Property

Thank you so much to all who attended the 38th Annual Corn Roast for making it a memorable day filled with fellowship, (and delicious food and desserts)! Many thanks to God for the beautiful weather and to all those who helped with food prep, set-up/clean-up and grilling. Special thanks to Fred Humcke for getting his hands dirty assisting with grill set-up.

Preservation Update

Council voted to continue the project of repairing the former hatch to old boiler room beneath the Narthex. Access to the old boiler room will help to assess and remediate moisture issues. Examination of the site Labor Day Weekend revealed some decaying timbers. We hope to fix any further decay as soon as possible. A temporary wooden cover and cones will protect the hatch before a Bilco type of door can be installed. When leaving the parking area, please stay on the driveway, do not drive on the grass by the stained glass windows, or disturb the cones and cover there.

Property Update

The Historic Preservation Committee and the Property Team are investigating the condition of a section of the church property around the foundation. You may see cones and boards – that means stay away from those areas!  Please do not park in the exit drive or on the grass next to the church. Thank you for your patience!

We still need some help painting the Parish Center! Please contact Bill Howell at [email protected] or Laura in the office if you can help paint some small rooms. They aren’t huge and are partially painted. We’ll furnish the supplies, and you can paint at a time that’s convenient for you!

 

Architect John Bolt was on hand  in the Sanctuary after church on August 5th to discuss his Preservation Plan with the Historic Preservation Committee. The final plan will be delivered to the committee in September. For questions contact

Marlena at [email protected].

 

All summer long, Zion members have teamed up to garden, fill potholes, stripe the parking lot, clean carpet, paint, and take care of other small repairs. We thank them all for their help keeping the budget down and Zion looking top-top! Burt Horner, John Zeier and Lori Prussack. This page, Reinhard Schwartz in his ever present pick-up truck

Parish Center Update

We are getting the offices ready with hope and anticipation that we will have a new Pastor shortly. We’d like to put our best foot forward with an organized and useful space in the Parish Center offices. We thank Craig Dise for doing some painting for us this week.  We still have more to do! Please contact Bill Howell at [email protected] or Laura in the office if you can help paint some small rooms. They aren’t huge and are partially painted. We’ll furnish the supplies, and you can paint at a time that’s convenient for you!

 

Calling All Painters and organizers!

We are getting the offices ready with hope and anticipation that we will have a new Pastor shortly. We’d like to put our best foot forward with an organized and useful space in the Parish Center offices. Thanks to Joseph Seewald and Bill Howell for helping Laura to clear out some rooms upstairs, and to Ann Rahmann, Linda Tucker, Marcia Davidson and Judy Samuelson for continuing to sort through files. (If you’d like to help sort – come on Tuesdays after 9:30 AM). Please contact Bill Howell at [email protected] or Laura in the office if you can help paint some small rooms. They aren’t huge and are partially painted. We’ll furnish the supplies, and you can paint at a time that’s convenient for you!

 

BRIGHTER LIGHTS – LOWER COSTS 

This week we are implementing the NJ energy savings program called Direct Install.  The Donnelly Company has replaced all of the existing bulbs and fixtures in the sanctuary, the education wing, and Fields Hall with high efficiency LED bulbs.  The cost of the project is being shared by the Direct Install program and Zion, with Zion paying only 30% of the cost.  Our portion of the bill is less than $2,300 and our investment in this project is expected to pay for itself in less than two years.

Thrivent Choice Dollars

If you hold Thrivent Financial products, you may have Choice Dollars to donate to a charity of your choice. To determine if you have dollars to donate, log onto your Thrivent account and select Choice Dollars. Follow the prompts to select a charity to receive your donation. This is a simple and easy way to make a contribution by just “clicking” your keyboard keys! Zion would love to be the beneficiary of your Choice Dollars, and donating to Zion builds the Youth Fund for the next Youth Gathering in 2021!  So far in 2018, Zion Lutheran Church has received $1,302 through the Thrivent Choice® program.

 

PROPERTY PROJECTS

We have begun sorting out old paper in the office (old bills, bulletins, etc.). If you can help our group of volunteers on Tuesday mornings, please come to the office after 9:30 AM. We also need some help moving old filing cabinets and other material out of the upstairs Parish center offices (calling available youth!). Please contact Bill Howell at [email protected] or Laura in the office if you can help.