Seasonal Events

Stained Glass window depicting the Ascension of ChristChristi Himmelfahrt Gottesdienst mit Abendmahl
Ascension Service of Holy Communion in the German Language

Zion remembers its German language heritage by offering an evening Ascension Service in German. English translation will be available.

Thursday, May 18, 2023
6:15 pm Kaffee & Kuchen (Coffee & Cake)
7:15 pm Gottesdienst (Worship Service) 

Flyer available for download here (PDF)
Note on Parking: Free street parking after 5:00pm; free validated parking after 6:00pm in the Chestnut Street Garage.

Service will be available in-person & online

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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.

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

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



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.



 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!



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.  The Art Walk lasts from 10:00am—6:00pm.



 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.



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



 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.