Seasonal Events

2024 Lenten Season
Wednesday, February 14 12:10pm ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

Imposition of Ashes & Communion
Please join us for this special worship service which marks the beginning of the prayerful season of Lent. There is no lunch fellowship on Ash Wednesday.

Time: Feb 14, 2024 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Ash Wednesday Bulletin (PDF)

Sunday, February 18 10:15am 1ST SUNDAY IN LENT – COMMUNION
Invitation information on our Sunday Worship Service page.

Wednesday, February 21 WOW LENTEN Series “Promised Treasures” Begins
Invitation information on our WOW Worship Service page.

March 24 Palm Sunday 10:15am Service of Word & Sacrament
Regular Schedule and Information for Sunday School & Worship Service. Invitation information on our Sunday Worship Service page.

March 27 WOW on Holy Wednesday 12:10pm
Regular Schedule and Information for WOW Worship Service & Lunch Fellowship. Invitation information on our WOW Worship Service page.

Thursday, March 28 12:10pm MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE

Time: Mar 28, 2024 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Friday, March 29 12:10pm GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
Time: Mar 29, 2024 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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March 31 Easter Sunday
7:15am Sunrise Service (In-person only)
at Zion outside facing the lawn in front of the train station Brief Service with Communion. If the weather is bad, service meets in Fellowship Hall
9:00am Easter Breakfast (In-person only)
***To help us plan for this event, please call or email the church office to sign-up
10:15am Worship Service of Word & Sacrament
Regular Schedule and Information for Sunday Worship Service
***An order form for EASTER FLOWERS is available at Zion and on the front page of the website.
Invitation information on our Sunday Worship Service page.
 

LOOKING AHEAD IN 2024 - HIGHLIGHTS

April 10 – May 29 (Wednesdays) 12:10pm
WOW Series: “Organic Discipleship”

May 5 (Sunday): 4:00pm
Wednesday Club Concert with Organ Music at Zion

Thursday, May 9
CHRISTI HIMMELFAHRT / ASCENSION
6:15PM KAFFEE & KUCHEN / COFFEE & CAKE (in-person only)
7:15PM GOTTESDIENST / WORSHIP (in-person & online)

May 19 (Sunday): 3:00pm
Hummelstown Community Singers Spring Concert At Hummelstown United Church of Christ, 104 E Main St, Hummelstown, PA 17036

Sunday, December 22 (4th Sunday in Advent)
3:00PM WEIHNACHTSGOTTESDIENST / CHRISTMAS SERVICE (in-person & online)
Throughout the year, Zion holds many additional events and worship services.  These are in addition to our weekly Wednesday & Sunday worship. The schedule is dependant on the church calendar, so dates vary each year.  This is an overview of our typical yearly schedule.


January/February
Ash Wednesday
12:10 pm Service of Word and Sacrament with imposition of ashes



March/April
Holy Wednesday:
12:10—12:35PM Service of Word & Sacrament

Maundy Thursday:
12:10—12:45PM Service of Maundy Thursday Holy Communion in the Chapel

Good Friday:
12:10pm – 12:45pm Tenebrae (Service of Shadows)

Easter Sunday:
7:15am Sunrise Service - On the lawn between the church and the train station
 9:00am Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt
10:15am Service of Word & Sacrament

 

May

Himmelfahrt – Ascension Day Service in German 
Remembering our German heritage, Zion holds a German-language Ascension Day service (an English translation of the service is available) beginning at 7:15pm.  Coffee and German cakes precede the service at 6:15pm.

 

July

 Zion on the River 
Come worship with Zion on the Pride of the Susquehanna riverboat!  The ship leaves the dock at 10:00am.  For those with hydrophobia, the regular 10:15am service at Zion will still be held!

 

September

Gallery Walk
Zion participates in Harrisburg’s Art Walk by hosting local artists to display their work in our Fellowship Hall.  In addition, tours of historic Zion with its collection of Christian art forms are provided.  

 

October

 Harvest Home 
“Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of Harvest Home!”  Zion is decorated with the signs of Fall as we celebrate both the bounty of God and the final harvest of souls to come.

Reformation Sunday 
Come celebrate the anniversary of the Reformation with us.  A German meal follows the worship service.  You must call the church office and make a reservation in order to participate in the meal.

 

November

 All Saints Sunday
We remember those of the Zion family who joined the Church Triumphant over the past year.

 

December

 Christmas Cantata Sunday
Zion’s choir performs special seasonal music during the worship service.

Christmas Eve Service 
A traditional candle-light service begins at 7:30pm; cookies and punch precede the  service beginning at 6:30pm.
              NOTE:  In 2023, due to Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday, there will be one service at 2pm.