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Office Hours Next Week

Pastor Dan will be on vacation this coming week except for scheduled meetings.  He may be reached by cell phone at (860) 539-3478 as always in the event of a Pastoral emergency. The office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23rd.

Veterans’ Day

Veteran’s Day is this Sunday, November 11th. Many thanks to all of our veterans for their service and sacrifice on behalf of a grateful nation. We will pause during the 10:30 AM service today to  remember our veterans with the tolling of the bells. The office will be closed Monday, November 12th for the observance of the Veterans’ Day holiday. As always, you may reach Pastor Dan on his cell phone at (860) 539-3478 in the event of a pastoral emergency.

I pray that God sends you a pastor who will bring the strong presence of Jesus to the congregation of Zion Lutheran.

                                       Father George Sudak, Our Lady of the Mountain

Giving Tree Coming Soon

This year Zion has “adopted” for Christmas giving families who have had to use the New Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter. The family wish lists will be coming soon and will be posted on the giving tree in the narthex. As in year’s past, we ask that you take one of the post-it note stars from the tree, buy the gift indicated and return it to church. But unlike previous years, this year we ask that you return the gift to church UNWRAPPED. The Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter has found that it is empowering for families going through the turmoil and change which has forced them to seek shelter with NJBWS to be able to wrap the gifts for family members themselves. Please look at our giving tree when it appears in the narthex, and if you chose a star, buy the gift indicated and return it to church unwrapped by December 9th. If you wish to donate wrapping paper, you may also bring that to church by December 9th. Thank you!

Office Hours

Pastor Dan’s regular hours at the church  through November 18th are Tuesday through Thursday,  and  Saturday mornings.  On Mondays he will be available from about noon on into the afternoon, after attending a pastors’ lectionary study group in the morning. Friday is his day of rest. Pastor Dan’s last day in the office is November 27th and Pastor Ingrid’s first day in the office is November  26th.  The Parish Center  office hours will continue to be Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, closed on Fridays. We are closed  November  12th for Veteran’s Day, and the 22nd and 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday. As a reminder, when he is not in the office you can reach Pastor Dan  by cell phone at (860)539-3478 or by email at [email protected].

Let’s Wrap Some Boxes Sunday!

Please join us today in the Splash Room after Sunday school and during the luncheon after the 10:30 AM  service to wrap some boxes in advance of our event. Our Annual Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Packing Party is November 4th! We will begin packing and crafting after Sunday school on that day until 4 PM.

 

Church freezers

The freezers in the shed were used for Ort Farm weekend for several years. This year we rented a refrigerated truck and did not use the freezers. If no one else is using the freezers, they could be donated to someone who would use them (if they are deemed still safe and functional) or disposed of if they are no longer usable. But before we have them leave the church, we want to make sure no one is using them. If you use these freezers during the year, please contact Judy Bumpus by phone at (908)-684-0391, email to [email protected], or regular mail at 352 Pleasant Grove Road Long Valley, NJ 07853. Thank you!

 

Do You Know Your Hymns?     

Dentist’s Hymn……………………………………………..Crown Him with Many Crowns

Weatherman’s Hymn……………………………….There Shall Be Showers of Blessings

Contractor’s Hymn…………………………………………. The Church’s One Foundation

Tailor’s Hymn……………………………………………………………………..Holy, Holy, Holy

Golfer’s Hymn ……………………………………………….There’s a Green Hill Far Away

Politician’s Hymn. …………………………………………………..Standing on the Promises

Optometrist’s Hymn ……………………………………Open My Eyes That I Might See

IRS Agent’s Hymn ………………………………………………………………..I Surrender All

Gossip’s Hymn …………………………………………………………………………..Pass It On

Electrician’s Hymn ……………………………………………………………….Send The Light

Shopper’s Hymn …………………………………………………………….Sweet Bye and Bye

Realtor’s Hymn. ………………………………I’ve Got a Mansion Just Over the Hilltop

Massage Therapists Hymn ……………………………………………………He Touched Me

Doctor’s Hymn …………………………………………………………….The Great Physician

AND for those who speed on the highway

45mph ………………………..God Will Take Care of You
65mph ………………………..Nearer My God To Thee
85mph ………………………..This World Is Not My Home
95mph ………………………..Lord, I’m Coming Home
100mph ………………………Precious Memories

Give me a sense of humor, Lord, Give me the grace to see a joke, To get some humor out of life, And pass it on to other folk! Thanks to Doug Koeppen for providing some humor for our newsletter this month!

 

Secret Prayer Partner

Attention LADIES OF ZION

The annual Secret Prayer Partner event will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm 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 at [email protected].

 

Office Help Wanted!

Our church “busy season” is almost upon us, and we may need some help in the office to keep our paid hours within budget! If you’d like to be on the list of folks who can help fold bulletins or newsletters, or file paperwork, or make copies during “crunch” times  please let Laura in the office know.

Many thanks to Judy Samuelson, Cathy DiLello, Marcia Davidson, Jeanette Baker, Ann Rahman, Linda Tucker and Marlena Schilke for all their help “sorting”  this summer!