8:00 high risk traditional service

NOVEMBER 22, 2020  (We ask that you observe the CDC regulations for social distancing and wearing of masks while in the church.)

Welcome — Louise Gettle

PRELUDE "Jesus, We Just Want To Thank You" — Edith Thierwechter

CALL TO WORSHIP   Led by Sandy Sandoe

Leader:  Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving.                                                                   

People:  Sing praise to the Lord, you His godly ones, and give thanks to His holy name. 

Leader: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.                                                                   

People:  For His lovingkindness is everlasting.                                                                             

Leader:  Give thanks to the God of gods.                                                                            

People: For His lovingkindness is everlasting.                                                                     

Leader: Give thanks to the Lord of lords.                                                                                          

People:  For His lovingkindness is everlasting.                                                                             

Leader:  Give thanks to the God of heaven.                                                                                 

People: For His lovingkindness is everlasting.  Oh, give thanks to the Lord call upon His name.  Make know His deeds among the peoples.

* HYMN  — "Come Ye Thankful People, Come" — #797

MORNING PRAYER — Louise Gettle

   The Church In Prayer

   The Lord's Prayer (using debts)

SCRIPTURE — Psalm 100 — Marlene Deiss

MESSAGE  —"Together With Them in Prison" — Marilyn Nolte, Women's Chaplain and Chaplain Manager at then Lebanon County Correctional Facility (Scripture reference: Hebrews 13:1-3)

DOXOLOGY — Edith Thierwechter

BENEDICTION — Janet Taylor


Altar Flowers are presented to the Glory of God by The United Methodist Women.

Congregational Card Ministry: Since we are unable to sign cards each week at church, we are asking you to each week send a card to the shut-in, the college student, and a person from our sick list.  We do not want them to feel that our church has forgotten them. If you want them to know who you are, you can put Zion U.M.C., Myerstown, under your name or write a note.


Sick: Don Wedwick, The Summit @ Glen Mills, Apt. 3104, 52 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Shut-In: Paula McKibben, 70 StoneRidge Village, 440 Lincoln Ave., Myerstown, PA 17067

College Student: Ben Burkhart, 1620 Cecil B. Moore Ave., Apt. 201, Philadelphia, 19121

Birthday Card Shower for Nancy High who celebrates her 75 Birthday on November 26, Thanksgiving Day.  Nancy lives at 904 Hilltop Road, Myerstown.  Thank you, Her Family

Zion United Methodist Women supported then following in 2020:

Pledge to District, Agape Family Shelter, ELCO Cafeteria, Lebanon Rescue Mission, Jubilee Ministries, Prison Ministry, Lebanon CC Ministries, On Fire Youth Ministries, Gift Bags for Zion's Sit-Ins

Prayer, Joys and Concerns: Dawn Long in hospital, Mary Ellen Shearer, strength after

ER visit, those dealing with various illnesses, including COVID 19.  Supportive Prayer:  Ginny Maat, sudden death of her brother.  Praise: Baby Boy born, Silas Micah, parents Chris & Lucy Gettle, Grandparents, Lester & Grace Gettle. 

Prayer Meeting - Come join us each Wednesday evening at 6:30pm. If you are unable to come to the prayer meeting, please be in prayer during this hour of the week. There will not be a prayer meeting on November 25th.


Flower Chart: The 2021 Altar Flower Chart is posted on the Bulletin Board. If you would like to remember a loved on or a special event in your life, please sign on the chart.  The costs of the flowers remain at $25.00.


Blue Christmas Worship Service: We will have our Blue Christmas service on Tuesday December 8th at 7:00pm. This is a quiet and reflective Christmas service for anyone to attend.


Christmas Eve Services: We plan to offer 3 candlelight Christmas Eve services on December 24th. The service times are 4:00pm, 5:00pm and 7:00pm.  There is no need to pre-register for a time to attend. However, please note that seating is first come, first serve. The 5:00pm service will be Live-Streamed on Zion's Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/ZionUMCMyerstownPA and Zion's Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=myerstownzionumc. the service will also be archived on this website.


Advent Candle Lighting: We will have a sign-up sheet at the Information Desk for anyone who would like to light the Advent Candles. The first Sunday in Advent is November 29th.


Socktober Outreach: Please bring in new socks, gloves, hats, blankets and toiletries for the homeless in Leb. country. We will be collecting these items on November 22nd.


Christmas Poinsettias: If you would like to purchase a poinsettia in memory of a loved one, please fill out the form provided by our church office and submit the $7.50 payment by November 22nd.


The Pathfinders’ Sunday Bible Study will begin a new six session-series titled  “Advent of the Savior” starting December 6.  This new study will highlight the events of what he Christmas season is all about—the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 10:05 for a good old-fashioned Bible study from God’s Word.  God bless, John Huber


Giant Ca$h for Causes and Weis Market Fund Raiser Cards for the Grace Marquette Music Scholarship are available every month.  Call Barb Kriston at 717 866-7053 and leave a message, text at 717 821-8211, or email your order request to bkriston@msn.com.  

I will be placing an order the first Sunday of every month and cards are available with a "no contact" system the second Sunday.  Thanks to everyone who helps this to be an ongoing effort every month.

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Our church office is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm. If you have questions or need to submit information for the bulletin or newsletter, please call Judy at 717-866-6839, or email at zionumc22@gmail.com 

Offering Envelopes are available in the lobby. You may feel safer picking up your envelopes in the office which is open M-F 9-1.       

Guest Information

Information hosts are available to assist you with the following information:

  • Childcare is available for ages 7 and under during the 11:00 service in the nursery room located on the second floor.
  • Children's activity bags for ages 3 and up are available at Zion's Zebra located in the lobby.
  • Hearing assistance devices and large print bulletins are available for your convenience.
  • Restrooms are located in the lobby and in the hallway near the rear entrance of the church.
  • Diaper changing stations are located in the hallway restroom near the rear entrance of church and in the women's restroom next to the front lobby.


We are so very happy you visited Zion Church and we pray you will return!