From October 2007 through March 2008, Zion was fortunate to have Christian Höellerer of Germany serve as a student intern. We wish Christian well as he returns to his studies in Germany and are thankful for his service to our congregation.
In November of 2001, ties to our German heritage and the community of Arzberg, Germany (click link for IUSB paper on Arzberg & South Bend ties) were renewed through a November 11 visit by descendants of Zion's founding families and Erwin Scherer (an administrator and archivist of the Lutheran Evangelical Church in Arzberg) during our 9:00 a.m. worship service. Some Zion members traveled to Arzberg in the summer of 2002 to continue this renewed contact. The links to residents of Arzberg have continued with their visits to the United States.