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…

ATTENTION THRIVENT FINANCIAL MEMBERS!

Please check your accounts to determine if you have Thrivent Choice Dollars remaining from 2018!  The last day to donate those dollars is March 31!  Zion is a designated recipient for the dollars, and Choice Dollars are used to help finance the Youth Gathering. Go to thrivent.com/thriventchoice or call (800) 847-4836 to find out if…

LENTEN SUPPER THIS WEDNESDAY

Join us this Wednesday, March 27th for our traditional mid-week Lenten Soup Supper and Service. Supper will start at 6:15 PM in Faith Hall, and we will proceed to the sanctuary for Lenten Vespers at 7:00 PM. Candlelight vespers are in the format of Holden Evening Prayer and the Apostles’ Creed is the theme. This…

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…

FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE

Join ELCA Lutherans from all over New Jersey for “Faith, Hope and Love: Building Safer and More Welcoming Congregations for LGBTQ+ Youth.” on Saturday, March 23rd. This incredible annual event is filled with worship, music, workshops and more. Don’t miss this fun, educational opportunity from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church…

LENTEN SUPPER THIS WEDNESDAY

Join us this Wednesday, March 20th for our traditional mid-week Lenten Soup Supper and Service. Supper will start at 6:15 PM in Faith Hall, and we will proceed to the sanctuary for Lenten Vespers at 7:00 PM. We need two “soup-makers” each week. Please sign up on the sheet in Fields Hall if you are…

OFFICE HELP NEEDED WEEK of March 18

Laura Hamilton will be out of the office from Thursday, March 20 through Monday, March 25th celebrating her mom’s 80th birthday in Chicago. If you can help out by stopping in the office on Thursday or Monday to handle the mail and check the voicemail, both Laura and Pastor Ingrid would appreciate it! If you…

YOUTH GROUP Sunday 3/17 6 PM

Youth Group will meet Sunday, March 17th at 6 PM in the youth room above the church front office. Friends are always welcome.

SUNDAY EDUCATIONAL CLASSES

The Adult Forum will meet this Sunday from 9:20 AM in the Faith Hall to discuss “How to Be Prepared for Workplace or a Community Active Shooter”. Given the reality of shootings in our communities, begin to learn how to prepare for, react to and recover from “active shooter” incidents. Led by Beth Gebhart, Executive…

ATTENTION THRIVENT FINANCIAL MEMBERS!

Please check your accounts to determine if you have Thrivent Choice Dollars remaining from 2018!  The last day to donate those dollars is March 31!  Zion is a designated recipient for the dollars, and Choice Dollars are used to help finance the Youth Gathering. Go to thrivent.com/thriventchoice or call (800) 847-4836 to find out if…