Daily Reflections

  • Today's Reading: Matthew 13:54-58 Daily Lectionary: Deuteronomy 24:10-25:10; Matthew 16:13-28 So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house." (Matthew 13:57) In the Name + of Jesus. Amen. St. James is known from the Scriptures...

Weekly Sermons

Daily Devotional

  • 2 Corinthians 4:13b-14 - It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken." With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the One who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in His presence.

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.

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

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