From A Mighty Fortress to All God's Critters, Zion celebrates and continues the strong Lutheran tradition of music being an integral way to commune with God and offer Him praises.
In 1750, Zion installed one of the first pipe organs in the colonies. Zion's first service certainly featured favorite German hymns, perhaps including one written by our first pastor, Justus Faulkner, who is credited with writing several hymns, notably Auf! ihr Christen, Christi Glieder (Rise, Ye Children of Salvation). Today Pastor Summer has contributed several original songs to the Zion repertoire.
Zion is blessed with the amazing gifts of Director of Music Rod Briscoe, Bell Choir leader Karen Jennison, and our many members who make a joyful noise every week. If your soul sings out to the Lord, come join one of our musical groups:
The Parish choir leads the congregation in the music of the liturgy and offers one or more anthems at all 11:00 worship services and special services during Lent and Christmas.
Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm.
These joyful ringers enhance Zion’s worship with both traditional and contemporary music.
Rehearsal is Monday evening at 7:00 pm.
Did you know that Zion was home to one of the first pipe organs in the Colonies?
It was brought from Germany in 1750.
The current organ is much newer - it was bought in 1865 for $1000.