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What to Expect in Worship


Our worship services are in a traditional liturgical style. Songs are accompanied by our organist, with special music provided by the choir, FuZion children, and other small ensembles. Our worship schedule can be seen on the home page.


We participate in worship with spoken responses and singing. Several scripture readings are read and a sermon is proclaimed. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of each month. All the baptized (including children) are welcome to receive this meal of grace.


A children's message is part of every service. We treasure the presence of children in worship!

About our Community


Zion is a vibrant congregation where people of all ages can know Jesus and make Jesus known.


Responding to God's gift of grace, love, and forgiveness through Jesus Christ, we are committed to serving others in Jesus' name through ministries in our community and around the world. 


For more than 125 years, Zion has been at work in Lake Crystal to help our community grow in faith, find encouragement, and experience caring fellowship. 

What We Believe


As part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we are part of a tradition that emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians, and service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the writings of the German church reformer, Martin Luther. The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3.3 million members in more than 9,300 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. We are part of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod, a regional network of 168 congregations with a total of 117,000 members.


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Our Pastor
Hello Zion Family, Friends, and Visitors!
I am Pastor Erik Olson and am blessed to be the pastor at Zion Lutheran Church. I am married to Jessica. We have one son, Kaleb; one daughter-in-law, Taylor; and one granddaughter, Charlotte. I have been an ordained minister for 28 years, graduating from Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA. Zion is my 4th call. I’ve served as an Associate Pastor at Trinity in Fort Atkinson, WI; served as Pastor to a 2-point parish, St. John & Trinity in Birnamwood, WI; and most recently as Pastor at First English in Wausau, WI. I enjoy reading, cooking, woodworking, watching sports, and being a Church / Bible Nerd.
Our Staff
Kristi Grindstaff
Office Manager
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Jimmy Nickels
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