For recent Bulletins, Sermons, Hymns – please refer to links on the right side of this page or the menus above.

For most recent postings, see below.

Limited “In Person” worship is scheduled to recommence on Sunday, March 7
Our Annual Meeting with limited “In Person” attendance is scheduled for Sunday March 14

March Newsletter – Read

March 7 – Third Sunday in Lent
Sermon:    Read  Watch
Bulletin:    Read
Anthem:   Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me    Watch

March 3 – Lenten Evening Prayer Service
Sermon:   Watch
Bulletin:  Read

February 28 – Second Sunday in Lent
Sermon:   Read     Watch
Bulletin:   Read
Anthem:   Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness     Watch

February 24 – Lenten Evening Prayer Service 
Sermon:    Watch
Bulletin:  Read
Music:  Arioso by J.S.Bach – Zion Lutheran Church -organist Laura Burton    Watch

February 21 – First Sunday in Lent
Sermon:   ReadWatch 
Bulletin  Read
Anthem:O Lord Throughout These Forty Days   Watch
Other Music: Praeludium by C.P.E. Bach.   Watch
Other Music
Virginia Harmony – arrangement based on Hal Hopson   Watch

February 17  Ash Wednesday
At Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
On Ash Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. (EST), the Eastern Synod will be live streaming
a synod-wide Ash Wednesday Service. Bishop Michael Pryse will be preaching and presiding with
participation from his Assistants and local musicians.     Read     Watch

At Zion
Sermon:      Watch
Bulletin:     Read
AnthemEternal Lord of Love, Behold Your Church  Watch
Other MusicPraeludium by C.P.E. Bach.   Watch

February 14, Transfiguration of Our Lord
Sermon:   Read    Watch
Bulletin:  Read
AnthemLove Divine, All Loves Excelling   Watch
Other Music:  Miserere mei, Deus – Allegri    Watch
Other Music:  Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise –  Hymntune: Llanfair/ based on arrangement by Hal Hopson/ Zion Lutheran Church organist Laura Burton  Watch

February 7, 2021 – Fifth Sunday After Epiphany
SermonText    Video
Anthem:  Arise, Your Light Has Come   Video
Other Music:    Toccata in G by Pachelbel – Organist – Laura Burton   Video

January 31, 2021 – Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
Sermon:    Text     Video
Bulletin:  Text
Hymn:    Hymn for January 31
Music:    Christ When For Us You Were Baptized
Music:    Solo Organ – Laura Burton
Newsletter:   Text

January 24, 2021 – Third Sunday After Epiphany
Sermon:   Text     Video
Bulletin:   Text
Music:   ‘A Pocketful of Calm’, by Sally Whitwell
                The Wartburg Choir in Germany: Celebrating 500 Years of Reformation
Words of Encouragement:  Text

January 17, 2021 – Second Sunday After Epiphany
:    Text     Video
Bulletin:    Text
Nith Valley Congregations Service:    Video

January 3, 2021 – Second Sunday After Christmas
Sermon:   Text    Video
Bulletin:   Text
Bible Calendar:   Text


Welcome to Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford!  

We are a busy, active congregation in beautiful Stratford, Ontario – and we’d love to welcome you!

For the most recent news and events click on the links to your right —>

Purpose Statement

God’s purpose for Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is to celebrate God’s presence among us and share God’s love.  Together, we are all ministers in our church, community, and the world.

Guiding Principles

We, the congregation:

  • affirm that Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour.
  • seek God’s guidance through prayer.
  • think, speak, and act in love, respect, and forgiveness.
  • affirm that everyone is acceptable to God – He is Lord of all.
  • are flexible, adaptable, and willing to change, but unswerving to God’s purpose.
  • embrace social justice.
  • promote openness and transparency in all aspects of our life as a congregation.
  • are generous with time, talent, and money.

How to find us

202 Erie Street (corner of Erie and St. David)
Stratford, ON N5A 2M8

Phone: 519-271-8527
Email (general inquiries) zionlc@golden.net
Pastor Jeff Laustsen  laustsen311@gmail.com

Worship times
Sunday morning worship:
  –  8:30 a.m. in Gastmeier Chapel
–  10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School with the 10 a.m. service
An unsupervised Nursery is available during the services
After the 10:00 a.m. service we have coffee hour and fellowship time

Sunday School
No Sunday School during the summer, but the unsupervised nursery is available year-round.

You are also welcome to attend our special services during Advent, Christmas, and Lent.

Office hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday weekday mornings, or by appointment.
Call 519-271-8527 or Email: zionlc@golden.net

Need help getting to church?
We operate a Sunday morning ministry through Radio Cab.  Call them at 519-271-4242 and they’ll bring you here and back at no charge

Arranging a wedding, baptism or funeral?
We are here to help at these important times in your life journey.  Please contact Pastor Jeff Laustsen directly at 519-271-8527.

Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disability
It is the policy of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (the “Church”) to provide goods and services (together referred to as “Services”) to persons with disabilities in a way that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equal opportunity.

Looking to rent space?
Zion Stratford makes some of its meeting and assembly rooms available to community groups for a modest fee.  We’ll help if we can!  Please call our office at 519-271-8527 or zionlc@golden.net for details.