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.
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
Vespers, which is Latin for “evening,” is a prayer service that reaches back to the 3rd century, encouraging Christians, especially those set apart for particular roles (orders), to pray 7 times per day. Vespers comes from our current hymnal, which also has 2 other daily prayer services – Morning and Compline (Night) prayers.
Each week by Wednesday, a 20 minute service will be uploaded to our YouTube channel. Check “Midweek services” playlist as it may post there first.
On Sundays, we worship in-person and virtually at 9am (see below link to YouTube channel). Please see our guidelines (e.g., mask-wearing, etc…) The opportunity to have in-person worship should not be interpreted to mean that your congregation leaders have decided that it is safe for all. Please use your best judgment based on health, risks and circumstances to decide whether attending in person is a wise choice for you and a loving action for your neighbor.
Virtual worship via Zion’s YouTube channel. Check the “Sunday Worship & Festivals” playlist as it posts there first.
O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
SERVing our NEIGHBORS & UPCOMING EVENTS
TAKE-OUT EASTER BREAKFAST
Supports youth attending 2022 Youth Gathering
Please email Jance with the number of people by Palm Sunday. Pick up an Easter breakfast after worship at the doors to Faith Hall. Free will offering.
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
SUPPORT LVCAP: GET A COFFEE SUBSCRIPTION
"Do good" Coffee subscription
Through their subscription program, The Coffee Potter donates $2 for each pound of coffee ordered. Subscription coffee is delivered at a minimum of 2 bags/month and can be canceled at any time. The goal of the subscription program is to support local charities and “do good.” Click here to learn more and/or order.
Virtual and in-person worship