KIVA Outreach

Kiva Re-lending Loans: We started Kiva in September 2007 with a $25 loan. Each person lends $25 to individuals to start or continue a business. The money paid back is lent again. So far to date we have 64 loans in 32 countries for a total amount lent of $1,670. Zion has touched many people’s […]

Blessings Thrift

NEXT Blessings thrift sale March 1 Blessings, Zion Lutheran’s thrift ministry, is hosting a one-day winter clearance sale, Friday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.             The sale features gently used winter clothing and school uniforms along with general household items, books and toys.             A limited take-out kitchen menu is available. Major […]

Offering envelopes stopped

Based on the recommendation of the Finance Committee, Church Council has approved the removal of 133 envelope numbers. These were numbers that have not been used to make an offering in the last year and a half. If you are one of those with numbers removed but would still like to receive offering envelopes, please […]

Lenten fish dinners and pierogie sale

Area residents are invited to Lenten dinners March 8 and 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. or sell out. The menu includes baked haddock, crab cakes or chicken fingers. Combinations and ala carte are not available. Entrees include mac & cheese, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw and dessert. The dinners are prepared by Tamaqua Zion […]

Welcome new members

Please welcome our new members Brian and Karen Costenbader, John, Cindy and Jen Baranovich, Michelle Valentine, Azalea Evans, Alice Hahn, Marilyn Hahn & Brittany Voelpel. May they be blessed by their commitment to God and their participation in this faith family. 

5th Sunday financial report

 It has been recommended by several church consultants that a congregation be kept informed of the church’s finances on a regular basis—not just once a year. Consultants suggest four times a year with reports issued months having a fifth Sunday. Here is our report to the Zion congregation for the fourth quarter of 2023. If […]

Zion VBS

Thank you to all the VBS Helpers for this year! Through incredible teamwork we were able to serve almost 50 children at VBS this year! We had an excellent week of learning that Heroes are called to be more like Jesus! I’d like to thank our congregation for their generosity and support of the VBS […]

Power of prayer

Ron Dietrich offers his witness to the power of prayer in this inspirational Temple Talk.

Making a difference

giving time

It is amazing the impact that we can have on the lives of others, without even realizing it. Here are just a couple soc comments we’ve received from clients of our Diaper Depot ministry. “My family is grateful for God’s love being given through this program. We found ourselves in a rough part this year, […]

Welcoming the stranger

giving love your neighbor

One Saturday evening recently Vicar Dillon Epler led the service and gave his message based on the story of Jesus healing the 10 lepers.             Dillon focused on Christ’s welcoming and healing in the story and then began to talk about ministries at Zion that do both.             “How is Zion Lutheran Church healing people?” he asked. […]