Hi! My name is Timothy Weisman, and I serve as pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield.
The winter months are a great time to be in the Berkshires—and to participate at Zion Lutheran! Sunday Worship is at 10:30am each week and Jazz Vespers (an ancient service of singing and prayer blended with modern elements of jazz and blues) continues this spring each Thursday at 6:00pm!
Upcoming events this winter include a Community Ash Wednesday Service with four other downtown Pittsfield churches, hosted at Zion Lutheran (Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00pm), Jazz Vespers during the season of Lent (Thursday, February 19 through April 2) which features a special jazz arrangement of the well-known Holden Evening Prayer by Marty Haugen; and our Fourth Annual Chili Cook-off, followed by Jazz Vespers (Thursday, March 19 at 5:30pm).
As we get closer to spring, we’ll host an outdoor procession for Palm Sunday (Sunday, March 29 at 10:15am); a potluck and presentation on Felix Mendelssohn’s St. Paul oratorio in conjunction with the Stockbridge Festival Chorus performance (presentation: April 17, 6pm; performance: April 25, 5pm at First Congregational Church in Stockbridge). And the next Beer & Hymns will be scheduled for early spring as well—stay tuned!
Whether you’ve lived in the Berkshires your whole life or are visiting for the weekend; whether you’ve worshipped at Zion Lutheran Church a thousand times or are contemplating coming for the first time; welcome. You will find a home here in this place!
God’s peace be with you.
The Rev. Timothy Weisman, Pastor