Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

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Office: (717) 732-9652
265 N Enola Dr., Enola, PA 17025

Pastor: Gwenn Trout

Secretary: Durene Archer

Welcome

There is a place for you here. We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person — questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.

Vacation Bible School

Egypt

Sunday, June 26 through Thursday, June 30

    LUTHERAN CHURCHES OF ENOLA INVITE FAMILIES TO VBS

    VBS Registration Form

    [Enola, PA] A summer family event called EGYPT: Joseph's Journey from Prison to Palace will be hosted at Zion Lutheran Church, 265 North Enola Drive, Enola from Sunday, June 26 through Thursday, June 30.  The event is sponsored jointly by Zion and St. Paul's Lutheran Churches in Enola.

     During this five-day Vacation Bible School event, multi-generational families aged three through adult will step back in time at Egypt, exploring the life of Joseph.  Young and old alike will learn how Joseph went from a prisoner and slave to a leader in Pharoah's palace and a great messenger of God.  Each evening will be filled with singing, games, crafts, story time and review of the day's theme.  In addition, Families will look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.  Each day concludes at Celebration—a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.

    Offering received by VBS participants during the week will be donated to the St. Barnabus Center, a joint Lutheran/Episcopal ministry which serves youth in the city of Harrisburg.  

     Egypt will run from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday.  On Thursday, June 30, a concluding pot-luck picnic will be held in the newly-constructed pavilion at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6839 Wertzville Road, Enola beginning at 6:15 pm.

    The event is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.  Registration information is available at www.ZionELCA.org or www.theoldstonechurch.org.  For more information, call Zion Lutheran Church at 732-9652 or St. Paul Lutheran Church at 697-9675

Worship

Zion offers Biblical Christian Education to all age groups: Nursery (birth to age 3), Preschool (age 4-5), 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, Senior High, Adults and Adult Forum classes.

At Zion, Sunday school is a life-long experience. You are never too young or too old to learn of God's love. Through the classes and activities, friendships are formed and nurtured which makes us a growing, caring family that reaches out to the community and the world around us. We welcome you to join us in learning of God's love.

Sunday School - classes for nursery through Adult - 9:00 AM Summer Hours (June, July, and August) - 8:00 AM.

Sunday Worship Service - 10:15 AM - Holy Communion Weekly Summer Hours (June, July, and August) - 9:15 AM.

Lenten Worship Service - 7:00 PM - Wed. - Feb. 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16.

Nursery provided for Sunday School and Sunday Worship Service.

Confirmation instruction is provided to those in grades 7 and 8 in preparation for their confirmation into adult membership of the church.  The two-year program includes weekly classes, retreats, and confirmation camp.

New Member Classes - Special instruction on church history and Lutheran beliefs is provided for new members throughout the year.

Bible Studies are offered at various times and in various locations throughout the year.

Winter Weather Policy

  • If bad weather conditions occur on a Sunday morning or on days of church activities, please call the church office for information. The answering machine will include information regarding cancellation of Sunday activities by 8:00 am and evening activities by 6:00 PM. If you receive the welcoming message, activities will be held as planned. Cancellation of Sunday School and/or worship will occur only if the pastor is unable to travel safely to the church or the parking lots cannot be cleared.

Our Mission:

As Gods People, centered in Christ, empowered by the Spirit, We are committed to:

Love the Lord our God with all our hearts, souls, and minds. Love our neighbors as ourselves and be and make diciples of all nations.

 

What Does it Mean to be Lutheran?

Lutherans are people who have faith in God's Word.  We see Jesus Christ as the word of God made flesh.  God's Word to us is truth, life, forgiveness, guidance, hope and love.  We hear God's Word in worship, study of scripture, preaching, individual contact and in our congregation's ministries of caring.  God's Word is a firm base for our lives because God is trustworthy.

Lutherans are Baptized.  Baptism is our entrance into God's family, the Church.  In Baptism God acts to forgive our sins and offers us assurance of God's love.  Whether infants or adults, baptized people grow in faith, always certain of God's never-ending love.

Lutherans receive the Lord's Supper.  Holy Communion, the Lord's Supper, is the receiving of bread and wine with the Word of God.  Receiving Christ's body and blood brings forgiveness of sins, strengthens our faith, and reminds us of Jesus' life, death, resurrection and promise to come again.

Lutherans live in the world.  We are God's people everywhere, all the time. We see faith lived out in our daily lives at home, at work, at play, and in the community.