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On this corner of Lafond and Aldine since 1912, Zion (ELCA) seeks to be a place of grace, a place of prayer, a place of hospitality and a place of service to our neighbors in need. We are Lutheran in emphasis, but welcome all persons regardless of skin tone, beliefs, or way of self-identifying. Zion is:

Traditional, and willing to question and challenge tradition.

Informal, with appreciation for formality, liturgy, and mystery.

A long history, and open to new ideas.

Small, and strong.

Challenging ourselves to recognize poverty in ourselves and around us--to give,serve and advocate without judgment.

Giving and sharing because we've received grace upon grace.

Welcome, whoever you are.

John Marboe, Rev.

A working pastor, John spends half his time at Zion (here pictured working on the old boiler). He also teaches at the U of MN and hauls for a local trash company. View his personal blog at:

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