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]

It’s never too early to plan for our Operation Christmas Child Shoebox packing events! Please remember to collect your shoe boxes (two-piece preferred) , old wrapping paper, and plastic pill bottles! You can drop them in the office anytime.  Thanks!


Got questions, thoughts, suggestions about life at Zion?

It is time for a mid-year “Ask Us Anything Session”! The Zion church council will be available during Coffee Hour on July 15th to take your questions and suggestions. A mid-year financial overview will be presented and then the floor will be opened for anything you would like to discuss so …“ask us anything”!

Office Help Wanted!

We need some help sorting old files! If you want to join the group helping out in the office on Tuesday mornings after 9:30am beginning July 10th, please contact Laura in the office.

Bereavement Group Breaks for the Summer

Zion’s bereavement support group, “Comfort My People” will suspend its monthly meetings for the months of July and August. The group will be back in session in September, meeting at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 27th.
All who have suffered loss are welcome.

Ministry Group Building Requests

Ministry Leaders will be receiving building request forms soon. Leaders should begin thinking about Fall schedules so they can be placed on Zion’s “master calendar” ahead of the “Outside User” groups (who will complete their requests at the beginning of August).  If you have any questions, please contact Laura in the office.

Thanks in advance!


Office Hours week of 7/2

Pastor Dan will be taking a vacation day on Monday, July 2nd. The office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th for the July Fourth Holiday.  In the event of a pastoral emergency please contact Pastor Dan on his cell phone at (860) 539-3478.


Birthdays in June

1 Gregory Callow
William McCartney

3 Steven Frommeyer

4 Samuel Ochs

5 Courtney Shurts

6 Sklyer Ruf

9 Sheryl Andrus
Marcia Horner
Meaghan Jones
Shannon Jones

12 Ronald Schulz

13 Ashley Carkhuff

14 Jessica Hurley

16 Michael Wallace

19 Willamina Groething
Jane Moore

20 Gavin Burke

21 Matthew Miller
Kiera Mitchell

25 Paul Bender

26 Olivia Rasmussen

27 Abigail Kay

29 Catherine Stabile

30 Jance Denzler
John Humcke

I would like to thank the “Red Hat Ladies”, the “Stitch and Chat Group”, and all the people of Zion who sent cards and who wished me a Happy Birthday. Everyone made my 90th birthday so very special.  I love you all, and I thank you again.

Cathy DiLello


Father’s Day is Brick Sunday

Father’s Day, Sunday June 17th, is a great time to commemorate and pay tribute to the strength and dependability of our Fathers by dedicating bricks in their name to the Thrivent Builds program. Your special gift of $5 will enable the Thrivent builds program to work with the Habitat for Humanity organization to supply building materials necessary to build houses in partnership with those in need. To dedicate a brick, please pick up a form in the Narthex  and return it by Sunday, June 10th. All checks should be made payable to “Zion Lutheran Church” and placed in the

offering plate along with the dedication form. Dedications will be listed in the June 17th bulletin.