Parish Life

Habitat for Humanity Work Day June 17th

We are looking for volunteers to participate in our Habitat for Humanity work day on June 17thNo experience is needed and there are jobs for everyone age 16 and older.  What a great way to spend a summer day!  Our work-site will be 121 Main Street, Succasunna, and you can read about the families here:


Please sign up in Fields Hall, or contact Candice Snyder at: [email protected] or (973)945-4363 for additional information. We hope you can join us!




Deena Salvatore is now scheduling Coffee Hour Hosts. Please contact Deena if you can host, co-host or help by providing a dish or two so she can fill out the calendar for the year. If we lack hosts, the free will offering at the 10:30 AM Coffee Hour will enable us to purchase donuts. Contact Deena at [email protected]

Bereavement Group Meets May 30th

Our grief support group, “Comfort My People” will meet Thursday, May 30th, one week later than usual.  We invite those who have suffered loss of any kind to join us at 10:00 AM in the Adult Forum Room of Faith Hall.  We will begin discussing Grief One Day at a Time  by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, the author who wrote the book with which we began our discussions. Please contact Pastor Ingrid if you’d like her to order a book for you.  It also comes in “Kindle” form – which participants  would have to order. In that case please follow this link.


Adult Bible Study This Tuesday

Pastor Ingrid will lead the Tuesday Bible Study group again on Tuesday, May 14th at 1:00 PM in the Adult Forum Room and will continue the tradition of meeting at Pezzo’s in Long Valley to share lunch (“Dutch Treat”) at 12:00 PM before heading over to the church.



Many thanks to all who made the Holy Week such a success here at Zion. Special thanks to Marilyn Hibler, Marlena Schilke and the senior and bell choirs for all of their beautiful music, Malainie Hibler and the Altar Guild crew for keeping up with all the changes to the Sanctuary for the Holy Week services, to all those who ordered flowers for the Sanctuary, and to Jance Denzler, the youth and all their helpers for the delicious Easter pancake breakfast! Together we can!

Amazon Smile

Your Amazon Purchases Can Help Donate Money to Zion!

Zion has recently joined Amazon Smile. Amazon Smile is a program that donates funds to charities. When one orders goods through Amazon Smile, Amazon gives a small fraction of the purchase price to the registered Amazon Smile charity of the customer’s choice. One-half of one percent (.5%) of the price of your selection is donated by Amazon. This DOES NOT increase the price of your purchase. Instead it is a way for Amazon to direct their charitable giving, which they fund through their proceeds, to organizations that are of interest to their customers.

Many churches have taken advantage of the Amazon Smile program. In fact, 658 churches identified as Zion Lutheran Church are registered with Amazon Smile. So while ordering one’s purchases through Amazon Smile is as easy as ordering through Amazon without using Smile, the very first step may seem a bit confusing but hang in there Search for Amazon Smile or click here:

Under the normal search bar there is a small link to make your choice using the phrase Supporting. Click and enter Zion Lutheran, Long Valley and you’ve selected our congregation. Once you’ve selected Zion Lutheran Long Valley, all future purchases made through Amazon Smile will have .5% of the purchase price donated to Zion Lutheran Church in Long Valley, NJ. You will not have to search through the charity list again, as long as Zion remains your selected charity. One may change one’s charity preference at any time on the Amazon Smile page. If you accidentally use the site, you will be asked if you wish to go through Amazon Smile to donate to your charity.

Thank you for supporting our congregation through your Amazon Purchases!

Benjamin Johnston celebrated his First Communion with his family on Transfiguration Sunday, March 3rd. Also celebrating March 3rd was Sienna Miller, and Megan Weth on March 10th.

Ringing the steeple bell during the Lord’s Prayer is a tradition for children at Zion. Reinhard Schwartz assists Aidan Davis and Benjamin Johnston as they rang the bell one Sunday morning for all of Long Valley to hear!


Burning Last Years Palm

It is a tradition to burn last year’s Palm Sunday palms to use as ashes for the following Ash Wednesday service. Pastor Ingrid takes it to a new level by having a mini bonfire during the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.


Please join us for Easter Breakfast between church services. Breakfast will begin at 9:00 am. Breakfast will feature pancakes, eggs, ham and potatoes and more! Free will donation to benefit the 2021 Youth gathering. Bring your friends and family!