Daily Reflections

  • Today's Reading: 1 Kings 17:8-16 Daily Lectionary: Malachi 1:1-14; Matthew 3:1-17 "I go in and prepare [bread] for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die." (1 Kings 17:12) In the Name + of Jesus. Amen. The widow of Zarephath has seemingly unshakeable confidence--in her impending doom. Without a doubt,...

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Leaders

Reverend George Borghardt

Reverend  George Borghardt IIIThe Reverend George F. Borghardt III graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Classics and then received a Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO in 2000. He served for ten years as the Associate/Youth Pastor at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Conroe, TX before accepting the call to serve as Zion’s Senior Pastor in November of 2010.

Pastor Borghardt continues to serve the youth of the Church by planning national conferences for the Lutheran youth organization, Higher Things which is a Recognized Service Organization of the LCMS. He also hosts the weekly Higher Things’ podcast radio program. He has taught at various youth retreats, LWML workshops, and conferences nationwide.

Pastor Borghardt and Amy, his wife, have three children: George (12), Thomas (10), and Sophia (8). He hates clowns and loves the LSU Tigers, New York Mets, the New Orleans Saints, Diet Coke, Mike and Ikes, and snow.

Reverend Mark Buetow

The Reverend Mark Buetow serves as the Associate Pastor and School Administrator for Zion Lutheran Church and School.  He also served Higher Things (a Lutheran Youth organization) for nine years as Internet Services Executive and then Media and Deputy Executive.  He has taught and written extensively for Higher Things.  Pastor Buetow is a graduate of Purdue University and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.  He has served parishes in New Orleans, Louisiana and Du Quoin, Illinois.  He and his wife, Susan, have been married 23 years and have three daughters.  In his free time, Pastor Buetow enjoys tabletop (strategy, war, card) gaming.

Reverend Aden Loest

Reverend Aden LoestThe Reverend Aden Loest has been the Assisting Pastor at Zion Lutheran Church since 1998 and is now Pastor Emeritus. He graduated in 1954 from Concordia College in Milwaukee WI, and then graduated from Concordia Seminary in 1959. He was ordained into the ministry on July 12, 1959.  He has also served congregations in Minnesota and Illinois.

Pastor Loest has 4 married children and 10 grandchildren whom he loves dearly. He makes hospital and home visits as well as leading service at Alden Terrace Nursing Home once a month. He also holds a Villa Fellowship Hour at The Villa once a month and He preaches occasionally here at Zion. Pastor enjoys his weekly devotions with the Pre-School children where he reads them a biblical story and entertains them with his harmonica abilities. 

Virtually all members of Zion know him as Pastor PAL.

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I give thanks to God always for you because of the grace of God which was given to you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in Him with all speech and all knowledge-so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

- 1 Corinthians 4:9

Mission Statement

Receive, celebrate and share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Service Times

Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Saturday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Sunday Morning Worship 7:45 am
10:30 am

Sunday School

9:00 am

 

 

   

 

Location

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