Our Ministries

Zion participates in the following ministries:

Zion Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is a ministry of Zion that has been feeding individuals and families of the Indiana County area.  It is maintained by this congregation to serve needy and receives no government funding. Non-perishable food donartions and monetary donations from individuals and groups are gratefully accepted. 

Katie's Closet
Katie’s Closet is a community outreach ministry of Zion that provides a wide variety of clothing for adults and children. This is an outlet for those who wish to share their abundance with others who are in need.  Clothing is distributed free of charge and is intended for personal use rather than for resale.

This ministry is named after Katie (Katherine von Bora), the wife of Martin Luther, who was well known for her hospitality and her generous work with those in the community who were in need.

Indiana County Family Promise
Family Promise is a nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence.  Zion has joined with other churches in Indiana County to provide temporary housing and meals for homeless families. Families move from one church to another, staying with each church for one or two weeks at a time.  Zion uses its former parsonage("Luther Haus") to house families.  On average, families spend a total of four weeks at the Luther Haus. 

Indiana County Back to School Bash (B2SB)
The Back to School Bash is an initiative of faith-based and community organizations that provides low-income children in Indiana County with resources for the start of the school year.    Back to School provides backpacks and school supplies, clothing, haircuts, fun activities, and information.   Zion Lutheran Church is responsible for the clothing donations for the B2SB.

 

 Other Zion ministries are the Friendly Visitors, Eucharistic Ministers, the Wednesday morning prayer group, and worship assistants.