Zion Church of the City of Baltimore

at 400 E Lexington St , Baltimore, 21202-3556 United States

Celebrating God auf Deutsch and in English in the heart of Baltimore - since 1755

Zion Church of the City of Baltimore
400 E Lexington St
Baltimore , MD 21202-3556
United States
Contact Phone
P: (410) 727-3939


Zion is the second oldest congregation in Baltimore, and the mother church of Lutheranism in the Baltimore metro region. The church building dates back to 1807, and the tower and parish hall ("Adlersaal") to 1912.

General Info

Zion continues to hold two Lutheran worship services each Sunday, led by our pastor, the Reverend Dr. Holger Roggelin. It is the oldest church in the nation that has maintained uninterrupted worship services in the German language for 250 years, and Zion is now the only church in Maryland to offer a weekly service in German. The German service is held at 9:15 a.m. The English service convenes at 11:15 a.m. There is also an ecumenical midweek prayer service on Wednesdays at 12:20 p.m., lunchtime food for the soul for the downtown administrative and business communities. Of course, all are invited to attend any of our services. From time to time Special Bi-lingual services are held. Check the church web page for details before you come. Holiday services and other services may also have special times. Consult the web page of the church in advance.

Reviews for Zion Lutheran Church

Bennett T.

This church hosts many German events throughout the year, including a sour beef dinner and a traditional Christmas market. I found out about this place... Read more

A. C.

(10/27/2011) If you want to experience some old school Baltimore environs and food, it's doesn't get more traditional than this: "Sour Beef Event". $14... Read more

Marcel A.

I have to second A.C.'s review. This place is a secret, hidden in the heart of Baltimore - right next to the City Hall. Their "Sour Beef Event" is a must go... Read more
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 26! 4:00 – 8:00 pm WHY COOK ? ENJOY THE GARDEN & MUSIC BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND We will be serving: Bratwurst or Bauernwurst on Roll Pretzels, Landjaeger, Potato Salad Beverages – selected German beer & micro brews, bottled water & sodas Rain or Shine Event Enjoy our Garden & Covered Arcade at the corner of Lexington & Holliday Streets – near City Hall Parking - entrance on Gay Street

Published on 2015-06-24 02:02:45 GMT

A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP HERZ-LANE OF THE DELAWARE-MARYLAND SYNOD What is really on my heart and mind tonight is the horrific shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, last Wednesday evening. Two of the nine victims were graduates of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and so had many connections with ELCA folk. The shooter, too, was a member of an ELCA congregation. So tonight, let me share with you a prayer written by the Rev. Dr. Clayton J. Schmit, the seminary provost. Please pray this prayer with me in the days to come: "O God of Life, we commit this outrageous act to your mercy. We cannot fathom the hatred that drives a child of your own creation to kill nine others whom you deeply love. In our horror and grief, make us agents of your love. In our anger, make us committed to overcoming violence. In our speechlessness, make us outspoken messengers of your demand for peace. In our helplessness, make us your ambassadors of reconciliation. In our despair, make us bearers of the truth of your resurrection, your eternal kingdom, and your life. Grant these beloved nine your eternal rest, O God, and peace to the millions who mourn. We pray in the unconquerable name of Jesus, our Brother, Savior, and Lord." "And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:7) Peace & Blessings, Bishop Wolfgang D. Herz-Lane Delaware-Maryland Synod, ELCA

Published on 2015-06-23 13:26:17 GMT

THIS WEEK AT ZION Monday, June 22: 12:00 p.m. Prayer Group 12:30 p.m. Yoga 6:00 p.m. ESL Language tutoring Tuesday, June 23: 12:00 p.m. Bible Study: The Psalms (parlor) 4:00 p.m. Pro Bono Counseling (parlor) 6:00 p.m. Summer German lang. classes 8:00 p.m. Arion (Sunday school hall) Wed. June 24 12:00 p.m. AA Meeting 12:00 p.m. Tai Chi class – Baltimore City Wellness (Adlersaal) 12:20 p.m. Midweek Service 12:30 p.m. Yoga 6:30 p.m. Communications Committee Friday, June 26: 12:30 p.m. Yoga 4:00 p.m. Bratwurst & Beer in the Garden 4:00 p.m. Addo/Rivera Wedding Rehearsal (Sanctuary) Saturday, June 27: 3:00 p.m. Addo/Rivera Wedding Ceremony (Sanctuary) 5:00 p.m. Addo/Rivera Wedding Reception (Adlersaal) Sunday, June 28: FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 9:15 a.m. German Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Coffee Hour 11:15 a.m. English Worship & Eucharist

Published on 2015-06-22 13:49:49 GMT

**IMPORTANT NOTICE** Due to the large number of people expected to gather at City Hall Plaza on Saturday, May 2, the Maifest scheduled for that date has been cancelled. This event will not be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please join us in our continuing prayers for peace in our city.

Published on 2015-04-30 20:17:35 GMT

Please pray for peace in Baltimore! Especially we pray for the safety of all those who work for peace and order, our police, fire and emergency medical personnel. We also pray for those who have suffered loss in these dark days—may you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. “God, our refuge and strength, you have bound us together in a common life. In all our conflicts, help us to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, to listen for your voice amid competing claims, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.” (prayer from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, page 76)