The Steeple of Zion Lutheran Church After more than 260 years of ever-expanding Christian ministry in the Middletown Valley of Maryland, Zion Lutheran Church is enthusiastically embracing the future.

We welcome you to join us for spiritual growth and participation in weekly worship services. A Christian Education hour is available on Sundays for all ages.

Regular Worship Schedule:

Saturday - 6pm - Worship
Sunday - 9am - Contemporary Worship
Sunday - 10am - Sunday School (all ages)
Sunday - 11am - Traditional Worship

We celebrate Holy Communion at each service.

Fellowship Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast Come and join us at a FUNraiser & Fellowship Breakfast brought to you by the High School kids of the Zion Church. The menu consists of scrambled eggs with cheese, sausages, milk, orange juice, coffee and all you can eat pancakes.

When Sun, June 15th, 8-11:30 am
Cost $5 for age 12 and up
$3 for age 11 and under
Where Social Room

Profits from this event will help our youth attend their WorkCamp mission trip in July 2014.

For more information, please contact Ginger.

Safe House We invite all 6-8 graders to join us on Thursdays after school, from 3:00pm to 5:30pm, in the Garden'sEdge for games, food, fellowship, free time and FREE tutors!

June 5th will be our last safe house for the school year.

For more information contact Ginger.

Flamingo Fundraiser


It might be cold outside but flamingos are flying!!! Please support Zion's work campers fundraising campaign and have some fun by turning a family member or friend's yard pink with a flock of flamingos!

The fundraiser will run from March thru May. We will deliver & remove all flamingos. To place your order, please complete an order form.

For more information, please contact Amy Lowery.

Zion Garden

Vacation Bible School

Weird Animals - VBS 2014 Kids love weird animals...
Kids need unconditional love...

At Weird Animals, they'll get both! God filled the world with a lot of crazy creatures - including you!!! When kids feel weird, different, or even lost in a crowd, nothing compares to the unconditional love of Jesus!

When June 23rd-27th, 9:00am-12:00pm
Who 4 years old to 5th grade
Cost $5/child if registered by June 1st
$10/child if registered after June 1st

For registration form and more information, please see our VBS page.

VBS Adventures

We invite anyone who has completed 5th-12th grade during spring 2014 to join us during the week of Vacation Bible School for fun activities.

Date Event
June 23rd Scavenger Hunt
June 24th Adventure Park USA
June 25th Bowling Trip
June 26th Movie
June 27th Frederick Keys Game

For permission slips and more information, please see our VBS Adventure Information.

Summer Program

Ice Cream at Summer Program The Summer Program is a one day a week, day long summer program, for elementary and middle school-aged youth.

We offer structured games/activities based on themes for the day, caring for and cultivating our community garden (Garden of Hope), science experiments, crafts, movies, and free time.

When Wednesdays from 7/2 to 8/20
Who Elementary and Middle School Youth
Cost $15/session

For registration form and more information, please see our Summer Program page.

Valley Seniors and Friends

Lunch Bunch All community seniors in the Middletown Valley and surrounding areas are welcome to attend the Valley Seniors and Friends lunch.

When 1st/3rd Thursdays at 11:30am
Where Social Room
Cost $5/person
RSVP Please call Terry Shafer, 301-371-8837 by Monday before the lunch to reserve your meal.

Video Series Watch Holy HearSay, the Easter Sunday sermon by Pastor Kathy Vitalis Hoffman based on John 20:1-18.

For more videos, see our video library.

Wake Up Wednesday Breakfast All high school students are welcome to join us for breakfast in the Garden'sEdge on Wednesday mornings at 6:45.

Invite your friends - they get hungry too!

Running to End Malaria

ELCA Malaria Campaign Pastor Cris will be running around Camp Lemonnier A LOT. Here's your opportunity to make him run even farther and to make a difference in the world as well.

Millions of people are affected each year by this completely treatable disease. Together we can make an impact. Pledge money today for each mile that he runs (probably about 750 over the course of a year). You can make a donation by writing a check to Zion; or through an online donation.