In light of our Lutheran belief and heritage, we witness Christ as the Lord and Savior of the world. In the fellowship of Christ we reach out and open our doors to all, proclaiming God’s Word, encouraging and nurturing spiritual growth, and practicing faithful stewardship.
Our Vision & Values
Vision: We will be a warm, welcoming, caring, Christ-centered family;we will equip people for the challenges of life,participate in uplifting worshipand serve our community.
Values: Family, Friendliness, Lutheran Heritage, Belonging, Willingness to Help, Relationships, Worship, Faith, Presence of God.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
ELCA Website: https://elca.org
Northwestern Ohio ELCA Synod
What is a Synod?
The Northwestern Ohio Synod is one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and one of six synods that comprise region six. Our neighboring synods in region six include Northeastern Ohio, Northwest Lower Michigan, Southeast Michigan, Indiana/Kentucky and Southern Ohio.
Synod Website: https://nwos-elca.church
In the early years, the Zion congregation was made up of both Lutherans and German reform members. Early 1846 records gave the names or 23 communicants, with the numbers growing to 45 in 1852. With the help of Lutheran and reformed members, a church building was erected on the farm of Michael Fisher. The building served from 1847-1868.
The present day church building was erected in 1912-1913 with the Reverend H.G. Miley residing. the original Zion congregation merged with St. Mathew's, a daughter congregation of Old Zion, to form the present parish.