Christian Education Committee
The Technology Committee is a group of techno enthusiasts that use their interests and skills to support the ministries at Zion. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining and designing the website (zluth.com), recording sermons, monitoring video and audio recording equipment, photographing church events, producing videos for VBS and other ministries. The Committee works toward implementing technology and electronic solutions to better serve the congregation. For more information or suggestions, contact the church office.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” d (NRS)
Evangelism, often referred to as “The Great Commission,” is misunderstood by many. Jesus spoke these words, recorded in Matthew, to the disciples, but we must understand that they were also spoken for all generations of Christians. The message is perpetual. Clearly, evangelism is every Christian’s responsibility.
In its most narrow definition, evangelism means to preach and convert to Christianity. Not many of us can evangelize in this way. Thankfully, there are many paths to follow in helping others understand and accept God’s saving Grace. We can all be effective witnesses for God by our unselfish acts of love and service to others.
Here are a few of our Evangelism Committee projects:
- Assist Pastor in making follow-up calls to visitors who’ve completed visitor cards
- Greet worshipers and organize ‘name tag’ Sundays
- Open House during the annual Hummelstown Arts Festival – visitors can spend a few quiet moments in the sanctuary, use the rest rooms, and enjoy free bottles of refreshing water
- Hand out candy and Zion literature during the annual Hummelstown Halloween parade
- Phone calls to rostered members who have been absent from worship for some time
- Messages in bulletins and Znews encouraging all members to reach out to absent members
- Provide welcome gift and Zion literature to folks moving into the new Verde apartment complex
If you would like more information about possibly joining this committee or learning about our projects and plans please contact any of the following: Deb Weiss – Chair, Rich Weiss, Nancy Markey, Rob McGrorty, Ellen Perry, Cyndi Young, or the church office.
The committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm.
“Participating in God’s work puts us face-to-face with the people we are called to love and serve.” (taken from the ELCA website)
Social Ministry Committee
- Coordinate the Annual CROP Walk in October.
- Plan and coordinate the Annual Blanket Drive, First Sunday in October through the Sunday before Thanksgiving in November.
- Plan and coordinate the Annual Glove, Hat and Scarf Drive, Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend through the end of February.
- Plan and coordinate a Mission Project for the Season of Lent.
- Plan and coordinate two blood drives for the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank.
- The Committee also coordinates closely with two other Zion committees: Zion Cares and Partners with Christ.
The Hummelstown Food Pantry
Worship and Music Committee
Worship and Music Committee
Mission and Responsibility:
The Worship and Music Committee has the responsibility for all components of the worship service which is the central, unifying event of the life of our congregation. All aspects of the service should facilitate the congregation’s ability to worship God. Specific aspects include music, the altar (flowers, candles, the communion elements), decorations that set the tone for the various celebrations and any special events that celebrate the life of our church.
The pastor is a member of this committee, setting the tone for the committee and its choices and recommendations.
Music: The Minister of Music offers any special music choices for review by the committee.
Altar flowers: Following the final service of the day, the fresh altar flowers are delivered to members of the congregation who are homebound or hospitalized. The coordination of this delivery is overseen by a committee member.
Altar candles and other celebratory candles: The candles used regularly in the sanctuary are oil filled. A committee member oversees that the candles are always filled.
Altar preparation: The placement of the communion elements at each service is handled by volunteers coordinated by members of this committee.
Decorations and special events: Seasonal decorations especially for Christmas and Easter are coordinated by this committee. Recommendations for special events celebrated within the worship service are also reviewed by this committee.
This committee meets the first Monday of the month, starting at 6:30 pm.
Zion Cares Commitee
The Zion Cares Commitee is a sub-committee of the Social Ministry Committee. Our responsibility is to be a partner in Zion’s caring for our members and the community. We carry out this responsibility in the following ways:
- Visitation of members who are unable to attend and participate in the life of Zion because of illness or disablility.
- Support of members with meal delivery, transportation, etc., when illness, hospitalization, etc has occurred.
- Provide training with seminars or other resources for visitation and other Christian care giving, including health and wholeness.
- Serve as a liaison for our ministry with Christ Church in Harrisburg.
If you would like more information on this committee, please contact Mike Good.
Peggy Wilson – Chair
The committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month, 6:00 pm. The Committee manages all property concerns, sees that maintenance is completed by volunteers or contractors, and plans major projects to address extensive property maintenance and improvement.
Pat Logan and Edie Wiestling co-chair the committee.
The Partners with Christ Lutheran Group
This group is a sub-group of the Social Ministry Committee.