Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church- The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
155 2nd Avenue* Westwood, New Jersey * 201-664-1325
Sunday Worship Schedule: 8 & 10:15 a.m., last Sunday of the month one service at 9:30 a.m.
Office hours: open 9:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
WE HOPE YOU WILL TAKE THESE OPPORTUNITIES TO BE STRENGTHENED IN YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE...
Dear Friends in Christ,
As Holy Week approaches, I sincerely hope that you will heed well the words of one of our favorite Christian hymns, “Go to Dark Gethsemane.” (Hymn 436 excerpt below)
Go to dark Gethsemane, . . .Your Redeemer’s conflict see, . . . Turn not from His griefs away;
Follow to the judgment hall, View the Lord of life arraigned;. . . Learn from Him to bear the cross.
Calv’ry’s mournful mountain climb; . . . Mark that miracle of time, God’s own sacrifice complete. “It is finished!” hear Him cry; Learn from Jesus Christ to die.
From Maundy Thursday through Good Friday we Christians have a wondrous opportunity to “relive” this Great Sacrifice of God.
I cannot urge you strongly enough to take the time to be present with us as we remember this universe changing event.
At a time of the death of a loved one, people always say to me, “Thank you for being here, Pastor. Your presence means so much.”
Could you be present at the death of our dear friend, Jesus. I think your presence would mean a lot . . . for you. I guarantee it would make your Easter celebration more meaningful.
Pastor Thomas J. Pranschke
LENT WORSHIP SCHEDULE
April 2, 9. -- Wednesday Lenten services at 2:00 p.m & 7:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. -- fellowship lunch - bring a sandwich and drink,
we'll provide soup!
6:15 p.m. -- Soup Supper in church basement
HOLY WEEK WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Palm Sunday, April 13
8:00 a.m. -- worship service with the Eucharist
10:15 a.m. -- Girls Choir Concert
Maundy Thursday, April 17:
1:00 p.m. — Service of Preparation for Holy Week with the Eucharist
7:30 p.m. — Liturgy with the stripping of the altar
Good Friday, April 18: Noon — 3:00 p.m. — Westwood Area Clergy
Association’s annual Ecumenical Walk of Faith
7:30 p.m. — Tenebrae Service
Easter Eve, April 19, 4:00 p.m. — An informal, child-friendly service
Easter, March 31: All of our Easter services will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
6:00 a.m. — Sunrise service
8:00 a.m. — Festival Eucharist
10:15 a.m. — Festival Eucharist
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.
Please navigate our website to find out about our many programs and how you can participate.
We also urge you to make use of the 'links' we have posted. They are a gateway to a lot of good spiritual and practical information and comfort.
FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO MAKE SECURE ONLINE DONATION TO ZION
SIMPLY CLICK ON THE GIVING PULL DOWN TAB LISTED AT THE TOP OF OUR HOME PAGE.
You are always welcome at Zion!