Last Choir Practice

The Zion choir will have its last practice this Thursday, June 1st. Practices will resume in the fall.  If you have any questions or would like to be part of the choir, please contact Marilyn Hibler at 908-852-1437.

Time to Recognize the Sunday School Staff

Teachers are probably the most underrated yet the most powerful professionals in the whole world. Their work has a long term impact on not just the lives of the children they teach, but on society as a whole. They have the power to shape generations, impact minds and make the world a better place. We’d…

Copycat Panera Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Ingredients  1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes  1 28 oz can diced tomatoes  1 tbsp crushed garlic  1 14 oz can chicken broth {or 2 cups}  2 Tbsp sugar  ⅓ cup butter  1 cup heavy cream  15-20 Basil leaves, chopped   Instructions Combine the tomatoes, broth, and garlic bring to a boil and let boil…

Sunday School is out for the summer!

We do want to thank Megan Davis for organizing the year-end Sunday School “Olympic Games” celebration, and Renee Feldman and Marie Strebel for all of their hard work throughout the year on behalf of Zion’s Sunday School ministry.  We also can’t forget all of those who have taught or helped out every Sunday this year…

Hymn Festival at Carnegie Hall

Concordia College-New York is hosting a historic 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Hymn Festival at Carnegie Hall in NYC on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 2:00.  The hymn festival will feature two massed choirs: the 150 voice Lutheran National Choir and the 250 voice Concordia Lutheran Festival Choir.  Tickets are $50, $25, and $15 through…

HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE GRADUATION BLESSING

During worship on June 18th we will recognize and celebrate our High School and College Graduates with a special “Blessing of the Graduates”. Please come and be part of the celebration of these special young people we are fortunate to have in our congregation.  If you have a graduate—please contact the office (if you haven’t…

ZION PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

Zion’s application for the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Grant for a preservation plan has been submitted and we are setting about fundraising to raise Zion’s 20% share of the Preservation Plan should our grant be approved. (See the Quarter Auction paragraph below).  Approximately a dozen Morris County Committee members toured the church property…

THE RITE OF CONFIRMATION

The Rite of Confirmation will be celebrated on Pentecost Sunday, June 4th at our single 9:00 am service. In this rite, our confirmands will take upon themselves the baptismal vows of their parents and become full “Confirmed” members of the congregation and of the Lutheran Church. This year we have two confirmands, Ashley Carkhuff and…

CONGREGATIONAL DINNER/CONFIRMATION MENTOR THIS WEDNESDAY

The Congregational Dinner and Confirmation Mentor Night is this Wednesday, May 31st.  Join the confirmands and their mentors for a Kielbasa/Pie​rogi casserole dinner which starts at 6​pm!  Stay for the fellowship while the confirmands adjourn with their mentors for conversations.  A  “Free Will Offering” will go towards the ELCA Youth Gathering fund. All are welcome and please bring a friend!

OFFICE SCHEDULE CLOSED MONDAY 5/29/2017

The church office will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. May God bless the brave men and women of our armed forces, their families, and those who have lost their lives in service to our nation.