Zion Lutheran Church Come Worship With Us


Welcome To Zion Lutheran Church on Franklin Lake, Pelican Rapids, MN

You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.   Matthew 5:14 (NRSV)

Sisters and brothers in Christ,

We are pleased that you have found our site on the World Wide Web.  Today’s technology is truly a blessing.  For centuries God’s people have been called to be beacons in a troubled world.  We pray daily that Zion might be a shining light to those who are troubled or broken.

God has called us through his Holy Spirit to be light amidst the darkness.  For over 100 years Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church has stood as a lampstand on the north side of Franklin Lake.   For these many years God’s people have gathered to hear the good news of Jesus Christ, the gospel message that brings peace in a dark world.

We invite you to join us for any of our community events.  We hold regular Bible Study, many different fellowship events, weekly devotion times for men and women, a community gardening club, a book club, quilting, and many other events.   Worship is our central weekly event and is held every Sunday at 9:30 year-round.  Sunday School is held at 9:30 AM during the school year and Confirmation preparation is held on Wednesday evenings at 7 PM from September through April.  Everything at Zion is open to the community.  Won’t you consider visiting?

Our mission statement reads, "Zion Lutheran Church's mission is to Gather, Grow, and Go in Jesus Christ."  When God's Holy Spirit gathers us in his name our faith grows and we feel called to go into the world to serve in Jesus' name and for his Sake!

 In the love and peace of Jesus,

Pastor Dale Pepelnjak



Zion Lutheran Church on Franklin Lake