Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
14205 Ida Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68142
Rev. Lance D. Berndt
Church Office (402) 493-1744
Saturday 6:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Sunday School 9:15 AM and Adult Bible Classes 9:30 AM
Welcome To Zion Lutheran Church
The Mission of Zion Lutheran Church is to reach out to the community as we embrace our fellow members, building on the strength of our heritage in the true Word of God. To this end, Zion's members see themselves as loving Christians called by God to serve Him according to His purpose.
You have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. Heb. 12:22-23
- Published: 07 August 2014
- Last Updated: 14 April 2015
Pastor's Pen 07/21/2015
- Published: 23 July 2015
- Last Updated: 23 July 2015
Lutheran Bible Translators
We were blessed to have a returning son of Zion, Michael Ersland, speak during Bible study on July 5. Michael works with Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT), and will be going to Zambia next spring, where he will primarily be working in Bible translation.
Through this ministry, Michael hopes to bring the whole Bible to peoples in languages they can fully understand, their “heart language,” their mother tongue. Michael was drawn to the international mission field during his teen years, and has spent time in Botswana, which affirmed his missionary spirit and his call to the mission field. He pointed out that of about 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, nearly 2,000 do not have translated Scripture.
The mission of LBT is to help bring people to faith in Jesus Christ by making the Word of God available to those who do not yet have it in the language of their hearts. Since 1964, LBT has been working to make the Word of God accessible to those who do not yet have it. To date, they have helped publish four Bibles and 40 New Testaments.
Michael is the nephew of Bill and Laura Deardoff, and lived here while attending Concordia High School. He attended Zion, participated in the youth group, and worked at VBS and Midweek. He attended Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin and completed his BA in Biblical Languages and Missions in 2014. He recently finished his graduate courses and is now traveling the US asking for prayer and financial support.
There are “Supporting A Missionary” information brochures in the narthex with Michael’s story.
You can help Michael by becoming a prayer partner or a financial partner through LBT. Learn more, and become a partner, at www.lbt.org. You can make a secure donate at http://us.lbt.org/donate/ and contribute to the Ersland Ministry. In the Contact Information section for “Apply Donation To” enter “Ersland Ministry” so that the funds are directed to Michael's ministry.
You can also get updates from Michael on Facebook on his Ersland Updates page.
- Published: 07 July 2015
- Last Updated: 09 July 2015
Synod President Responds to Marriage Ruling
In a landmark 5-4 ruling June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a right to marry in any state in America, even in states where same-sex marriage currently is not recognized.
- Published: 30 June 2015
- Last Updated: 05 July 2015