Zion Has Great Things To Offer

Programs for Youth

Zion Sunday School Kids from preschool through middle school are invited to a fun, creative, educational experience with the staff of our Sunday School. The program is currently meeting after the service in our Parish Hall. Children learn about faith through stories, artwork, and hands-on crafts while parents enjoy the fellowship of our coffee hour. Please call the Church office at (203)327-7751 for details.
Noah's Ark Preschool Serving Stamford and the area for over 30 years, Noah's Ark Preschool offers a Christ centered preschool program for children ages three and four. This is a half day educational program offered in a nurturing environment, Please call the Church office for more info or an appointment at (203)327-7751.

Fellowship Programs

Older Wiser Lutheran Seniors The OWLS (Older Wiser Lutheran Seniors) is a group of senior members of Zion (55 years or older). This group consists of members of Zion and their spouses and welcomes all Christian friends. The group's purpose is to provide a friendly relationship among senior persons, and to serve Zion and the community. The OWLS meet on the first Thursday of every month at 11AM in the Church Parish Hall. Members bring a bag lunch; dessert and beverage are served. 
Ruth Fellowship The Ruth Fellowship is an organization of  the women of Zion.  Meeting monthly, the Ruth Fellowship gets involved in many projects around Zion.  Annual events raise money that is donated on a yearly basis to deserving projects at Zion.
Sunday Fellowship Hour The members of Zion have been meeting after Church on Sundays for many years. Coffee, tea, and member donated drinks and treats are served, and on a typical Sunday, you will find the entire congregation gathering for talk and relaxation.
Women's Discussion Group A group of women who meet monthly in each other's homes for fellowship, lively discussion, and sharing of thoughts on various issues that affect our daily lives. We explore how we live our lives within the context of our Christian faith. All are welcome.

Sharing our Faith

Sunday Bible Study You are invited to come, explore and discuss matters of faith and life from the perspective of God's Word. Bible Study meets every Sunday from 9:00 to 9:45 AM in the Parish Hall, except for when we are operating on our Summer schedule.
Endweek Bible Study The Endweek Bible Study meets every Friday at the home of Trudy Diller. Coffee is served at 9:00 AM, and a Bible study begins at 10:30 and runs until 11:30.  Call the Church Office at (203)327-7751 for details or directions.
Discovering the Christian Faith A Bible class which explores the basics of the Christian Faith and the Lutheran Church. Newcomers and people from various religious backgrounds are invited to enjoy a time for learning, spiritual renewal, and making new friends. This six week study is offered several times a year.
Prayer Chain The members of Zion maintain a prayer chain for the support of members and friends. As requests for prayers are received, each person on the list is called and asked to pray and then call the next person on the list. Petitions are accepted for anyone in need of a prayer. 

Worship Participation

Zion's Choir Enhancing our weekly worship services with music ranging from the classical to today's modern hymns, Zion's 15 member choir meets for 20 minutes before the service and following fellowship on Sundays. The choir welcomes new members at all times. Why not come and raise your voice in glory? Direct inquiries to Brian Muller.
Altar Guild The Altar Guild is the group responsible for preparing Holy Communion for each service. They also care for the linens, paraments, and communion vessels. Training is open to all who are interested and want to serve.
Greeters Greeters are asked to join the receiving line with Pastor Joan after Sunday morning worship, shake hands with members, and invite visitors to share in our Fellowship Hour.  Although an easy job, greeters make the difference between having one time visitors, and welcoming new members into our fold.
Ushers The ushers at Zion are members who serve at worship services by greeting people, collecting the offerings, and helping with communion by directing the members to the proper place to receive the Lord's supper.
Readers Readers are a group of members of Zion who take turns reading the first and second lessons of each Sunday from the Lectern.
Crucifers and Acolytes The Worship service requires several different kinds of participation.  A cross is borne in front of the choir both during our processional and recessional; and this symbol of our Christian faith is carried by the Crucifer.  The Acolyte serves as an assistant during the services, lighting the candles and extinguishing them as well as assisting with the offering plates and communion.  Adults and youths are welcome to participate.

Zion's Community Service

Food Pantry On the first Sunday of every month, Zion members are asked to bring a non-perishable food item.  These items are stored  in Zion's food locker until they are distributed to needy members of the community.  If you have information about a family in need, or would like to donate to this program, call the Church office, (203)327-7751.
Covenant House Meals The congregation has made a commitment of support to the Covenant House shelter for the homeless in Stamford.  On the fifth Thursday of any month, members put on their aprons and contribute a complete home-cooked dinner to the shelter.  Along with other groups in Stamford, Zion provides a vital service of love and compassion to Stamford's homeless population. Call the Church Office at (203)327-7751 for details.
ELCA World Hunger Appeal Zion Lutheran Church supports the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Hunger Appeal. Monies are collected and sent to ELCA and in turn they send it to Lutheran World Relief and other agencies who carry on relief work throughout the world.