WORSHIP INSIGHT: Making the Sign of the Cross

An ancient Christian practice is to make the sign of the cross on one’s forehead, or head & torso while saying “in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” Many Christians have returned to this ancient practice in the 20th century. The sign echoes the cross placed there in Baptism and reminds us…

WORSHIP INSIGHT

Lent comes from Old English for “lengthen,” as the days lengthen in spring. It is a season of preparation for Easter. Even though the character is solemn and reflective, it is not without joy, for Sunday is always a day of resurrection. Sundays are not included in the forty days of Lent, and we symbolize…

Lent: God’s Gift to Us

What is Lent? Lent is mostly known in our culture as a time to give up something good; however, it’s really far more meaningful and life-giving than that! At heart, Lent is about seeing that we need forgiveness, and also experiencing God’s forgiveness. For Lutherans in particular, Lent isn’t a season of sacrifice, but rather,…

Parsonage Update

We already have a visual reminder that change has come to Zion! In probably what was the fastest fence installation we’ve ever seen, the beautiful new fence on the Parsonage Property was installed the week of Christmas and paid for by the Wengerts in order to create a safe space for two of our “new…

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A blessed New Year to you! I continue to settle into the parsonage and into the role of pastor of Zion, and feel very blessed to have been called as your pastor. One thing that can be a bit of a stumbling block for a newly called pastor to…

Office Hours This Week

The office will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st for New Year’s Day. If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact Pastor Ingrid on her cell phone at (215) 692-2091. Happy New Year to all!

Grace Marion Salvatore

was born on November 19th. Grace weighed 6 lbs, 15 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. Her parents are Matthew and Elizabeth Salvatore of Montclair, NJ. Grandparents Larry and Deena Salvatore couldn’t be prouder of their first grandchild!