Summer Herald newsletter

June, July, August 2024 Herald newsletter for the congregation and friends of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamaqua.

Camp Firelight VBS

Save the Date – Zion VBS June 17 – 21 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Camp Firelight is a Summer Camp Adventure with God! With the help of Lu the Lightning Bug and the Camp Counselor Guidebook, Counselor Sam and our Campers explore timeless Bible stories that show how Old and New Testament Campers trusted God […]

ELCA Youth Gathering

Zion youth are headed to the ELCA Youth Gathering! Three of our young members have committed to taking on New Orleans from July 16-20! Darien, Julia, and Elaina will be joining thousands of other young people from across the country as they affirm their faith, experience new perspectives, join in worship, and meet new people. Because […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

COMMENTARY • Comparing our total income ($79,626.64) and total expenses ($52,745.29) gives a positive impression but that is because of the additional sources of income: Culinary ($8,000); Blessings ($1566.57) and Endowment ($22,006).  • Comparing offering and gifts ($48,054.07) to expenses ($52,745.29) gives a slightly different view. • The endowment contribution of $22,006 is primarily for […]

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 […]


Altar Flower and Bulletin Sponsors needed for 2023 – The Altar Flower and Bulletin Sponsor list for 2024 is on the bulletin board. The costs of the flowers are $36.80 (please note price increase) and individuals will be billed from the florist. The cost of the bulletin sponsorship is $16.00 and monies are due when […]

Celebration of baptism

Please welcome Atlas Isaac Weikel, son of Audrey Rehnert andKaeleb Weikel, as a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Atlas’s Godparents are Francene and Brian Gulla. He will receive the Sacrament of Holy Baptism during our Saturday worship service; May the blessing of our Lord be upon the parents and godparents in nurturing thischild in […]