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About Us

Zumbro Lutheran Church (ELCA) is a downtown congregation of 3,500 people from Rochester and the surrounding communities.

Mission Statement

Our journey of faith leads us to build bridges of understanding and peace, to reach out with compassion, and to share the hope of Jesus.

Welcome Statement

Zumbro Lutheran Church warmly welcomes all people into this Christian community of sinners and saints. This welcome is at the heart of Christ’s ministry of reconciliation. Every person is a unique and valuable creation of God. Because God loves us, we are called to love one another. We invite people of every age, economic condition, ethnic and racial background, physical and mental ability, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity into our fellowship. In striving to create a place for all, we affirm what the Apostle Paul writes in Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”

Who Comes to Zumbro?

People of all backgrounds and interests are connected with this place, including many from the Mayo Clinic, area schools, and IBM. Zumbro is a welcoming church, reaching out in friendship to any and all who come here.

Expect to be greeted by many friendly faces. These greetings will most likely go deeper as people want to get to know you and welcome you to Zumbro. Nametags are worn to help those who are new and those who just might need a little help. Volunteers wear a red nametag and are happy to lend a hand. Coffee and donuts can be found in the lounge between Sunday worship services.

Parking is available in the church lots, also across Sixth St. SW, and the lot to the north of the Sinclair Gas Station.