Devotional Resources

Devotional Resources for All through the Year

Praying Throughout the Day (PDF)
Bible Verses and Passages for Encouragement (updated 1/27/2022)

One Year Bible Reading Plan
        This guide can be used to start your journey reading the Bible cover-to-cover starting any time of the year!

Luther's Morning and Evening Prayer and Table Grace
Luther on Praying with Bible Passages

Luther's Small Catecism (new link!)

Worship on Wednesday (WOW) Fall 2023 Sermon Series - Kneeling with Giants: Learning to Pray with History's Best Teachers

Sermon Series: Journeying with Jesus & the Disciples (Summer 2023)  

Online Devotional Resources - Lutheran Hour Ministries Website
Under “The Lutheran Hour” click on “LISTEN NOW” to hear the Sunday sermon or click on “Read Sermon” to view the text. 
Click on “Daily Devotions” for the devotion of the day

Our Daily Bread 
Click "Read Now" under "Today's Devotional".

Bible Gateway
At Bible Gateway, one can easily look up passages and read them or listen to them in a variety of translations. The translation regularly read in worship at Zion is the English Standard Version (ESV). Explore the site to find devotionals, reading plans and more!

Three Days of Prayer
Thanks to all who participated in the Ninth Annual 3 Days of Prayer Event (January 5-7, 2021).  The prayer guides remain available: 
Adult Prayer Guide (PDF) ||  Children's Prayer Guide (PDF)

Devotional Resources by Season


Zion's 2021 Bible Study "Wait Upon the Lord with...." 

Zion's 2022 WOW Advent Series "All Things New"  (YouTube Playlist)

Zion's 2023 WOW Series: "Advent & Christmas with the Saints"

Advent Wreath Printable Coloring Page

2020 Advent Readings & Prayers

Advent Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries: “God With Us”


2021 Lenten Series "God Intended it for Good"
Playlist of videos on YouTube
All Readings for the Lenten Season - God Intended it for Good:  Joseph’s Journey and Christ’s Passion

2022 SPECIAL LENTEN SERIES: “In View of God’s Mercy”
Lent is a season when we take a look at our lives in view of God’s mercy toward us in the sacrifice of his Son for us on the cross. We, in turn, are called by God, especially during this time of repentance and reflection, to be living sacrifices for him, displaying our devotion to him in word and deed. Jesus helps us to see the richness of God’s mercy in his life, death and resurrection. The services in this worship series for Lent by theology professor David Peter focus our eyes of faith on the meaning behind God’s mercy made manifest in Christ.
Playlist of videos on YouTube

5/22/2022: Brian and Victoria Behm (Kim and Farid Yunez' daughter & son-in-law) have crafted a Lenten Devotional based on paintings Brian did throughout Lent last year with prayers written by Victoria. You can learn more about the project at their website,  Their Kickstarter was fully funded, and the first run of books are being printed now. Sign-up for their newsleter on the website if you are interested in future copies of the book. 

2023 Lenten Series: "The Body of Christ"
- All bulletins and the YouTube videos are available.

2024 Lenten/Holy Week Sermon Series: "Promised Treasures"
- All bulletins and the YouTube videos are available.


Scripture Readings April 12-May 24 2020 Easter Season

2023 Easter Season 1 Peter Series (YouTube Playlist)


2023 - Pentecost - Sermon Series: Journeying with Jesus & the Disciples 
Matthew 14 – 16
The appointed Gospel lessons covering most of three chapters in Matthew, invite us to be taught by Jesus as we travel with Him and the disciples. In Jesus’ hands, a measly five loaves and two fishes feed 5,000 with twelve baskets of leftovers. How are we, small as we think we are, blessed by the Lord and able to serve in His name in extraordinary ways? Even when we turn away from Jesus, as Peter did while walking on wild waves, Jesus always reaches out to save us. Jesus’ healing love is poured out for ALL people and reveals great faith in unexpected places and people. Throughout a brisk two-three-day journey, Jesus barely has time to grieve John’s death, to pray, or to sleep. Yet he does not lose patience with the crowds, but rather responds with compassion, continuing to heal and to teach. How can we model the peace and mercy of Christ, especially at those times when it feels very inconvenient to us? The power of the Holy Spirit leads Peter, earlier chided for having little faith, to rightly confess Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Directly afterward, Jesus reveals the path of suffering, death, and resurrection ahead for Him as the Messiah. Thinking in human and not Spirit-led ways, Peter vehemently protests. Jesus rebukes him and goes on to instruct His followers, then and now, about the way of the cross - with the promise that in losing our lives for His sake, we find true life in Him.
Playlist of videos on YouTube

Thanksgiving Worship

Below are the links to the recordings of Thanksgiving services from previous years:
Thanksgiving 2023 (PDF bulletin download here)
Thanksgiving 2022 (PDF bulletin download here)
Thanksgiving 2021
Thanksgiving 2020