Seasonal Events

Advent & Christmas 2020

WOW  (Worship On Wednesday), Online on Zoom & Youtube Live
12:10–12:35pm      Service of Word and Prayer
Service of Holy Communion on 1st Wednesday of the month

  • Special Advent Series “O Come, Emmanuel”: Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Dec. 16: Christmas Music by the Hummelstown Community Singers
See the home page for Zoom information.

Thursday, December 24th, 7:30pm
  • Online on Zoom & Youtube Live
  • Christmas Eve Service Bulletin (PDF)
  • Celebrate our Savior’s birth with sisters and brothers in Christ from the safety and comfort of your home.  Our traditional service will include music from Zion soloists and the Hummelstown Community Singers, including a special rendition of Silent Night in three languages.  To attend by streaming on YouTube, see YouTube Broadcast Worship article in this newsletter. Zoom information is listed below.  

To join by phone, dial 1 646 558 8656.  Use the following Meeting ID & Passcode -- Meeting ID: 815 4041 1207 Passcode: 174354
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Sunday, December 27th 10:15am during Worship Service 
  • Online on Zoom & YouTube Live
  • Celebrate the First Sunday after Christmas with Scripture readings of the promised Messiah and the Good News of Jesus’ birth.  We will sing Christmas carols and be blessed with special music from the Hummelstown Community Singers. 
See the home page for Zoom information.

February 26: Ash Wednesday
12:10 - 12:55PM Service of Word and Sacrament with imposition of ashes

April 5, Palm Sunday:
9:00am Sunday School,
10:15am Service of Word & Sacrament

April 7, Holy Tuesday: NO PB & Jesus Bible Study

April 8, Holy Wednesday:
12:10—12:35PM Service of Word & Sacrament
A light lunch follows this service.

April 9, Maundy Thursday:
6:00pm Soup Supper
A sign-up sheet for the Soup Meal will be in Fellowship Hall.
7:00pm Service of Maundy Thursday Holy Communion in Fellowship Hall
7:30pm Tenebrae (Service of Shadows)

April 10, Good Friday:
12:10pm – 12:45pm Tenebrae Service
Led by Father Keith Almond (Good Shepherd Anglican) & Pastor Karin Pejack
7:00pm Good Friday Service at St. Timothy in Camp Hill

April 12, Easter Sunday:
7:15am Sunrise Service - On the lawn between the church and the train station
 9:00am Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt
A sign-up sheet for Easter Breakfast will be in Fellowship Hall.
 10:15am Service of Word & Sacrament



28:  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 7:00pm.  Coffee and German cakes precede the service at 6:30pm.



 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.

25: Reformation Sunday 
Come celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with us.  Items commemorating the Reformation throughout the years, as well as German religious items, will be on display.  A German meal follows the worship service.  You must call the church office and make a reservation in order to participate in the meal.



 1:  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.

24: Christmas Eve Service 
A traditional candle-light service begins at 7:30pm; cookies and punch precede the   service beginning at 6:30pm.