Welcome to Zion!
This website is our postcard to the world. Its message is “The most wonderful thing has happened! And his name is Jesus.”
Our lives here have been changed forever by this news, and we want you and everyone else to know it. This doesn’t mean that we are perfect—oh no, all of us here still mess up and make bonehead mistakes: we are sinners and we are broken, there’s no hiding it. Yet somehow at the same time we are gradually growing into a new way of living and being, by the grace and power of a loving God. So, we are both saints and sinners simultaneously.
Here’s the thing: We invite you to come and see Zion for yourself, with its curious collection of people gathered in gratitude, wonder and hope. Come visit and hear the wonderful, wild gospel anew. Then, consider going against your better judgment. Consider throwing in with us on the radical journey of becoming disciples of this Jesus–worship with us, learn with us, and discover ways to serve the poor and hurting ones of Glen Rock and the world with us.
This Sunday at 9:00 AM would be the right time. Come, take a peek, test the waters. We’ll make sure you are warmly welcomed (not like swooping vultures but like basset hounds). But one caution: if you take this invitation seriously, it may end up upending your life. And like us, you will never be the same again.
Pastor John Largen (Supply Pastor to Zion 2017-2018)
We Hope You'll Get to Know Us
We’re a gathering of Christians who worship the triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus is our Lord, and we believe that our life in God is the result of God’s seeking us out through Jesus. We come to baptism through the Holy Spirit. When we’re baptized, whether as adults or children, we’re marked with the cross of Christ forever, and we become the children of God.
We gather together to be nourished in our Lord and His Word. We pray, confess our sins and receive God’s Word of forgiveness, sing, listen to Scripture and sermon, and receive the offer of Holy Communion.
We believe that in Communion the bread is the body of Christ and the wine is His blood.Communion is a feast and a celebration in which Jesus is truly present.
We’re evangelical. We want to share the good news of Jesus and his redemption.
We believe God saves us by grace alone, not through our own doing. But we also believe salvation makes us God’s hands in this world, to minister to those in need.
Change and challenge pervades modern life. There’s a lot of good in the world, but there is also a lot of evil. We find strength in the words of the Psalmist: God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble. We also know that our Lord came into the world not to condemn it, but to save it. Our ability to choose life over death, salvation and not condemnation, is our invitation and call to action to help make the world a better place.