Zion Episcopal Church would like to invite you to worship with us during the season of Advent, Christmas and The Epiphany. Our special events and services are listed below.
Sunday, December 23: Advent IV
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Christmas Cantata ‘God Came Near’*
Decorating the church after the 10 a.m. service, followed by refreshments
Monday, December 24: The Eve of the Nativity
4:30 p.m. Carols and Anthems with Choir
5:00 p.m. Festal Holy Eucharist
Child care available downstairs during service.
Tuesday, December 25: The Nativity of our Lord: Christmas Day
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Music and Carols
Sunday, December 30: The First Sunday after Christmas
9:00 a.m. Lessons and Carols
Sunday, January 6: The Epiphany
8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Worshiping God in community is the foundation of our life in Christ.
Our 'regular' Sunday services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. These liturgies offer Holy Eucharist and follow 'Rite 2,' in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.
The earlier service is more contemplative, the 10:00 liturgy has music throughout. *Two certified childcare providers are available at the later service. Talk to an usher if you would like to bring your child to the nursery, which is located in the lower level.
Zion worship services are now available on our new Youtube channel and on North Branford local access Totket TV.
Worship at Zion
Can I receive communion in this church?
Yes! We process up to the altar and either stand or kneel where we are offered consecrated bread and wine. You may choose either or both. If you choose not to receive the bread you will be offered a blessing. Those unable to come to the altar should notify an usher and the sacraments will be brought to you.
We are pleased to offer gluten-free wafers for people with dietary sensitivities. Please make the request when you take communion.
Will my children be welcome?
Yes! At Zion we view children as a gift from God and believe that it is vitally important that they be fully included in church life. Year round we offer nursery care at the 10:00am service. (9:00 a.m. in summer months) The nursery is staffed with two experienced child care providers. From September until June we provide Sunday school for children in grades K-8. Grades K-8 meet Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and come upstairs during the peace to take communion or receive a blessing with their families. There are religious children's books, and clipboards with crayons and paper, in a basket in the back of the church. Middle School youth meet three times a month and serve as lectors, acolytes, and ushers. Senior High Confirmation classes meet twice per month.
Zion complies with safe church practices through background checks of all adults who volunteer to assist in any of our programs for children or other vulnerable persons.