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Visitor Information

18th Street & Central Ave.

Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
ph: (609) 494-8676


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

Sunday Mornings:

8:30am at Barnegat Light Pavilion

10am Full Communion Service at Zion Church Sanctuary




New Visitors

Please join us on Sundays at 10am or watch the service on our Facebook page or here on our website Home page.  

Services in our church building on the corner of Central and 18th in Barnegat Light

The information below refers to services held at our church buillding.  Here's what to expect when you visit us at Zion Lutheran on LBI.

Worship Services - We have a seasonal worship service schedule.  In the wintertime we hold one worship service on Sunday morning.  As the spring and summer approach we begin a multi-service schedule for Sunday morning.  This multi-service schedule continues into the fall season and then we change to our winter schedule of one Sunday worship service.  Times of the current services are posted on the left side of each page of this website.  

Welcome - When you join us for services you will be welcomed by our greeters as you enter the narthex.  You will receive a pamphlet that will guide you through the entire service.  Our greeters will assist you in getting seated if necessary.  

Communion - Our worship service each Sunday is a full communion liturgy.  All are welcome to participate in communion at Zion. The congregation is invited to kneel at the altar to receive the sacrament. For 2022 for purposes of health and safety we will be using individual plastic wine or grape juice containers for each person. Pastor will place a wafer, or host, into your hand (you may request a gluten free wafer)  after which the Alter assistant will offer a plate containing both wine or juice in small plastic glasses that you will take yourself. After you have communed you will dispose of the plastic wine glass in a basket as you leave the altar.  Following this, one may make the sign of the cross (if you choose to) and return to your places in the congregation. 

Our usual communion includes the following and we will return to this communion when it is deemed safe to do so. [Zion uses intinction, the dipping of the wafer into the goblet of wine.  The pastor will place the wafer, or host, into your hand.  The assisting pastor will offer you two goblets, both contain blessed wine.  The gold goblet is for dipping the wafer, the ceramic goblet is for those who wish to drink directly from the goblet.] 

Children and Youth - Children and youth will participate in the general worship service for a short time until after the readings of God's Holy Word.  Pastor will give a Youth Message and then dismiss them to the fellowship hall for Sunday School or Confirmation Classes.  The youth will join the worship service for a short time during communion to receive communion or a blessing and then return to the Sunday School or Confirmation Classes until the end of the service.

Coffee Hour -  On the second Sunday of each month the congregation is invited to join together in the fellowship hall for coffee and goodies compliments of our Ladies Guild.  All visitors are especially welcome to join us here.  We'd love to get to know you!

Handicapped Information - We have a new entrance ramp to the front door of the church for the handicapped.  A church member will assist you in entering the nave from there.  Call ahead of time and we will be watching for you!

Directions -  You will find directions on our DIRECTIONS page.

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