Worship at Zion

Weekly Services

German Service: Sunday 9:15am
English Service: Sunday 11:15am
Ecumenical Prayer Service: Wednesday 12:20pm

Virtual services during Covid-19 may be at different times. Please check the Zion front page for the most up-to-date times and links for accessing virtual services and bulletins.

All Are Welcome

Zion offers Sunday services in both English and German. A midweek ecumenical prayer service provides lunchtime food for the soul for the administrative and business communities of downtown Baltimore.

Originally a church of immigrants to the Baltimore area, today Zion bring together a cross-section of residents from Baltimore City and the surrounding counties.

We look forward to meeting you!

Worship at Zion is Traditional, Liturgical, and Sacramental

Zion holds fast to a traditional worship setting in the Sunday services, making use of the rich sacramental and liturgical heritage of Lutheranism.

Zion's organist and choirmaster, John Heizer, leads a professional choir in anthems which complement the weekly services. Our newly restored organ expresses Zion's commitment to worship and love of music.

An International Community, a Local Ministry

In an outside of services, Zion is committed being an international community that is rooted in history, yet attuned to the needs of a contemporary city.

Zion has long served as a gathering place for German-Americans in Baltimore, as well as for Germans traveling or living in DC-Baltimore region. In fact, Zion is the oldest church in the nation that has maintained uninterrupted worship services in the German language for 250 years. Throughout the year, the community organizes or hosts a large number of events that welcome visitors and celebrate Maryland's German heritage.

Located directly next to the city government and adjacent to the Sunday Farmer's Market under Route 83, Zion is at the center of downtown Baltimore. Our gardens are open to those who wish to pause and reflect. On a daily basis, Zion distributes bagged lunches to the city's homeless population.