Punxsutawney Area Lutheran Parish

Join us for worship during Holy Week!
Maundy Thursday, April 18: Liturgy at Mount Zion, Trade City at 6:30 PM
Good Friday, April 19: Liturgy at Mount Zion, Airport Road at 6:30 PM
Holy Saturday, April 20: Easter Vigil at First English at 7:00 PM

7:00 AM: Sunrise Service at Mount Zion, Airport Road
8:30 AM: Festival Worship at Mount Zion, Trade City
10:00 AM: Festival Worship at Mount Zion, Airport Road
11:15 AM: Festival Worship at First English

 First English Lutheran
  Saturdays @ 5:30 p.m.
Liturgy with Holy Communion

First English Lutheran Church

  Mount Zion Lutheran
(near Punxsutawney Airport)
Sundays @ 1100 a.m.
Liturgy with Holy Communion

Mount Zion Lutheran

 Mount Zion Lutheran
(Trade City)
Sundays @ 9:00 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 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.

Changes to Worship Service Schedules:

After some time to live in the new schedule, and some discussion and discernment among the congregation councils, we've adjusted the worship time at Mount Zion, Trade City to allow for more time for fellowship and gathering after the Sunday morning liturgy. Traditional Lutheran liturgy and Holy Communion, are conducted at the following times:

  • First English: Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.
  • Mount Zion (Trade City): Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
  • Mount Zion (Airport): Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
We invite you to join us in sharing fellowship in Christ as we move through this period of transition for the Parish.