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A Message from
Pastor Pranschke

Dear Friends in Christ,

I hope you have heard by now, "You are always welcome at Zion." It is sort of our "slogan", but it is so much more than that. Let me explain.

Our world is fast paced, often filled with various traumas, and uncertainty. In light of this we may often feel overwhelmed and unloved. Whereas this is certainly a real feeling, it is NOT a fact. We are not unloved, we are loved by the One who sent His own Son, Jesus, the Christ, into this world to be our salvation. By His death on the cross Jesus defeated the power of sin in our lives, and through His glorious resurrection, has opened the Kingdom of Heaven to all who believe. This is our promise. As Zion we seek to share this wonderful message with everyone. We do this in several ways.

  • We partake of the Blessed Sacrament of Holy Communion every Sunday as food for our souls. When you are here you are part of this "Holy Communion".
     
  • People like to see you!¬†When you are here you boost someone's spirits, whether you know it or not. You make a difference.
     
  • When you involve yourself in any of our ministries you are active in obeying Christ's command to serve those in need and in building up the Body of Christ.

Zion is also well known in our community. When you identify yourself as a Zion member you are letting people know there are people who care about our community and them. Our members have a good time being with each other at our various activities; organized, or informal. 

Jesus promises us. "Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Jesus always welcomes you. You are always welcome at Zion because Jesus is who we are all abour.

In Christ,
Pastor T.J. Pranschke

 

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Talented Guests 
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Recently we hosted thirteen Valporaiso University students from Friday night at 9pm through 7am on Saturday. They were finishing up an east coast tour and the church that originally was going to host their last night out east had to cancel.

The singing group is called, "Sweetwine". They were very thankful and I recorded them performing one of their songs.

They slept well and we fed them breakfast and prayed for their safe return home.

They made it, I am happy to say! Thank you for sharing your gift of music with us. We hope to see you again. 

 

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ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH
155 Second Avenue
Westwood, NJ
Office Phone 201-664-1325

Sunday, June 24
9:30am Worship Service with Holy Communion.
We will have a CVA meeting after the service. Please try to attend.

You are always welcome at Zion!
We hope to see you..


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You are invited to our
Strawberry Social

 

This annual celebration for our congregation, family and friends is hosted by The Homebound Ministry.

DATE: Thursday, June 21
TIME: 7:00pm
PLACE: Undercroft

Come and celebrate the first day of summer with us!! The undercroft will be decorated with a strawberry theme. Enjoy fresh strawberry shortcakes, ice cream, homemade whipped cream, coffee and tea! There is no charge for this sweet evening, just fun and fellowship. This will also be an opportunity to purchase some of the beautiful handmade crafts from our Quilters and Crafters. We look forward to seeing many of you there!

 

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A Look Back

A historical video taken in 1939. It features the congregation after Worship Service. 

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You will see a young man coming down the stairs again and again, four times in all. No, it is not a loop. It is evidence that much remains the same even today. He was just a young man fascinated by the latest technology at the time.

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Neighborhood Outreach

A group of the elders from the church, headed by Pastor Pranschke, took to the neighborhood to hang invitational letters and prayer cards on the doors of those that live close to us. 

A good time was had by all and the packages were delivered to over 200 homes.

 

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WestWOODSTOCK

Date: Saturday, June 23
Time: 3:00-10:00p.m.
Place: Veterans Park, Westwood

"WestWOODSTOCK"  is a day to celebrate our community, encourage each other and enjoy live music, featuring local talent. Zion Lutheran Church is the chierf sponsor and host of this event. We will have a table staffed with Zion volunteers giving away water, prayer cards, balloons, cookies and other items. We will also have information for people who would like to know more about all we offer. Pastor will be performing in the 5:00-6:00 timeslot with some familiar faces. Come by and support our community. Let's show everyone that they are indeed, welcome at Zion!

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NJ Jackals vs.
Sussex County Miners!
Baseball Game

Date: Thursday, July 19th
Time: 7:05p.m.
Place: Yogi Barra Stadium

The Zion Lutheran Men's Club would like to invite you out for the evening. Come join us at Yogi Berra Stadium at Montclair State University for fun, laughs and great local baseball people of all ages can enjoy.

As usual, seats have been reserved on the third base side behind the dugout. Tickets are $12 each and must be paid for by July 4th. Please call the church office at 201-664-1325 or email at office@zionwestwoodnj.org. You will be given your ticket(s) in advance of the game. If you purchase a ticket and can't make the game, your ticket is valid for any other regular season home game. 

See you at the stadium!!
Zion Lutheran Men's Club 
    

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Zion Lutheran
Early Childhood Center
We offer an excellent program for
2 1/2 year old children
through Pre-Kindergarten.
For more information,
please visit
the school's website at
zionlutheranearlychildhoodcenter.org
or call the office at

201.664.8060
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Adult Choir
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Girls Choir
 "I Love You Lord"
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