On Easter Sunday, March 28, 1937, two months after Wausau’s first radio station, WSAU, went on the air (Jan. 31), Zion broadcast its first service over the radio airwaves from the old church at 5th and Scott Streets.
Through the efforts of Zion’s Pastor Paul Roehrs and WSAU’s Chief Engineer, Roland Richardt (a member of Zion), the Wausau Lutheran Hour began. The broadcast has flourished over the years through the support of members of Zion, and others from the Wausau area, who sponsored broadcasts in memory of departed loved ones, birthdays, or anniversaries. This broadcast has been a blessing to thousands of homebound persons in Central Wisconsin, has reached ears around the world thanks to the Internet, and has served as an irreplaceable asset to our worship during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Zion is a congregation of the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC),
Senior Pastor: Rev. Steven K. Gjerde Associate Pastor: Rev. Christopher S. Johnson Int. Associate Pastor: Rev. Theodore B. Gulhaugen Kantor: Irene Beethe Deployed Chaplain: Joseph C. Pinzl Office Manager Jessica Ray Custodian Cody Augustine
Saturday 5:15 pm Divine Worship with Holy Communion
Sunday 9:00 am Divine Worship with Holy Communion
Sunday 11:00 am Divine Worship Holy Communion
M-F 12:15 pm Spoken Worship with Holy Communion
Wednesday 6:30 pm Vespers
Worship Cancellation Policy
We hold scheduled divine services each week regardless of winter weather. If winter weather keeps you home, participate in the live broadcast on WSAU radio each Sunday morning at 9:00 am. If you have doubt about meetings or classes call the church office during regular business hours.