What to Expect as a Visitor

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How to find us and where to park

Zion Lutheran Church is located at 426 West Main St in Fredericksburg, Texas. Parking is available on Main Street with a handicap accessible entrance to the Sanctuary. The church parking lot is located behind the church at 413 West Austin St. There also is a handicap entrance to the Fellowship Hall and a side entrance to the sanctuary.

What can you expect at Sunday morning worship (8 AM & 10:30 AM)

Greeters

You will be greeted at each entrance and handed a bulletin. You will also be invited to sign our guest registry. You will find folks wearing everything from blue jeans and slacks with t-shirts and button down shirts, to dresses and suits. Most folks wear what they find comfortable. We are pretty diverse in style of dress.

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The church service lasts about an hour. Our basis for the worship service is the ELW (Evangelical Lutheran Worship) hymnal. Most of the hymns, responses and prayers are projected on the two walls adjacent to the altar area making it easy to follow the service.  We also print out the entire worship service for those who would like to follow along on paper. We often have special music provided by our soloist and choirs. The format for the service is what we call "liturgical," (work of the people). So our liturgy is interactive and gives participants an opportunity to sing and respond as the one body of Christ. Our pastor is a remarkable preacher, and his Sunday sermons last about fifteen minutes. You can hear a sample of his most recent sermons at our podcast page. Holy Communion is offered at every worship service. Everyone is welcome to receive Holy Communion, a meal given to us first by Jesus. Our worship is a time to gather, to learn more about the scriptures, to grow in our faith, to receive God’s grace in communion and then to be sent out to share the joy of knowing that God is working in our lives and in the world. After the service, you will be greeted by our Pastor.

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Coffee is available between services in the Atrium (the entry way to Fellowship Hall.) Please hang out for awhile with us and meet some of our members. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and look around at our facilities.

We look forward to meeting you and joining with you in Worship.






Zion Lutheran Church - 426 West Main (office and mailing address is 415 West Austin Street), Fredericksburg, TX 78624 - 830.997.2195