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Visiting Zion in Albert Lea

Zion Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, Minn. received a Lutheran Church Extension Fund loan funding to assist with audio/visual upgrades a few years back, plus a new sign. Located on a major road in the community, the electronic sign helps effectively communicate the ministry’s various messages throughout the year. 

Pictured above, Church Secretary Judy Vano accepted LCEF’s 2012 loan appreciation gift on Mon., Dec. 17. With regard to more recent upgrades at Zion, “Members donated 100% of the funds required for our new organ.”

Zion is looking beautiful this Christmas season and invites the community to join them for Advent services and Christmas worship.