"God calls us to share our faith in Christ with the community in all seasons ."


18th Street & Central Ave.             PO Box 152                       Barnegat Light, NJ 08006

Church Office Hours:        Tuesdays 7am to 3pm       

ph: (609) 494-8676



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The Rev. William McGowan, Pastor
cell: (484) 798-3929
email: bill21751@gmail.com


8am Spoken Communion Service (no music)

10am Commuion Svc  (Full Communion Liturgy
Sunday School after Children's Message)

FOOD BASKET   You may donate grocery items or funds to the food basket in the narthex any Sunday.  The Ladies Guild collects and delivers the contents to the Food Bank at Holy Trinity once each month.  


A New Bible Study begins Tuesday, April 17th at 11am – 12:30 pm,.  Our Study will be on Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the Gospels.  We will also be using the movie by Franco Zeffirelli of “Jesus of Nazareth”.  11 weeks! 

All are welcome.  Please join us for the inspiring sessions.

MINISTRIES  Click on Ministries on the menu above for more about: Ladies Guild          Men's Group        Sunday School and Confirmation        Habitat for Humanity/Thrivent Builds

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

Beginning Memorial Day weekend on Sunday May 27th, there will be two Sunday morning services: 8am (Spoken Communion Service - no music) and 10am (Sung Communion Service). 

Our full summer schedule begins Sunday, June 17th, Father's Day, with three services: 8am Spoken Communion Service, 9am Outdoor Contemporary Service & 10am Sung Communion Service.


Welcome to Zion! This is Christ's church. There is a place for you here.  We invite you to join us at the table, to share the joy of God's Word and Grace. 

Here's everything you need to know about visiting us at Zion on LBI. Click Here  VISITORS

Our Services in Video

We are pleased to be able to share the Word of God beyond our congregation with these videos of the reading of the Gospel and the Pastor's Sermon in our Sunday services.

You can Share the service by clicking on the white curved arrow at the top right of the video.

Pastor Bill McGowan is conducting the service.

For earlier services at Zion Lutheran Church in Barnagat Light

please click here for our YouTube Channel: YouTube Channel

Please send questions and comments to ZionChurchLBI@gmail.com

Help for the Needy

Matthew 25:34-40 "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me".

Here's how you can contribute to our Zion ministry to assist those in need.

We are collecting used coats, gloves, and scarfs etc.  Pleased put them in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays or bring them to the church office on Tuesdays beefore 3pm.  You can purchase items to donate if you do not have used ones.  Pastor will take them to Atlantic City Rescue Mission.   

Matthew 25: Ministries  We are still collecting empty prescription and over-the-counter pill bottles and sending them to Matthew 25: Ministries.  This ministry is a non-profit organization providing humanitarian supplies to those in need.  Please wash and dry your prescription bottles, and remove labels and glue.  There is a basket in the narthex for your donations.  See Barbara Annaruma for questions.

Family Promise - We participate Southern Ocean County's Family Promise to assist homeless families of Ocean County.  We hosted 2 families at Zion in February.  Our next scheduled week will be in early will be announced shortly.  There are many ways in which you can help. Opportunities include; shopping for food, cooking meals and desserts, spending time and overnights during our hosting weeks.  For more information please see Barbara Annarumma or Pastor Bill.

Food Pantry Collections  We are collecting canned foods for our local food pantry, please feel free to bring in some or donate cash to the can in the narthex on any Sunday

Announcements and Upcoming Events

The Jewish Community Center of LBI would like to invite you to join us in prayer at our Annual Sabbath Interfaith Service at 7:30pm on Friday June 1st. It will be held at the Jewish Community Center at 2411 Long Beach Blvd. in Spray Beach, NJ.  Rabbi Michael Jay will lead the service.

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit will be the host site for the next Family Promise during the week of June 10-17.  Please contact Barbara Annarumma for more info.  We are looking for assistance in preparing meals, sleepng over, and providing dessrts.

Zion has received a waiver of the “no parking” on Central Avenue from the township.

We now have Gluten Free communion wafers!

New office hours will be Tuesday from 7am to 3pm.

Hymnal dedication forms are available in the Narthex. Suggested donation is $22.50.

In the event that we have to cancel church services on any Sunday an email will go out to our email list.  Those who do not have email and would like us to call you, please put your name and number on the clipboard in the narthex or call the office on a Tuesday.

Find us on Facebook and Like the page to get our posts regularly on your news feed.  www.facebook.com/zionlbi

This drone photo of our 2018 Easter Sunrise Service at the lighthouse this year was taken by Chris Lemcke of Barnegat Light. It was a beautiful service conducted by our Pastor Bill McGowan and featuring music by Avila and Bryce Reynolds. We are thankful for the donations from The many who attended. They amounted to more than $1100 for the local Food Pantry.  


Zion Welcomes New Members

On May 6th Zion welcomed nine new members to our congregation.  Our church secretary, Lisa Dowd, was also baptised at this service.

What a celebration for our church family!   

    18th Street & Central Ave., Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
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