• Ash Wednesday
    Don't miss out! Ash Wednesday is February 18th.
  • Embody Health Assessment

    Embody Health Assessment

    Our Synod has been a leader in participation of Portico's "Mayo Clinic Embody Health Assessment." ELCA-Primary plan members and eligible spouses within our synod must take the online Mayo Clinic Health Assessment between January 1 and April 30 of this year for us to break last year's 86% participation record...

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  • “Suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord came and rolled back the stone” (Mt. 28:2)

    “Suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord came and rolled back the stone” (Mt. 28:2)

    "[Earthquakes] are dramatic witnesses pointing to our salvation... The earth trembles...and proclaims: What wondrous Love is this! Death has been swallowed up in victory!"

    Read Bishop Kucharek's Easter Message
  • Our Missions & Ministries

    Our Missions & Ministries

    This mighty castle fortification in Slovakia's Capital, erected in the 9th century, is a symbol of our strong and enduring relationship with Lutheran Ministries in Slovakia. Learn more about our mission and our programs there!

    Browse our Missions...
  • SZS App

    We're the first Synod to publish native iOS and Android apps. Our apps feature stories from our Synod, social integration with the ELCA, and native access to our website, so you can stay connected.

    Check it out...

We ARE the Slovak Zion Synod

As a synod, our churches join in walking together in faith and service to our Lord Jesus Christ.

As people of God, we join together in mission and loving service to others, committed to proclaiming the love of Christ to everyone.

Out in the world, we are helping neighbors and friends, seeking justice, celebrating diversity, feeding the hungry, defending the poor, sheltering the homeless, and advocating for peace.

We rejoice that God has richly blessed us, and seek to be a blessing to others in our mission and outreach. Jesus Christ is the focus of who we are and what we do as Christians. May our identity and service be a reflection of God's grace shown to us!


Transforming in Ministry

Our Synod is spread from the East Coast out west as far as the Chicago area. We are a special expression of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States.

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Rooted in Mission

We are defined by our focus on our missions and ministries in this church of Christ, and in that, we find our reach around the globe is not limited by geography or borders.

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Investing in Stewardship

Stewardship is a spiritual matter, not a financial one. In order to live up to our identity as good Christians, we must live generously. This is paramount to being a witness of God's love to all people.

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Renewing in Wellness

Many of us don't dare to breathe the word 'vacation' around others. But remember that in order to be good leaders in this church, we must be healthy leaders as well. Self Care is integral to our identity here.

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Who are we?

The Slovak Zion Synod is one of 65 synods that together form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Our Synod is non-geographic: We are rooted in God's mission and sent out into the world in the name of Christ. Our ministries are spread across many areas, including New England, New York City, New Jersey, Upstate New York, the coal regions of Pennsylvania, the Great Lakes, the greater Chicago area, as well as in Ontario.

Over the decades, we've transitioned into a Synod that defines itself not by location, but by what Christ has done for us and now calls us to do in God's name for others.

Our 30 ministry sites are greatly diverse, from rural country churches to inner-city churches, and many community ministries, with multiple sites. We worship in many languages, and join together with one common mission:

Proclaiming the Love of Christ to Everyone.

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