WELCOME TO ZION

A family-friendly congregation We are a congregation of 350 confirmed, communing members that builds its life in the Ministry of Word and Sacrament. From there, we reach out to our community and our members with ministries of education, fellowship and service. Pastor Cindy White’s greetings.

WORSHIP WITH US

Saturday 5:30 pm; Sunday 9 am Saturday worship is a relaxed service with a blend of contemporary and traditional music. Communion is offered the fourth Saturday of the month. A food & fellowship time follows the service. Sunday worship is a traditional Lutheran service with Communtion offered each week. Both services are online.

CONNECT WITH US

Building positive relationships A church is not a building. It is people coming together to worship and serve God. We believe in building relation-ships, helping  our members connect with God and with each other. You can connect with us here and with our latest Facebook and YouTube posts,
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Zion Lutheran Church, 101 Greenwood Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252
570-668-2180     zionlcof@verizon.net     Directions
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday, Noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pastor Cindy White’s office hours: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Emergencies have priority, Please call ahead of your visit to either office.
 
PRAYER CHAIN REQUEST
CONTACT PASTOR WHITE
OCTOBER 2022 NEWSLETTER
WORSHIP SERVICES ONLINE
SATURDAY
Oct. 1, 2022
Blessing of the Animals
 
SUNDAY
Oct. 2, 2022
 SERVICE      BULLETIN
 
PREVIOUSLY STREAMED SERVICES
Listen to Zion services on our phone. Call 570-393-2180. It’s a local call.
Youth Ministries
Sunday School and Confirmation programs begin Sept. 18. You can download registrations forms for both. If you have Adobe Reader, you can fill out the forms and return them via email to
zionlutheraneducation@gmail.com. You can also print out the forms and return them to the Zion office.
 
 

Wednesday’s at 9 a.m.

Morning Prayer online

The Rev. Cindy White reads a selected Bible verse and offers a brief message or song.

Individuals with specific prayer requests can email those requests to Pastor White here or at zionlutheranrev@gmail.com.

Morning Prayer is recorded and available on the Zion Facebook page and website.

 
 

Blessings Thrift Sale

Gently used clothing and household items are offered at reasonable prices.
 
Clothing is offered at $20 a large shopping bag.
 
A limited kitchen menu is also available
 
This month’s sale is Friday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Cash and major credit cards are accepted. Sorry, no checks.
 
 
 
 

Joyful Noise

September’s Joyful Noise collection is for Horses and Horizons Therapeutic Learning in New Ringgold which enables people of all ages to have therapy for physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. 
 
Joyful Noise is collected at services the third weekend of the month.
 
People’s Pantry
The People’s Pantry is an emergency food source for our neighbors in the surrounding area. Donations of canned food and dry good items are appreciated and can be placed directly in the pantry on Greenwood Street.
 
More substantial food needs can be accommodated by contacting the Friends in Need Pantry at Trinity UCC by calling 570-391-6719 for an appointment. American Primitive Methodist distributes food items the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on the 3rd Wednesday from 10 a.m. to Noon and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Food is also distributed the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tamaqua Middle School parking lot. 
Diaper Depot
Diapers are distributed free to residents of the
Tamaqua Area School District, usually on the third Saturday of the month. 
 
Diaper Depot is a community pantry of the Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank.
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 

NEW VANCO ONLINE

GIVING OPTION

Zion is moving to a more user-friendly online giving service. We encourage members to use online giving. It’s safe and secure. By setting up reoccurring donations online, you enable the church to maintain financial stability and plan for the future.
 
Check out the giving page.
 
 
 

INTRO TO VANCO ONLINE GIVING

INTRO TO VANCO MOBILE

A beautiful baptism video by Keith Gensure
 

ZION VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – JUNE 13-17

Despite another year of COVID, Zion Lutheran in Tamaqua, Pa., has had an active year serving its members, the community and the world. Ministries matter, but ministries have their costs. Your GIFTS are appreciated.

Fifth Sunday Finance Temple Talk #1

Finance Committee and Generosity Team member Rochelle Evanousky offers a Fifth Sunday Temple Talk on Zoin’s finances and the upcoming generosity project. Rochelle references letters which are in the process of being distributed to all Zion members. The letters include giving statements from 2021 and 2022. The figures on the giving statements represent gifts of record made to Zion made using numbered offering envelopes. Offerings by check are also included when the member has an offering envelope number.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
Thank you for your generosity. Eighty-one (81) families or individuals made a pledge or gave a donation at pledge time. Another 55 families or individuals have made a contribution to the capital campaign over the last five years. That means that 51% of Zion’s families and individuals have either pledged or made a donation in support of the capital campaign. So far $362,377.27 has been given toward a pledge total of $446,986. Again, thank you for your generosity. Our beautiful building provides the space for many of our ministries to provide fellowship, touch lives and share God’s love. (Statistics as of May 25, 2022.)
 
“Preserving the Past; Ensuring the Future” explains Phase 2 of the exterior restoration project under way at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tamaqua, Pa. Those wishing to make a contribution to the project can send their gift to Zion Evangelical Church, c/o Darlene Fetterman, 101 North Greenwood Street, Tamaqua, PA. 18252. A gift form is available for download here.
Send an online gift here.

‘Preserving the Past; Ensuring the Future’

Worship services, messages on your phone

Zion is now offering its worship services on your phone—land line or cell phone. This is great for people who do not have computers or do not fell uncomfortable using online technology. All you have to do is call this number: 570-393-2180. You will be asked if you’d like to subscribe to Zion’s PhoneLiveStream service. As a subscriber (it’s free!), you will get a call immediately before a service is set to start and you can listen to the service right there on your phone. It’s a great way to stay connected to your church.

Follow Zion

on Instagram

Download the Instagram app for your phone
 
Open your Instagram app.
Select Search.
 
Press on the QR Search button top right of your screen.
 
Scan the Zion QR code and you will be directed to our Instagram.
 
Follow Us!!
 
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CAMPAIGN VIDEO
MEMBER MESSAGES
CAMPAIGN GIFT FORM