Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of East Petersburg

Online YouTube Livestream Services

There are online options for viewing the weekly services. We invite you to worship with us via YouTube Livestream at the link below. We broadcast our live, Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m.

If you are visiting our YouTube channel for the weekly service, there will be a thumbnail image featured above our previous weeks’ services. If the you arrive on the page early, before services begin, the thumbnail will be highlighted by a black box that reads as “Live.”

You may click the “Live” thumbnail to be redirected to a larger video image inside the YouTube channel. When redirected to the larger video page, a countdown clock will be visible in the YouTube video. The video will commence its live feed when the countdown has concluded.

If the you arrive on the YouTube channel page as services begin or after, the thumbnail will be highlighted by a red box that reads as “Live.” You may click the “Live” thumbnail to be redirected to a larger video image inside the YouTube channel. When redirected to the larger video page, the video will commence its live feed for viewing.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is open to in-person services.

Zion In-person Worship Guidelines

For safe & responsible in-person services, worshipers and friends are asked to be aware and please observe the following safety protocols:

• Following the updated CDC requirements, fully vaccinated individuals and unvaccinated must continue to wear a mask. When being social, please continue to observe social distancing protocols in the church.


• Each different family unit needs to be “socially distanced” at 6 feet; children with other children at 3 feet. (as per CDC)


• Only two individuals are allowed in the bathrooms at the same time. Parents are allowed to accompany their children.


• Please maintain a safe distance from other family units through the hallways, Narthex and Sanctuary. Be seated as indicated by the ushers. You will also leave, one pew at a time—at the usher’s direction.


• When leaving, you may use either of our two doors.  Please leave promptly and try to restrict your conversation(s) to the parking lot.

Other Important Safety Procedures:

Please Note:  You may participate in the service—with your mask in a quiet and restrained manner.


• If you have the following existing conditions, you are “at risk” and you should consider staying home: asthma; lung disease; diabetes; liver; kidney; heart disease; a compromised immune system.


• Foot traffic should be one-way only; windows will need to be opened slightly. Dress accordingly.


• Offering plates will be at the back of the church; communion will “come to you” in the form of a “packet” of wafer and wine.


• The center aisle will be reserved for worship participants only. THANK YOU for your consideration and caring for your fellow worshipers.


God Bless and be safe.

Virtual Worship


Sunday, please join us for Livestream Worship at 10:30 a.m. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m.

For dates and times of Livestream Worship services and meetings, please check the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Petersburg Facebook page.

Call in for audio: 1 (646) 558-8656. When prompted, enter the meeting ID.

Our Church Family at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is a nurturing community of believers. We worship and praise God and embrace the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We share our time and talents to enrich our church experience through personal commitment and involvement.

For Zoom services, please visit www.zoom.us and click “join” or download the app. When prompted, enter Meeting ID and Password:

Meeting ID: 929 8074 6294

Password: 123

Our Community


Welcome to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Petersburg — Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

We are a congregation serving Lancaster County for more than 150 years with a ministry of worship, education, fellowship, and Christian service. This is Christ’s church. There is a place for you here.

Our Church Family at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is a nurturing community of believers. We worship and praise God and embrace the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We share our time and talents to enrich our church experience through personal commitment and involvement.

Grab & Go Lunch


As part of our Zion Community Outreach, we feature Grab & Go meals that are served each Monday of the year from 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Grab & Go Lunch
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Monday

This is a no-contact option to ensure the safety of all participants. Zion partners with other local churches and groups from our area to prepare and serve the meals.

Zion Clothing Bank
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Monday

The Zion Clothing Bank is available every Monday from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or by appointment—call the Parish Office at (717) 569-1359. Donations are greatly appreciated throughout the year.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Petersburg — Celebrating 175 Years

175th Anniversary

As we make our plans to celebrate the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church 175th Anniversary, we are eager to read your stories, to see your photographs and to invite you to be a part of this spectacular celebration.

Vacation Bible School
July 18-21
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wade in the Water

In partnership with United Church of Christ East Petersburg and with the Lancaster County Parks Naturalist Program, this special event Vacation Bible School is for all ages and free of charge.

To register, please click the button (below) or visit trinityeastpete.org

Our Recent Services

May 22, 2022


Sunday, May 15, 2022
Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 8, 2022
Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 17, 2022
Easter

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Petersburg

Sunday, April 10, 2022
Palm Sunday

Jessica Rife—lyric soprano—will participate with vocal solos during our Palm Sunday service. Jessica has sung with Capital Opera, Harrisburg Opera, Harrisburg Singers and the Sylvan Chorale. She is a composer, arranger and teacher—serving on the faculty of Melody Place Studios in Harrisburg.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Petersburg

Friday, April 15, 2022
Good Friday

Steve Witter, our resident cellist, will participate in our Good Friday worship with some meditative Vivaldi, as well as, a favorite hymn. Witter will accompany the choir in a new arrangement of When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Petersburg

Sunday, April 17, 2022
Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday, we will be joined by trumpeter Michael Eckersley, a Millersville University junior with dual majors in Music Education and Trumpet Performance. As a Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania native, he plans to teach high school band upon graduation and to continue his music performance career.

Our Worship


Our normal worship schedule runs from Labor Day to Memorial Day, consisting of one traditional Christian service—10:30 a.m.—featuring our adult choir.

Our summer schedule consists of a single 9:00 a.m. worship service. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated the first Sunday of every month and on the Festival Sundays of the liturgical year. A nursery for young children is provided each Sunday and at all summer worship.

Members are invited to volunteer to serve in one or more of the following ways as part of the congregational worship team: Acolyte; Torch; Cross and Bible Bearers; Altar Care/Altar Guide; Assisting Minister; Usher; Greeter. Sign-ups for volunteer positions and times of service are in the main building hallway.

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