Visitor's Guide
You're always welcome at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church.  

We would really enjoy your visit.  Here are some common visitor questions about worship.  Feel free to call or email us with any other questions. 
 
When are the worship services held?
What is Mt. Zion like?
What does Mt. Zion teach?
What is the worship service like?
Where is Mt. Zion located?
How will I know what to do during the service?
Can I remain anonymous (will I be pointed out to everyone as a visitor)?
I just want to come and watch. Is that OK?
How should I dress?
Where should I park?
What about my young children?
What about the offering?
What about Holy Communion?
Who are your pastors?
What if I use a wheelchair, use a service animal, or have special vision or hearing needs?
When are Bible studies held?



When are the worship services held?
Sundays at 8:00 & 10:45 AM
Mondays at 6:30 PM  

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What is Mt. Zion like?
Our visitors often comment that they like the small church feel of Mt. Zion, and that its worshipers are friendly.  The pastor likes to hold the door open for people and the ushers greet you with a smile.

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What does Mt. Zion teach?
By our very nature we are all rebels against God. God answered our rebellion (our sin) with love. Jesus Christ lived a perfect sinless life for you (as a substitute for you and all people). Jesus also died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins and for the sins of all people. This foundational truth is emphasized by Mt. Zion in all of its programs. This is the central theme of our worship. We teach what God says in the Bible. You are encouraged to ask us, "Where is that taught in the Bible?" Every Christian pastor and teacher would welcome that question.

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What is the worship service like?
Our worship services focus on what God has to tell us in the Bible. Each service has several readings from the Bible, a sermon, 4-5 songs, and several prayers. As you enter the church, an usher should hand you a worship folder, which will help you follow what is happening during the worship service. Several times the congregation (everyone) will stand to honor God, such as while the Gospel is read from the Bible. While a choir or cantor may sing at a service you attend, most songs are sung by the entire congregation. Sometimes the congregation reads out loud from the worship folder. You may choose to stand, sing, and read, or not to stand, sing, or read. It is your choice. Each service lasts about 1 hour.

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Where is Mt. Zion located?
We are located at 5927 37th Ave across the street from Speeway on 60th St. in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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How will I know what to do during the service?
Much of the worship service is printed for you in the worship folder which is given to worshipers as they enter church.  We also make us of the hymn book (located at each seat).  Please feel free to ask any nearby person, "I'm new here. Can you help me?"  We really desire to help our guests including you.
See What is the worship service like?
See What are the service times?

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Can I remain anonymous (will I be pointed out to everyone as a visitor)?
Mt. Zion does NOT ask visitors to stand up and be introduced as some churches do. Our ushers and regular worshipers will probably greet you as you enter and leave church. It is up to you whether you wish to have an extended conversation with us. Many visitors attend several times before they wish to have a conversation. 

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I just want to come and watch. Is that OK?
It is entirely OK. Everyone is welcome to come and simply watch, or to participate in the worship service. Whether you are a Christian looking for a new church home, or someone of another faith who simply wishes to see what our worship is all about, please feel welcome.

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How should I dress?
Be yourself. Come casual or dress up. Many of our regular worshipers wear their best clothes in reverence to God, while many other regular worshipers wear what is comfortable, knowing that God accepts us as we are. Both can honor God with their choice.

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Where should I park?
The parking lot entrance is located on 37th Ave., across the street from Speedway.  You are also welcome to park on the side streets.

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What about my young children?
Families are encouraged to bring their young children to worship.  If your children become restless our church basement is equipped with a closed circuit television feed for your viewing and listening pleasure.  Please feel free to make us of that service if you need a place to settle the children down before returning upstairs.  We are pleased to provide this service to you to help enrich your time hearing God’s Word.


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What about the offering?
The offering allows members of Mt. Zion to give a monetary gift out of love for Jesus. As our guest you are not expected to contribute, but any gift you give is appreciated.

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What about Holy Communion?
We celebrate the Lord's Supper on the 2nd and 4th weekends of each month. In keeping with God's Word, and as a confession of faith, we ask that only members of Mt. Zion, another WELS or ELS congregation, or visitors who have spoken about communion with the pastor before worship, come forward to the Lord's Table.

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Who are your pastors?
Pastor Steve Neumann and Pastor Scott Bergemann serve the Lord at Mt. Zion. You are invited to call and arrange to discuss spiritual matters with either of these thoroughly trained ministers.

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What if I use a wheelchair, use a service animal, or have special vision or hearing needs?
Accessible reserved parking spaces are provided in the parking lot on the church's north side.  An accessible restroom is located on the lower level by taking the full size accessible elevator. Service animals are welcome on our premises. Large print copies of the worship folder and hymns are available from the ushers. 

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When are Bible studies held?
Bible studies are held throughout the week on various topics and in several styles and formats. Come every week or just once in a while. On Sunday mornings at9:15am we offer Bible studies to both teens and adults while children at that time children attend our Sunday School.    

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