Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church- The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
155 2nd Avenue* Westwood, New Jersey * 201-664-1325
Office hours: open 9:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Closed Fridays
December Worship Schedule
December 1 First Sunday in Advent
December 4 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. Advent I 6:15 p.m. Soup Supper
December 8 3:30 p.m. German Christmas Service
December 11 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. Advent II 6:15 p.m. Soup Supper
December 14 10:00 a.m. Families Matter Shepherds’ Walk
December 15 10:15 a.m. Sunday School Christmas Worship Service
7:00 p.m. Candlelight Service
December 18 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. Advent III 6:15 p.m. Soup Supper
December 24 Christmas Eve
4:00 p.m. Family Service
7:30 p.m. Candle Lighting with Communion
11:00 p.m. Candle Lighting with Communion
December 25 10:00 a.m. Christmas Day with Communion
December 31 5:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve with Communion
Dear Friends in Christ:
Let us prepare for Christmas in a very special way this year. Let us prepare for
Of course, you are probably thinking now, “Oh, he means prepare for Christ Jesus.”
I do mean that, but more as well. You see God sent His Son for you and me; to bring us to salvation and to give us life more abundantly right now. I am reminded of a children’s hymn we sing at school quite often, entitled “Someone Special.”
Someone Special, I know who: that Someone, my God, is You!
Who could make a world like this and a heaven full of bliss
Someone special I must be, since You made it all for me!
Someone Special, that You are, to create the Christmas Star,
Heralding the Savior’s birth, bringing peace and joy to earth
Someone special I must be, since You made that Star for me!
Someone Special, who would give: His own Son that all might live.
And by Him would set us free from all sin and misery.
Someone special I must be, since You gave Your Son for me!
Someone Special, who would send His good Spirit for a Friend,
Faith Creator, Light and Guide, Always standing at my side.
Someone special I must be, since You that Gift to me!
Someone Special—God and man, You were there when I began.
You’ll be there when I depart, for You live within my heart.
Someone special—now I see, that someone is really me.
God has given us all, God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit is truly Someone Special and is with us in every part of our life.
You well know that this time of year gets us all caught up in “getting ready,” for Christmas. Let’s make sure that getting ready for Christ is the focal point of our preparations.
We have many opportunities for worship in this Advent time. I hop to see you at all of them.
Pastor Thomas J. Pranschke
Below are two photos of our columbarium at Westwood Cemetary. Members, and their family members, are invited to consider this as an option for a final earthly resting place. Contact the church office for details.
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You are always welcome at Zion!