contemporary 11:00 Worship Service

SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 — (We ask that you observe the CDC regulations for social distancing and wearing of masks while in the church.)

GATHERING SONG —  "Great I Am" — Worship Team

WELCOME — Pastor Keith Buckbee

*WORSHIP MUSIC   "All the Earth Will Sing Your Praises" and "Great Are You Lord" — Worship Team

Feel free to stand or sit during worship


  The Lord's Prayer (using debts)

SCRIPTURE READING —Mark 9:38-50 — On Screen

SERMON — "Fire, Worms, and Amputations" — Pastor Rob Dagen

* CLOSING SONG — "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" — Worship Team

* BLESSING — Pastor Rob Dagen


Altar Flowers are presented to the Glory of God in loving memory of Jean's parents, Emma Norman and Raymond Kozakewicz by Jean and Tom Ebneter. 

Needed Audio/Visual Helpers:  If you would like to help serve in the Audio/Visual booth once a month, please contact the church office for more information.


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.


Shut-In: Isabel Zulker, 108 Country Lane, Richland, PA 17087 

Sick List: Luther Moyer, 525 Hilltop Road, Myerstown, PA 17067

College Students: Ethan Balderrama (Penn State University), 0401 Irvin Hall, University Park, PA 16802

Ben Burkhart (Temple University)  1620 Cecil B. Moore Ave., Apt. 201, Philadelphia, PA  19121

Violet Campbell (Susquehanna University) and Hayleigh Seifrit (Elizabethtown University) are studying on-line until the end of September. (Violet Campbell lives at 201 Weidman Street, Lebanon, PA  17046) (Hayleigh Seyfert lives at 6 Monarch Circle, Myerstown, PA 17067)

Military: Raymond Moore - 1281 North 9th Avenue, Apt. 1802, San Diego, CA 92101


TRUSTEES:  After completing several big projects (the boiler system, carpet installation, and power washing the building) the Trustees are continuing to care for a "to do" list of routine maintenance.  Tom Stanley, Will Rautzhan, and Carl Kimmel  have been busy upgrading the church's WIFI and internet capabilities.  Outdated electronic components will be removed from the church within the next weeks.  Smart

TVs are now in use throughout the building.  Long range plans for Zion Church include the resurfacing and re-lining of the parking lots and the installation of a power chair lift to make our second-floor classrooms accessible to everyone.


BOOK OF JONAH: October 6, 10-11am in Fellowship Hall. Please read Jonah:1


Come DIVE into the Book of Jonah with Pastor Keith!”


Beginning Tuesday October 6th and during every Tuesday in October, we will be studying the Book of Jonah!


God never gives up on Jonah and the people of Nineveh because He is slow to anger, loving and compassionate. How does God’s boundless love for the people in Jonah’s world resonate in today’s world of hate and anger?

Join us every Tuesday in October from 10:00-11:00 AM! We will meet in the Fellowship Hall. Please read the first chapter of Jonah prior to our session. We ask that you follow the CDC recommendations for wearing of masks and social distancing.


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  

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 OFFICE IS CLOSED: August 31st

MEN’S GROUP: Saturday, October 10th & 24th, at 7:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. We will continue our Bible Study. All men are welcome.                        


UMW: The United Methodist Women will meet Wednesday, October 7th at 2PM. We will be putting together gift bags for our shut-ins. ALL WOMEN are invited to come; bring a friend or neighbor! Louise Gettle, President ZION UMW

APPLE DUMPLING SALE:  October 29th   -   Pick-up 12-1pm or 4-6pm - $5.00 each

Regular or Sugar free   To order, use one of the following:

• Call Sandy Sandoe 717-866-2639

• E-mail Sandy at

• Write order on paper with your name and phone number and place in an envelope.  Give it to Sandy or place in offering plate with her name on the outside.

TO PAY: Hand money in an envelope to Sandy or place in offering plate in an envelope with her name on it.  Thanks for your support and cooperation to keep us all safe.

If you do not feel comfortable coming into the Fellowship Hall to pick-up your 

dumplings, Sandy will deliver them to you.

MEMBERSHIP CLASS: If you are interested in joining Zion UMC, please contact Pastor Keith by email, or calling the church office. We will plan to hold a Membership Class on Sunday September 27th from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.



Recovering from surgery: Alicia Boger,  Allen Yiengst, and Nate Snee (ACL  repair).

Carol Fullmer, recovering from knee surgery.

Luther Moyer doing therapy at home. 

Vanessa Tobias receiving chemo treatments.

Supportive prayer for Barb Steiner and family as Donald passed away.

Georgene Nee, her sister passed away last week.

Joy Nesbitt's mother died on September 21st. 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: The Amazing Journey of a Shoebox Gift Begins with You and Results in Evangelism and Discipleship. Pamphlets are available on the table in the lobby.  Collection date is November 15-22. 


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!