1000 Washington Ave, Cloquet, MN 55720  (218)879-4647

about ZION

Zion Lutheran Church is an open community of faith where all are invited to worship, learn, grow, care and be cared for. Visitors are welcome to participate in any and all opportunities Zion has to offer.


Zion Lutheran Church's purpose is to humbly and boldly commit our hearts and minds to follow the Lord by following these five guiding principles:
"Jesus is Lord"
"Be open to the spirit"
"Invite and welcome all"
"Follow Christ through worship, prayer and study"
"Serve others"


Special Announcement

Talking Together

Priorities for Ministry at Zion

Due to inclement weather, the Transition Team will be holding another time to talk following worship this Sunday, April 22, 2018.

The Transition Team has reviewed the surveys completed by the congregation. Based on the surveys they have identified 10 priorities for ministry as Zion prepares to call its next pastor.

Sunday, April 22, during fellowship time, the congregation will take time to talk together about these priorities, identify which are most important, explore ideas that can address these priorities, and add to or revise this list of priorities.

All are encouraged to be a part of this conversation.

  • Engaging the congregation in community service and outreach.
  • Nurturing friendship and support among people at Zion.
  • Honoring traditions while being open to change and new ideas.
  • Finding innovative ways to attract new members of all ages.
  • Maintaining New Wine as a vital ministry of Zion and the community.
  • Supporting effective pastoral, administrative, and lay leadership to guide our ministries.
  • Strengthening youth ministry in collaboration with Our Savior’s.
  • Worshiping God together to grow in grace through message and music.
  • Welcoming all people and engaging all generations.
  • Improving communication through multiple channels.


Monthly Highlights



Union Gospel Mission - Zion’s hunger and justice ministry will be serving at the Union Gospel Mission this Thursday, April 19. More volunteers are needed. Sign-up in the narthex. For people wishing to ride share, meet at Zion at 3:30 PM.

Shiny Paper - Due to changes in their Community Recycling Program, Verso Duluth Mill has had to discontinue collection of it paper. This means that Zion can no longer collect shiny paper as a fundraiser for our youth programming. Our final dumpster load has been picked up. We cannot accept any more shiny paper. Thank you all for your support of this program the past three years -- it has been a great, simple, on-going fundraiser for the youth. Your support has been overwhelmingly helpful!

An Evening at the Historic Scott House - We will be hosting an event at the Historic Scott House on Sunday, April 29th to raise funds for the ELCA Youth Gathering. There will be a presentation by the youth, silent auction items, entertainment and more. Tickets will be sold for $25 each and will be available after worship beginning April 15th. Due to limited capacity, we will be running two events, one 2:00pm-4:00pm, and 6:00pm-8:00pm, each with space for 50 people. Tickets will be available on a first-come basis, and all proceeds will go towards the cost of the Gathering. If you would like to donate a silent auction item or help with any other part of this event, please contact Laura or any of the youth attending the Gathering. Thank you in advance!

Dollars for Disaster - Although we are no longer collecting the noisy offering during worship, we are still taking donations for Dollars for Disaster. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, specify it on your donation.

Community Garden Open House - Stop by the Community Garden on Thursday, May 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for the annual Community Open House! There will be refreshments, a demonstration table, and free seeds. If you are planning to have a plot in the garden this year, the open house is a good time to pick your plot and attend an orientation session. Orientation will begin at 6:00 PM.

Zioneers event - Sunday, April 22, potluck at 4:00 PM, program at 5:00 PM. Barry and Vivian Bergquist present - cruising the Adriatic Sea and a visit to Venice, the city of gondolas and water. Sign up in the narthex. The last day to sign up is the morning of the event.

Sewing Help Needed - There are several projects that need to be completed during the spring and summer months to prepare for God’s Work Our Hands this fall. There are sundresses for Haiti, T-shirts to be made into shorts, precut backpacks and precut diapers. They are available in the choir robe room. Instructions and everything you need.