WEEKLY NEWS & NOTES


SEARCHING FOR ORGANIST
We are actively searching for an Organist to participate in the Music Ministry here at Zion. If you believe that you or someone you know would be perfect for this position, then we want to hear from you.  Find the details HERE or speak to Pam Hoffman or any other member of the Music Ministry Search Committee (Joy Brown, Jeff Hoffman, Darryl Engler, Butch Hengst, Linda Beegle, Jim Hoffman).


CONGREGATIONAL PICNIC

Mark your calendars for our annual congregational picnic on July 24th. There will be NO CHURCH SERVICE AT ZION on that day.  Get all the details and sign up in the back of the Social Hall  to attend and/or to volunteer to help.  Questions?  Please see any member of the Christian Ed Committee (Lois Goodling, Jeff Hoffman, Pam Hoffman, Bill Ream, Gloria Ream, Bev Reindollar- Chair, Evelyn Roser, Pam Spangler). 


BACK TO SCHOOL COLLECTIONS
Zion will be collecting school supplies and gas and store gift cards to pass on to Southern Community Services and/or to the SYCSD Social Services Coordinator. Because Southern Community Services and the school district are often resources for families struggling to make ends meet, we will be collecting gift cards as well as school supplies. School supplies can be placed on the stage in the Fellowship Area. Gift cards can be placed in the offering plate. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Please make checks payable to “Zion Lutheran Church” and indicate on the memo line “Back to School”.


CONGREGATIONAL MEETING CANCELLED
There will be NO Congregational meeting on Sunday, 7/31, immediately following worship. The shared Deacon Proposal has been postponed indefinitely.


OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2022
The offering envelopes have arrived and can be picked up from the windowsill in the back of the sanctuary.


 LOOSE CHANGE SUNDAY, 7/31/2022
The Loose Change offering will be collected on Sunday, July 31st.  The recipient of the Loose Change offering for July will be Penn-Mar Services.


FRIENDS & FAMILY DIRECTORY
Copies of the new Friends & Family Directory are available on the windowsill near the bulletins at the back of the sanctuary.


 HEALING SHAWLS FROM COMPASSION & CARE TEAM
Glen Rock resident, Lucy Cadwallader, contacted Zion with the following request.   For the past 6 years, a free program with 16 volunteers called Compassion & Care Team within the York County Coroner's Office has reached out to families who have lost loved ones. They provide comforting letters, grief support, support group information as needed. Now they wish to offer Healing Shawls to mothers, grandmothers, care givers who have lost a child.  If you have free time to knit/crochet for this worthy cause, please call Lucy (717-873-4971). She will provide the yarn and pattern.  Interested? Please contact Lucy directly.  (This is unrelated to the Prayer Shawl Ministry at Zion.) 


SOCIAL TIME EVERY WEEK
Join us for Social Time in the Social Hall at the close of each Sunday service for snacks, beverages and to catch up with one another.


COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORSHIP HAVE CHANGED
Effective as of Council meeting on 3/7/22 : 

  • Mask wearing is optional
  • Keep social distancing in mind when choosing a seat

Communion will continue on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, using the individual chalices while staying in the pew.
Hymns will no longer be printed in the bulletins; hymnals will be used
Sharing the Peace will continue to be done while staying in the pew
In-person Sunday (9AM) service will also be live-streamed on Facebook and recorded each week and posted to YouTube as soon as possible thereafter.


  CHURCH OFFERING
Please continue to support Zion’s mission.  Your financial contribution can be made by:

  1. Mailing a check to Zion Lutheran Church, 47 Hanover Street, Glen Rock, PA 17327.  (Make sure to write your envelope number on the check)
  2. Online Giving on our website. 

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
The office is now open to in person visits. It is best to contact Brenda before stopping in the office because she is still splitting her time working at home and in the office. Brenda can be reached at 717-235-3276 in the office, or on her cell phone at 717-793-7236.