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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.  We are using the book/dvd series by Max Lucado "Unshakable Hope".

All are welcome.  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


ELCA Good Gifts
ELCA Good Gifts

The  ELCA Good Gifts is an opportunity to provide critical support to the ministries and programs that support our worldwide communuties in need.  Zion Lutheran is supporting the program by collecting money to "buy a cow".  Just one dairy cow can produce as many as 3 gallons of milk each day. Nutritious, calcium-packed milk from a cow helps ensure that children grow up healthy and strong. Extra milk can also be used to make cheese, yogurt, butter and other dairy products to eat and sell for a steady source of income. With food and funds – not to mention fertilizer for fields – a cow is a total package for a family in need. 

Pastor Bill introduced Gracie the Cow to our congregation recently.  Gracie West, a great neice of our church member Anna Lisa Ray, graciously suited up for the service and collected the donations of our congregation.  Thanks to Gracie and the generosity of our community we will be providing three cows for a community and families in need!

You can learn more about this ELCA mission by clicking HERE.  Why not honor friends and loved ones with gifts that will make a difference in the world! 

8am service with communion

9am Outdoor service

10am service with communion and song


Welcome New Members!

We warmly welcome our new members to Zion Lutheran's family of faith.  These were received into membership with us on June 9th at the 10am service.

They are (l to r) Sandy Medford, Duke and Dar Duricek, Peg and Tom Houle, Karen and Ray Strotman, and Betty Lou and Ray Allen.    The cake was made by Dolly Patterson for our coffee hour celebration after the service.

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

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The Flag this month is dedicated from Wendy & Michael McCrann in memory of Wendy’s Mom.
The Flowers this week is from The Ladies Guild welcoming summer!

Bible Study – Tuesdays at 11 – 12:30pm. Book/DVD series by Max Lucado – “Unshakable Hope”.  All are welcome. Come for one class or for whatever fits your schedule.

Our Zion Book Club will meet this Wednesday, June 26 at 2 pm at the home of Ray and Rosemarie Unger,  5308A  Long Beach Blvd. , Harvey Cedars. We will discuss the book, The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. For any additional information, please call Astrid OTTEY 609-494-8914. 

Summer Worship Schedule:

  • Until September 1st – 8, 9 (outside), 10 am
  • We now have two sign up sheets for greeters & lectors for our 8 am service and our 10 am service.  

Save These Dates!

Sunday, June 30th - Zion’s Annual Parish Picnic - from 5pm – 7:30 pm at the new 6th Pavilion. 
Plan on bringing a covered dish to share with the community!  Our sign-up sheet is in the Narthex. 
Don’t Miss This One!

Saturday, July 20th – Book & Bake Sale 9 am to 12 pm.

Friday, July 26th - @ 6:30 pm Family Promise Fundraiser at Calloway's Restaurant, 597 Route 9, Staffordville, NJ 08092.

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.

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