Thursday, 18th of January 2018

Thursday, 18th of January 2018

Zion Evangelican Lutheran Church

New Jersey’s oldest Lutheran Congregation’s first service was conducted on August 1, 1714, by the Reverend Justus Falckner, the first Protestant minister ordained in America. It was held in the home of Aree van Guinee, a freed slave, who later contributed land for the first church and a glebe for the pastor.

Baltes Pickel, who also attended the first service, built the first church and contributed generously to construction of the current church in 1749.

The Reverend Henry Muhlenberg, "Patriarch of the Lutheran Church in American," and two sons later served as pastors.

A Royal Charter was granted in 1767.

God's steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations.Psalm 100:5

Erected by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey, 2014.