Pastor’s Corner

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 [email protected] or Renee Feldman at [email protected]
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 [email protected] 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!

Volunteers needed FOR the Eucharistic Ministry

If you are interested in visiting the homebound members of Zion and providing them with communion on Sundays, the team could use a few more members.  Please contact LindaTucker for more information at [email protected].


Lutherans get Wicked!

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Rockaway is teaming up with Prince of Peace Church, Denville to see “Wicked” on Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00pm at the Gershwin Theater.  Mezzanine tickets are only $103 per person, which includes bus transportation. For more information, contact Christine Robinson at 973-586-7512 or e-mail her at: [email protected]The deadline to reserve tickets is June 25th.  All money must be collected no later than June 30.


Stamping Angels this Tuesday

The next “Stamping Angels” is Tuesday, June 20th from 6:30 to 8:30 in Faith Hall.  Join Courtney Derr to make 5 cards for $15 – keep four and donate one to the church! For more information, please contact Courtney Derr at [email protected]


What say you?

The Worship and Music Committee wants to know! The committee is going to be sending an online survey requesting your opinion on worship service times.  Please look for an email in your inbox shortly and please respond with your thoughts as soon as possible so they may present results to the council. Additionally, there will be an informational meeting and question and answer session after the worship service on June 25th.  Please plan on joining the conversation. If you have any questions, please contact Malainie Hibler-Stoma at [email protected] or see Marilyn Hibler. 



Exciting new things are in the works for our Zion Youth. We have about 80 High School and College aged youth in our congregation! We are exploring new ideas to keep our High School and College Youth connected after Confirmation, and reconnect with those we don’t see often. We will be meeting the youth where they are….online! In the coming month we will be announcing our plans to open an online “hangout” where we can chat with our youth about their ideas for worship, youth events and bible study, and anything else that comes to mind. If you are a confirmed High School or College-Aged Youth, or a parent of one, please provide the most updated contact information for your youth on the form on the back of today’s “Bulletin Announcements”. For youths under 18, parents please complete the permission slip that allows us to communicate online, by text or email for Zion church purposes only. If you are interested in being part of planning (we really need to have some youth involved in this), please contact Laura Hamilton in the office, or Renee Feldman at [email protected]