Adult Forum

For the next few weeks, the Adult Forum Group will be talking about major reformers from Martin Luther to the Wesley brothers in England.  Our discussions will center on the similarities and differences in the views of various reformers and about the different Protestant denominations that arose from the many reformation traditions. The discussions have been…

“Christ is Risen!”

“Christ is Risen!”          As Christians we proclaim that phrase joyfully and boldly – at least at Easter.  It is, after all, the central claim of the Christian Church and the central theme of the season that we now enter.  In a few weeks though the phrase will be spoken far less often and with…

May Food Drive

We are still having snow storms so it seems hard to believe, but spring and summer are just around the corner! Good times in summer often involve food – a summer barbecue with friends and family, grilled hamburgers and watermelon on the fourth of July, an ice cream cone on a hot summer day. For…

ACT 2 End Racism Rally—Wednesday, April 4th Washington, DC

Join ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and members from National Council of Churches congregations from across the nation on this 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit for more information.  

Social Ministry Opportunities

There are many ways to become involved in solving the problems and issues of today, and our Lutheran organizations have information about events for those who are interested. For more details on the following events and other opportunities, please refer to the April LVL Newsletter or contact Judy Bumpus at (908) 684-0391.  


The Zion Youth Group is continuing the tradition of offering a Pancake Breakfast for all who would like to join us on Easter Sunday, April 1st, between the hours of 8:30-10:15 AM in Faith Hall. They will serve pancakes, sausages, home fries, scrambled eggs, juice and an assortment of goodies that you won’t want to miss. Please feel free to…

Long valley cross walk

The Long Valley Cross Walk will take place on Good Friday, March 30th. Those interested in participating may meet here at the church at 12:15 pm in order to carpool over to the Presbyterian church where the walk begins. There will be four stops along the way for devotions, and the walk will finish up…


The Worship Committee has decided to try something “new” for our Maundy Thursday celebration this Lenten season. Instead of a traditional service in the sanctuary, we will gather at 6:30 pm in Faith Hall for a meal and service as Jesus gathered with his disciples for a last meal together before his death and resurrection….

Bible Study this Tuesday

The Tuesday Bible Study Group will meet on March 27th.  All are welcome to join in! The group meets at 12:00 pm at Pezzo Pizza, in Long Valley, for lunch before our study begins at Zion at 1:00. The group will not meet on April 3rd.  

Sunday School Service Day Thank you!

We thank all the Sunday school families who helped out with the coffee hour last weekend, as well as those who donated and helped pack the College Connection boxes. Special thanks to Marie Strebel, Christine Stabile, Kerri Bataille, and Pastor Dan (who made some beautiful wooden cross necklaces for each box). Thanks also to the Sunday…