Summer Youth Days

Calling all 5th-12th graders! This summer 2021 we will be hosting 2 special Youth Days, on Sunday June 6 and Sunday July 11!

Middle School Students who just completed grades 5-8 are invited to join us from 2-5pm both days.

High School Students who just completed grades 9-12 are invited to join us from 4-7 both days.

*4-5pm will be a shared time with ALL students where we will have some activities and a meal together; we are also looking for help with meal prep/serving*

Please watch this space for more details as the dates approach!

HS Youth NEMN Camp Synod Journey (CAMP SJ)

Deeply Rooted in a Boundless God Beyond Measure June 27-29 2021:

All youth who just completed grades 8-12 in summer 2021 are invited to join Zion Lutheran and Our Savior’s Lutheran in the NEMN Synod Journey! This year, the synod Journey will be June 27-29, 2021 at one of our Synod Camps (Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry, Luther Crest Bible Camp, or Camp Onomia). Youth from around northeastern Minnesota will gather for a time of faith, fellowship, service, and discernment together. Zion Lutheran and Our Savior's Lutheran will be partnering in this experience.

*Registration is now closed. Please watch future Newsletters and website announcements for a blessing of the journey, where the congregation may send off the group traveling to camp!

VLM Boundary Waters Canoe Trip 2021

The trip is at capacity, but you are still invited to be involved by becoming a Paddling Partner

August 1-7, 2021 youth will be traveling through Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness. This experience includes two nights at camp, and four nights/five days in the boundary waters , where youth will paddle, portage, and explore God’s Great Northwoods while also engaging in meaningful bible studies, personal faith exploration, and worship. We are so excited to be offering this opportunity to youth this year, but we cannot do it alone! The trip costs roughly $600 per person for all food, transportation, etc.

We are inviting YOU to be a part of the journey!  As we prepare for our journey,we are seeking “Paddling Partners”.

What is a Paddling Partner? Paddling Partners are individuals or families who are committed to supporting this experience through any amount of monetary donation. Any and all sponsorship is appreciated and ALL Paddling Partners (and anyone who otherwise contributes to this trip!) will be invited to a post-trip dinner or otherwise honored for your support. The trip participants will reflect on their experience and share some of our experiences with our paddling partners.

Please note that the nature of the post-trip event will be influenced by COVID guidelines from the CDC, MDH, and NEMN Synod at the time.

You are welcome to mail in or drop off donations at Zion Lutheran Church. Please attach a note or put a memo that it is for the Boundary Waters Trip.

If you have questions, please call in to the office or  email Katie at Thank you so much for your consideration and support!


Family Camp 2021

Camp isn’t just for kids!
It is for everyone!

Family Camp is spending time together in the beauty of the Northwoods. Each day includes opportunities for worship and bible study, as well as swimming, canoeing, creating, games, and simply spending time together as a family to be rejuvenated and renewed.

Families are ALL shapes and sizes--moms, dads, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandparents, grandchildren, individuals, friends, etc. All are welcome!

Please consider joining Pastor CJ and Family and Director of Faith Formation Katie for a 4 day experience in the woods,
renewing your family
relationship through shared meals,
worship and play.

Zion staff will be at camp August 8-11, 2021. There are other dates available if you are unable to join Zion, but still want to attend camp.

visit for information and to register!