Zion Lutheran Church (Waynesboro, Virginia) is a congregation of the Virginia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Located three miles north of downtown Waynesboro in a setting that one visitor describes as "a little taste of Ireland," Zion is a small, lively, welcoming, family friendly, diverse congregation.
Our unity, of course, is in Jesus Christ and the good news of His holy gospel. Every Sunday we receive the promises of that gospel—forgiveness, life, and salvation—in a worship service known throughout Christian history as the "liturgy," God's divine "public service" on behalf of the whole world.
In the liturgy—through confession and absolution, the preaching of the Word of God, and in the sacrament of Holy Communion—people receive God's gifts of grace in Jesus Christ.
We extend our Lord's invitation for you to receive these gifts at worship at Zion Lutheran Church. We look forward to seeing you!
May 1, 2018
Rev. Wes Smith: New Pastor
Wes Smith was born in Salem, MA. He has lived all over the northern part of the country including MA, MI, MN, MO, and NY.
He graduated college in 1983 with a double major in English and Bible and attended Princeton Seminary where he earned an M. Div and a Ph. D.
He married his wife Judy on June 20, 1987. They have one son who is married and is also a Lutheran pastor.
Wes served two congregations in New Jersey before coming to Zion, Waynesboro.
Welcome to Virginia, Pastor Wes!