Regular Bible reading is the spiritual practice of incorporating the Word of God into daily life and practice. Zion Lutheran Church provides devotional resources for daily Bible reading. Some are published and available in the gathering space.  Others are available online and through other sources.  Check out the sampling of online, email and smart phone options for personal Bible reading, devotions and prayer.

Devotional Resources
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Zion also affords opportunities for faith formation from cradle to grave.

Children and Youth Faith Formation

Faith Milestones
Faith Milestones
Beginning at Baptism and continuing through high school graduation , Zion marks milestones in faith. Various items are awarded during Milestones to remind the recipient of God’s continuing love. The Faith Milestone moments are: Baptism, Three years old, each “back to school”, third grade, fifth grade “First Communion”, eighth grade, and high school graduation.
Sunday School
Sunday School
Sunday School meets from September through April when school is in session. Watch the church calendar for specific recess dates. Classes range from preschool, for any student who is eligible for three-year-old preschool, through eighth grade. The preschool through sixth grade Sunday School curriculum follows the lectionary so lessons mirror what children hear in worship.
Faith Weavers
Faith Weavers
Faith Weavers is a Wednesday afternoon ministry with children in second through fifth grades. The curriculum seeks to teach core faith, and children from any church are welcome. Faith Weavers typically meets from early October until early Lent.
Confirmation Warm Up
Confirmation Warm Up
Confirmation Warm-up is a Wednesday afternoon course for sixth graders that focuses on “Ancestors” in faith from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). It affords students an opportunity to begin reading the Bible with one of Zion’s pastors in a bit deeper way. Students have opportunities to experience the stories through a variety of media.
Confirmation
Confirmation
Confirmation is a class typically for seventh and eighth graders who are preparing to make “Affirmation of Baptism”. This class typically meets on Wednesday evenings during the school year. Students are expected to attend class and participate in other activities of learning, service, and worship as students grow into deeper awareness of and response to God’s love. As a class, students are expected to attend Confirmation Camp at Camp Carol Joy Holling the summer between seventh and eighth grade.
Luther League
Luther League
Luther League represents a variety of ministries including Sunday morning Bible study and mid-week activities for high school aged students as they mature in their faith. The group typically takes one major trip (ELCA Youth Gathering, Mission Trip, or ski trip) each year in addition to local and synod activities.

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Adult Faith Formation

Sunday Morning
When Sunday School is in session, typically at least one class for adults meets. These can focus on topics or Bible reading/study.
Weekly
Throughout the year, there are several Bible study group opportunities. Currently, there are two groups who meet on Thursday. A morning group studies the second reading for the coming Sunday. An evening group studies the gospel reading for the coming Sunday.
Online
The pastoral staff of Zion hosts classes throughout the year through ChurchNext.tv. These classes afford busy people who cannot commit to show up at a place in a certain time a way to access to quality Bible study and faith formation resources. Check out the current offerings at
http://zionalbion.pathwright.com/
Women of the ELCA Circle Meeting Bible Studies
The Women of the ELCA host Bible study meetings each month, typically on the third Wednesday of the month.

Watch the bulletins and newsletters for current information about opportunities that support the spiritual practice of regular Bible reading.