150th Anniversary Celebration

In 2019, Zion Lutheran celebrated the 150th anniversary of its’ founding.

In August, Zion held a special service with the Rev. John Macholz, Bishop of the Upstate New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Bishop John Macholz sharing his 150th anniversary sermon.
Pastor Deb Johnson presiding over communion.
Past pastors who have served at Zion with the Bishop.
From left to right – the Rev. Gregory Huth, the Rev. Deborah Johnson, Bishop John Macholz, the Rev. Virginia Mazzarella, and the Rev. Steven Middernacht.
A celebratory picnic was held at Chuck and Mary Etta Saxton’s campsite “up on the hill” following the service.
The Zion Lutheran replica was made by long-time Zion member Stan Strobel.
Past pastors who have served at Zion with the Bishop.
From left to right – the Rev. Steven Middernacht, the Rev. Gregory Huth, the Rev. Jonathan Deibler, Bishop John Macholz, and the Rev. Deborah Johnson.

In 2019, Zion also celebrated its’ 70th Memorial Candlelight Service for All Saints’ Day.

Candles are lit in memory of departed loved ones and, in addition, a bell is tolled in memory of loved one who have passed in the past year. This year there were approximately 250 candles lit with a time for fellowship (and cookies!) following.

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