Companion Congregation

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Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, Palestine and Zion Lutheran Church are in an ongoing process to develop a long-term companion/partnership relationship, that goes beyond mission support.

The Southeast Michigan Synod of the ELCA is a companion synod with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL).


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Zion supports the Bridges Not Walls Youth Mission, which sends youth ages 16-22 to Palestine annually.

Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem,  visited Zion in September of 2014.  Rev. Dr. Mitri was the keynote speaker at our Saturday, September 21 Seminar and preached Sunday September 22.  We look forward to future growth in this relationship.

Mitri preaching