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WINTER 2014
VOLUME 32 NO. 2
OL D Z I ON ’ S T RUMPET
B L O W Y E TH E TRUMPE T I N ZI O N
RED ROSE QUARTET AND CHORUS
LEAD THE CAROL SING AT 2 PM
AND 4:30 PM RESPECTIVELY ON
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13.
CHRISTMAS CAROL SING - DECEMBER 13
CHRISTMAS - CAROLS CANDLELIGHT - CHORUS CHURCH!!!
These words are all part of
Christmas magic. Experience
them all on Saturday, December
13 at 2:00 PM or 4:30 PM when
folks gather to sing Carols in
Candlelight and to listen to
the voices of the Red Rose
Chorus at historic Old Zion
the Red Rose Quartet blend
their voices with ours. Then at
Dress warmly as the building is
not heated.
4:30 PM, the Red Rose Chorus
will take part in the annual Carol
Sing.
Bring a flashlight to follow your
song sheet and to light your path
to your car.
The requirements are simple.
The tickets are FREE and can be
A free will offering will be taken
during the Carol Sing to support
requested starting November 17, the preservation of Old Zion.
2014. The process for requesting
Prepare to be part of this
tickets remains the same as in
beautiful, simple, and delightfully
years past.
old fashioned fun event.
Church, Reifsnyder Road,
Mail a ticket request form
Brickerville, PA.
This is Christmas at its
(included in this mailing) and a
best with Carols,
The Red Rose Quartet and
return envelope that includes a
Candlelight, and a Chorus
Chorus will lead the holiday
stamp and your address to David
carols and perform too. Voices in Hoffman, 1263 Ash Lane, Lebanon in a Country Church.
song always sound spectacular in PA 17042.
Please see the weather
Old Zion. At the 2 PM Carol Sing
cancellation policy in this issue.
C A ROL S I NG W EAT H ER
C A N C E L L AT I O N P O L I C Y
If wintry weather occurs on Saturday, December 13, or if there is already snow or ice on
the ground on December 13, the Carol Sing will be cancelled. Old Zion does not have a
paved parking area, nor does it have smooth walkways. Therefore snow and ice could
create serious hardships for visitors. For event updates on December 13 please check
Old Zion’s website at www.oldzionchurch.com.
Emanuel Deyer; Master Builder
Article by David Hoffman, Board Secretary
Research compiled by Ben Kreiner, Manheim Historical Society
Perhaps you have read the inscription on Old Zion’s balcony. It is written in
German Fraktur script and lists the name “Emanuel Deyer” and the date
“October the 2nd, 1813”. On that Sunday, the dedication service for the new
brick church building took place and Emanuel was honored as the master
builder.
Emanuel was born in 1760, the son of immigrant parents from central Europe.
He learned the cabinetry trade from his father and went into the family
business of building cabinets and furniture. In 1783, he and Sophia Gerhard
were married by Henry Muhlenberg, the patron and organizer of the Lutheran
Church in North America. They had “at least” eight children, some of whom
also joined the family business of construction. In 1798, they constructed an
impressive Georgian dwelling for Emanuel and Sophia, which stands today at
128 South Main Street in Manheim. In 1813, Emanuel and his son George
accepted the contract from Royer’s Church in Brickerville to build a new,
modern brick structure overlooking the Brubaker Valley. They used a classic
square footprint with a wine glass pulpit and balconies on three sides. The
arched windows mirrored the arched ceiling, which gave the church excellent
acoustics. The carved, draped doorway and fluted columns inside made the
building a true masterpiece. It was the newest architectural style and the
crowning glory of a poor country congregation.
Emanuel and his sons continued to build furniture and home interiors until his
death in 1836. He is buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in Manheim.
Anniversary Service Held September 14
On Sept. 14th the 201st anniversary
of the Old Zion brick church was
celebrated on a perfect Sunday
afternoon. A soft breeze drifted
through the old building as the
sounds of Lititz Moravian Church’s
Trombone Choir resonated
throughout the church. Board
member, David Hoffman, read the
scripture in German and JP
Welliver accompanied the
congregation’s hymns on the
antique pump organ.
The featured speaker, Eric
Troutman, President of
Pennsylvania’s Sons of the
Revolution, spoke about
“Pennsylvania Germans
Involvement in the Revolutionary
War”. According to Mr.
Troutman’s information clarifies
why the original Old Zion building
served as a hospital during this
war and why the cemetery served
as the soldiers’ burial ground.
Toward the end of the service
Laber/Lauver family members
were recognized as being the
ancestors of early Old Zion
congregants. Other special
attendees included 100 year old
former board member, Dorothy
Cushman, and 8 month old Sophia
Martin, daughter of Old Zion
board member, Amanda Martin.
As September 14th was the 200th
anniversary of when Frances Scott
Key penned the “Star Spangled
Banner”, the service concluded
with the Trombone Choir’s
wonderful, rousing rendition of the
National Anthem.
2 0 1 5 @ OL D Z IO N
WEDDING SEASON
2ND WKEND IN APR 2ND WKEND IN OCT
ANNIVERSARY SERVICE
SEPT 13 AT 4 PM
CHRISTMAS C AROL SING
DECEMBER 12
EASTER DAWN S ERVICE
APRIL 5
CEMETERY
PLOTS
AVAILABLE
Cemetery plots are available within
N E W PATH WAYS
PLANS FOR 2015 INCLUDE
UPDATING THE OLD ZION WEBSITE
FOR ONLINE DONATIONS. PLEASE
CHECK BACK AT
WWW.OLDZIONCHURCH.ORG .
the grounds of Old Zion Church. The
cost of a plot is $400. Please contact
board member, Wayne Eichfeld to
learn more at 203-1527 or email the
church at [email protected] .
The serenity of the gradually sloping
cemetery hill over looking the
Brubaker Valley is unchanged and
peaceful from a century ago.
Take this opportunity to make future
TH E W E D DING
S E A S ON
plans appreciated by family and future
generations.
CAROLING
By Ernest Clayton
ASHLEY SPOTTS AND DAN
FLYNN CLOSED THE 2014
WEDDING SEASON WITH THEIR
VOWS IN SEPTEMBER. THE
SEASON WILL RE- OPEN FROM
THE 2ND WEEKEND IN APRIL
THRU THE 2ND WEEKEND IN
OCTOBER. LEARN MORE AT
WWW.OLDZIONCHURCH.ORG OR
[email protected] .
It was a silent night.
But if you listened carefully
G RE E N F UTU R E
You could hear voices
Beautiful voices,
young and old
Singing words that
filled your heart
with JOY!
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