traditional 9:00 worship service

9:00 am Worship Service  •  February 18th  2024


PRELUDE                        "Lord, Teach Us How To Pray Aright"                     Alec Rowley


ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPENING PRAYER                                   Pastor Keith Buckbee


CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                              Pastor Keith Buckbee

Pastor: Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory.

People: Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.

Pastor: The Lord has remembered us: he will bless us; he will bless those who fear the Lord, both the small and the great.

People:  And we will bless the Lord from this time forth and forevermore.

All: Praise the Lord!


HYMN                                                  “Be Thou My Vision”                                           #542


 APOSTLES’ CREED                                                                               Pastor Keith Buckbee


OFFERTORY                          O Love That Will Not Let Me Go"  arr. by Robert Hughes




MEET & GREET       


SPECIAL MUSIC                                               “Agape”                                     Zion Ringers

                                                                       Kathy Conrad - Flute 


TIME OF PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER                                          Pastor Keith Buckbee  


SCRIPTURE                                      John 3: 9-15                                            Mari Conners            


SERMON                                 “Look Upon the Cross”                          Pastor Rob Dagen


HYMN                                               “At the Cross”                                                       #323   


BENEDICTION                                                                                                 Pastor Rob Dagen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   POSTLUDE                                 Prelude in D Minor"                                         J. S. Bach




The Altar Flowers are presented to the glory of God in celebration of
the 57th
Wedding Anniversary of Harold & Cookie Haag.


The 2024 Flower Chart is on the Bulletin Board, if you would like to remember a 

loved one or a special occasion in your life, please fill in the day. March 10, 17 &

24 are available.


Sign-up sheet for Potluck Supper on February 25, 2024 at 5:00pm, is on the Bulletin 

Board.  We need help for set-up and clean-up. Hymn Sing at 6:15.  





  Sunday – Youth Group                       

  Monday - Monday Evening Bible Study begins at 6:15pm in Fellowship Hall. 

  Come early for food, desserts and fellowship.  We will be studying 2 Samuel.

  Tuesday – Prayer Meeting, 2pm, in the Parlor, Zion Ringers Rehearsal 4-5:15

   in Fellowship Hall, Book of Philippians, 6:30 – 8:30 in Fellowship Hall

  Wednesday – Prayer Meeting 6:30, Senior Choir rehearsal @ 7:30

  Thursday – Grief Share Support Group, 2-4 in the parlor

  Saturday – Women’s Bible Study, 7:30 am, Mat Making 9-11am    


  Exploring the Book of Philippians, meets every other Tuesday, Feb. 20

  and March 5th from 6:30-8:30 in Fellowship Hall. 


   United Women in Faith will start accepting donations for the Book Sale/Rummage 

                        Sale items beginning January 28.  Any questions contact:

                    Beth Mellon at 610-812-1372 or Sue Kerschner at 717-383-9399


  Secret Sister Encouragement:

  Have you prayed for your Secret Sister today?  One of the best ways to uplift your

  Secret Sister is through prayer. The busyness of our everyday lives sometime sabotages 

  the best of our intentions, but lifting up your Secret Sister in prayer is a simple, powerful, 

  easy way to lovingly ask God’s protection and provision on your Secret Sister. 


   Thank you for your Support: We collected 173 soups, 58 Saltine Crackers and 18 other 

   items to be donated to local Food Bank. 


    The church is seeking to fill the position of cemetery groundskeeper.  Responsibilities 

    include: Weekly mowing and trimming of the grass, scheduling yearly maintenance

    on the mowing equipment, and keeping the equipment and storage shed clean and 

    organized.  Compensation for this position will be $20/ hour.  Please contact the 

    church office if interested.  Thank you, Zion UMC Trustee's.




Outreach Announcements


Saturday, March 23rd will be our Pancake Breakfast and Egg Hunt starting at 9am. Please sign up on the back bulletin board if you'd like to help or contact Jackie Gostomski. 

We also need help Friday March 22nd in the afternoon for prep and set up. Please let Marae Clauser know if you'd like to help. 

If you'd like to donate candy to help us fill the eggs please place your donations in the box at the back entrance. Non-candy items are also welcome. Stickers, small toys, etc.  Please make sure items are individually wrapped and small enough to fit inside a plastic Easter egg. Saturday, March 16th at 9:00am we will stuff the eggs in the fellowship hall. If you'd like to help please contact Jackie Gostomski.

Any questions regarding this event can be directed Jerry (717.679.2569) or Jackie (717.269.2971) or 

Last year we served 1000 pancakes, 26lbs of sausage, filled 2000+ eggs and had 116 kids registered and over 200 people in attendance.