Category Archives: Special Events

“Special Events” at our church

Zion’s shares God’s gifts

During the season of Lent, Zion’s set out to complete 40 Actions Teams in 40 Days. In the end, we completed 32, which means that $8,000 and many hours of hard work were offered in love to our local and global community. Click the photo below for a snapshot of what that mission looked like: 

NEW Pictorial Directory

We hope you and your family will be a part of Zion’s new photo directory! Photographers will be here on Friday July 14 and Saturday July 15 to take pictures. Every family unit who is photographed will receive a FREE 8 x 10 and FREE photo directory. Your participation will help make this new directory complete. All are welcome. Click here to sign up for your appointment.

APRIL 29: Bike or Hike to the Bordner Cabin

Bike OR Hike to support the Bordner Cabin Preservation: Saturday, April 29 at NOON at the cabin. This is a #Zions40in40 event.

The plan is to bike or hike from the (1.6 miles) Sand Siding trailhead near Twin Grove Park. The Swatara Watershed and Bordner Cabin websites offer maps and information of interest. Upon arrival we will ‘police’ the area of litter and trash that may have accumulated, and listen to a Bordner Cabin Preservation representative’s description of the Preservation’s history and mission. After the cabin effort we will reconvene at Wendy’s in Lickdale where Thrivent Action dollars will treat us to lunch.
Those choosing to bike or hike will meet at the Zion’s parking lot at 11:00 A M for those wishing to ride share, or meet us at the Sand Siding trailhead at 11:30 AM. Anyone wishing to donate to the Preservation Fund in a financial way are encouraged to consider one penny ($0.01) per pedal stroke or step for hikers or approximately $10. Donations are NOT required to participate.
A signup sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the Gathering Area and any other logistical questions should be directed to Ed Ludwig at 717-507-4758.

Holy Week at Zion’s

Join us for worship during this most Holy Week as we prepare for Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Palm Sunday, April 9:  All Ages “Passport to Holy Week” at 9:30 in Social Hall followed by Worship at 10:30 AM As you are able, meet in the Jonestown square for our Palm Sunday   processional. If you’re unable to meet there, find your place in the sanctuary and we’ll meet up  with you soon!

Joyful Spirits, Wednesday April 12 at 6:15 PM This service will offer children a chance to experience   the mystery and even sadness of Holy Week. We know that the events of the week can be complex for children; this service puts things in a way that everyone can understand

Maundy Thursday, April 13: Worship at 7 PM   We will remember Jesus washing the disciples feet by collecting and blessing diabetic socks for the   American House and the VA. We will also celebrate Holy Communion, and strip the altar as a visual   symbol of the suffering to come.

  Good Friday, April 14: Worship at 7 PM “Faces at the Cross”   Members of our community will offer reflections on what it would have been like to be one of the   many men and women who walked with Jesus during His final days.  As we listen to their   stories we will be encouraged to consider anew what Jesus’ death means for our lives and our world.

Easter Sunday, April 16: Festival Worship at  7 and 10:30 AM. No Sunday School Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed! Invite your family and friends to join us for worship!


2018 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Have you always wanted to visit the land where Jesus lived, taught, and healed? Do you want to learn more about Old and New Testament practices and beliefs? Or maybe you just want to ride a Judean camel! Either way, you’re invited to join Pastor Caitlin and Good Shepherd Travel for a ten day pilgrimage to the Holy Land next February. Here’s the itinerary. Interested in learning more or signing up? See Pastor Caitlin.

Pastor’s Naomi Carriker and Caitlin Glass Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (1)

And here’s a promo video!

March 17: Mark Cable in Concert

7 PM

Singer, songwriter, and humorist Mark Cable has released 17 CDs and been touring fulltime for over 25 years. His insightful everyday-life songs along with his off the wall sense of humor have stirred audiences across the US to laugh, to cry, and to think about the things in life that matter Cost is $10 and you can get tickets by contacting Jim Gill or the church office.
This is a THRIVENT ACTION TEAM event. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Hospital at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The items below will also be collected and donated to the Children’s Hospital. .#Zions40in40 #livegenerously

Babysitting will be available in the nursery.

March 4: Praying in Color and Crafting with Friends


Join us for a FREE day of spirituality and creativity–actually get some of those Pinterest dreams accomplished! We’ll begin with a short “Praying in Color” session, then you’ll have time to work on any craft project you bring. Morning munchies and lunch will be provided, free of charge. You’ll receive everything you need to “Pray in Color”. Friends are welcome! RSVPs are helpful. Come when you can…leave when you must!

This is a Thrivent Action Team Event. #Zions40in40 #livegenerously

March 1: King’s Kids Ash Wednesday celebration

Join Ms. Monica for Kings Kids –
A special Ash Wednesday Celebration.
While the adults partake in worship upstairs, we will be in the Social Hall enjoying games, snacks, crafts, and a movie.
Please RSVP so that i can plan accordingly. Please feel free to share with friends!

Join us for Soup Supper at 5:30pm
Joyful Spirits Worship at 6:15pm
Kings Kids at 6:45 – 8pm
There will be NO BIble Study!
Ash Wednesday Worship 7-8pm