Our students have a myriad of opportunities to live the Christian faith, and chapel is central to a student’s experience at Zion Lutheran School to live out that faith in their daily life.
Our K-8th grade student body gathers weekly for chapel at 8:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, ensuring a strong sense of community and support between all ages and grade levels. Our preschoolers get chapel each week as well, with their own experience that is age appropriate.
Our structure at ZLS allows students of all ages to participate in chapel, whether through leading chapel as a class, giving the gift of music with a solo band performance, or reading scripture.
Eighth graders are responsible for the technology components of the service, light and sound displays, acolyting and managing the offerings during chapel.
Our littlest students are paired with our 7th and 8th graders as chapel buddies. Junior high students are paired with kindergarten and first graders, and they walk with each other over to chapel, forming friendships and connections that last a lifetime, as well as instilling a sense of leadership in our older students.
Parents are always welcome to come and worship with us, and new this year, we are live streaming the services on our YouTube channel. (Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, visitors are currently not allowed at chapel)
Each quarter, chapel offerings are collected and go towards a school-wide mission project to further God’s kingdom.
Crystal Dallas – mom of two Zion Lions
“Our children’s education is very important to us. We wanted a school that would nurture their mind, body and spirit. Before visiting Zion Lutheran School, we conducted extensive research and visited several other area schools. We attended an open house event at Zion Lutheran School and there was just a feeling of belonging…”
Eric and Kayla Pounds – parents of four Zion Lions and one alum
“We are a military family with 5 children, so to be honest, the reason we chose Zion isn’t why we stayed. Zion offered a one-stop drop-off for all our children, which was extremely convenient. However, when we saw that the staff and teachers truly manifested their personal and organizational center in Christ, we could not put a price on this incredible blessing…”
Becky Bertram, mom of three Zion Lions
“We chose Zion because we wanted our kids to go to a school where they would be encouraged to grow in their relationship with God, and where each of our three children could receive a unique education, tailored to their individual needs…”
Tricia Burge – mom of current Zion Lion and one ZLS alum
“Our family chose Zion Lutheran School because of its long history of providing a high quality, affordable education coupled with a Christ-centered approach to teaching not just an engaging and challenging curriculum, but also wholly dedicated to reinforcing strong morals and values. And we could not be more pleased with our choice…”
Jennika Denery, mom of one Zion Lion
“We are so thankful to be part of Zion! We chose Zion because the peace of our child is our top priority, and Zion brings solid education with foundational truth which encourages peace in her life and the lives of all Zion students…”
Kelly Skaff, mom of four Zion Lions and one alum
“When our oldest child was starting Kindergarten, we chose Zion for the small class sizes. At that time, we had no idea we were also becoming part of a wonderful community. Zion has given our children challenging academics, the opportunity to play team sports, a great music program including band, choir, and private music lessons, and enriching opportunities for public speaking through plays and leading chapel. Most importantly, Zion has helped our children build a strong faith foundation…”
Lynae (Mathews) Hoercher, Teacher at Zion and Alum
“My name is Lynae Hoercher and my Zion story is very special to me. I grew up going to Zion Church where every Sunday was a family affair. My grandparents, aunt and uncle, cousins and my immediate family have all attended church at Zion and/or went to school here…”
Suzanne Bollmeier – mom of two Zion Lions
“We chose Zion because we were interested in a school that provides not only excellent academic offerings, but also a strong Lutheran foundation…”
Phallisha Curtis, mom of one Zion Lion
“Our son has attended Zion since pre-school and he is now in junior high. We chose Zion based upon the recommendation of family friends whose children attended Zion. We liked the pre-school, before and after school child care, academic and extra-curricular options all grounded in Christian love…”
Amber Morthland, mom of one Zion Lion
“We were not happy with our current school district option and chose to look into private schools. Zion was one of the schools that many parents I spoke with suggested for a great private school. We went to the open house and knew before we left that would be the school Summer would attend…”
Liz Krulick – Air Force Mom
“We are an Air Force family with four children, and when we move to a new area, deciding upon a school is one of our top priorities. Three years ago, we moved to Belleville and Zion Lutheran School came highly recommended from another Air Force family we knew well…”
Lance and Michelle Rensing, family with two Zion Lions
“Our family moved from Florida and a small charter school to Belleville and a year of public school. Public school was not conducive to our son’s learning style or challenge level. Our niece attended Zion from preschool through 8th grade and had nothing but positive things to say about attending Zion. We chose Zion after we toured the school with our son and talked with teachers and students…”