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Worship & Program

You are Welcome
to Worship
with Us
This Sunday
Gathering Music at 10:30 a.m.
Worship at 10:45 a.m.

 

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship God and fellowship with one another. Every service is a celebration of God’s presence in our midst and God’s power in our lives.


Ash Wednesday/
March 6, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Zion’s sanctuary will be open to the public for prayer and meditation.
Allentown Band Concert
”Carnegie Hall Preview”
April 7
3:00 p.m.

   The Allentown Band has been invited to perform the Showcase Concert for the New York International Music Festival presented by World Projects at Carnegie Hall at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Here is your chance to see the concert without driving in to New York City.

   The program features musical pieces from Richard Wagner, and Peter Tchaikovsky, as well as locally themed Pennsylvania Faux Songs featuring five “Folk Songs Pennsylvanians Forgot to Write.”

    Contact the museum at 610-435-4232 for more information and tickets.

Palm Sunday
April 14
Gathering music: 10:30 a.m.
Service: 10:45 a.m.

   A retelling of the events of the last week of Jesus’ life on earth: his triumphal entry into Jerusalem; then the betrayal, his arrest, trial and crucifixion. Experiencing this story and singing the classic hymns of holy week will prepare you for the joy of Easter.

Easter Sunday
April 21
Gathering music: 10:30 a.m.
Service: 10:45 a.m.

   Join in joyful celebration of the wonder of the resurrection of Christ, listening to sacred music and scripture that reaffirm the central meaning of our faith. Celebrate communion on this sacred holy-day!




Patriot Sunday
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26, 2019
10:30 a.m.

    Did you know that the militia in Lehigh County voted in favor of independence in May, 1776, two months before the Continental Congress? Our Patriot Sunday service commemorates this local historic moment, with the Rev. Bob Stevens preaching in Colonial garb using the very same biblical text that the Rev. Abraham Blumer used when he preached to the local militia about independence.

Celebrate
Independence Sunday
with Us
July 7, 2019
10:30 a.m.


    The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence is a key part of our Independence Sunday service. It features some two dozen participants who reenact the protests of the Colonists by reading sections of the Declaration, punctuated by the ringing of “Allentown’s ‘Liberty Bell.’”


    The Reverend Bob Stevens, senior pastor of Zion’s Church, explains, “In 1776 it is likely that one or two people read the entire document to an assembled crowd in front of the church, but we encourage everyone in the congregation to participate in this re-enactment. Anyone who attends has the opportunity to rail against King George’s ‘injuries and usurpations.’” To encourage participation, the church distributes three corner hats and “mob caps” to children in attendance to wear at the service.


    Stephanie Burke, a tour guide and docent at the Liberty Bell Museum housed at the church will be dressed in Colonial era garb and the museum will be open after the ceremony.


    Zion’s church is located at 620 W. Hamilton Street in downtown Allentown. The public is invited. A free-will offering is received.

Colonial Sunday
September 15, 2019
10:30 a.m.

 
   This annual service commemorates the hiding of 11 bells from Philadelphia at Zion’s church, including the PA State House bell (now known as the Liberty Bell) during the American Revolution, when the British occupied Philadelphia. Colonial era music and prayers from the 1770s led by the Rev. Bob Stevens in Colonial garb recreate a Colonial worship experience.


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