After seminary student A. J. Carlson began the early missionary work for the Augustana Synod in Belvidere IL, and during the spring of 1894, Pastor Ohman from Rockford and Pastor Lundell from Pecatonica came to preach for the Swedish people of Belvidere.
On August 29, 1894 fourteen people gathered for the purpose of officially organizing a Swedish Lutheran congregation in Belvidere. They gave the new congregation the name "The Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Zion Church of Belvidere."
Presiding at the organization meeting was Rev. Philip Thelander, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Elgin, IL and seminarian J. E. Anderson acting secretary.
Thanks for visiting our web site!
I hope you enjoy learning about our exciting ministries at Zion Lutheran Church. As you view the various ministry opportunities at Zion we hope you will gain a positive sense of our enthusiasm and passion.
"We are a caring congregation committed to sharing Christ's love with the world."
We invite you to participate in the life of our congregation and to experience God's unconditional love, forgiveness and grace.
At Zion we offer worship, music, youth programs, education, spiritual formation and service to others.
As we seek to expand each of these areas of ministry we invite you to join us in our celebration of the Christian life.
Please prayerfully consider where God might be calling you to participate at Zion Lutheran Church and feel free to contact me or any of the Zion staff with your questions or comments.
Again, thank you for visiting the Zion web page and we invite you to consider making Zion your church home.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Peace, on your journey of faith,
Rev. Scott Stolberg
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We are a caring congregation committed to sharing Christ's love with the world.
1300 Pearl Street
Belvidere, IL 61008
Pastor Scott Stolberg