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For most recent postings, see below.

Please note that masks are “no longer required”; but continuing to wear a mask is recommended. Our ropes for “limited” capacity have come down; but we do encourage “social distancing” wherever possible. “Pre-registration” for worship is no longer required.

February Newsletter – Read


March 19, 2023 – 4th Sunday in Lent 
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March 12, 2023 – 3rd Sunday in Lent
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March 5, 2023 – 2nd Sunday in Lent
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February 26, 2023 – 1st Sunday in Lent
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February 19, 2023 – Transfiguration of Our Lord 
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February 12, 2023 – 6th Sunday After Epiphany
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February 5, 2023 – 5th Sunday After Epiphany
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January 29, 2023 – 4th Sunday After Epiphany
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January 22, 2023 – 3rd Sunday After Epiphany
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January 15, 2023 – 2nd Sunday After Epiphany        
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January 8, 2023 – Baptism of Our Lord
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January 1, 2023 – The Name of Jesus
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December 25, 2022  – Christmas Day
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December 24, 2022 – Christmas Eve
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December 18, 2022 – Fourth Sunday of Advent
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December 11, 2022 – Third Sunday of Advent
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December 4, 2022 – Second Sunday of Advent
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November 27, 2022 – First Sunday of Advent
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November 20, 2022
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November 13, 2022 – Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost
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November 6, 2022 – All Saints’ Sunday
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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:  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.