Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
14205 Ida Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68142
Rev. Lance D. Berndt and Rev. Philip Hale
Church Office (402) 493-1744
Saturday 6:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Sunday School 9:15 AM and Bible Study 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: 05 November 2015
Higher Things Conference
Higher Things Bread of Life Conference
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst."
Please pray for our youth as they go to Ft. Collins, Colorado and participate in this conference. If you would like more information or would like to view live streaming of the worship services, go to: http://www.higherthings.com/conferences/breadoflife2016
- Published: 24 July 2016
- Last Updated: 24 July 2016
Pastor's Pen 07/19/2016
A message from Pastor Berndt
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? (Matthew 7:15-16)
In the Name + of Jesus. Amen. The problem with false preachers is that they look like a regular preacher. The eyes cannot see any difference. These false preachers will talk about Jesus. But they will twist and pervert the Word of God. False preachers will tell you all the things you MUST DO TO MAKE GOD HAPPY WITH YOU. The false preacher will not properly distinguish Law and Gospel.
Jesus teaches us that we will know the false prophets by their fruits. This means you will know them by their teaching--the false doctrine they bring into the church is poison. Beware and watch out for these false teachers. There are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1)
- Published: 23 July 2016
- Last Updated: 23 July 2016
Harrison Addresses LCMS Convention
LCMS President/President-elect Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison addresses the The 66th Convention of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod on Sunday, July 10, in Milwaukee with a message of hope based on Jesus’ words. "The gates of hell shall not prevail" [Matt. 16:18]. That’s Jesus’ promise. With these words, the recently re-elected president of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, opened his report to the church body’s 66th Regular Convention on Sunday. A total of 1,106 voting delegates were in attendance at the opening of the convention, which takes place July 9-14 at the Wisconsin Center.
- Published: 14 July 2016
- Last Updated: 14 July 2016
Hong Kong Mission Trip
The Hong Kong Mission Team (Jessica Bertshinger, Karis Waller, Susie Deardoff, Bob Deardoff, Tyler Stansberry) is leaving on July 7th and returning on July 16th. Please keep them in your prayers. They have a facebook page you can follow for pictures and daily updates.
- Published: 03 July 2016
- Last Updated: 06 July 2016
Should Children Have the Right to Die?
A Message From Pastor Hale
The world continues to chase freedoms, which are in reality sin and darkness. Now that we have freedom from marriage, our God-given sex (male or female), and even babies, people want the freedom not to live. "Euthanasia" is a fancy word for suicide, the murder of oneself, meaning "good death." The world's idea of right and wrong is not based on God's Word, but popular opinion. Today the only real sin is to not let someone have what they want, even the right-to-die.
"Belgium became the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age [in 2014] when its lower house of parliament passed new 'right-to-die' legislation by a large majority." No child in a "free" country has the right the live (abortion does not allow that), but they have the right to die. This is a satanic evil that must be resisted with God's Word. Life is not ours to choose—it is always God's domain. He alone creates life, though He uses male and female.
A death is never good in itself. It is a product of sin, because we are mortal. We are subject to death due to Adam's first sin. We are all conceived in sin and separated from God. Yes, this world is a vale of tears. It will bring you heartache and persecution, especially if you are faithful to Christ.
- Published: 30 June 2016
- Last Updated: 30 June 2016
VBS 2016 Photos
Thanks to everyone who made Barnyard Roundup Vacation Bible School a huge success this year, whether through your generous donations of food, money or time. This was a Psalm 23 VBS! The message is that Jesus graciously gathers us together! Jesus is present with us and abundantly provides for all our needs. He also protects and saves us – now in this world and forever too!
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- Published: 23 June 2016
- Last Updated: 25 June 2016
Terror in Orlando: What Should We Do?
After Omar Mateen, a 29 year old Muslim from Fort Pierce, Florida, murdered at least 50, and wounded another 53 at “Pulse,” an LGBT nightclub in Downtown Orlando, many don’t know what to do (Another article on what to say is sure to follow). As Christians, what are we to do in times of terror?
There are helpful things you can do for your “community,” such as providing food, shelter, donating blood, etc. But, the most important things the Christian can do is to cling to God’s Word in times of terror, and speak this Word to those who mourn. Here are three helpful things that pastors can direct their sheep to do in times of terror, and how Christian fathers should instruct their families to respond.
1. Go to Church.
Don’t just go to any church; go to your church. Go to your pastor. Ask him questions. Speak with your brothers and sisters in Christ. Take your wife and children to church. Tell your pastor to show you what God says from Holy Scripture. This will get you away from listening to your feelings, the opinions of the world, and false teachers. Rather, listen to what God’s Word says.
- Published: 18 June 2016
- Last Updated: 18 June 2016
Preus Family - May 2016
The Preus Family visted Zion last Spring and delivered the sermon. Rev. David and Jennifer Preus serve the Lord as career missionaries through The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) in the Dominican Republic. The following is an abridged version of his May 2016 newsletter. The complete PDF version is available online.
Dear friends, welcome to our May newsletter! As we make the best of our present situa-tion, our spirits are undaunted. We are as excited as ever to move on to the next step of doing God’s work in the Dominican Republic. We thank you for all your continued prayers, encouragement, and financial support, and we invite you to continue following our journey!
- Published: 26 May 2016
- Last Updated: 28 May 2016
Photo courtesy of Richard Thies
Please keep our Confirmation students in your prayers as they prepare for questioning and Confirmation.
Everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before My Father who is in heaven.Matthew 10
- April 29 - Questioning Service, 6:00pm
- May1 - Confirmation Day, 10:30am
- Published: 19 April 2016
- Last Updated: 19 April 2016
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