Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! Here is your weekly update from Zion UMC:
"The righteous is delivered from trouble, and the wicked walks into it instead,"
Special Worship Services:
Sunday October 1st at 5:00pm - Blessing of the Animals in the Courtyard
Sunday October 15th - Laity Sunday
Sunday October 29th - Combined Worship Service at 10:00am and Ministry Fair at 11:00am in Fellowship Hall
Carol Kline (back surgery)
David Dickson (cancer)
Ray Heberling (recovering from heart surgery)
Donna Traina (depression)
Sheree Weller (health)
Luther Moyer (lung cancer)
Mary Leh (health)
Joan Noll (blood pressure problems)
Ryan Miller (started chemo)
Terry Bieber (pancreatic cancer)
Alan Walter (pancreatic cancer, in pain)
Jim (kidney transplant)
Butch Loser (brain injury due to motorcycle accident)
Rick Miller (taken to the hospital)
Mike (David and Cindy Wise's son in law - brain tumor and upcoming surgery)
Robert Anderson (pray for the Primm family as Robert has passed away)
Betty George (fell and bruised knee)
Riley (young man who needs healing)
Mike Wenger (oral surgery)
Ministry Fair - Sunday October 29th at 11:00am
Would you like to become more involved in the ministry of Zion UMC? We have an opportunity for you to find out about our ministries during our Ministry Fair. Following our combined worship service on October 29th, we will be holding a ministry fair in the Fellowship Hall. If you are leading a ministry in the church and would like a table in the ministry fair, please email Pastor Keith at Pastorbuckbee@gmail.com to reserve your table. Thank you!
If you are interested in joining Zion, we will be holding a New Members Class on Sunday October 8th at 12:30pm. The class is about 2 hours in length. A sign up sheet is on the bulletin board at the back entrance of the church. Any questions, please contact Pastor Keith at email@example.com.
CHURCH EVENTS AND MINISTRIES
A new 9 week Bible study led by Joanne Baker on the book of Philippians will begin on Tuesday October 17th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. This is a verse by verse study that is appropriate for anyone from the beginner to the most advanced Bible scholar. If you are interested in signing up, please email Joanne Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org
or sign up at the bulletin board at the back entrance of the church.
Outreach Opportunity - Trunk or Treat October 28th at 3pm
Biblical Citizenship In Modern America
Next program begins on Saturday, October 7th, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The sessions will last just 45 minutes, and the entire program will last only five weeks this time. Some workbooks are still available, so come to the first session even if you must miss a few along the way! Biblical Citizenship In Modern America provides you with an exciting Biblical journey in a classroom setting, and it gives young and older people alike a chance to learn, grow and stand on God’s truths while learning about this Country’s foundation: The Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and our long-standing U.S. Constitution. Do you know how many signers there were to the Declaration of Independence? You’ll learn how to train for a future in leadership in your own hometown, your school, becoming an aide in our State Capitol, or in the Capitol of the United States! In this program, we do not judge one side or the other, but we follow God’s promise: to love one another. Call Judy Vindich for more information – 717-866-6839, or speak to Carol or George Kline, 863-202-5876.
Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
It's that time of the year already...We will be offering the opportunity to fill boxes for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child during the months of October and November. More information to come!
SECRET SISTER UPDATE: Since the Secret Sister program started a few months ago, there have been plenty of prayers being lifted for all our "sisters" participating in the program. There have also been cards, gifts, flowers and other expressions of love placed on the Secret Sister table. Please continue to keep your "sister" in your daily prayers and be in contact with them secretly, at least once a month, so they know you are thinking about them. If you haven't already reached out to your "sister", it's not too late to start! Any questions, please contact Marae Clauser (717-228-8967).
United Women in Faith Upcoming EventsWednesday Oct 4, 1:30 pm - Tour of Dorsey Museum at Evangelical School of Theology, Cost of tour is $7.00. See our women's bulletin board for all the latest events and activities.
United Women in Faith Bakeless Bake Sale: Fund Raiser for Mission Work. Checks payable to United Women in Faith.
First Friday Fun Night - Our last First Friday Fun Night is Friday October 6th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Come out for good food, fun and fellowship!
Blessing of the Animals - Sunday October 1st at 5:00pm, in the courtyard.
We will have an outside service to bless your pets and animals. Anyone is welcome to bring their pets for the blessing! Please make sure you use good judgment with your pets (i.e. leashes, crates, etc.).
Zion’s, In Their Affliction, a new ministry based on James 1:27.
Creations of Love: If anyone is interested in participating in the new Creations Of Love outreach please contact Alex Rautzhan at 717-968-0556
Making Shopping Bag Mats for the Homeless - START TIME ... 9:00am to 11:00am in Fellowship Hall. We need "shopping bag cutters" and those who can crochet. All are welcome to join us - 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
Monday Evening Bible Study - Monday evenings at 6:15pm, come early (5:45pm) for desserts and fellowship. We resume our Monday Evening Bible Study on Monday August 7th at 6:15pm in Fellowship Hall. We will be studying the book of 1 Samuel. All are welcome!
Men's Saturday Morning Bible Study - We kick off our fall season on Saturday October 7th at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall. We continue our No Regrets series. Contact Pastor Keith at Pastorbuckbee@gmail.com if you are interested. All men are welcome!
Women's Saturday Morning Bible Study
Zion UMC is looking to fill 2 part time positions - Concert Band Director and Nursery Coordinator. If you know anyone who may be interested, please have them contact the church office for more information.
Reminder of 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, please call Judy at 717-866-6839, or email at Zionumc22@gmail.com.