Located in Tioga, North Dakota, our mission at Zion is to show people the love of Christ through what we say and do. There are many opportunities to connect with us throughout the week, and we would love to see you sometime!

Join us on Sunday mornings for Pastor Carr's new 67 week series through each book of the bible.  If you would like a copy of each weeks sermon click here to fill out the contact form.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Association of Free Lutheran Congregations 

As Free Lutherans, we at Zion come from a Lutheran revival movement that emphasized personal faith, godly living and study of Scripture. Today we at Zion continue this tradition by teaching truths about God, humanity, and the Bible. Scroll below to see brief descriptions of what that means to us.

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

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WHO IS GOD?

We believe that God is one, yet He is three distinct persons. God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit are fully one and cannot be divided. All three are one divine essence, eternal, without division, without end, of infinite power, holiness, wisdom and goodness.

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WHO IS MAN?

We believe that all of humanity has violated God’s perfect law. There are none righteous through their own works, or any other religion. And because we violate God’s requirements of holiness, all humans will be punished after death and sentenced to hell. However because of God’s love He provided a perfect sacrifice for our sins in the person of Jesus Christ. If we confess our sins to God, and believe in Jesus Christ through faith we are forgiven our sins, and will inherit eternal life.

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WHAT IS THE BIBLE?

We believe the Bible is God’s inspired word given to humanity which is true, accurate, and authoritative. Every word of the Bible is perfectly inspired by God and is necessary to our understanding of righteousness, and how to live. The Bible is the ultimate and final source of authority on all matters relating to God and the church.

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WHAT IS A LUTHERAN?

As Lutherans we also agree with the ancient statements of faith namely the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creed, as being correct and accurate. Luther’s Small Catechism and the unaltered Augsburg Confession are also understood as being true and important explanations of Scripture.
Those not coming from a Lutheran background sometimes struggle in understanding our view of Baptism and Communion. We believe the Bible teaches us that God grants us the forgiveness of sins in connection with the sacraments of communion (Matt. 26:28) and baptism (1 Peter 3:20-21). We also understand that these sacraments must be accompanied by faith, for without faith in Jesus Christ forgiveness of sins is impossible. 

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Pastor Rich is married to his wife Brenda and is a father to his five children, Lydia, Chloe, Madelyn, Moses, and Naomi. 




pastor carr

Office phone 701-664-2187
Cell phone 701-641-1736
Email: carrsabode@yahoo.com


Rich loves helping people understand the truth of God's Word and how it relates to their lives. When he is not preaching and teaching, Rich enjoys competitive sports, firearms, boating, and spending time with his family.

Get in touch with Pastor Rich-

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Deacon - Todd Beasley
Deacon - Henry Rieniets
Deacon - Dan Wolla
Deacon - Mike Koehlinger

Deaconess - Kay Blikre
Deaconess - Mary Davidson
Deaconess- karol Jean Wolla

DEACONS

At Zion, a deacon/deaconess is a person chosen from among the congregation to serve in the role of assisting the pastor in caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the congregation.  

Biblical authority for appointing deacons:
Act 6 :1-7
1 Timothy 3 : 8-13

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Trustee - Lee Olson
Trustee - Wayne Grindy
Trustee - Dan Larson
Trustee - Ronnie Lund
Trustee - Jacob Smithberg

TRUSTEES

At Zion the trustees are a group of members who have been elected to maintain the physical property of the church. The board of trustees work under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the authority of the congregation in the wise stewardship of all of the physical resources owned by the church.

Biblical Authority for electing Trustees:
Acts 6:1-7

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Zion's church council is an astonishing conglomeration of Spiritual Prowess, Git-r-Done Work Ethic, Leadership Skills, Managerial Expertise, Technical Savvy, and good looking too… or at least they try to be all of those things.

CHURCH COUNCIL

Senior Pastor - Richard Carr
Youth Director -
Treasurer - Barb Larson
Congregational Secretary - Barb Larson
President - Lee Olson
Trustee - Ronnie Lund
Trustee - Jacob Smithberg

TRUSTEE - DAN LARSON
TRUSTEE - WAYNE GRINDY
DEACON - TODD BEASLEY
DEACON - HENRY RIENIETS
DEACON - DAN WOLLA
DEACON - MIKE KOEHLINGER

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Committee members:
jennifer koehlinger
lori olson
heidi melberg
jim smithberg
karen smithberg
dan wolla
lydia carr


CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BOARD

Our Christian Ed. board is charged with the oversight of our Sunday School program and of our Vacation Bible School summer outreach. They strongly believe in the importance of training children in the Word of God, and they do a great job of helping our children's ministry run smoothly.

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The Nominating Committee is a group of people who meet each year about two months before the Annual Congregational Meeting, which is held in January. They meet with Pastor Carr and receive a list of positions that will need to be filled through election at the Annual Meeting. The committee members then begin burning up the phone lines hoping to find good, able-bodied, Christ-loving people to fill these very important roles. The Nominating Committee Members are newly elected each year. If you are interested in serving in a certain capacity, please don't wait to be called. Get in touch with a committee member and have your name presented for service.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Nominating Committee Members: 
Corwin Nansen
Henry Rieniets  
Mike Koehlinger

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This group is responsible for maintaining the grounds and keeping records at the Zion Cemetery. The Zion Cemetery is owned by the Zion Congregation and is located on the South end of Tioga . Anyone interested in purchasing a plot can call a committee member or the church office for available plots.


CEMETERY COMMITTEE

Roger Blestrud
Dan Larson
RONNIE LUND
LORIN BAKKEN
KAY BLIKRE

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

MEET THE STAFF

join us for Sunday school

Sunday Mornings 

preschool - high school
meets upstairs
 9:00 am - 10:00 AM

Adult sunday school
downstairs fireside room
 9:00 am - 10:00 AM

Our children's program provides opportunities for children to learn about God through Sunday School, Daily Vacation Bible School, Wednesday night activities, special events, and summer camps. 

youth group

zion's mission is to show the love of Christ through what we say and do. This mission continues in the lives of our youth in our community through our youth ministries.

There are many different programs and events that youth can be involved in throughout the year. As we are continuously responding to the ever changing demands of our culture, we will try to keep this page current with event information.


OUR YOUTH GROUP IS AN INTERDENOMINATIONAL YOUTH GROUP THAT GATHERS ON WEDNESDAY'S AT 7:00 PM FOR A TIME OF GAMES, FELLOWSHIP, AND STUDY OF GOD'S WORD. "LIKE" OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO FIND OUT THE LATEST YOUTH GROUP NEWS AND IF THERE IS ANY CHANGE TO OUR WEEKLY SCHEDULE, DUE TO WHATEVER REASON*, 

5:30 pm Confirmation ClasS
6:30 pm Youth Meal
7:00 pm Youth Group

WEDNESDAYS

small 
groups

Click here to Send us a message to join a WMF Circle group!

Christians are made for fellowship within the church. In our small groups, you are able to find friends, commit to learning more of what it means to be a Christian, and share what is going on in your life. If you are curious about this ministry or would like to join a small group, let us know.

Resources avalible to you!

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"Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him."
 Psalm 34:8


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