Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is a body of believers in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We are a Christian church, gathered around and strengthened by God's Word—the Bible—and His gifts of Holy Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We confess the Christian faith in the words of the Creeds and as explained in the Lutheran Confessions.
Through the missionary zeal of Rev. Emil Eberhardt, a small group of German immigrants founded our congregation (as a congregation of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod) on May 20, 1904 with just eight charter members. Zion's first church building was a gothic-style church, dedicated in 1911. A new building, designed by Canadian Lutheran architect Fred Klingbeil, was dedicated in 1966. In 1988 Zion joined the newly-formed Lutheran Church–Canada. Currently, our congregation has 422 baptized members and 331 communicant members.
Located 72 kilometres south of Edmonton, Alberta, the city of Wetaskiwin is both a centre of light industry and agriculture and also serves as a satellite community of Edmonton.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congregation of Lutheran Church–Canada. Lutheran Church–Canada is comprised of congregations, pastors, and deacons committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our teachings and practices are based on the foundation of God's Word and the belief that God's gift of salvation is found only through faith in Jesus Christ, God's only Son. In more than 325 congregations, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, this message is proclaimed in word and deed.
We can know a lot by a name. It was reveal to Joseph that this child to be born to Mary would be named Jesus, the Savior. Our Lord's name tells us who He is and what He does. Jesus saves us from our sins. Through Baptism, we are placed under the name of our Lord and receive all the benefits of what He has come to do.