Zion Care Connection
The ministry goals of the Zion Care Connection are 1) to offer prayerful support in times of need, through cards, calls and visits, 2) raise awareness of local services that exist to provide help in our community, and 3) to foster an environment of caring within our church and community. This is a very active ministry of our church. We regularly reach out to our congregation to offer support for a variety of needs and are constantly providing education via materials/brochures/websites as well as scheduling of meetings or Zoom calls with key individuals who share valuable information on the subjects that are of interest to our community. This ministry is expanding to include fellowship activities for social opportunities for all. It's a vibrant ministry and we welcome those who would like to join us.
Ministry Leaders are Pastor Bill McGowan and Co-Chairs Shirley Stalnecker, Sharon Joyce, and Louann Preston.
If you know of someone in need, or are in need of halp yourself, reach out to us for assistance at ZionChurchLBI@gmail.com.
The Ladies Guild meets the second Monday of each month at 9:30am to share fellowship and refreshments and conduct business. The Guild organized the monthly coffee hour that follows the worship service and conducts the three annual church bazaars. They also maintain the church Memorial Garden. It supports Lutheran Social Ministries in Camden with Thanksgiving baskets and warm clothes, ELCA World Hunge Relief, Interfaith Support Services, and the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church Food Pantry.
The Facilities Team manages all aspects of our church buildings. This team includes Duke Duricek, Ray Strotman, Sal and Barbara Annarumma with both Pastors Bill McGowan (not pictured) and Rudy Schneider. They recently completed managing the 2021-22 Fellowship Hall and Kitchen renovation project where they donated hours of time and talents to complete the project under budget. They also recently installed a Wifi Smart thermostat that allows us to manage the heating and cooling of our buildings while off-premises.
The Zion Youth Ministry is managed by the Reynolds family: Aileen and Rick Reynolds and daughters Avila and Bryce.
Sunday School Meets weekly during the 10am church worship service. Children participate in the beginning of the general worship service and are dismissed to the Fellowship Hall after the Youth Message.
Confirmation Class Meets throughout the school year during worship on Sundays for youth (usually Middle School age) preparing for their Affirmation of Baptism.
First Communion Class Meets weekly for about eight weeks in the spring during Sunday School for children preparing to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion.