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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

(507) 647-5582
    
608 Highland Dr
PO Box C

Winthrop, MN  55396

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Zion Lutheran Church
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Zion Ev. Lutheran Church (WELS)
608 Highland Drive,
PO Box C
Winthrop, MN 55396
This is the Word of the Lord

This is the Word of the Lord...
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God, and the fellowship
of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

                             2 Corinthians 13:14

 

Our Beliefs and Fellowship
Our Beliefs and Fellowship 

Zion Ev. Lutheran Church is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. For more information about WELS, please visit the wels.net website.
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Faith Related Q and A

» As Lutherans, we believe that immediately upon death, our soul enters either heaven or hell - there is no “middle” state, such as the Catholic teaching of purgatory. However, the Bible clearly teaches of Christ raising people from the dead as part of his array of miracles. So that leads me to wonder...as WELS Lutherans/Christians, where do we profess those souls went after death, and how do we reconcile that belief to our standard “post-death” belief? Take, as an example, Lazarus. We can logically conclude that Lazarus, as a believer, would have immediately entered heaven upon his death. But from what we know of heaven, those who entered heaven would be devastated to be “pulled” from the perfect existence of heaven back into this veil of tears. (In fact, in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, we clearly see God rejecting the notion of “sending back” people to earth after death.) So, what is our teaching/belief-set here? Or is this just one we throw our hands up and say that we really do not know?
» What is the difference between this synod and the Missouri Synod? Any theological variance, or just geographic? I was raised in the Missouri Synod and, due to relocation, am looking for a new church to call home.
» Why at Communion does the pastor only say, "Depart in peace," and no longer adds, "and sin no more"? I know it's been changed for some time, but I keep forgetting to ask.
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