Jan. 1, 3rd annual pork & sauerkraut community dinner
May 20, Pentecost/Confirmation Sunday

Young adults confirmed

Two young adults were confirmed during Pentecost Sunday worship services at Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua May 20. Kallia Marie Wall and Ross Thomas Connely were received into the Zion congregation following two years of studies. Kallia is the daughter of Lauren and Jesse Wall. Ross is the son of Anne and Brian Connely.  With Kallia and Ross is Zion Pastor Cindy White. A reception in the Gathering Room followed the service.

Acolyte coordinator Art Connely is with seniors Tyrone Rarick and Luis Fernandez. Luis is the son of Helen and Jose Fernandez.
Tyrone is the son of Janet and Tyrone Rarick. Confirmands are encouraged to serve as acolytes but only a few continue their service after they are confirmed.

Senior acolytes


Two members of the Tamaqua HS Class of 2018 were recognized for their years of service as acolytes at Zion Lutheran Church during Sunday worship May 27. Acolyte coordinator Art Connely is with seniors Luis Fernandez and Tyrone Rarick.

We welcome new members

Marianne, Jim, Jessalyn and Mason Lupkin were recently welcomed as new members here at Zion. Jessalyn Michelle was baptized during worship May 27. Jessalyn’s Godparents are Amanda Sanders and Jerem Lupkin.

June 21, Strawberry social
June 23, A surprise for Pastor White
June 30 – cumenical July 4th food project reaches 34 families

Bags with picnic food items were distributed to 34 families in the Tamaqua area thanks to the efforts of seven local congregations. The July 4th food project began several years ago when Melody Gensure and Ann Marie Hadesty asked Tamaqua churches to supply various picnic items for families in need on the July 4th holiday. The project was continued this year by members of the Zion Lutheran outreach team. All Tamaqua churches were invited to participate. Each bag contained hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, baked beans, condiments, pickles, drink mixes, freezer pops, pretzels or chips and mac and cheese kits.         Churches participating in the project included Bethany ECC, Primitive Methodist, St. John’s UCC, St. John XXIII, St. John’s Lutheran, Trinity UCC and Zion Lutheran. The bags were distributed a few days prior to the mid-week holiday. ABOVE: Members of the Zion Lutheran outreach team with some of the items going into the holiday food bags. From left: Pastor Cindy White, Colton Becker, Mary Ruth Taylor and Judy Brennan.

July 11, Culinary/Outreach benefit social (Workers and friends)
Aug. 25 – Church picnic, Saturday worship and butterfly release
Sept. 19 – Apple Social & Tricky Trays
Oct. 6 – Blessing of the Animals service
Oct. 19 – Getting ready for first Diaper Depot distribution