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  "God calls us to share our faith in Christ with the community in all seasons ."


18th Street & Central Ave.             PO Box 152                       Barnegat Light, NJ 08006

Church Office Hours:        Tuesdays 7am to 3pm       

ph: (609) 494-8676


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The Rev. William McGowan, Pastor
cell: (484) 798-3929


8am Spoken Communion Service (no music)

10am Commuion Svc  (Full Communion Liturgy
Sunday School after Children's Message)

FOOD BASKET   You may donate grocery items or funds to the food basket in the narthex any Sunday.  The Ladies Guild collects and delivers the contents to the Food Bank at Holy Trinity once each month.  


Our Bible study meets at the church fellowship hall on Tuesdays from 11-12:30pm.  Our new Bible Study is "The New Testament You Never knew". Come for one, some or all of the sessions.  You will always be welcomed.

 Please join us for the inspiring sessions.

MINISTRIES  Click on Ministries on the menu above for more about: Ladies Guild          Men's Group        Sunday School and Confirmation        Habitat for Humanity/Thrivent Builds


8am spoken service with communion (no singing)

10am service with communion and song 

In October will will return to the single 10am service each Sunday


Zion Church Sunset Cruise 2019

God blessed us with another beautiful evening for our annual Sunset Cruise on Sunday, September 8th.  The Miss Barnegat Light took us out through the inlet for a lovely cruise along the coast and a lovely sunset.  An unusual sight was the pelicans flying near the lighthouse, that's a first for us.  The Ladies Guild provided a deliscious buffet of food and goodies just before the drawing for the door prizes! Thank you to the local businesses that donated the prizes and many thanks go to the Larson family for providing the boat and the cruise each year.  Enjoy the photos!


Transformation and God's Perfect Timing

On Sunday, August 25th, the sermon was delivered by Chaplain Liz Lahti-Rosensaft.

Many have requested that we put the video on our website, so please enjoy this moving sermon.

There is also a text version on our Blog page link above.


The Flag this month is dedicated from Barbara & Sal Annarumma.  In memory of Barbara’s Dad Chris Schmid and also Sal’s Dad Sal Annarumma.

Tickets are still available for our Annual Sunset Cruise.  This Sunday 6 pm sharp at 18th Street Dock in Barnegat Light.  Tickets adults $15 and children $10.  Call Sally 609-494-7345 or Judy 609-494-9525.


"God's Work, Our Hands" Sunday project.


We will be creating 10-12 "survival kits" in good string backpacks consisting of

a first aid kit, a tooth brush, a Sports Bottle with Zion’s Logo on it and an inspirational book.


We will also be making crosses out of mahogany and a cut nail.  These crosses will also be placed in the “Survival Kits” going to our Veterans. 


The kits would go to VET WORKS in Forked River, they deal with at risk vets (i.e., jobless, homeless, etc.).  Come and Join us today!  You will still have plenty of time to get home washed and dressed for the Sunset Cruise!


Prayers for Carole and Rudy Schneider.  Carole is dealing with a rather severe back problem that will keep her resting for a number of weeks under Doctor’s care.  Our thoughts are with you both!  Get well soon!


We also want to thank Harold Hawkes for stepping up to take Carole’s place at the organ for the next number of weeks.  Thank you, Harold!


Friends of Barnegat Light Beach Patrol fundraiser - T shirts $20.00 support your local lifeguards.  Call Bob Preston at 201-819-4012. 


Worship Schedule:

  • From now until September 29th – 8 am and 10 am
  • Beginning October, we will return to just one service at 10 am

For Your Information

Zion has received a waiver of the “no parking” on Central Avenue from the township.

We now have Gluten Free communion wafers!

New office hours will be Tuesday from 7am to 3pm.

Hymnal dedication forms are available in the Narthex. Suggested donation is $22.50.

In the event that we have to cancel church services on any Sunday an email will go out to our email list.  Those who do not have email and would like us to call you, please put your name and number on the clipboard in the narthex or call the office on a Tuesday.

Find us on Facebook and Like the page to get our posts regularly on your news feed.

Our Services in Video

We have paused our video of Zion Sunday services for the summer months.  Watch for the recordings again in the Fall.

You may visit our YouTube Channel at for past services.  

For earlier services at Zion Lutheran Church in Barnagat Light

please click here for our YouTube Channel: YouTube Channel

Please send questions and comments to

    18th Street & Central Ave., Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
    (609) 494-8676
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