A Lasting Presence in the Susquehanna Valley
Exerpted from a biography by The Daily Item:
"Zion Lutheran Church’s present Gothic structure of Indiana Limestone was built in 1921 at Fifth and Market streets. It is one of the largest churches in northcentral Pennsylvania. Degan chimes were installed as a memorial to the men who lost their lives in World War I, and a Moeller pipe organ was presented by the J.M. Francis Bible Sunday School Class.
A combination church and school was built in 1772. This, the first church in Sunbury, was built on the northeast corner of Walnut Street and River Avenue.
This building was used until 1793, when a new church, “The German Lutheran Church of Sunbury,” was finished at Third and Church streets.
In 1854, a new church was built with a high steeple on the same site.
In 1877, the name was changed to “Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sunbury, Pa.”
Our story is still being written, though! We are a community of people seeking to live out Christ's love in the world. In face of the challenges of the 21st century, we look to recommit ourselves to God's call for justice and peace. ALL are welcome in our imperfect family of faith.