News of the Week

Saturday, July 22, 2023


  • Worship on Wednesdays is happening again this year. Each service starts at 7 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott Street, Allentown (outside under the pavillion across the street or inside if inclement weather). The scheduled musical artists include
    • July 19 River of Grace Gospel Group
    • July 26 The Blend from The Barn Faith Community, Allentown
    • Aug. 2 Union Praise  Band, Union Ev. Lutheran Church Schnecksville
    • Aug. 9 The Cedar Routes, Orchard Hills  Church, Breinigsville
    • Aug. 16  Grace Notes, Gospel Big Band, Lehigh Valley
  • Bring your own chair
  • Free Will offering collected each week for a chosen organization

Sunday, July 23

  • Worship at 9:30 a.m.
  • Soft pretzels on sale after worship! Each pretzel is $2. Proceeds will go into the General Fund. These freeze well. Take them along on a picnic. The frozen pretzel can act as a “cooler” and will be defrosted in time to enjoy at picnic time!

Friday, July 28

  • Youth Group will meet in the lower social hall from 6 – 8 p.m. 
  • Youth of all ages are welcome to play games, chat, eat snacks, and have fun together.

Sunday, July 30

  • Worship at 9:30 a.m.
  • After worship, join us for a great fellowship event! July 30 we will be holding a BINGO event in the air conditioned lower social hall following worship. Breakfast casserole, coffee, BINGO are FREE! (we are providing the cards and markers – take as many as you want to play.) Hot dogs, more soft pretzels, drinks and baked goods will be available for sale to eat at church or take home. This will be a swell way to round out your morning. Y’all come!

See Angela Stahler, our Social Media person in charge of Live Streaming, to get your shopping pass for Boscov Days Friends Helping Friends event on Wednesday, October 18 (in store only). One day only. 8 AM to 11 PM. The Pass donation is $5 each and the proceeds will go to the church where Angela works, Grace United Church of Christ in Allentown. The benefit for YOU is awesome. This one day pass gives you 25% off lowest sale prices at Boscov’s. (exclusions apply) Plus you can register to win a $100 Boscov’s gift card. Think of upcoming birthdays and holidays that you can purchase items in advance to use. Consider getting some items for our Basket Social and Bazaar (fill a basket!), or our ATF Christmas giveaway in November. We are always looking for gifts to give to men….. flashlights, tools, gloves, beef and so much more!

If you are thinking ahead to Christmas and how to gather as a family, I want to tell you of the Christmas Schedule at our church. Music and Worship Committee has decided that since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, we will only be having two services that DAY! Our 10:15 a.m. service on Sunday December 24, 2023 will function like our Christmas Eve daytime service with lessons, carols, and candles. Our evening service will begin with the prelude music at 7 p.m. and the service itself will start at 7:30 p.m. There will be carols, choir, lessons, candles, and communion. Since New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday, there will be no Sunday School that day and our service at 10:15 a.m. will focus on Resolutions and a carol sing. More on both of these topics in your upcoming newsletters too.

As always, we have many members and friends in need of prayer due to death, illness, new living situations, and other difficult times; remember, too, those who still recover from war, oppression, and natural disasters all around the world. We also have many members and friends celebrating joys, from new babies to cancer remission and so much more. Please continue your faithful prayers for comfort, strength, healing, and thankfulness. Thank you for being the church!

Lori Esslinger
Part Time Pastor, Old Zionsville UCC
call or text:  610-393-3522


Our Mission Statement

The mission of our church is to be a congregation devoted to our community where we experience and share the loving presence of God by teaching the Good News of Jesus Christ, by celebrating God’s Word in the Bible, and through loving service to all people.

Postal Mail Address

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Old Zionsville UCC
P. O. Box 215
Old Zionsville, PA 18068

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5981 Fountain Road
Zionsville, PA 18092