Welcome to

ZION Lutheran Church

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.

New Guildelines for Building Use Beginning May 2021

Church leadership has revisited our COVID building use plan in light of higher vaccination rates and have approved the following changes to our Building plan.  Please see below a quick facts sheet, the complete revised plan and the MDH website for reviewing the numbers yourself.

Outdoor Worship

Join us for Drive-In Worship in Zion’s back parking lot at 11:00 AM on Sundays!

During this time of COVID, Zion Lutheran Church has been offering a drive-in church service. If there should be any cancellation please check social media and the church phone message (218) 879-4647.

If it is below 40 degrees or rainy/inclement weather, we will hold our 11am service in the Kwik Trip parking lot, viewing the Pastor indoors. Otherwise our 11am service will be held in our back parking lot near the community garden. Feel free to participate from your car or bring a lawn chair to sit outside!

Covid Worship Options

We are now offering an indoor worship option at 9:00 am. You need to call by Friday at 2:00 pm to reserve your seat. You can worship with us online through Facebook and YouTube. Sunday services are posted to social media by early afternoon. You can also listen on WKLK 1230 AM on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am and watch on CAT-7 on Sundays at 9:30 am and Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – or here on our website by clicking the link below.


Quick Facts on Covid Worship Indoors

  • Must sign up in advance to guarantee seating
  • Must wear a mask or face covering over mouth and nose
  • Seating will be assigned by ushers
  • 6 feet of distancing will be maintained at all times
  • No congregational singing
  • Modified communion practices
  • No indoor fellowship (Outdoor fellowship may be offered if weather permits)

Weekly Announcements

  • Please take the time to update your information. You can find update forms in the church entryway, in bulletins and coming up in the next newsletter.  Please fill out even if you think your information has not changed so we can verify our database.

  • You can call or email Pastor CJ to set up a time to visit outdoors for a time of fellowship and prayer.  He is available 9-12 on Thursdays or Fridays, 3-5 pm.

  • Registration is available open for family VBS.  You can find registration forms in the Narthex or also here under faith formation/children and families tab .  Please note, a form needs to be filled out for both children and adults.  The registration deadline is June 1st.  VBS will be Monday, June 14th and Wednesday, June 16th.  They take place from 5-7 pm both nights.

  • June 6th and July 11th from 2pm-5pm and 4-7pm.


    Youth Sundays will be intentional time for games,
    fellowship and fun together! Middle Schoolers (completed grades 5-8) are invited to participate from 2-5pm both dates, and High Schoolers (completed grades 9-12) are invited to participate from 4-7pm both dates. 4-5pm will be shared time with both MS and HS students for games AND food! Friends welcome! June 6 will be “Banana Games” and July 11
    th will be “Water Olympics”!


    **We are also looking for adult volunteers to help

  • Join us every other
    Wednesday this summer from 6:30-7:15 (worship) and
    7:15-8 (optional fellowship)!

    June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18


     We are so excited to announce that we will be offering WOW (Worship on Wednesday!) this summer! WOW will be an intergenerational outdoor worship service. It will include some more contemporary hymns and camp-style songs, as well as contemplative prayer practices, sharing faith stories, and more! We will also offer hot dogs and s’mores after each WOW service for those who would like to stay for campfire fellowship.  All are welcome!


  • Summer Stretch is a 3-day program for our Middle School Students who just completed grades 5-8! Summer stretch 2021 will be held Wednesday July 21-Friday July 23. Wednesday/Thursday programming will run from 9am-4pm. Friday programming will run from 9am-later evening (time TBD). Summer stretch will include morning service projects and
    afternoon fun experiences (potentially swimming, mini golf, etc.). Registration will be available Thursday, July 1
    st both online on our website and in the Narthex.


  • VLM’s largest fundraiser encourages member congregations to participate in the church basket challenge at the Blue GrassFestival.  The “themed” basket full of goodies is then bid on by participants of the festival.  Zion quilters have donated a beautiful baby blanket and a fun basket has already been donated.  Let’s fill this basket with fun gender neutral baby items.  Please help fill the basket by purchasing items for the basket and dropping off at the church office by July 15th.  All congregations will be entered into a drawing to win one free week of camp for a camper of choice in 2022!


  • Please see the June newsletter for a list of items being collected to assemble kits.  You can also find the information under the ministry tab and then God's Work Our Hands!

  • Zion Performances are June 25-27 at 7:00 pm.  It is an outdoor concert in Zions's back parking lot.  Please bring a chair.  Tickets are $10 and are available in the church office or online at: https://newwine.ludus.com

  • Summer Garage Sale  Zion and our Savior’s Youth are hosting a garage sale on July 8th and 9th at Our savior’s Lutheran Church (615 12th Street, cloquet).  Items can be dropped off at the church starting now through July 5th.  Donations accepted Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 am-3 pm.  Items NOT accepted this year:TV, playpens, cribs, car seats, computers, helmets, stuffed animals, large furniture, encyclopedias/textbooks, Any large item you will need permission prior to dropping off.


Sip Boldly

Beginning Sunday, May 23rd, we will be offering a time of fellowship at 10:00 am outdoors before the 11:00 am drive up worship.  We will gather at the front awning.  You are welcome to join us in fellowship and to sip boldly!


Upcoming Events

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