Sermon on the Mount
Now when he saw the crowds,
he went up to a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them, saying:

"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of their righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

Matthew 5:1-11 NIV



But among you
it will be different.

Whoever wants to be a LEADER among you
must be your SERVANT,



About >Ministry Team

Pastor Guy Roberts, Senior PastorPastor Guy Roberts

Pastor Guy teaches, guides and cares for the congregation of Zion. He leads worship services, Confirmation Education, ministry events and Adult Bible Study. He also leads the Ministry Team.

Pastor Guy has worked as a youth minister and at camps. Prior to Zion, he was a pastor at St. John's in West Bend, WI. He holds a theology degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO.

Pastor Bruce NoennigPastor Bruce Noennig
Associate Pastor

Pastor Bruce leads Care Ministry at Zion. He cares for members of Zion trains individuals to care for others. He also leads worship services and Bible Class.

Pastor Bruce and his wife, Gwen, have served 6 different congregations during the last 45 years. Most recently, he served as Senior Pastor of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN





Ginny Chadbourne, Business ManagerGinny Chadbourne

Ginny manages the "business" of Zion: payroll, budgets, bookkeeping, personnel and congregational records and operational policy. Ginny also oversees office administration.

Ginny served as Zion's Treasurer for several years prior to accepting the role of Business Manager. She was Vice President of Operations at Bremer Bank for 28 years.

Zion Ministry AssistantSarah Fudge

Sarah assists in the daily operations at Zion. You will often see her friendly face at the front desk in the office. She uses her gifts to support the Zion staff and ministry action teams in countless ways.

Sarah has studied Paralegal Law and has business management experience. She has also worked as Paraprofessional in the Detroit Lakes School District.

Lori Weiss, Facilities ManagerLori Weiss
Zion office

Lori manages and cares for the facilities and grounds of Zion. She builds, repairs, cleans, and installs. Lori stewards the spaces we call our church home. Her best tool: her work ethic.

Lori grew up working on her family's farm in Iowa. She holds many life experiences involving care and maintenance. For the last 10 years, she has managed and cared for the Zion property.

Pastor Dan Abrahams, Visitation PastorPastor Dan Abrahams
Zion office

Pastor Dan provides care for congregants who are ill or home-bound. He also leads weekly Adult Bible Study at Zion and ministers to congregations in the region during pastoral vacancies.

Pastor Dan has 45 years of experience in Pastoral Ministry in a Parish setting. He served as Senior Pastor at Zion from 1990 until 2009. He continues to care for many of Zion's members.

Abby Krause, Youth Ministry CoordinatorAbby Krause
Zion office

Abby plans gatherings, social events and trips for Zion youth and their families. She also teaches Sunday School for the 9th-12th grade students at Zion and assists with Confirmation education.

Abby served on the Zion Youth Board for 2 years. She has much experience as a youth leader in
4-H. Abby was a MN State 4-H Ambassador and led small groups and planned youth camps.

Mark Glawe, Head UsherMark Glawe
Zion office

Mark prepares Zion for worship. He enables access into Zion, powers on equipment and sets documents for use. He recruits and leads Usher Teams who serve during the worship service.

Mark is a lifetime member of Zion. He has served as an usher, Elder, and substitute Sunday School teacher. Mark is a farmer and shares the many
similarities of church life and life on the farm.

David Christen, Head Usher David Christen
: Zion office

David prepares Zion for worship. He enables access into Zion, powers on equipment and sets documents for use. He leads Usher Teams during worship and conducts nightly security checks.

David has many years experience in ushering and volunteering at his church. He also worked with veterans and as an assistant for the night shift supervisor at the Pepsi Cola company.