Seasonal Events

Lent & Easter 2022

NOTE ON PARKING for 12:10pm Wednesday Services: There is very limited free parking on site. Parking on the street is actively enforced at this time of day, so please plan to pay for parking if you park on the street.
The week after Easter, WOW Service will NOT meet (4/20).

Special Giving in LENT 2022
As Zion staff and lay leaders work on updating office procedures and record-keeping, we are not collecting a separate Lenten offering this year. To support the Lenten discipline of almsgiving, the Zion community is invited to contribute to the WOW offering which goes to local outreach agencies. Please clearly mark WOW on the memo line on your check WOW and/or include a note with your offering. Alternatively, you may contribute directly to organizations who regularly receive WOW funds:
Bethesda Mission
Christian Churches United
Downtown Daily Bread

April 13 WOW on Holy Wednesday 12:10pm
        Regular Schedule and Information Worship Service & Lunch Fellowship (Invitation)

April 14 Maundy Thursday 12:10pm
        Service of Word & Sacrament (Invitation)
        In-person, Online or by Phone on Zoom, Streaming on YouTube Live
        Communion will be offered in-person and for those attending online or by phone
        Zoom Information:
        Meeting ID: 898 6216 0145
        Passcode: 836244

April 15 Good Friday 12:10pm
        Traditional Tenebrae Worship Service (Invitation)
        In-person, Online or by Phone on Zoom, Streaming on YouTube Live
        Zoom Information:
        Meeting ID: 853 6871 8273
        Passcode: 374961

April 17 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)
                ***Please help us plan for this event. Sign-up to attend in Fellowship Hall or call Judy Atticks.

        10:15am Worship Service of Word & Sacrament
                Regular Schedule and Information for Sunday School & Worship Service (Invitation)
                ***Information & order form for EASTER FLOWERS has been sent with the Lenten mailing or is available from the church office. Deadline to order is April 3.

The week after Easter, WOW Service will NOT meet (4/20).


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



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.

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.