Seasonal Events


 

February 

5th :  Souper Bowl Luncheon
After worship on Super Bowl Sunday, Zion gathers to fellowship over bowls of homemade soup. Canned soup is collected for the local food bank.

 11th:  ShowTune Tea
Zion's choir will entertain members and friends with Broadway showtunes while participants sample tea, sandwiches, and desserts.

28th: Fastnacht Day
Those stopping by the church during office hours will be able to grab a cup of coffee and a fresh, homemade fastnachts (stay for Bible Study at 12:10pm!)

 

 

March  

1: Ash Wednesday
A brief service of Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes begins at 12:10pm.

 

April 

13 : Maundy Thursday 
Gathering at 7:00pm, we reflect on our Lord’s Passion beginning with a service centering on the Last Supper and concluding with a traditional but brief Tenebrae service, separated by a light soup supper.

14:  Good Friday 
A brief service focusing on the cross begins at 12:10pm.

16:   Easter Sunday 
We begin the joyous celebration of Easter with a sunrise service at 6:00am.  A traditional Easter service with Holy Communion begins at 10:15am.

 

May

25:  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.

 

July

30:  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

10:  Art 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.

 

October

 8:  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.

14:  Reformation Tea 
We are planning another tea—this time with Fall flavors and readings from Luther.

29: 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.

 

November

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

 

December

10: 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.