We are a church community based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, with a global reach and a local heart. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, there is a place for you at Zion.
To learn more about our commitment to a radical welcome, meet our Leadership Team, and learn more about Lutheran beliefs and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, click below.
As Philip said to Nathaniel, "Come and see," so we invite you to come and participate in any and all of our events. "Just show up" and see what God is up to at Zion!
Our primary worship service is on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. We worship in our sanctuary, the wood and brick building directly on the northwest corner of SE 10th Street and SE 6th Avenue in Deerfield Beach. Parking is available in front, behind, and to the side of our sanctuary and office building/preschool.
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!
Zion — Ministries Under the Cross
959 SE 6th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
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Zion is a community of faith based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, and a congregation of the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Zion is a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community, and extends God's radical welcome to all people, because we're all created in God's image.
We are raising money to support Zion's newest shared ministry. Nina's Place is a free community market and pantry opening in January 2023 as a collaboration between Zion, Deerfield Beach Community Cares, and FLIPANY. To donate via our online giving platform, click here.