South Ward Fore Co. benefit ice cream social-July 10,2019

Below: Colton Becker, Mary Ruth Taylor and Judy Brennan preapre 20 picnic bags given to Tamaqua area families for the summer holiday. The ecumenical project beganb years ago by Melody Gensure and Ann Marie Hadesty. Churches participating in this project this year were American Primitive Methodist, St. John’s Lutheran, St. John’s UCC, Trinity UCC and Zion Lutheran.
The photo below was taken in 1940. Note Zion in the upper left hand corner — with the domes.
The picture below was taken on Easter 1948. This is the first class of confirmands confirmed in the new Zion sanctuary. Let us know if you recognize any of the people in the photo. We are told that Mary Schafer is the third person from the right in the front row.

Capital Campaign Trunk or Treat

2019 Family Easter egg hunt


Community spirit Robert Jones, member of the culinary crew at Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua, presents a check for $2,000 to Jason Hartz, chief of Citizen’s Fire Company in Tamaqua. Zion’s outreach team and culinary crew decided to do a benefit ice cream social for Citizen’s which could not have its annual block party this summer due to the downtown construction project. The money was raised through the social and donations from individuals, businesses and Zion’s outreach fund. With Hartz are fellow Citizen’s members, Jason Green, captain; Francis Betz, lieutenant; Austin Bennage, firefighter; and  (rear) Josh Holmberg, firefighter. Members of Citizen’s assisted Zion’s culinary crew in the kitchen and dining area during the social. Hartz expressed his appreciation for the church’s support.

Adalyn Marie Edmonds
Tristan Joseph Stroede
Jessalyn Michelle Lupkin