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Jun 17

Board of Directors

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ancient Instruments Rehearsal

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This is a rehersal for the Ancient Instruments ensemble.  It really started out as a ...
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Jun 18

Ladies' Bible Study

9:00 am – 10:30 am

The ladies' meet in Zion Center for Bible study and fellowship each week.
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Staff Meeting

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Praise Team Practice

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun 20

Bulletin Crew

10:00 am

Bible Study

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This group meets in Zion Center at 10 a.m. on Thursdays each week.  Coffee and light ...
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Celebrate Recovery Dinner

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This free dinner starts at 6:00 pm for the hour prior to the Celebrate ...
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Gearing Up With Luther's Large Catechism

6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Refresh yourself on the foundational Christian teachings Explore just how doctrine ...
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Celebrate Recovery

7:00 pm

This Celebrate Recovery program starts at 7:00 pm following the BBQ dinner at 6:00 ...
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Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Adult Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal. The choir meets for rehearsal in the church Sanctuary every ...
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Jun 22

Men of Valor

8:00 am

Mighty Men of Valor meets the fourth (4) Saturday of every month at 8 AM in Zion ...
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Jun 23

Traditional Worship

8:00 am

Traditional worship service
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Bible Class and Explore the Bible: For Kids

9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Bible Class hour for adults and young adults with Pastor Colter in the Sanctuary.  ...
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Contemporary Worship

10:45 am

Praise Style worship with music by Praise Band
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Colter Knippa, Pastor
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Pastor Colter grew up in Austin, Texas where he enjoyed camping and exploring the Central Texas hill country.  After high school, Colter moved to Orange County, California to study with Concordia University in Irvine.  In his university years, he also took up an exchange semester in Chicago and a yearlong youth ministry internship with a church plant in Indio.
    Colter then spent 3 years teaching English at the beginner as well as university levels in Kazakhstan, where he still has many dear friends. He savored Kazakh hospitality, delighted in exploring local culture, helped raise up a handful of Church leaders, and enjoyed meaningful conversations with countless remarkable people.
    From there, Colter continued his training with Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. After 2 years of study, the seminary assigned him a pastoral internship in Woodbury, Minnesota for one phenomenal year of deeper ministry exposure. He then accepted an invitation to study with Westfield House in Cambridge, England for a blessed year of academic and cultural enrichment.  Colter returned to St. Louis for his concluding year of seminary before accepting the call to come serve here with Zion.
    Along the way, Colter’s journey has taken him on excursions in Mexico, El Salvador, Manitoba, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, India, Kashmir, Morocco, Israel, Palestine, France, Scotland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.
    Colter is thrilled to share in the adventure of mission and ministry with Zion Lutheran!  Give him a call sometime, because he’ll be glad to get to know you