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Poinsettia Order Deadline is December 1st

You still have time to order and dedicate Poinsettias for the Christmas season! The church needs about 60 poinsettias every year to decorate the altar. Plants may be taken home after the holiday services. Please pick up the appropriate forms in the Narthex and drop the orders and checks in the collection plate or Laura Hamilton’s box. If you have any questions see Marilyn Hibler or contact Laura in the office.

 

No Bible Study this Tuesday 11/21

The Tuesday Bible Study Group will not meet this coming Tuesday, November 21st. The group will meet again on November 28th at 12:00 pm at Pezzo Pizza in Long Valley for lunch before our study begins at Zion at 1:00. We will focus our study on the lectionary passages for the following Sunday (please see the schedule in the November LVL Newsletter).

 

Happy Veteran’s Day

The office will be closed this Friday, November 10th to observe the Veteran’s Day holiday. (Note: this is a change from the LVL newsletter). May God bless all of our veterans, past and present. Zion and a grateful nation thank you and your families for your service and sacrifice.

Bible Study Tuesday 11/14

The Tuesday Bible Study Group will meet again this coming Tuesday, November 14th at 1:00. The group will meet at 12:00 pm at Pezzo Pizzain Long Valley for lunch before our study begins. We will focus our study on the lectionary passages for the following Sunday (please see the schedule in the November LVL Newsletter).

 

Prayer Partners

The annual Secret Prayer Partner event will be held on Saturday, Nov.18 at 3:30 pm at the home of Dottie Weis,  14 Flintlock Drive, Long Valley.  Please bring a small gift for last year’s prayer partner if you had one.  New partners will be chosen and new people are always welcome. Please bring a favorite appetizer to share.  Beverages will be provided.  Let’s get together to relax and enjoy each other’s company as this busy time of year begins.  Please let Dottie know if you can attend by calling, 908 876-3240 or by email, [email protected].

Friday Night Movie!!!

Please join us Friday night,  November 10th at 7:30pm sharp, a 30 minute video, “The Morning Star of Wittenburg: The Story of Katharina von Bora , wife of Martin Luther” will be shown in the Sanctuary followed by “Luther-Mythbusting-10 things you thought you might have known about Luther”.  Please contact Doug Koeppen if you have any questions at [email protected].

 

Annie Clay

Zion member Annie Clay is recovering from surgery on her ankle. If you’d like to send your good wishes, she will be recovering at: Forest Manor, 145 State Park Rd., Blairstown, NJ 07825Room 205. The main phone number at Forest Manor is (908) 459-4128.

Friday Night Movie!!!

Please join us Friday night,  November 10th at 7:30pm sharp, a 30 minute video, “The Morning Star of Wittenburg: The Story of Katharina von Bora , wife of Martin Luther” will be shown in the Sanctuary followed by “Luther-Mythbusting-10 things you thought you might have known about Luther”.  Please contact Doug Koeppen if you have any questions at [email protected].

 

REFORMATION SUNDAY CELEBRATION

Come and join us for a very Lutheran celebration on Reformation Sunday, October 29th! Please note that there will be only one church service on the 29th at 9:15am and no Sunday School. We encourage all Sunday School families to attend this important celebration. During the service, Zion’s choir and bell choir will combine to present the premiere performance of a new composition written specially for Zion by our own Christian Humcke. The composer has combined voice, organ, and bells into a joyful and powerful arrangement of Martin Luther’s hymn “A Mighty Fortress”. The congregation will be invited to join in and sing along with the choir.

Following the 9:15am service on October 29th there will be a “Reformation Luncheon” in Faith Hall. Come and sample sumptuous German food catered by Schwindts, as well as other standard fare. Sign-up sheets are available in Fields Hall or you can contact the church office. Join us as we ring in the reformation and celebrate how the faith and perseverance of one person changed the world – and that person just happened to be Lutheran!

BEREAVEMENT GROUP TO BEGIN THIS THURSDAY

A new group for the Long Valley community, “Comfort My People”, will be starting up this month to offer support for those who have suffered loss of any kind in their lives. The group will meet on Thursday, October 26th at 10:00 am in the adult forum room and will generally be meeting on the fourth Thursday of each month. Sessions will be facilitated by Pastor Dan and will follow selected study materials and encourage sharing by those gathered.  If you are interested in joining the group, please contact the church office so that we can order the appropriate number of booklets.