zion communications

Hello and God's grace to you.  Here is this week's update from Zion UMC:

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:14).

Worship Updates - We will continue to hold our Sunday morning services as follows: 8:00am, 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. 9:00am service is live-streamed from our website. 

Sermon Series on The Apostles' Creed - This week we will continue our series on the Apostles' Creed, focusing on the Holy Spirit.

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. 

Wednesday's Word - See our website or Youtube page as we continue our study in Philippians.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study - Join us for a weekly Bible study on Tuesdays from 10:00am - 11:30am.  We will be studying the Old Testament book of Daniel. No sign-up is required. A Zoom option is also available - the number to join is 516 233 6948 (there is no password). Contact Pastor Keith for more information. 

New Ministry for Memory Loss Support - Memory Cafe, a support group for people who care for loved ones suffering from memory loss / dementia, is kicking off in April. If you are interested in participating, please contact our church office for more information. The first meeting is scheduled to take place in Fellowship Hall at 1:00pm on Tuesday April 20th.

For in-house church activities:

We ask that you prayerfully follow the CDC recommendations and PA governor mandates in order to reduce the spread of Covid 19.

Please stay home if you have Covid symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc. (See Centers for Disease Control website for a full listing of Covid symptoms).

Prayer Requests:

The family of Rod and Mary Ellen Shearer - their grandson, Peter, passed away on Sunday after heart surgery. Please keep the Shearer's daughter, Sara, and son-in-law, Joel and family in prayer.

Russell Miller (in hospital)

Grace Marquette (in rehabilitation unit recovering from hospital stay)

Luther Moyer (in rehabilitation unit) and Janet (for strength and wisdom)

Larry Hollinger (rehabilitation after foot amputation and continuing to have infections)

Janet (shoulder pain and MRI)

Anita Krise (in hospital with heart problems)

Portia Deibler (surgery)

Mary Leh (medical tests, overall healing and strength)

Betsy Bateman (John Lefever passed away - service this Friday at 2pm)

Vanessa Tobias (healing and strength through chemo)

Bud (Sharon Simmons' uncle, passed away)

Harvey Zerbe (Nancy Meister's brother - prostate cancer)

Susan Horst (friend of Elsa Huber, who will have exploratory surgery)

Bruce Sholly (Covid)

Joyce Wenrich (knee surgery April 20th)

Jay (friend of Charles Meek who has leukemia)

Brett Swanger (aggressive form of brain cancer)

Congregational Card Ministry: Since we are unable to sign cards each week at church, we are asking that you consider sending a card to those who are home-bound, hospitalized or away at college. 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 UMC Myerstown under your name.

Sick:  Grace Marquette, 122 Arbor Drive, Myerstown, PA 17067

Homebound:  Emily Shaw, StoneRidge Village, 440 East Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown

College:  Garret Noone, 3063 Scandling Center, Geneva, NY 14456


Stewardship: Thank you for being so faithful to Zion UMC, even during uncertain times. For online giving: If you are not able to come into church, please feel free to mail in your offering or give online at: https://myerstownzionumc.org/giving

Men's Group: Next meeting we continue our study - Saturday May 1st at 7:30am. Contact Pastor Keith for any questions.

Save the Date - Zion is considering a Reading Phillies Ball Game and picnic at the end of June. Contact Kaloni Doll if you are interested - 717-866-6531 or email at  ksdoll921@gmail.com  

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.


Chairlift - We are excited that the chairlift has been installed. We are working on having it be inspected before we are cleared to use it. Thank you to all who gave toward this capital project!

God bless you,

Pastor Keith Buckbee
Zion UMC