“Save the Date” for December

Sunday, December 2—Long Valley Christmas Tree Lighting Mark your calendars!  The lighting of the official Long Valley Christmas tree on our front lawn will take place on Sunday, December 2nd. The program begins in the church sanctuary and will feature once again musical talent from throughout the Long Valley Community.  After the lighting of the tree, we will enjoy a reception by the Long Valley Garden Club in Faith Hall.

Sunday, December 9—Sunday School Christmas Pageant and Pot Luck. Rehearsal will take place December 8th at 10 AM, and costumes will be given out that day.  If you would like to play an instrument  beginning at 3:30 before the pageant, please contact Marge Scudese at (908) 867-0912.

Saturday, December 22—For this year’s “Blue Christmas” service, we will be joining with The Church of the Messiah Episcopal Church on Rte. 24 on Saturday, December 22ndWatch for further information on this deeply meaningful service designed for those for whom the Christmas Holidays are not so joyful.

Please make note of these special worship events in November:

November 11th— Sacrament of Baptism for Aston Michael Dougherty and Reception of New Members at the 10:30 AM service.

November 18th— Pastor Dan Schroeder will preside and preach over his last service as Interim Pastor here at Zion. Sunday school and all other educational activities will be cancelled for that Sunday. The service will be followed by a pot-luck goodbye luncheon for Pastor Dan and his wife Jenny. Please join us to thank Pastor Dan for his two years of faithful service to Zion. 

November 25th— Please join us to welcome Pastor Ingrid Wengert as she preaches and presides over her first services here at Zion.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS NEXT SATURDAY

On Saturday, October 20th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, we will hold a service of blessing for all animals and will personally bless your pets (and/or whatever animals you would like to bring!). There will be a short liturgy at 2:00 pm “on the lawn”, followed by individual blessings of any and all animals brought to the church. If your pet or animal can’t make it to the church that day, feel free to bring a collar, bed or some other item that is associated with that animal. For everyone’s safety (especially the safety of your pet) please be sure that animals are contained or on leash.

Corn Roast

Join us September 15th at 4:00 pm for the annual Corn Roast. Sign-up sheets are located on the board in Fields Hall. We need helpers, so contact Emily Rochotte to help, or for questions at [email protected]

 

Swackhammer-Dufford Genealogy Society This Saturday

Saturday, July 28th, 2018, the Swackhammer-Dufford Genealogy Society will meet at the church for its 72nd Assembly. The group celebrates the long history its family members have as members of Zion. Members and friends of Zion are welcome to attend and participate in the discussions of preserving family history. Guest speakers will include David Reading, Executive Director of The Amwell Project, and

Annette Sadloski, President of the Washington Township Historical Society.

The program will begin at 9:00 am with a Continental breakfast, includes a catered luncheon, and will conclude by 3:00 pm. There is a registration fee of $30.00 on the day of the event, or $25.00 with advance registration and pay upon arrival on the 28th. Youth have free admission. Additional information can be obtained from Helga Scwartz or Charlie Davidson, Zion Sponsors. To register or for questions, please contact  Gene Swackhammer at [email protected]

 

The Swackhammer-Dufford Genealogy Society Invites You to Join Them!

On Saturday, July 28th, 2018, the Swackhammer-Dufford Genealogy Society will meet at the church for its 72nd Assembly. The group celebrates the long history its family members have as members of Zion. Members and friends of Zion are welcome to attend and participate in the discussions of preserving family history. Guest speakers will include David Reading, Executive Director of The Amwell Project, and Annette Sadloski, President of the Washington Township Historical Society.

The program will begin at 9:00 am with a Continental breakfast, includes a catered luncheon, and will conclude by 3:00 pm. There is a registration fee of $30.00 on the day of the event, or $25.00 with advance registration and pay upon arrival on the 28th. Youth have free admission. Additional information can be obtained from Helga Scwartz or Charlie Davidson, Zion Sponsors. To register or for questions, please contact Gene Swackhammer at [email protected]

STAMPING ANGELS TUESDAY

The next meeting of the “Stamping Angels” will take place on Tuesday, July 3rd, from 6:00 to 9:00 in Fields Hall. Please join the Women’s Ministry to learn how to make beautiful stamped cards – no experience necessary!  The cost is $15—make 5 cards—keep 4 and donate 1 to the church. For more information please contact Jance Denzler at [email protected]