Zion Lutheran Church welcomes new members and guests!

Experience God's Unconditional Love, Forgiveness & Grace with Zion

Zion Lutheran Church

Join us In Person or on Facebook for Sunday Worship at 9:00 AM, or Thursday at 7:00 PM

Our Values

Youth – that we work to involve people of ages in all of the ministry of Zion and to build a community that seeks to raise caring and responsible children and adolescents.

Community Involvement – we encourage the members of Zion to live out their faith in the community they reside in so that these commmunities advocate the values of the Christian faith.

Spiritual Growth – we seek to offer opportunities that lead the members of Zion to grow in their relationship with God.

Volunteerism – we believe that everyone has a gift, which needs to be discovered, developed and deployed in ministry. That our community is stronger when all the members are involved in ministry.

Variety in worship – that our praise of God be done in a variety of ways so as to meet the needs and gifts of all our members and guests

Hospitality – we seek to welcome all people to worship. Learning and ministry.

Holy Week Services

Maunday Thursday, April 14th  – 7:00 pm
Good Friday, April 15th – 7:00 pm
Easter Sunday, April 17th – 9:00 am

A Caring Congregation Committed to Sharing Christ's Love with the World

Welcome to Zion Lutheran Church

At Zion Lutheran Church, 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.

Find information on music programs, youth events, confirmation, Sunday School, how to become a member and many other opportunities at Zion. As you view our various ministry opportunities, we hope you will gain a positive sense of our enthusiasm and passion.

Learn More
Watch our Sunday Services
Watch Music Performances at Zion Lutheran Church

Other Programs & Ministries

We 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.

Pastor David Petersen

Born in Chicago, Pastor David Petersen grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. His father was a Lutheran pastor/social worker at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, and his mother was an elementary school teacher. He has one sister, Rebecca.  

He graduated from Carthage College with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Education. He spent his junior year in Germany where he met his future wife Susan. Susan is a special education teacher in Chicago area. Susan and David have been married 36 years. They have two grown sons, John and Mathew.  

Church life has included over 25 years active as a leader in the PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) homeless shelter program; Confirmation small group leader; two call committees; capital campaign for building and organ; social ministry committee; mission trip to Mexico; vision formation committee; and small group adult Bible study. 

David’s previous career was in the specialized construction field of concrete cutting, until the Holy Spirit made it clear he was called to something else. 

He enrolled in the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, in Hyde Park, in September of 2013, graduating with a Master’s of Divinity in 2018. His field education included Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at a Trauma one Center hospital, where he was assigned to the Emergency Room. His Ministry in Context (MIC) was at a local church, where he was engaged with worship leadership, preaching, adult education, funerals, and church committee life. His internship was at a large church in the western suburbs where he concentrated on pastoral care, teaching and worship leadership. 

David and Susan currently reside in the Northwest suburbs.