Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of East Petersburg

Our Community


with a Divine Mission

Welcome to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Petersburg.

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.

Virtual Worship


Please join us for Livestream Worship at 10:00 a.m. Sunday.

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 (929) 205-6099. When prompted enter the meeting ID.

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

Meeting ID: 759 186 8281

Password: 123

Our Pastor


Ben Erzkus

With an uninhibited enthusiasm, Pastor Ben Erzkus brings vigor and new-found spirit to our East Petersburg Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Filled with unabashed joy, service and love for God, Pastor Ben adds stylish flair to every sermon. In addition to his uplifitng, weekly messages, his community outreach makes him a special envoy of our congregation.

Pastor Ben’s spirit affects everyone. From his lime green Converse sneakers and the salience of his words, his energy encourages our parish to embrace life and love, everyday.

It is impossible for the written word to capture Pastor Ben’s encouraging spirit. Take a look at a personal message from Pastor Ben.

Our Worship


Our normal worship schedule runs from Labor Day to Memorial Day consisting of one traditional Christian service—a 10:30 a.m. service 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 at the 10:30 a.m. service 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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