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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


10am Communion Service  (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


10am service with communion and song 


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.



Reformation Sunday – On October 27th, 5pm Zion Lutheran, Holy Trinity and the Lutheran Church of Holy Spirit are encouraging our congregations to come together for worship and a meal to help celebrate our common heritage as Lutherans.  Details to follow as to what we are asked to bring for the covered dish dinner. Stay tuned for more info.


The Flag this month is dedicated from Ken King.  In memory of of his beloved wife, Hilary King.


The Flowers this week is dedicated from Lisa Dowd in honor of her good friend Kim Fieramosca in all that she has achieved.    


Coffee Hour will follow worship on Sunday, all are welcome!


Council Meeting will be Tuesday, October 15th @ 5:30 pm in the fellowship hall.


Choir is looking for people to join.  Practice is Sunday, October 13th at 9 am.


Zion Lutheran and the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit will be hosting 3 homeless families of Family Promise the week of October 20th.  The families will be staying at Holy Spirit but we will share the overnight hosting, hospitality and dinner preparation for our families.  If you can help in any way, please call Barbara Annarumma at 609-276-2485.  Let us pray for these families in their time of need.


Date Saver – Bishop Tracie Bartholomew of the New Jersey Synod of the ELCA will be coming to Zion to lead worship, preach and greet our members on Sunday, December 15th at the 10am service.  Following the service there will be a reception to meet our bishop and celebrate our unity in faith and mission.  Come out and welcome our Bishop!   

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.   

Bryce Reynolds (Zion's Sunday School Teacher) and Charlie Ray will be performing in The Great Gatsby play at Southern Regional High School.  Please see the attached order form for ticket information.  A great night out, you don't want to miss this one.

Thursday, October 24th at 7 pm

Friday, October 25th at 7 pm

Saturday, October 26th @ 2 pm


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