Seasonal Events

Spring/Summer Events

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

ANNUAL MEETING: SUNDAY, JUNE 2, directly following 10:15am Worship Service
Attend In-person or Online.
Details will be mailed to voting members.
LUNCH FELLOWSHIP directly following the meeting Ham BBQ, Hamburger BBQ and buns, drinks and snacks provided.
See sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall to bring a side or dessert to share.
 

WOW Series: Mini-Series on the Psalms
June 26 – July 17 (Wednesdays) 12:10pm
Psalms 113, 69:1-16, 27, 40:1-10

SPECIAL Joint 9am Sunday School Presentations:
Sunday, June 2, Review of Annual Meeting Materials
Sunday, June 23, Missionary to Romania Ruth Cheng
Sundays, July 14 & 21, Faithfully Planning a Christian Funeral - more details in the July-August newsletter
Sunday, September 8, RALLY DAY 

Art Association of Harrisburg Gallery Walk
Sunday, September 8, 12-5pm
Zion looks forward to welcoming the public to view art by members and friends of the congregation, to tour our beautiful and historic building, and to experience the extensive collection of Christian art by Japanese artist, Sadao Watanabe


LOOKING AHEAD IN 2024 - HIGHLIGHTS

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

Riverboat Sunday: July 28
Jointly led by Agape Ministries & Zion Lutheran
Pastor Derrick and Pastor Karin will be leading the service on the Pride of the Susquehanna. Pastor Keith Eslinger will be leading 10:15am Worship at Zion. Over the summer, the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society offers a free nondenominational Sunday worship service aboard the Pride. Christian Churches United (CCU) coordinates the services and half of the collection goes to HELP Ministries. The service begins at 10:00am. Boarding begins at 9:45am. It is first come, first served, and will be open to the public, so arriving on time or a bit early is encouraged. Riverboat cruise lasts until about 11:15am.

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.