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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1 month ago

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church building new facility

The new church campus should be completed and ready for use at the end of the year.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church has broken ground for its new church facility. The building will be located at 16173 Marsh Road, Winter Garden — on the parcel next to Zion's previous location, which has been purchased and is now occupied by The Nest Schools. 

The owners of the preschool are allowing members of Zion Lutheran to continue to use the facility for Sunday worship services until construction of the new church is complete.

“German Lutherans in Gotha, Florida, began meeting in homes in 1885, making it the first gathering of Lutherans in the state of Florida,” said the Rev. Roberto Rojas Jr., the pastor of Zion. “Zion was officially recognized as a congregation in 1891.”

The new structure will be traditional, drawing on timeless design elements of Lutheran churches in Europe. McCree General Contractor & Architects of Orlando has been awarded the design and construction contracts. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

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Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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