About Zion


There is a place here for you

We are a community of Christians who worship the triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Believing that God seeks us through Jesus, we come to baptism through the Holy Spirit, marking us with the cross of Christ and making us God's children. Our gatherings nourish us in faith through prayer, confession, Scripture, sermons, and Holy Communion, where we believe the bread and wine are the body and blood of Christ. As evangelicals, we share the good news of Jesus, emphasizing salvation by grace and our role as God's hands in the world. Amid life's challenges, we draw strength from God's promise as our refuge and help, striving to choose life and salvation, and to make the world a better place.

Zion Lutheran is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).


Welcome to Zion Glen Rock, a beautiful blend of history and modern convenience. Our historic building offers a stunning backdrop for your spiritual and community events. The Sanctuary, with seating for up to 400, features intricate craftsmanship and stained glass windows, perfect for weddings, religious services, and concerts. Adjacent to it, our versatile Social Hall is ideal for receptions, corporate events, and community gatherings, combining historic charm with modern amenities. Whether you're attending a service or planning a special event, Zion invites you to create unforgettable memories in our cherished space.

You can download the Facility Use Agreement here.



Discover the rich history of Zion, a cornerstone of the Glen Rock community since 1864. Originally established with humble beginnings, the church was rebuilt in 1904 to meet the growing needs of its congregation and to showcase the architectural splendor of the era. For over a century, Zion has been a beacon of faith, compassion, and community, fostering bonds of friendship and support. As we honor our storied past, we look to the future with hope, continuing our mission to serve and uplift our community in the spirit of love and inclusiveness. Join us in our enduring legacy of faith.



Zion Lutheran Cemetery (also known as Chestnut Hill Cemetery) was established on March 30, 1863, when Samuel Rennoll (1823-1885) and his wife conveyed two acres of land to Glen Rock Lutheran Church for a grave yard.  In 1900, six additional acres were added to the cemetery through a purchase from the estate of Daniel Bortner (1821-1899). The largest, most impressive monument in the cemetery is the William Foust (1836-1920) family marker.  It is a very tall dark brown granite monument. William Foust also sponsored the large stained-glass window at Zion Lutheran Church that depicts Jesus praying in the garden after the Last Supper. The most famous person buried in Zion’s cemetery is Roland F Seitz (1867-1946).  He was a composer, bandmaster, and music publisher.  He was known as “The Parade Music Prince”.

Today, there are over 1,575 burials in our cemetery.  Lots of various sizes are still available for purchase in this beautiful Glen Rock hilltop location.  For more information, please contact the church office at 717-235-3276.