Zion Lutheran Church and School, Winter Garden, FL
Zion Lutheran Church & School (formerly known as “Zion New Life”) is a confessional and liturgical Lutheran (LCMS) congregation in Central Florida Of the FL/GA District. Description: Zion observes the Historic one-year lectionary, administers the Lord’s Supper every Sunday, and follows the Liturgy of the Common Service (TLH, LSB Setting 3) week after week. For midweek services during Advent and Lent, we follow the order of Vespers. Both the congregation and the choir sing Lutheran hymns exclusively from the Lutheran Service Book. We also practice Closed Communion (1 Corinthians 11)—The biblical, historical, faithful, and loving practice of communing those who repent of all sin and confess the truth of God’s Word. You can expect to hear sermons faithful to Holy Scripture that rightly preach Law and Gospel. Zion is working on plans to build a sanctuary, and is currently gathering together for the Divine Service in the school. Bible Studies: • Sunday Morning Bible Study—Sundays @ 10:30 AM (after the Divine Service) • Sunday School for Children—Sundays @ 10:30 AM (after the Divine Service • Confirmation Classes—TBD • Adult Catechesis—Contact the Pastor • “Table Talk”: Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study—Thursdays @ 7 AM • “Midweek Bible School”: Wednesday Bible Study for Children (K-4th Grade)—Wednesdays @ 3 PM • “Theology on Tap”—Every 3rd Thursday @ 7 PM (at Crooked Can Brewing Company) Closed Communion: If you desire to commune, please speak with the pastor as soon as possible in the days leading up to the service. Call or email him once you know you will attend. If you cannot, arrive at Zion 30 minutes before the Divine Service, find the pastor and introduce yourself. If you were unable to speak with him before the service, our of respect and reverence, please do not invite yourself up to communion—even if you are a member of a congregation in the LCMS. This is very serious. The pastor is under the authority of God, a steward of His mysteries (1 Corinthians 4:1), and he has the duty and responsibility to hear your confession before giving you the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11). Although you may be a member of the LCMS, keep in mind that this does not guarantee that you will be given the Lord’s Supper. Out of respect for all the members of Zion, please arrive early enough to make your confession of faith to the pastor before the service. If you are unable to, we pray that you will be edified by the Word of God in the Divine Service and that you come back in the Sundays that follow.