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…


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…

Blessed are Those That Die in the Lord

The Reverend Charles Mingle died Tuesday, August 1 at the age of 91. Reverend Mingle was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church of South Plainfield and regularly served as supply pastor around the Synod.  

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…


On July 26th, upon recommendation from the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund, the Morris County Freeholders voted to fully fund Zion’s 2017 Historic Preservation Trust Fund grant application for $27,760 for Zion’s Preservation Plan. This grant will fund 80% of the cost of the plan, and enable Zion to access grant funds for projects…

Gospel Music this Thursday

If you are interested in learning some new songs, Zion Senior Choir’s Sarah Ochocki has scheduled a Gospel Music Workshop, scheduled forThursday nights at 7:00 pm through August 3rd. This is an opportunity for people to explore some new music and be together. For more information, please contact Sarah at [email protected]

VBS 2.0 Thank-You

We thank those who joined us last Wednesday for VBS 2.0.  Folks of all ages from Zion and some of our building partners enjoyed working work on some of our favorite mission projects.  Our new project – “Kindness Rocks”, was a huge hit!  Look for more information on our special rocks in upcoming Happenings.

Meet Our Transition Team

Drawn from suggestions by the congregation, our Transition Team will be: Harry Bullock, Megan Davis, Bill Howell, Diane Rochotte, Dottie Weis.The transition team will be assisting the congregation in self-examination and discussion to determine Zion’s vision for the future and what sort of leadership the church might secure toward that vision. The team will be gearing…