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Preparing to Return to In-Person Worship     Text     Video

Message from your Treasurer – 5th message  –   Text

November 29 – First Sunday of Advent
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Advent Carols:  Video

November 22 – Christ The King Sunday
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November 15 – Pentecost 24
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November 8 – Pentecost 23
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November 1 – All Saints Day
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October 25 – Reformation Sunday
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October 18 – Pentecost 20
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October 11 – Pentecost 19
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October 4 – Pentecost 18
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September 27 – Pentecost 17
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NewsletterOctober Newsletter

September 20 – Pentecost 16
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September 13 – Pentecost 15
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September 6 – Penetecost 14
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August 30 – Pentecost 13
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Hymn:   VOCES8: Lux Aeterna – Edward Elgar    Video

August 23 – Pentecost 12
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Hymn: “You’ll Never Walk Alone” Virtual Choir/Orchestra 15 Countries: 300 People   Video

August 16 – Pentecost 11
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Hymn:   VOCES8: Bring Us, O Lord God – William Harris     Video

August 9 – Pentecost 10
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Hymn:    Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine Op 11      Video

August 2 – Pentecost 9
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Hymn:    Children’s Choir – Jesus, Strong and Kind – Holy Cross Lutheran Church   Video

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.