About Zion

Special message related to the coronavirus:

10/14/20: Zion will be resuming in-person worship on Sunday, October 18, 2020 with one bilingual service at 10:00 a.m. We will be live-streaming and recording the services so that those who choose to can continue to participate in worship from their homes. 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 seeing our Zion family together again. Worship will look different, but it will be comforting to have a communal, in-person worship experience. Please know that 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.

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.