Message from the Pastor

WELCOME to Zion Lutheran Ministries!

Christian churches nowadays come in all types and sizes, with a multitude of worship styles and beliefs, and it can be kind of tough to tell them apart. With this in mind, let me tell you a little bit about Zion…

Founded December 12, 1883, and located at the North Ave. and 21st St. area of Milwaukee, Zion opened its school the very next month, January 1884. In 1969 we moved to our current location on Lisbon Rd. in Menomonee Falls.

In all the years since Zion’s founding, we have done our best to, by God’s grace and with His help, faithfully live out the good news proclaimed by the Bible. Solidly steeped in the theology of our parent body, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (, we’re a church, school and childcare you can trust.

Zion is a very solid and vibrant congregation where people of all ages and interests can learn about our God, worship Him as He so deserves, and serve Him and each other in a wide variety of ways. Children, and their learning about God is especially important to us; this the main reason why we have our K-8 grade school and a childcare for kids 6 weeks of age through age 3.

Our worship style would generally be called “traditional” – but that doesn’t mean “stuffy!” Here, we don’t check our personalities at the door; we’re just regular people like you who love God and one another, and who want to live as God would have us do.

All are welcome here at Zion! Whether you are a life-long Lutheran or someone who wants to know more about what it means to be a Christian, we have a place for you here – and we especially love young families with those beautiful, squirming (and sometimes messy and noisy!) children.

Check out the various pages of this web site. Get to know us a little bit better. Give us a call or send us an email with your questions.

Even better, come to one of our services and check us out in person. Let us show you around and tell you more about who we are and what we do. We think you will see that this is a place which is true to the old saying of "There are no strangers here, just good friends who haven’t yet met!"

May God bless you richly!

Your Servant,
Rev. Michael D. Pfingsten,
Zion Lutheran Ministries Pastor