Parish Life

Fall Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend

ATTENTION MARRIED COUPLES: If you haven’t already signed up for your Fall Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend, don’t delay.  Sign up today! The September Weekend (September 15-17 Weekend at Spruce Lake Retreat Center in the Poconos) has only a very few openings remaining.  The October 6-8 Weekend is to be held at a beautiful location in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains overlooking a lake–the Black Swan Inn in Lee, Massachusetts–and we do currently have openings for this one.


Two nights lodging, 5 meals for each of you, and all supplies are included with your $100 per couple registration fee, plus toward the end of the weekend you will be given an opportunity to make a confidential contribution of whatever amount you wish toward the continuation of the program.  Sign up today by going to the website: and paying the registration fee with your credit card, or marking the option to mail a check.  For questions, or if you would like a brochure with registration form mailed to you, contact Northeast US Directors of Lutheran Marriage Encounter, Fred & Julie Schamber, at: or 724-325-3166.   


If you are interested in learning some new songs, Zion Senior Choir’s Sarah Ochocki is putting together a Gospel Music Workshop, scheduled for Thursday nights at 7:00, July 13th  through August 3rd. This is an opportunity for people to explore some new music and be together. For more information, please contact Sarah at


Thank you to the VBS participants


Thanks to all who participated in the VBS program this week—it was a smashing success! Special thanks to Emma Standing for coordinating the event, and to Renee Feldman for her assistance.  Also, thanks to all who contributed to the mission project.  60 adorable beautiful “lunch buckets” and 31 hero “Capes for Kids” will bless needy children and families.


Office Help Needed During VBS

Laura Hamilton will be running the VBS Mission Project, so if you are able to help out in the office mornings the week of VBS by answering the phones ,etc. please let Laura know! Many thanks in advance.

VBS Starts Monday!

“Hero Central” is the theme for this year’s Vacation Bible School, June 26-30, 2017. Volunteers will meet Sunday, June 25th at 10:30am and end around 11:30am. Lunch will be served afterwards and room decorating/set-up will take place after lunch. If you have any questions about VBS, please contact Emma Standing at or Renee Feldman at
One of our Mission Projects will be “Operation Lunch Bucket”. The project will benefit LVCAP’s Interfaith Food Pantry. We will be requesting donations of shelf stabile “lunchbox” items such as :Granola bars, fruit snacks, juice and drink boxes, cheese and cracker snacks, apple sauce packs, individual packs of cookie and crackers, jars of peanut butter and jelly, cans of soup or packages of mac and cheese. We’d also like to include some fun things like sidewalk chalk, coloring and puzzle books, and bubbles. Use your imagination but keep it small so it fits in a bucket! Please label your donations for VBSIf you have any questions regarding the VBS Mission Projects, please contact Laura Hamilton at or in the church office.

Sunday 6/25

The staff of Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center will lead our worship service in the outdoor worship center this Sunday at 9am. We really enjoyed having our Cross Roads neighbors lead worship last summer, and are excited to be welcoming them back again this year. We will also install our VBS volunteers with a blessing. We hope you will join us!