Help Zion with Thrivent Dollars!

Do you have Thrivent Choice Dollars waiting to be donated to a charity of your choice? Log onto your Thrivent.com account to determine if dollars are available. Dollars earned in 2017 are available to donate until March 31 of 2018. Zion is registered to receive choice dollars – just type in the church name and location and designate the dollars!  Based on…

Church Basement Ladies – the Sequel

The Parish Life Group is going to see the sequel to the “Church Basement Ladies”. The play is being performed at the Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown, PA. Please indicate your preference for either April 19 or 26th on the sign-up sheet available  in Fields Hall so reservations can be made. Please see Vi Muriello…

Souper Bowl of Caring Thank you to all who participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring this past Sunday. A total of 230 donated food items were collected, as well as some cash donations, and all will be donated to the Long Valley Community Assistance Program (LVCAP) Interfaith Food Pantry. Our tally of food overwhelmingly…

WORSHIP SCHEDULE CHANGE MARCH 4TH

After many conversations and an informal survey, the Worship Committee recommended to the Church Council that the Sunday morning schedule return to its previous format: 8:00 am Contemporary Worship, 9:15 am Sunday School Hour, 10:30 am Traditional Worship. We will retain a bit of the opening format for Sunday school with an opening children’s song…

New Council Members Elected

The new council positions were determined at Tuesday’s Council Meeting. We thank the members who served in 2017 and have stepped down: Jance Denzler, Marilyn Hibler, Marna Keller, Vi Muriello, Emily Rochotte and former member Renee Feldman.  We welcome the following new members for 2018: Melissa Brobst, Judy Bumpus (Vice President), Martina Frommeyer (Secretary), Marlena…

First Communion Today

The congregation will welcome 5th grade children to the Sacrament of Holy Communion with a special ceremony at the 9:15 am service. As such there will be no Sunday school for the 5th and 6th graders. The fifth graders will sit with their families for the service and receive communion with them. The sixth graders and their families are encouraged to attend…

Scout Sunday is February 25th

Zion’s charter pack, Cub Scout Pack 136 will participate in services on Sunday, February 25th. Scouts may participate at either the 8:00 or 9:15 service, and all scouts, as well as past scouts and leaders, are encouraged to participate and wear their uniforms.  For more information,  please contact Melissa Brobst at [email protected]  

Friends in Christ, We have come to a point in our transition time together for me to put on my “transition hat” and to review with you where we are in our transition and what the next steps will be.  I’ve also asked Laura to include in this newsletter the “transition roadmap” that our Transition…

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is February 13th at 6 pm. The Ash Wednesday Service is February 14th at 7 pm. More details will follow in upcoming Happenings emails and the February LVL Newsletter.  

Sunday School Bells

As a special treat, the Sunday School students will be ringing the bells at the beginning of the 9:15 am service on February 11th during the opening and children’s song. Bell ringing is open to all age groups, any children who do not want to ring could watch or sing along. There are 14 small bells for younger/smaller people, and 7 bells which are…