Welcome to Worship at Zion!

Worship has many functions. It helps us grow in faith, pass along traditions, gather together as part of a community, and join in song and prayer. At the heart of our worship is God as revealed in Jesus Christ and the means by which the grace of God is freely given.

We gather to receive the gifts of God through Word and Sacrament. The word of God is often given through scriptures, sermons, songs, creeds, and prayers. We also receive the gifts of God through sacraments—visible words that speak of God’s loving presence in Baptism and Holy Communion. Through water, bread, and wine Christ speaks his love to us and is present with us. In worship we remember that this is about what God is doing. Our response to God’s grace is secondary to the presence of our gracious God who shows up in worship and whenever two or three are gathered in God’s name.

At Zion we value participation, recitation of the Lord’s Prayer and Creeds, musical and spoken expressions of God’s Word, communal confession and forgiveness, and the reading of scripture. Worship is never perfect, but together we maintain a certain order and routine that becomes familiar.

We worship regularly and in a variety of styles on Sundays and Wednesdays. On Sundays our earlier service uses liturgies from the Evangelical Book of Worship and traditional hymns, while our later service is less formal and uses a simple spoken liturgy and a variety of musical styles. During Advent and Lent our Wednesday Evening services use liturgies like Holden Evening Prayer and Vespers services, while the regular Wednesday evenings utilize a simple and accessible service of Holy Communion.

Join us as together we hear God’s Word and receive God’s gifts in worship!

To worship with Zion virtually, go to  Zion’s Facebook page, or our YouTube Channel Zion Litchfield.   All services since March 15th, 2020 are saved in these locations.

If you are looking for specific service you can also access it below:

SUNDAY WORSHIP, 2021: January 3, January 10 8:30, January 10 10:30, January 17 8:30, January 17 10:30, January 24 8:30, January 24 10:30, January 31 8:30, January 31 10:30, February 7 8:30, February 7 10:30, February 14  10:30, February 14 8:30, February 21  8:30, February 21 10:30, February 28  8:30, February 28  10:30, March 7  8:30, March 7  10:30, March 14 8:30, March 14 10:30, March 21  8:30, March 21  10:30, March 28  8:30March 28  10:30, April 4  8:30, April 4  10:30, April 11  8:30, April 11  10:30, April 18  8:30, April 18 10:30, April 25  8:30, April 25  10:30, May 2  8:30, May 2  10:30  May 9  8:30, May 9  10:30, May 16  8:30May 16  10:30, May 23  8:30May 23  10:30, May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20June 27, July 4,  July 11,  July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29, September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 10 Confirmation, October 17, October 24

EVENING WORSHIP, 2021: January 13, January 20, January 27, February 3 , February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, April 1 Maundy Thursday, April 2 LAMA Good Friday, April 2 Zion Good Friday, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 26

SUNDAY WORSHIP, 2020: March 15, March 22, March 29, Palm Sunday, Easter, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23, September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11, Confirmation 2pm, Confirmation 3pm, October 18, October 25, November 1 8:30, November 1 10:30, November 8 8:30, November 8 10:30, November 15 8:30, November 15 10:30, November 22, November 29, December 6, December 13, December 20, Service of Health and Wholeness Dec 27,

EVENING WORSHIP, 2020: March 18, March 25, April 1, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12, August 19, August 26, September 2, September 9, September 16, September 23, September 30, October 7, October 14, October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11, November 18, Thanksgiving Eve, December 2 Part A, December 2 Part B, December 9, December 16, Blue Christmas December 23, Zion Christmas Eve Service, Litchfield Area ELCA Collaborative Christmas,

 

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