JAN. 17, 2021
Pastor leads in a service our worship service for the 17th of January. Thank you to our guest reader.
Through January 17, 2021, we will have OUTSIDE WORSHIP at Zion from
10:15-10:45am. If there is inclement weather we will still have "curbside" distribution of Holy Communion by the elevator door on Elm Street. We have added Curb-side distribution from 10:45 - 11:15 for those that prefer to take communion at home.
THE SERVICE WILL BE SIMPLE:
A verse or two of a hymn or song
Confession and Absolution (ex corde)
The Gospel reading
A very brief sermon
Distribution of Holy Communion
Closing hymn of song
You will need to bring your own chair, or stand, for the service. You may park on 1st Avenue by the church yard, or on Elm Street by the yard, and stay in your car for the service as well. We thank the Westwood police for providing us with orange cones to close the street during the service. You may park next to the school where the curb is painted yellow during the service. We ask that you do not park in the middle of the street.
Frequently our winters are fairly mild, we should be able to do this, you may need to bundle up.
I have made this pastoral decision based on the knowledge I have gathered about the indoor spread of the virus, the new strain now in the U.S., the anticipated
post-Christmas "spike" and the current strain on our local hospitals. I did consult our Ad Board on this, but I reserved the right of the decision to rest solely on me.
After January 17th, I will review, consult our Board, and plan for our next phase.
In Christ, Pastor Pranschke
Pastor leads in a new series of short videos sharing about the importance of belonging and what it means to belong to a Lutheran Church. Whether you watch with little or much understanding of Christianity we pray these videos will help give some comfort and perhaps a plan of action during this challenging time. You are not alone, with Jesus you are never alone. Please call 201-664-1325 or email the church if you would like to speak to the Pastor.
THE RED WAGON
NEXT FOOD DRIVE
Jan 17 at 10:00-11:00am
On Sunday, January 10, the food donation was 81 pounds. This brings our current total to 6,899 pounds.
The food ministry used $71 of its funds to supplement the pantry needs and $300 of its funds to purchase MANNA gift cards to distribute to the pantry.
Monetary donations remain at $8,561.
Current Needs: Hot chocolate, cereal, cake mix, brownie mix, gluten free pancake or waffle mix, salad dressings (regular and gluten free), zip lock bags, foil, Saran wrap, paper plates, paper cups, mouth wash.
Your continued support is sincerely appreciated!
We hope this gathering of musical and visual assets from so many talented and generous members and friends of Zion helps to uplift your spirits and remind you that Jesus is truly the meaning of this beautiful season. He is always with us and never stops loving us.
Sing-a-long with Pastor
Pastor leads in some tunes and teaches about about the birth of Jesus. He is joined by Leah Pranschke. We thank her for sharing her musical gifts with us.
Thank you to all who picked up poster board and made some beautiful messages. They were laminated and hung on the fence to greet our neighbors and people that passed by. The weather has taken a toll, but Celebrate Westwood took a video and posted to their instagram account.
Thank you again for helping to brighten our church yard and send Christmas wishes out to all!
Electronic Giving, fast, easy and secure. Help us to continue spreading the love of Jesus.
Thank You, to the many members who have graciously continued to support our church in these troubled times. We sincerely thank you for all the support and prayers.
We have added an electronic giving option for Family Assistance Click here and look for the fund you would like to contribute to. Follow secure and easy instructions. We have always been blessed at Zion to be able to help those in need.
YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS AT THIS TIME.
Pastor Pranschke is sending out daily devotionals at 1:00 p.m. by means of our "All Call" system. If you, yourself, would like to be added to our calling list, please email the church office at or call 201-664-1325.
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Zion Lutheran Church is a member church of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We were founded in 1905, with our current church building erected in 1923 and enlarged in 1955.
EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
We offer an excellent program for
2 1/2 year old children
For more information,
visit the school's website at
or call the office at 201.664.8060
MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES TODAY AND ALWAYS.
YOU ARE INVITED TO SHARE OUR FAITH
We are blessed at Zion with many members who share their time, talent and treasure.
We invite and encourage you to come and visit us.
There is power is standing, singing and praying with your fellow Christians!!
YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT ZION!