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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 Guidelines for Building Use Beginning July 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.  

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 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 6:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:00  pm – or here on our website by clicking the link below.


Quick Facts on Covid Worship Indoors

  • Must wear a mask or face covering over mouth and nose if not vaccinated or singing
  • Seating will be assigned by ushers
  • 6 feet of distancing will be maintained at all times
  • 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.

  • 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!


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    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!  Sewers are needed for baby diapers.  Call Vicki Anderson for any questions.  Pre cut flannel is in the Narthex.  Baby care kits supplies are especially low, so please check that list and bring into the office.    /connect/newsletters

  • Help needed the month of July.  (apple thinning, water spout removal, racking up fallen apples, trimming grass around tree). Please call Vicki Anderson.  218-451-0278. Fun for all ages!


  • Greeting cards are located in the Narthex in tubs on the bookshelf on the right of the doors as you enter the sanctuary.  They are organized by type for easy access.  There are also labels printed for some of our shut in.  Please feel free to use the cards to brighten someone's day!

  • Please plan to attend the benefit concert at the Presbyterian Church of Cloquet
    September 9, 2021 at 7 Pm.
    Jerry Rubino, well know Minneapolis pianist will provide gospel music along with other musicians.  The concert is free.  Donations will be accepted for Ministry in Medical Missions. 100 % of donations made that evening will be matched “dollar for dollar”.  Reservations:  Applicable Covid precautions will be followed.  Call the Presbyterian Church of Cloquet to reserve your seat.  218-879-8813


  • Middle School Youth Group is open to those in grades 5-8. All our incoming 5th-8th graders who have NEVER been to MSYG before are invited to MSYG Preview Night this summer! MSYG
    Preview Night is a time for students get a feel for what youth group will be like during the school year, with other students who are new to the program, before jumping in to regular MSYG. Our regular MSYG program will then resume in the fall on September 15, 2021. We are currently exploring time options and transportation (pending COVID) to make youth group an option for all students this year. Please let me know if your student plans to attend the preview night and/or MSYG in the fall! Preview Night will be held on
    Wednesday July 28th from 6:00-7:30pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 615 12th Street Cloquet.

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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