Photos from Zion's Rededication - Sunday January 28, 2018

A Brief History of Zion Lutheran Church
Zion was founded in 1898 in Bridgeville as Zion Evangelical Lutheran St. Paul’s German Church. The original founders — composed of German Americans including the Erbrecht, Oelschlager, Schmidt, Herman, Myers and Gastgeb families —met in local business establishments until they could build their own church building. The cornerstone for this first building was laid in the year 1900 on Prestley Road in Bridgeville (at what is today 347 Prestley Road, near the corner of Washington Ave. and Prestley Rd., behind Shouf’s Café).

The congregation persevered and grew through the WWI, Depression and WWII periods, moving from German-language services only, to services in English. Through the years, the congregation was led by a host of faithful and dedicated pastors, of which the longest serving was Pastor Dietrich, who held the pastorate from 1957-1974.

During his tenure in the 1960s, plans were begun for a new building to be constructed on farmland at our current location — 3197 Washington Pike. Congregational members served on the Building Committee, which sought to build a church structure that would express the bold, forthright nature of Zion’s church body — The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod — and attract the attention of community members, making them want to explore the inside and discover the Truth that we believe and teach.

After years of prayer, hard work, planning and fundraising by the congregation, ground was broken for the new building in November 1966. Construction was completed a year later and the cornerstone was laid on Dec. 10, 1967. First divine service and Sunday school session held Dec. 17, 1967. On January 28, 1968, the service of dedication was held.

Thanks be to God!

 

All Church Picnic 2017 Photo Gallery

On Sunday, May 21st from 11:45 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church held it's All Church Picnic. There was fun, music, games, and prizes!

This event took place at Zion's pavilion and backyard area. If you couldn't make it, you missed out on burgers and hot dogs, water bottles, juice boxes, as well as the side dishes and desserts our attendees brought.

Photo Gallery Part 3 of 3: Reception for Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein

This is the third of three photo galleries from the Reception for Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein after being installed as Zion Lutheran Church's new Pastor. Each gallery consists of approximately 20 photos.

To view the full length video of the installation visit our YouTube Page

View Installation Photos Part 1 of 3
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Photo Gallery Part 2 of 3: Reception for Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein

This is the second of three photo galleries from the Reception for Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein after being installed as Zion Lutheran Church's new Pastor. Each gallery consists of approximately 20 photos.
To view the full length video of the installation visit our YouTube Page

View Installation Photos Part 1 of 3
View Installation Photos Part 2 of 3
View Installation Photos Part 3 of 3

Photo Gallery Part 1 of 3: Reception for Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein

This is the first of three photo galleries from the Reception for Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein after being installed as Zion Lutheran Church's new Pastor. Each gallery consists of approximately 20 photos.
To view the full length video of the installation visit our YouTube Page

View Installation Photos Part 1 of 3
View Installation Photos Part 2 of 3
View Installation Photos Part 3 of 3

Photo Gallery Part 3 of 3: The Installation Service for Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein

This is the third of three photo galleries from the Installation Service for Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein, Zion Lutheran Church's new Pastor. He was installed at a special service on Sunday April 9th 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

To scroll through the photos, use the left and/or right arrows on the top photo.
To view the full length video of the installation visit our YouTube Page
To view the "Installation Bulletin, visit our Wednesday/Sunday Bulletin Page

 

Photo Gallery Part 2 of 3: The Installation Service for Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein

This is the second of three photo galleries from the Installation Service for Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein, Zion Lutheran Church's new Pastor. He was installed at a special service on Sunday April 9th 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

To scroll through the photos, use the left and/or right arrows on the top photo.
To view the full length video of the installation visit our YouTube Page
To view the "Installation Bulletin, visit our Wednesday/Sunday Bulletin Page

 

Photo Gallery Part 1 of 3: The Installation Service for Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein

This is the first of three photo galleries from the Installation Service for Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein, Zion Lutheran Church's new Pastor. He was installed at a special service on Sunday April 9th at 2:00 p.m.

To scroll through the photos, use the left and/or right arrows on the top photo.
To view the full length video of the installation visit our YouTube Page
To view the "Installation Bulletin, visit our Wednesday/Sunday Bulletin Page

 

Installation Service for Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein

1. Rev. Ron Breight, Christ, Forest Hills (Eastern District Pittsburgh Southwest Circuit Visitor)
2. Rev. Matthew Barry, St. Luke, Cabot
3. Rev. Robert McCanless, Concordia, Brentwood
4. Rev. Alex Knowles, Pioneer Camp, Angola, NY
5. Rev. Eric Carlson, Peace, McMurray
6. Rev. Dr. Daniel Hahn, St. John's, Millvale (President, Pittsburgh Area Lutheran Ministries [PALM])
7. Rev. Brian Westgate, Redeemer, Oakmont (English District Pittsburgh Circuit Visitor; Secretary, Pittsburgh Pastoral Conference [PPC])
8. Rev. John Weldon, Good Shepherd of the South Hills (Interim)
9. Rev. Berton Greenway, Grace, Penn Hills (Vice-President, PPC)
10. Rev. Dr. Douglas Spittel, First Trinity, Pittsburgh (Treasurer, PPC; Treasurer, PALM; Board of Directors, Concordia Lutheran Ministries [CLM])
11. Rev. Mark Ruppert, Trinity, Monroeville
12. Rev. Dr. Jonathan Naumann, Office of International Mission
13. Rev. Dr. Jamison Hardy, Bishop, English District
14. Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein (Pastor Zion Lutheran Church)
15. Rev. Dr. Chris Wicher, President, Eastern District
16. Rev. Dan Strussenberg, Chaplain, Concordia Lutheran Ministries

Zion Women's Bible Study

GOALS:
1. To know Jesus better through the Word of God.
"...grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." -- 2 Peter 3:18 NIV
 "... faith comes from hearing the... Word..." -- Romans 10:17 NIV

2. To be transformed by the Word of God.
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness..." -- 2 Timothy 3:16 NIV

3. To promote fellowship in group study.
"...let us consider...not giving up meeting together...but encouraging one another..." -- Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV

4. To fulfill Zion's MISSION STATEMENT to equip, educate, and encourage believers in Christ, sending them into the world to share the Gospel.