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About Us

Who We Are 

We are a Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), that believes  

•  The Bible is God's Word.
•  God is one God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
•  Jesus is both fully God and fully human, who by His death on the cross has redeemed us.
•  The Holy Spirit's gifts are available and operative today for all Christians.
•  Human nature is sinful and is redeemed only through faith in Jesus Christ.
•  Salvation is a gift provided by Christ alone, that we receive by grace through faith.
•  We are a part of one true Church made up of all who believe in Christ as Lord.
•  Prayers are heard and answered.
•  Jesus instituted Holy Baptism and the Lord's Supper (Communion). That God truly acts in these sacraments and that our faith is essential for their effectiveness.
•  Becoming a Christian leads to a changed life, that is a lifelong process of growth.
•  That all those who are baptized into Christ have a part in God's mission to the world.
•  We best embody Christ when we work together!


Children in Worship

     Your child is precious in the eyes of God and treasured in our worship space.

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     Baptism is a gift from God. 

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Word & Sacrament

     The Eucharist (Holy Communion) is celebrated at all three weekly services and at many others as well.

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What is the Church?

     The Christian church is made up of those who have been baptized and thus have received Christ as the son of God and Savior of the world.

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Who is Jesus? 

     Jesus is God's son, sent by God to become human like us.

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Weddings & Funerals

     As Christians we understand life passages such as weddings and funerals . . .   

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Our Mission

Our Mission

We gather in groups, large and small to grow with one another in our relationship with God through Jesus Christ; we live as children of God empowered by His Spirit to serve the community and one another faithfully in Jesus' name. 

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." 

Hebrews 13:8

Our Pastor, 

Karen E. Larson

Pastor Karen Larson is a grateful recipient of the love and grace of God and is eager to share that love with the people of Zion, Leola and beyond. Born and raised in central Connecticut, Pastor Karen is a “second career” pastor, having worked in the medical field and raised a family before attending seminary.
      As pastor she enjoys creating and leading dynamic worship services and feels privileged to learn the stories of the people she serves. As wife she enjoys quiet times with her husband, walking, and gathering her family together for family meals and celebrations and fun. She especially adores spending time with her young grandson, and walking and playing with her fur-babies.
     One of the things that excites Pastor Karen the most about her call to Zion is the focus on outreach that is at the core identity of this congregation. In her free time, she quilts, reads, gardens, enjoys movies, and exploring the area. She is looking forward to meeting you soon, and walking with you in your life of faith.

Kurt Brown - Music Director
Kurt is a lifelong musician, starting in school bands as a teenager in Scranton, PA. Now self-employed in marketing, he put music on hold during the family-raising era with his wife Karen and daughters Elyse and Lauren. As a member of Trinity Lutheran in Lancaster, he helped develop their contemporary service in 2003 and went on to team up with bands at The Crossings Church Lititz, Manheim BIC, and St. Paul Lutheran Lititz. During this time he also started performing solo and as part of a duo in local clubs, writing and producing original songs. I am blessed to now be part of worship here at Zion Lutheran Leola, grateful to be included in a caring, loving family of worshippers. 

Our Staff

Office Hours

Monday - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Wednesday - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Thursday - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Friday - closed

Saturday - closed

Sunday - closed

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