Adult Bible Study next Tuesday

The Tuesday Bible Study will meet again next Tuesday, April 9th 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.   

SUNDAY EDUCATIONAL CLASSES

Pastor Ingrid will lead the Adult Forum this Sunday from 9:15 AM in Fields Hall. The discussion will center around a proposed Eagle Scout Project: Making Repairs on the Site of the Old Stone Church Ruins. In order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, Boy Scout Jacob Dorè has developed his Eagle Scout project…

WORSHIP INSIGHT: Lent, not Good Friday

Many people are accustomed to the season of Lent feeling like a season of Good Friday so that hymns, sermons and midweek services focus on the passion of Christ. In the past six decades many denominations have returned to the ancient practice of observing Lent as a spiritual time to prepare catechumens for baptism and…

ADULT BIBLE STUDY THIS TUESDAY

The Tuesday Bible Study will meet again next Tuesday, April 2nd 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

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO DESIGNATE THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS

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…

CONFIRMATION CLASSES

Wednesday classes have concluded. Confirmands will make up snow days at Lenten Vespers from 7 to 7:30 PM on April 3rd and 10th. Discovery Day and Service Project spring dates are to be determined.

EASTER FLOWERS

It’s that time of year already! Please use the form in the Narthex to order Easter flowers from Donaldson Farm in Hackettstown. All orders are due by April 7th. Flowers will adorn the altar for Easter week and then may be taken home or donated to the homebound.

LENTEN SUPPER THIS WEDNESDAY

Join us this Wednesday, April 3rd 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…

TRASHY DETAILS…..JUST A WORD ABOUT GARBAGE

Zion uses Sanico to pick-up our garbage and recycling. Please observe a few simple rules that will avoid contaminating our recycling and extra fees. Plastic bags and wrapping, light bulbs and Styrofoam cups cannot be recycled. Our commercial contract also does not provide for pick-ups of large items (such as furniture). When you are holding…

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…