What To Expect
Entering our building can be a bit bewildering since the front doors of the church face the opposite direction of our parking lot (located at Church St. & Orient Ave.). Just as there are many ways to enter into this community, there are also several ways to enter the building! Some enter through the Parish Hall on Church Street while others walk around the building to enter through the front doors. There is also a handicap accessible entrance with an elevator on the east side of the building. Sunday School is held downstairs in the undercroft (basement) which can be accessed by the front and Parish Hall doors.
At Zion you will find people of all ages and stages of life. We come from various backgrounds and cultures to worship
and grow in the knowledge and love of God together. Some people dress up for church, others opt for more comfortable attire. We are all welcome God’s house exactly as we are.
Our mask policy is tied to the CDC’s rating of community risk for Queens. To learn more about our approach to keeping one another safe, click here. At this time we are not requiring masks.
Worship is at the center of life at Zion. As an Episcopal Church, our worship services follow the participatory liturgies set forth in The Book of Common Prayer. Services on Sunday morning include prayer, a sermon, and Holy Communion. At the 10:30 service there are also hymns and a choir. Families and children are welcome and encouraged to participate in all services. Sunday School begins at 10am (children join the service in time for Communion). We celebrate Holy Communion (Eucharist) every Sunday.
All baptized Christians, regardless of age or denomination, are welcome to receive communion. Episcopalians invite all baptized people to receive, not because we take the Eucharist lightly, but because we take our baptism so seriously.
Visitors who are not baptized Christians are welcome to come forward during the Communion to receive a blessing.
You can indicate this by crossing your arms across your chest as the priest approaches.
10:30am – A joyful service with music, hymns, choir and Holy Eucharist, using Rite 2 in the Book of Common Prayer