About Zion

Special message related to the coronavirus:

“3/26/20: In response to the CO-VID 19 declarations made by Governor Hogan, Zion Church will not be gathering for in-person worship services for the next four weeks. This includes all events, meetings, Holy Week and Easter services held at the church. The practice of providing regular online worship opportunities will continue for the foreseeable future. You will find links on our website and Zion’s FaceBook to access the YouTube videos of services, as well as a bulletin for each service so you may follow along at home.”

While the church is closed, please join us for virtual worship. Services for September 20 for both the German and English services are special programming on the topic of "Lutherans Restoring Creation":

German service: https://youtu.be/if7kUyepRMU
German service bulletin: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BKgTiJTi0ovU13xyaGKbOaRAs4iW51Di/view
English service: https://youtu.be/if7kUyepRMU
English service bulletin: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BKgTiJTi0ovU13xyaGKbOaRAs4iW51Di/view

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.