Welcome to Zion
Zion Lutheran Church has been sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the heart of Long Valley, New Jersey since 1760. Zion is a small, vibrant and caring congregation that warmly welcomes visitors.
Join us for Sunday worship
We’ll gather in the outdoor chapel the 1st & 3rd Sundays (weather permitting) and in the sanctuary the other Sundays at 9AM. We also live-stream worship via our YouTube channel no matter where we worship in person.
We celebrate Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday – the festival of the Holy Spirit – as we pray for the Spirit to confirm all of the gifts promised in Baptism. This year, eight youth were confirmed (this is the quick pic without masks)
We care about children and youth
We like to say that youth aren’t the future of the church, they are our present. Pictured (from 2019): Sunday School mission project – making care boxes to be sent to college students
We worship in-person and virtually at 9am this summer. (see below link to YouTube channel). Please see how we are beginning to relax our COVID-19 practices. We wish to care for the whole community of faith which is made of people who cannot yet get vaccinated (e.g., children under the age of 12), some who choose not to do so, and some for whom the vaccine is less effective (e.g., individuals who are immunocompromised).
Virtual worship via Zion’s YouTube channel. 9AM live-stream. You might check the “Sundays, Holy Week & Festivals” playlist as it first appears there if after worship
Sunday school 2021-22: enroll now
Please enroll your child/ren in Sunday school for the 2021-2022 year. We have class for 3 year-olds through 8th grade. In order to keep everyone safe, we’ll follow public school protocols including masks for teachers and youth and social distancing.
Ever-loving God, your Son gives himself as living bread for the life of the world. Fill us with such a knowledge of his presence that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life to serve you continually, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
SERVing our NEIGHBORS & UPCOMING EVENTS
SUPPORT LV INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY
Long Valley Community Assistance Program
LVCAP’s food pantry is in demand during the pandemic. For particular food items and electronic donations, please see their website (note that the food listing is at bottom of their page) https://lvcap.org/donate
PROVIDE SCHOOL SUPPLIES
LVCAP backpack collection for school year
Social Ministry will again gather items to supplement backpacks for children returning to local schools in the fall. Zion has purchased 48 backpacks. Needed are the items to fill them wuch as dry erase markers and erasers, pencils (thick and thin), erasers, earbuds, headphones, wireless mice, highlighters, sticky notes, crayons, glues sticks, scissors and pencil boxes. The younger grades still need lined paper and binders. Please drop off by August 19th to the narthex, or parish office during office hours, or black plastic tubs are located outside of Faith Hall off the exit driveway.
Virtual and in-person worship