Social Ministry

October is collection month for shoe boxes

Our Annual Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Packing Party date has been changed to Sunday, November 4th! We will begin packing and crafting after Sunday school until 4 PM. Throughout October, please consider picking up some things for our boxes. Hygiene items (no toothpaste), art and school supplies, socks and small toys, small stuffed animals and dolls, toy cars, puzzles and activity sets, and hard candy (no chocolate) all make great things for our boxes. Only new toys please! You can place your items in the bins in the Narthex. Shoe boxes and wrapping paper can be brought to the office anytime! If you have any questions, please contact Laura Hamilton in the office or at [email protected].

 

Ort Farms wrap-up

Thanks to everyone for all their donations and help to make Ort Farms Weekend a success!  More info on how we did financially will be coming soon. We have left-over hamburgers, hot dogs and chili to sell! The hamburgers and hot dogs are from the Chester Meat Market.

 

Hamburgers – we have 8 packages/32 burgers per pack @ 36.00 OR a tray of 8 burgers for $9.00

Hot dogs – we have approximately 150 hot dogs – 10 hot dogs for $6.00

We also have chili!  Chili is $10 per bag. We also have a few t-shirts left over and will be selling all of this at a table during coffee hours. Looking forward to seeing everyone after church! Thanks again—Jance Denzler.

 

October is collection month for shoe boxes

Our Annual Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Packing Party date has been changed to November 4th! We will begin packing and crafting after Sunday school until 4 PM. Throughout October, please consider picking up some things for our boxes. Hygiene items (no toothpaste), art and school supplies, socks and small toys, small stuffed animals and dolls, toy cars, puzzles and activity sets, and hard candy (no chocolate) all make great things for our boxes. Only new toys please! You can place your items in the bins in the Narthex. Shoe boxes and wrapping paper can be brought to the office anytime! If you have any questions, please contact Laura Hamilton in the office or at [email protected].

 

World Food Day

Tuesday, October 16 is the United Nations World Food Day. The

purpose of world food day is to push for an end to hunger for every person in our world. In connection with this emphasis in October, Zion will be distributing inserts from Bread for the World One Sunday in October. Bread for the World is an advocacy effort of Christians to urge our nation’s leaders to work to change the conditions and policies that allow hunger to persist at home and abroad. The leaflet invites one to pray and act to serve the hungry and vulnerable amongst us. Please watch for it!

 

WE ARE THERE!

A few weeks ago, Hurricane Florence devastated North Carolina. Lutheran Disaster Response is on-site in North Carolina and surrounding areas hit by Hurricane Florence. The Lutheran Church Charities “LERT” teams are your hands and hearts with the thousands whose lives have been devastated by the storm. Early contacts report several churches of our sister denomination the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod have been damaged and that many or most members in those congregations have sustained major damage to their properties. YOU CAN HELP!  You can give toward the work of Lutheran Church Charities by marking donations placed in our church offering plates with “Florence Relief”, by dropping cash or checks into the container in the narthex, or by going to LutheranChurchCharities.org and giving electronically.

 

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.

WE ARE THERE! 

Lutheran Disaster Response is on site in North Carolina and surrounding areas hit by Hurricane Florence.  The Lutheran Church Charities “LERT” teams are your hands and hearts with the thousands whose lives have been devastated by the storm.  You can give toward their work by marking donations to the church with “Florence”, by dropping cash  into the container in the narthex, or by giving electronically through

LutheranChurchCharities.org.

 

Christian Conversation and Coffee for Sunday School Parents

Parents of our Sunday school children are invited to grab a cup of coffee and join in on the discussion at 9:20 AM every Sunday in  Faith Hall while the kids are in Sunday school. We will be discussing two books by the authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish through December. The books are “Siblings Without Rivalry” and “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk”. If you have questions, please contact Marcia Horner by text at (908) 887-7085.

 

Thank you to all who participated in the Lutheran World Relief Quilting Day on Saturday, August 25th. We completed nine quilts to send off to Lutheran World Relief. LWR distributes the quilts to those in need around the world- particularly refugees from war or natural disasters. We also have several quilt tops pieced and ready to pin and tie on our next quilting day – stay tuned for the date!
 
Our quilters on Saturday were Brian and Judy Bumpus, Marcia Davidson, Jance Denzler, Cathy DiLello, Laura Hamilton, Marilyn Hibler, Jeanne Howell, Elaine Moran, Vi Muriello, Ann Rahman, Dan and Jenny Schroeder, Helga Schwartz, Linda Tucker, and Dot Tureson. We had 5 sewing machines humming and 3 people cutting squares, a full time ironer and several dinners and tiers! We can always use more hands, so whether you sew or not, consider coming to the next quilting day and helping to warm those in need.
 
Special thanks to Jeanne Howell and Pam Moore for donating and cutting squares of material for quilt tops, to Jeanne Howell for piecing quilt tops before the day so we were ready to pin and tie at 9 am on Saturday and for helping with set-upon Friday, to Linda Tucker for bringing us all a lovely bagel breakfast, and to Jance Denzler, Ann Rahmann, Brian Bumpus and Jeanne Howell for packing up the
supplies and carrying them to the parish center attic where they await our next quilting day.