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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and School
Hartland, Wisconsin

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Please explore our website and discover the ways God may use us at Zion to help you grow in the faith and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Are you looking for a quality Christ-centered education for your child? Are you looking for Bible-based teaching for adults? Would you like to baptize your child? Are the struggles in your life confronting you with questions you can't answer? Please feel to call or email us using the contact information on this page. Thank you for visiting us!

Zion Participates in Hartland Lights
Zion Lutheran Church will be open from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1st as members of our congregation participate in Hartland Lights.  We invite you to come and listen to Christmas music both voice and instrumental, and enjoy a homemade treat and hot drink.  We are a stop for the trolley so please come in!

Zion's Doors Will Be Open for the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
Zion Lutheran Church's downstairs doors will be open from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3rd for the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.  We invite you to wait in the warmth, use the restrooms, and enjoy a homemade treat and a hot drink while you wait for the train to arrive.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 367-3617.

Advent Worship Services
In preparation for the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Zion will be holding Advent worship services on November 29th, December 6th, and December 13th.  The same service will be offered at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  The title of our services are:  November 29th - "He's Coming!", December 6th - Evermore and Evermore!  God's Never-Ending Love at the Manger: Heav'n-Taught Singers San of Old With One Accord, and December 13th - Evermore and Evermore! God's Never-Ending Love at the Manger:  The Babe, the World's Redeemer, First Revealed His Sacred Face. We invite you to our special Advent services; please come!

Christmas Worship Services
The following opportunities will be available at Zion to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus. 
Children's Christmas Service - December 17th at 3:00 p.m. "The Cross in the Christmas Tree"
Christmas Eve Worship Service - December 24th at 6:30 p.m. "A Lutheran Christmas"
Christmas Day Worship Service - December 25th at 9:00 a.m. "Bethlehem"
Please join us for any or all of these services!

New Year's Eve Worship Service
New Year's Eve Worship Service will be held on December 31st at 6:30 p.m. The title for this special service is "New Year's:  A Time to Look Back and A Time to Look Forward".   

Online School Payment Option
Please note that online school payment is now available on the main home page of our website. To access and use this feature, simply click on the green "Make a Payment" button in the left-hand column and follow the instructions. You will need to add a 3% service fee to all transactions or this amount will be taken off your payment to cover the cost of an online transaction fee.

New Worship Service Offered 
Zion is pleased to offer a fourth opportunity to worship our Lord and Savior in addition to our other worship opportunities.  Beginning on October 30th, we will be beginning a service at 4:00 p.m. at our school.  If you would like more information on this additional worship service, please feel free to contact our school office or Pastor Ristow. 

Time for Tots
Time for Tots is underway but you are still invited to join us!  We meet in the school's Resouce room from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.  We invite parent(s)/caregivers and "tots" from birth to school age to this fun program.  During this time, participants will enjoy creative play, a Bible story, music, art, and a snack.  A $20 donation per family is requested for each of the September-December and January-March sessions.  If you are interested participating, please register by contacting the school office at 262-367-3617 or by emailing

Online Church-Giving Option

Please note that online church-giving is now available on the main home page of our website. To access and use this feature, simply click on the green "Donate" button in the left-hand column and follow the instructions.

School Choice - Approved
In July the voters approved participating in the School Choice Program beginning in the 2018–2019 academic year. If you have any questions, feel free to speak with Principal Freese, Church Council, or the Board of Education.

Exemplary Accreditation Status!
A team from Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran School Synod Accreditation (WELSSA) visited Zion Lutheran school and, after reviewing all areas of our school, gave us an overall score of 99% and recommended an Exemplary Status to the WELSSA board.  WELSSA is a member of the National Council for Private Schools and is recognized by the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools, Texas Non-Public Schools Accreditation Commission, and the Wisconsin Religious and Independent School Accreditation.  WELSSA is recognized by the following states - Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.  

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Free Baptism
At Zion we offer baptisms for free.  There is no obligation, other than to hear what baptism is and why it is so important.  If you are interested in baptism for your child (or children), please email us ( or call either 262-367-3617 or 262-367-1091. 

Help and Hope
Are you or family members experiencing financial difficulties or job loss?  We invite you to view Help and Hope under the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church tab. 

Are all Lutherans the same?
Please read "We Still Believe" under the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church tab.

Zion Ev. Lutheran Church  

415 W. Capitol Drive
Hartland, WI  53029
Stephen Ristow, Pastor
262-367-1091 (Home)

Zion Lutheran School 3K-8th Grade  

1023 E. Capitol Drive
Hartland, WI  53029
Dr. John Freese, Principal
262-367-3617 (School)

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