home.

 

 

If you cannot make it August 24 but still want to help, you can take any leftover packets and pass them out on your own time.

Friends and families are encouraged to sign up at the table in the atrium starting Sunday, August 4 to Sunday, August 18, so you too can help fulfill the Great Commission! I am excited to see the outcome from this massive effort that covers the whole country. A lot of prayer has been raised up both nationally and locally asking God to be involved in a mighty way!
 

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Real. Present. God.

by Halle Randall and Ava Blankenship
 
As we heard from the High School youth on Sunday about their experience in Minneapolis at the 2019 National Youth Gathering, we know they had a great time. Lots of fun was had, but most importantly they saw God at work. They learned God is a Real. Present. God. Halle Randall, a leader for our youth at NYG and Ava Blankenship, a High School youth, share with us some of their personal experiences and take-away from the event.

 

Halle’s account:

The 2019 National Youth Gathering was uplifting, refreshing, and eye-opening. Every time I attend a gathering, I am always blown away by how many people are there for the same purpose. It was much different than past gatherings I have attended in that we had to travel much farther to get to the Mass Event and Convention Center. Minneapolis is a much smaller city, so it seemed a little cramped at times for so many people. However, the message of Real. Present. God. could not have been better portrayed. The speakers did an amazing job of getting this message across by using the Psalms as a tool to do so. It was different for me to be on the adult leader end rather than the participant or volunteer end, but I loved watching the kids and listening to their takes on different topics and speakers throughout the week. The NYG was different than I expected, but different was a good thing.

 

Events like these will always be worth my time and money. Not only am I giving my time to these kids to make sure that they have a great experience, but I feel as though this is also me giving my time to God. I definitely grew in my faith throughout the six days of the gathering, and I look at it as a time of prayer and presence. It is the perfect break from the craziness of everyday life to remind yourself to slow down and be with God. Each gathering I have attended has had a positive effect on my faith, so that makes it a great use of both money and time.

 

My takeaway from the gathering was that you never know what a person is going through, and that was obvious even just within our small group. But God is ever present through it all both at your highest high and your lowest low. I have always known this, but it was great to hear it and feel it be reaffirmed throughout the week of the NYG. I am so glad I got to spend this time with the kids and other adults in our group, and again I am just so thankful to Zion for giving me a church home. I am looking forward to what the 2022 gathering in Houston will bring!

 

Ava’s account:

I had an amazing experience at the National Youth Gathering. It was cool to visit the city of Minneapolis and get to try new restaurants, meet some locals and see the city.

 

While in Minneapolis there were a few instances where we got to see the gathering theme Real. Present. God. firsthand. One instance that particularly stood out to me took place on the lite rail. It was around midnight and we were headed back to our hotel. A homeless man entered the train and started to get overwhelmed by the hundreds of people crammed on the train. A lady attending the gathering knelt down and prayed with him. It was amazing to see God’s presence through His people. The gathering taught me about our Real. Present. God. through speakers, breakout sessions, and firsthand experiences.

 

Another thing I loved about the gathering was getting closer to my fellow youth. My favorite memory was one night after dinner we had leftover tater tots. We approached other youth groups, offering them tater tots if they answered a question correctly. We decided to ask them, “What is the capital of Ohio?”. People struggled to find the answer, but it was fun to interact with people from around the country – people I typically wouldn’t get the chance to talk to.

 

All in all I loved going to NYG and can’t wait to attend the 2022. NYG in Houston!

 


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