SERVICES
JAN. 17, 2021

Pastor leads in a service our worship service for the 17th of January. Thank you to our guest reader.

NEXT SERVICES


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

  • Benediction

  • 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

BELONGING
Part One

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 office@zioinwestwoodnj.org 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! 

Zion Lutheran's
 CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

 

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. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Christmas
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.

SPECIAL PROJECT

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!

GIVING

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. 

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS:

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 office@zionwestwoodnj.org 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. 

 MINISTRIES

Zion Lutheran Church is blessed to have many ministries that help both the church membership and our local community and beyond.

ZION LUTHERAN
EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

We offer an excellent program for 
2 1/2 year old children
through Pre-Kindergarten.

For more information,
 visit the school's website at
zionlutheranearlychildhoodcenter.org
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!

CONTACT US

EMAIL US AT

OFFICE@ZIONWESTWOODNJ.ORG

OR CALL US AT

201-664-1325

ADDRESS

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH

155 SECOND AVENUE
WESTWOOD, NJ 07675

 

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