Pastor’s Corner

Nursery Care

Nursery care will now be available for both the 8:00 and 9:15 services.  We hope this makes it easier for parents of Sunday School and young children to join us for services each week. Please look to the weekly Happenings emails for more information to come.


Rally Day is coming!

Sunday, September 10th is Rally Day, when we start our new two-service schedule at 8:00 am and 9:15 am, and Sunday school will begin with Sunday school children  being dismissed to class after participating in the opening in the Sanctuary. Sunday School Registration forms are available in the Narthex, and on the bulletin boards in Fields Hall and the Parish Center. Please submit them to the office as soon as possible. Thanks!



A “Building Use” meeting has been scheduled on August 28th and August 29th from 6:00 PM to 8:00PM for all outside and ministry groups who would like to use the facilities here at Zion for the 2017-2018 calendar year. Groups will submit calendar requests and fill out the necessary paperwork for council approval, as well as complete a mandatory “building use” tutorial. If you are part of a group that will be scheduling meetings or other events at Zion this coming year, please contact Laura in the office to schedule your attendance at one of the available half hour sessions. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Renee Feldman at [email protected].


Parish Center Office Hours Next Week

Laura Hamilton will be out of the office taking her daughter Claire back to school Thursday, August 17th through Tuesday August 22nd. She will be checking emails daily. Pastor Dan will be keeping his regular office hours, but since his regular day of rest is Friday, the office will be closed on Friday August 18th. Of course volunteers to answer the phones or staff the office for any length of time in Laura’s absence are always appreciated. If you can volunteer some time, please contact Laura in the office this week.



Nancy Sweet, the wife of the Reverend Stephen E. Sweet, Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in River Edge, New Jersey, is in need of a kidney. He has reached out to churches in the area and asked that her need be publicized in the belief that many times it is a “person of faith” who usually steps up and unconditionally donates a kidney.  Anyone who is interested or need more information, please call Nancy at (201)674-8162 or email her at [email protected] You may also call Reverend Sweet on his cell phone at (201) 956-2555.


Corn Roast

The 37th Annual Corn Roast will take place on the parsonage lawn on September 9th, at 4:00 PM.  If you would like to help, please contact Emily Rochotte at [email protected] or (862) 324-3630.


Confirmation instruction will begin after school on Wednesday, September 13th.

Informational letters will be sent out to all first and second year confirmands (7th and 8th graders). If you do not receive a letter by August 7th and are of the appropriate age for confirmation instruction, please contact Pastor Dan or the church office! If you know of someone who might be interested in confirmation instruction, please let us know. (They need not be a member of Zion.) Also—if you would like to sign up to be the “second adult” during the conformation classes, the sign-up sheet is located on the board in Fields Hall, or email Pastor Dan at [email protected]. We would especially appreciate a few mentors as volunteers!