Candidate Sunday Was a Success!

On Sunday, October 7th, Zion members voted to call the Reverend Ingrid Wengert to Zion as Zion’s next settled pastor. She has notified her home congregation, so we are free to share the joy we feel in moving forward together into a bright future for Zion. We thank all of the members of the Transition and Call Committees, the Church Council and Pastor Dan Schroeder for their tireless work over the last two years in getting us to this point. Pastor Ingrid’s first Sunday in the pulpit is November 25thDetails of the transition and Pastor Dan’s last day will be forthcoming. Welcome to Zion Pastor Ingrid!



Lutheran Disaster Response is on site in North Carolina and surrounding areas hit by Hurricane Florence.  The Lutheran Church Charities “LERT” teams are your hands and hearts with the thousands whose lives have been devastated by the storm.  You can give toward their work by marking donations to the church with “Florence”, by dropping cash  into the container in the narthex, or by giving electronically through



The Council has voted unanimously to approve the recommendation of the Call Committee and present a candidate to the congregation. The candidate will come to Zion and lead worship on October 7th at 10:30 AM (one service). Immediately following the service there will be a congregational meeting lead by the Synod’s representative. At that meeting the congregation will vote on whether to call the candidate to be Zion’s next pastor. Details on the candidate are still confidential. The call is not guaranteed and it would not be helpful for the candidate’s congregation to find out they are considering other opportunities at this time. Please see the September LVL newsletter for more detailed information on the call process and next steps.

Keep Up The Financial Support . . .

While many are coming and going on vacation and such during the summer, we must not forget that our church budget continues throughout the entire year. Our thanks to everyone who has given generously to the church!  Please do everything you can to keep up your financial support during the summer months.