About Zion

Special message related to the coronavirus:

11/25/20: Due to the recent dramatic surge in COVID cases reported in Maryland and Baltimore City, Zion’s COVID Task Force held an emergency virtual meeting on November 25 and after reviewing the numbers and pertinent information all the attendees agreed that Zion should cancel in-person worship services in the sanctuary effective immediately.

A decision concerning future services including Advent and Christmas will be made shortly by the Council’s Worship and Music Committee.

We regret the necessity to take these steps. As soon as the COVID numbers in our City and State return to more acceptable levels, we will reopen our doors to in-person 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.