Zion was organized in 1773 by Palatine settlers. The first church at this location was called the Brick Church. One of the first  Sunday Schools in New York State was organized here in 1826.  Zion and St. Matthew's merged in 1971 and maintain a unique and special relationship of being one congregation with two locations.

Zion church building was built in 1868 with additions added in 1904 and 1962. Because of its large sanctuary, excellent acoustics and pipe organ, many community musical events are held here

St. Matthews's was organized in 1840, under the name of the Evangelic Lutheran Church of the Reformation of Leesville. The congregation adopted the name St. Matthew's Lutheran Church sometime after 1853. 

St. Matthew's Greek Revival style building was dedicated in 1853. The 1999 addition, provided needed Sunday School and meeting space along with running water and a real bathroom after all these years!

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Evangelical Lutheran Church of America -- ELCA

Upstate New York Synod  --  Upstate NY Synod
Lutheran World Relief  --   Lutheran World Relief
This site will give to your favorite charity--like the ELCA World Hunger program every time you shop at one of the participating stores -- http://www.igive.com
This site offers various ways to offer our thankfulness (it is an interfaith site) -- http://www.gratefulness.org
This site shows peaceful scenes and scriptures to soothe your soul --  http://www.lutheranwomantoday.org
Lutheran Disaster response is now on Facebook  -- http://apps..facebook.com/causes/view_cause/59523
For resources for writers and readers and an online book club with readers' guides, etc. -- http://www.lutheranwriters.org
Women of the E.L.C.A. -- http://www.womenoftheelca.org
Prayer Shawl Ministry --  http://www.shawlministry.com/


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