About Zion

Special message related to the coronavirus:

After discussing the status of Covid metrics in Baltimore City and Maryland, your Zion leadership has determined that it will once again be safe to resume in-person worship. Again, we have kept the safety of the congregation and all who worship with us at the forefront of our decision making. Our plan is to resume in-person worship on Sunday, February 28, 2021. We will be live-streaming and recording the services so that those who choose to can continue to participate in worship from their homes. We will continue with two Sunday services. The German service will continue at 9:00 a.m. and the English service will be at 10:30 a.m. As noted, both services will be in-person, but will also be available via livestream.

In order to attend in-person worship, everyone will be required to wear a face covering to protect themselves and other worshippers. More information about what to expect is in this video:

We look forward to once again seeing our Zion family together again on Sunday, February 28. Worship will look different, but it will be comforting to have a communal, in-person worship experience. Please know that these precautions are being taken in accordance with CDC recommendations in order to protect the safety, health and well-being of all who plan to come together in worship. As the status of the pandemic involves changing metrics, we will continue to monitor the situation, and if metrics rise above a safe level, we may have to resume virtual services. If that occurs, we will provide as much advance notice as we are able.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office at 410-727-3939 or at baltimorezion@gmail.com.

A bilingual congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Zion offers an international perspective alongside a local ministry at the heart of Baltimore city. All are invited to attend any of our services.

Founded in 1755, Zion Church of the City of Baltimore is the mother church of Lutheranism in the Baltimore metro region. Over the years it has evolved into much more than just "the German Church in Baltimore." Zion has proven a steady presence to Lutherans in Maryland and to people of all backgrounds in the city, with its worship and music traditions, a dynamic educational program, and a flair for hospitality.

Zion Church is a "Reconciling in Christ Congregation" and adopted the following Affirmation of Welcome: At Zion Church of the City of Baltimore, all who have been baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, are welcome within the membership upon transfer or affirmation of faith regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, educational level, economic status, ability, health, or geographic distance.

Explore Zion's heritage and activities in our virtual tour, history, archives and library, music, and photo gallery pages. Also see our favorite links.