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Peace and blessing in the name of Jesus Christ!

"How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion endures from generation to generation," (Daniel 4:3).

Worship Updates - We will continue to hold our Sunday morning services as follows: 9:00am and 11:00am. Sunday School is open to all ages at 10:05am. Nursery is available for infants and small children during the 11:00am service. The 9:00am service is live-streamed from our website.  There are some technical problems with the LiveStream on our website & we are working to address these issues. Please go to either our Facebook page or our Youtube page to watch the service - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUOmjiduPDnqQFM9wu2kz-Q/videos

In June - We will have Holy Communion on Sunday June 12th (the second Sunday of June, instead of the first Sunday). 

We will be going back to regular Communion elements of bread and juice on July 3rd. Please contact Pastor Keith if you would like to sign up as a Communion Host.

Prayer Meeting - Come join us each Wednesday evening at 6:30pm for prayer meeting in the sanctuary.

Pray for Revival - Tuesdays at 2:00pm each week, we gather in the sanctuary to pray for revival. Anyone is welcome to join us. 

Wednesday's Word - See our website or Youtube page as we study the book of Romans. 

Prayer Requests:

Nancy High (recovering from a fall)

Alicia Boger (surgery)

Donna Traina (Husband, Joe, diagnosed with cancer - recovering from surgery)

Ray Heberling (continued healing)

Cindy Wise (recovering from knee procedure, healing)

Ed Swanger (pain in legs and back)

Mildred Deck (pain from arthritis)

Jane Reichard (bladder infection)

Mike Gass (Brother of Frank Gass, struggling with health issues)

Grace Marquette (in the hospital with pneumonia)

Billy Miller (blood clots)

Robert Boltz (recovering from surgery)

Victims of recent shootings


Monday Evening Bible Study -  Monday Evening Bible Study starting Monday, April 18th at 6:15pm. Come early for desserts and fellowship.  We will be studying the Old Testament book of Numbers.

Memory Cafe - Our next Memory Cafe is Tuesday May 17th at 1pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Philly Dream Center Mission Trip - We are planning our next mission trip to the Philly Dream Center - Thursday August 11 - Friday August 12 (staying overnight on 8/11). Please email Pastor Keith at Pastorbuckbee@gmail.com if you would like more information or to sign up. Cost is $50 per person. Sign ups are open until July 1st. Space is limited.

Making Shopping Bag Mats for the Homeless - NEW START TIME ... 9:00am to 11:00am every second Saturday of the month in Fellowship Hall (next meeting is Saturday May 14). We need "shopping bag cutters" and those who can crochet. All are welcome to join us!  Thank you to all who participate in this ministry. Recently, we delivered over 30 mats to a local shelter in Reading.

Women's Bible Study - "Encountering God" - Saturday May 14 from 7:30am to 9:00am (every second and fourth Saturday of the month). All women are welcome to attend. Please contact Sherrie Bernard with any questions or to register - bpskbernard@hotmail.com

Men's Group - Our next men's group will be on Saturday May 21st at 7:30am. All men are welcome to attend as we begin a new Men with No Regrets study. If you would like to be a part of the men's group, please let Pastor Keith know and he will give you the books for the study.

Vacation Bible School - Save the date - Sunday June 19 - Thursday June 23rd (6-8pm).

Mental Health First Aid Seminar Saturday July 30th from 8:30am to 2:00pm in Fellowship Hall. WellSpan Philhaven will provide a certified and clinically proven Mental Health First Aid training at no cost. The seminar helps people with no experience to identify, understand and respond to someone who is dealing with mental health problems or substance abuse. To sign up, please email Pastor Keith at Pastorbuckbee@gmail.com. For more information, contact Jayne Miller at jmiller80@wellspan.org

Congregational Card Ministry: Please make sure to sign our congregational cards to the sick and homebound each week. There is a table in the lobby near the Information Desk.

First Friday Family Fun Night - Our next First Friday Family Fun Night is June 3rd starting at 5pm.  We will plan to have a spaghetti dinner. Invite your friends for some good food, fellowship and fun!

Information Session on the United Methodist Denomination Sunday May 22nd at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary. We will be having an informational session about the current and future states of the United Methodist denomination, the upcoming launch of a new denomination called the Global Methodist Church, and how these changes will affect local churches.  For those who cannot be on site for the session, please contact Pastor Keith for information to join the meeting via Zoom.

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

The office is closed on Monday May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.


Pastor Keith Buckbee
Zion UMC