Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
of Avilla, Arkansas
Member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
contact information   phone 501-408-4630   e-mail  zion.sarah@sbcglobal.net

Connecting People to Christ

Christ Centered, Cross Focused


Sunday Worship times                 
08:30  AM     Traditional Worship
09:50  AM     Family Bible Hour  
         (Sunday School for all ages)
11:00  AM   Contemporary Worship
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Deaconess Pam Nielsen, developer of Sunday School curriculum for Concordia Publishing House, is a regular weekly guest of Issues, etc.  She and host Rev. Todd Wilkin go over the scheduled "Growing in Christ" Sunday School lesson for the coming Sunday. This is a good way for Sunday School teachers using this curriculum to prepare for their next lesson.

The program airs weekly, usually on Mondays, on Issuesetc.org and can be played anytime after that by going to the web site and  clicking on demand, and scrolling down to the program.  Click on Listen, Then choose On-Demand to take you directly to the web page. Choose the "Teaching a Sunday School Lesson" 

Growing In Christ Web Site
Grace and peace from the Lord. As you desire to know whether my painted seal, which you sent to me, has hit the mark, I shall answer most amiably and tell you my original thoughts and reason about why my seal is a symbol of my theology. The first should be a black cross in a heart, which retains its natural color, so that I myself would be reminded that faith in the Crucified saves us. "For one who believes from the heart will be justified" (Rom. 10:10). Although it is indeed a black cross, which mortifies and which should also cause pain, it leaves the heart in its natural color. It does not corrupt nature, that is, it does not kill but keeps alive. "The just shall live by faith" (Rom. 1:17) but by faith in the crucified. Such a heart should stand in the middle of a white rose, to show that faith gives joy, comfort, and peace. In other words, it places the believer into a white, joyous rose, for this faith does not give peace and joy like the world gives (John 14:27). That is why the rose should be white and not red, for white is the color of the spirits and the angels (cf. Matt. 28:3; John 20:12). Such a rose should stand in a sky-blue field, symbolizing that such joy in spirit and faith is a beginning of the heavenly future joy, which begins already, but is grasped in hope, not yet revealed. And around this field is a golden ring, symbolizing that such blessedness in Heaven lasts forever and has no end. Such blessedness is exquisite, beyond all joy and goods, just as gold is the most valuable, most precious and best metal.This is my compendium theologiae [summary of theology]. I have wanted to show it to you in good friendship, hoping for your appreciation. May Christ, our beloved Lord, be with your spirit until the life hereafter. Amen.
Luther's interpretation of his seal

Monday Evening Worship
06:00 PM    Service of the Word preceeding our 06:30 PM    Food Pantry Ministry
The people of Zion embrace family virtures while being empowered by God's Word and Sacraments that equip us to proclaim the GOOD NEWS, the Gospel that Jesus Christ took our sins upon Himself so that by faith in Him, we might have eternal life.
Avilla/Zion Community Garden
A Ministry outreach of Zion Lutheran Church
299 Avilla East Road
for information call Bruce Schrader 501-317-1064
A Community Partnership
  • Zion Lutheran Church          
  • Avilla Community as a Whole
  • Avilla Christian Academy
  • Zion Lutheran Food Pantry

"A Garden is a thing of beauty
and a job forever"
Lewis Hill