Groups

Mission Team
Zion is active in supporting both global and local missions, including Lutheran Bible Translators, a developing seminary in Russia, Greater Wausau Christian services, local food pantries and shelters, and church-related colleges.

Jail Ministry 
Through Zion’s partnership with Greater Wausau Christian Services, teams of Zion parishioners meet throughout the month with inmates at the Marathon County jail for Bible study and prayer.

Coram Deo
Need help with prayer and daily devotion? Members of this devotional society use the prayers of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism and a common schedule of Bible readings to walk with each other coram Deo, that is, “before the face of God.”

Altar Guild
Zion is blessed with an organization of devoted servants who care for our altar and communion service.  Meeting semi-annually for a business meeting and program, the altar guild is a service organization with the care and responsibility of the sanctuary appointments and vestments.  The organization was formed with the purpose of serving the Lord and witnessing the Savior’s love by means of this service.  Their dedicated labor helps to preserve and enhance the beauty of God’s worship.

Women of Zion
The Women of Zion serves our Lord Jesus Christ through charity, fellowship and devotion. All confirmed women of Zion are members of this organization and invited to participate in the groups activities. The group meets monthly and provides service to the church through various events and projects including the Spring Salad Buffet, periodic rummage sales, funeral meals and health kits.

Men’s Breakfast
Whether they bring doughnuts or eggs and bacon, the men of this group never go home hungry.  They gather every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. for conversation and Bible study, and on the Thursday before Easter they sponsor a “Men’s Prayer Breakfast” that is widely attended by the public.  This study is a perfect opportunity for those whose work schedules make day or evening activities difficult.

Youth
Youth at Zion are not separated from the rest of adults, but participate in the same events: Bible study, worship, and seasonal activities throughout the year. They actively serve at worship, church suppers, and similar events.

Young at Heart
People may age, but hearts stay young in this group for retirees and elderly members.  Bingo, special programs, lunches and good fellowship are enjoyed by all as they gather on the last Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

Congregational Service
In addition to our organized groups and associations, many people at Zion participate in our congregation’s life through volunteer service.  Preparing bulletins and newsletters, straightening pew cardholders, gardening our extensive flower beds, decorating for Christmas and Easter, serving at Strassenfest, Abendessen, or the Christmas cookie sale—these and many other activities are some of the ways in which individuals give evidence of their faith at Zion.