Pastor’s Corner

Dear Zion Lutheran Church,

The Long Valley Community Assistance Program (LVCAP) wishes to thank you for your $418.94 donation to our organization. The volunteers who manage LVCP, the area churches that support it, and most importantly your neighbors who use the food pantry are all grateful for your trust in the program and your decision to contribute. Our organization exists to ease the burdens of our residents who are food insecure or in need. Thanks again for giving generously to LVCAP.

Sincerely yours, Lisa Woodring, LVCAP Treasurer

Dear Pr. Schroeder,

Andrew, Zeke, and I received the adorable cards from Zion Lutheran’s Sunday School children a few days ago. Thank you so much! It was very kind of you to think of missionaries and send us a little something to brighten up our day. I’ll add the congregation to the list for our newsletter, which comes out every two months. I see you’re an interim pastor at present, so this may not be the best time for the congregation to think about it, but we are always looking for congregations to partner with. Please let us know if you would be interested in pursuing this possibility!

Grace & peace, Rev. Dr. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson, Associate Pastor,
Tokyo Lutheran Church Visiting Professor, Institute for Ecumenical Research

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Packing Party!

Sunday, November 4th we held our Annual Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Packing Party! We were able to pack 72 boxes thanks to the generous donations and hard work of many folks in the congregation and some of our building partners. We are tracking our boxes, so as soon as we know where they have ended up, we will let everyone know! Please keep shoe boxes on your mind throughout the year when toys, art and school supplies and hygiene items go on sale. As always we will take shoe boxes, wrapping paper and Christmas cards throughout the year. Just drop anything shoe box related to Laura in the office! Thanks again to all for a job well-done!

Thanks for a successful November Food Drive!

Thank you to all who contributed food items or Shop Rite gift cards for our November food drive. Zion contributed 35 bags of groceries to our Long Valley Community Assistance Program (LVCAP) food pantry and our Long Valley Christian Nursery School contributed 38 bags of groceries. In addition, social ministry funds were used to purchase 25 additional Shop Rite gift cards. Your generosity will help to make both Thanksgiving and Christmas happier holidays for our food in secure neighbors. Thank you so much!

Nursery School News

LVCNS will be registering for the 2019-2020 school year in January of 2019. Church members have priority registration on January 22nd.  LVCNS will be holding on Open House on January 11th at 9:30am. Please call Director Meghan Bridge for information about the school or to set up a tour. 

Pastor Ingrid Meet and Greet and Youth Room Decorating

Sunday, December 16th – Pastor Ingrid Meet and Greet and Youth Room Decorating – 6:00pm in Faith Hall
Come be a part of setting up and decorating the youth room, right after we get to know Pastor Ingrid and talk with her about what you all want youth group to look like. Food will be provided, wear comfortable clothes you wouldn’t mind getting paint on. Questions? Contact Emily Rochotte

Cookie Decorating for the Homebound

Sunday, December 9th – Cookie Decorating for the Homebound 9:15am in the Fields Hall Kitchen
Bake and decorate cookies then head out with our eucharistic ministers as they bring communion to visit our homebound members and share the joy of the holidays with them. Only have time to stay and bake or aren’t available until later and only want to go visit our homebound members? That’s ok! We’d love to see you for as long as you have! Questions? Contact Emily Rochotte

Norah Lynn Muttart baptism

In Pastor IngridWengert’s first official act she celebrated the baptism of Norah Lynn Muttart on November 25th ,pictured here with Norah’s parents Darren and Kelli Muttart and Norah’s sponsors.