Pastor's Blog: We are all Beggars
Pastor's Presentation at the 2013 St. Andrews Lutheran Confessions Study (mp3)
Services Interpreted for the Deaf
Second Sunday of the month
10:30 a.m. Divine Service
In June of 2012, our dear pastor of the past 12 years, Rev. Roger James, accepted a call from the LCMS Board of International Missions to serve as a pastor in Sri Lanka.
Listen to Pastor Voltattorni's
Sermons from Holy Week 2013
8:00 a.m. - Worship
9:15 a.m. - Bible Class /Sunday School
10:30 a.m. - Divine Service
Directory of Evangelical-Lutheran
All services with the
The Lutheran Hymnal (1941)
Pastor Voltattorini & Family
Pastor's Blog: We are all Beggars
Pastor's Podcast: Law and Gospel at Zion
Hillsdale Lutheran Inquiry
Rev. Dr. Korey Maas, assistant professor of history, helps teach a weekly catechetical study for the Hillsdale College community every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. at 68 Waldron Street in Hillsdale.
Pastor Korey, his wife Kate, and their three children, Atticus, Whittaker, and Verity, are members of Zion.
Rev. Dr. Maas
Welcome to Zion!
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
In the Old Testament, Zion is the dwelling
place of the LORD, the place where God meets with His people to
render justice. Physically, Mount Zion was at Jerusalem, and there
in Jerusalem God did indeed render justice once and for all in
the sacrifice of His own dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Since
the resurrection and ascension of our God and Savior Jesus, and
since the Father and the Son have poured out His Holy Spirit upon
all believers, Zion is no longer restricted to that little geographic
spot in Palestine.
Now Zion is the Holy Christian and Apostolic
Church of all ages and places, but Zion remains the spot where
God meets with His people to render justice. That is, the Church
is the place where God gives out the forgiveness of sins and eternal
salvation purchased for us by the bloody death of Jesus.
Indeed, Zion remains the place where God dwells
for the sake of the salvation of the world. In Zion, the Holy
Christian Church, the Triune God still meets with those who need
His mercy, and He abundantly and joyously pours His good and life-giving
gifts out upon us in Word and Sacrament.
How fitting that our church should be called Zion. God preserve
us to be always true to this name!
We believe, teach, and confess...
As Lutherans, we believe, teach, and confess
the historic Christian faith, which the Holy Spirit delivered
to the Church in Holy Scripture. Because it is Gods Word,
Scripture (the Bible) is entirely trustworthy and without error.
Thus, on the basis of Holy Scripture, we joyfully and boldly confess:
- God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
earnestly desires the salvation of all people from death and
hell, for all people are poor miserable sinners. (John
- The Lord Jesus Christ,
who is true God with the Father and the Holy Spirit and also true
man, is the heart and center of the Scripture and of our faith.
- Salvation is through Christ alone. By His sacrificial
death upon the cross, Jesus Christ has earned forgiveness of sins
for the whole world. (John
- Salvation is by grace alone. This salvation from death and hell,
which has been won for all people by Jesus death and resurrection
from the dead, is the gift of God and is in no way earned by any
actions or works or merit on the part of us sinners. (Ephesians
- Salvation is by faith alone. This salvation, which gives eternal
life, is received only by those who believe and trust in Jesus
sacrificial death for their sins. (Galatians
As Lutherans, we confess the
historic creeds of the Church: The Apostles, The Nicene,
and The Athanasian Creed. These creeds are pure and faithful
summaries of the doctrine of Scripture.
We subscribe without reservation to the Lutheran symbolical writings
contained in The Book
of Concord of 1580, confessing them to be true and unadulterated
statements and expositions of the Word of God.
Our worship is reverent, shaped by the traditional and historic
forms handed on to us from the Church of generations past.
Those who are received as communicant members of this congregation
are first instructed in the teaching of Luthers Small Catechism
and publicly confess that the catechism is faithful and true to