In the book of Romans, Paul teaches that we all fall short of God's glory. Without the gift of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we would still be disconnected from God. If these are truths you want to explore, you've found a welcoming place!
What's so amazing about grace? Lutherans have an answer for that!
We believe God has placed us in Deerfield Beach with a mission. Together, our leadership has developed what we believe is God's vision for Zion and our community.
Want to know more about our Pastor, Cantor, or Preschool Administrators? Click below.
Want to worship with us in person? Attending an event on our campus? Get more information here.
Our worship is liturgical, which means that we follow an order and pattern to worship that has been used by Christians for centuries. Read more about our worship services here. Our Sunday morning service lasts about an hour and includes prayers and singing, a sermon, and the celebration of Holy Communion.
Our worship may appear formal, but we insist that you "come as you are" to Zion. You will likely see people wearing everything from dresses and slacks to shorts and t-shirts. Wear what is comfortable to you; it is South Florida after all!
Everyone is welcome at the table. Baptized Christians of any denomination or tradition are welcome to receive Holy Communion. Other adults and children who have not yet been baptized or First Communion instruction may receive a blessing. If, for reasons of health or conscience, you choose to only receive the bread or wine, please know that Christ is fully present in each element.
Relax! God put the wiggle in children. Don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. When we say it, we mean it: all are welcome here!
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The presence of children is a gift to the church. We firmly believe that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to the church, to God, and to one another.
We are very proud to have an accessible sanctuary. An accessible restroom is located in the offices adjacent to the sanctuary. Accessible parking is located directly in front of and directly behind the sanctuary. At Zion, we are committed to making improvements in our accessibility and inclusion, and our Cantor (who uses a wheelchair and scooter himself) is leading the conversation. If there's any barrier we can remove, please let us know and we will do our very best!
We would love to talk with you about what's on your mind and heart. Please e-mail or call either Pastor David Potter or Cantor Kurt Schmidt to have a conversation, either virtually or over coffee in person!
One of the best ways to connect with Zion is to attend an Exploring Membership series. Together, we discuss the Lutheran faith, life together at Zion, and how we can live out our faith in our daily lives. To get a sneak peek of "Exploring Membership," keep scrolling.
In the first part of the "Exploring Membership" class series, explore with Pastor David Potter what it means to be a member of the Body of Christ, a member of God's Family, and a member of the catholic Church. (And, no, that's not a typo.)
Download the study questions and points to ponder by clicking here.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
959 SE 6th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
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