Punxsutawney Area Lutheran Parish



Sunday Morning Worship Schedule for the Parish            Advent Midweek Worship (December 4, 11, 18)
8:30 at Mount Zion Trade City                                                6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at First English
10:00 at Mount Zion Airport Road                                        
11:15 at First English                                                                 Christmas Eve Liturgies
                                                              
Parish Worship Sunday (3 congregations together)         7:00 p.m. at Mount Zion Airport Road
December 29 at 9:30 a.m. at Mount Zion Trade City       9:00 p.m. at First English
                                                                                                        11:00 p.m. at Mount Zion Trade City




 First English Lutheran
(Punxsutawney)
  Sundays @ 11:15 a.m.
Liturgy with Holy Communion

First English Lutheran Church

  Mount Zion Lutheran
(near Punxsutawney Airport)
Sundays @ 10:00 a.m.
Liturgy with Holy Communion


Mount Zion Lutheran

 Mount Zion Lutheran
(Trade City)
Sundays @ 8:30 a.m.
Liturgy with Holy Communion

Mount Zion Lutheran Church (Trade City)


Who Are We?

Punxsutawney Area Lutheran Parish has, and is, undergoing substantial changes.  For many years, as the Punxsutawney Lutheran Parish, the parish consisted of two congregations: First English Lutheran Church, in Punxsutawney, and Mount Zion Lutheran Church, near the Punxsutawney Airport.  After the previous Punxsutawney Lutheran Parish Pastor accepted a call in Lancaster, PA, the Parish was without a Pastor.  During that same timeframe, Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Trade City was looking for a Pastor, as their previous Pastor retired.  To enable the three relatively small congregations to place a call to a Pastor, Mount Zion Lutheran Church (Trade City) joined the Punxsutawney Lutheran Parish and it was reformed as the Punxsutawney Area Lutheran Parish.  First English Lutheran Church, Mount Zion Lutheran Church (Airport) and Mount Zion Lutheran Church (Trade City) joined together as a three congregation parish to provide a Lutheran identity to the witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ within the community of Punxsutawney, PA and surrounding areas.  The Punxsutawney Area Lutheran Parish is affiliated with the Northwestern PA Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  First English Lutheran is located in downtown Punxsutawney on the corners of N. Gilpin and Pine Streets.  Mount Zion Lutheran (Airport) is located at 2105 Airport Road (2 miles west of Route 119 at the village of Bells Mills).  Mount Zion Lutheran (Trade City) is located in Trade City near the intersection of PA-210 and PA-954.  All three congregations have weekly worship services with traditional Lutheran Liturgy and Holy Communion.