Welcome to Mt Zion Lutheran Church! Our vision as a congregation is that everyone comes to know themselves as a reflection of God, worthy of life and love. And that includes you!
How do we go about that? By joyfully growing disciples in Christ. Because a Christian is to be someone who blesses others, we dig into our faith so that we are empowered to create community, welcome everyone, and pursue justice for all.
On this website you will find information about who we are and what you can expect when you visit Mt Zion Lutheran Church. Whether you join us for worship, participate in our ministries, or seek our help, we hope in your time at Mt Zion you find out what we already know is true: that you are a reflection of God, worthy of life and love.
We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you better!
Grace and peace,
We are located at 12012 W North Ave in Wauwatosa. This places us on the border of Milwaukee and Waukesha counties, just a few blocks off of I-41 and only a couple miles north of I-94.
Our main parking lot is located in the back of the church (on the north side of the building). You can access it by turning down 120th St or, if you are in the westbound lane of North Ave, by turning in the drive at the end of our parking lot and driving around to the back of the building.
When you park, the main entrance is at the double doors at the end of the covered walkway (look for the blue "please enter here" sign).
Most Sundays, worship is at 8:30 am and 10:45 am. The 8:30 service is a more traditional service, including traditional hymnody and some liturgical music. The 10:45 service includes praise music. (During the summer, we have a single worship service at 9:30am, and the music is a combination of both styles.) All services are communion celebrations, a central Lutheran practice that is our regular reminder of the grace God gives us in baptism.
Yes! Yes, you are welcome here. Everyone is welcome here. Who you are is important to us, but there is no aspect of your identity that would cause us to turn you away. We will welcome you no matter your gender identity, race, sexual orientation, abilities, criminal history, politics, faith, or any other aspect of you. We affirm you as a fellow child of God and sibling in Christ, worthy of life and love, and you are welcome to full participation in everything Mt Zion has to offer.
No matter who you are, you are welcome here.
Absolutely! Everyone is welcome here, including all ages.
We make intentional space for children at Mt Zion. Whether it's physical spaces, like our nursery, library, Sunday school rooms, prayground, or youth group -- or it's what we do, including a children's time during worship, drinks and snacks kids like at fellowship, or having seats that are the right size for children -- we make intentional space for children at Mt Zion.
On Sundays during the fall/winter/spring between our 8:30 am service and our 10:45 am service, there is time and space for fellowship. Come and hang out in our Gathering Space from 9:35 to 10:35, where there are drinks and snacks to share, or join us for faith formation time during that hour. (On Sundays during the summer, we have drinks/snacks after the 9:30 am service, and some weeks we worship outdoors and follow the service with a cookout!)
If you have any other questions or need additional help, feel free to call our office at 414.258.0456.
If you need help on Sunday mornings, our hospitality volunteers - the greeters and the ushers - would be glad to help you with anything you need. Or, honestly, simply ask the closest person to you. Everyone here at Mt Zion values welcoming and including those who visit our community and would be glad to be of assistance.
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