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Peace and blessings in the name of Jesus Christ!

"For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace," (Isaiah 9:6).

Tuesday December 6th - 6:30pm - Blue Christmas Service for all who want a quiet, reflective Christmas service. There will be a time to remember loved ones whom we have lost.

Sunday December 11th - Barb Kriston will lead a children's service at our 9:00 and 11:00am services.

Christmas Eve Services - Saturday December 24th 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Sunday December 25th - A combined service at 10:00am - Christmas Carol Hymn Sing. There is no nursery or childrens' Sunday School.

Sign-ups for Advent Candle lighting. If you are interested in lighting the Advent Candle on a Sunday morning or Christmas Eve, please sign up at the Information Desk.

Prayer Requests:

Edith Thierwechter (recovering from surgery)

Tom Ebneter (recovering from pacemaker surgery)

Bob Blumenstine (in StoneRidge rehab)

Lori Grandi (intestinal illness)

Phyllis Meek (recovering from knee replacement surgery)

Carol Kline (ear surgery)

George Mentzer (under hospice care)

Sheila Swanger (back pain from spinal stenosis)

Teanna DiFava (recovering from knee replacement surgery)

Alicia Boger (recovering from surgery)

Beth Mellon (recovering from foot surgery)

Linda Woodard (torn meniscus)

Janet Taylor (should surgery)

Rob Reinhert (neck surgery)

Dick Shenk (kidney problems, also pray for Cindy and for them to feel God's presence)

Russell and Joanne Miller would like to thank everyone for their prayers and cards during Joanne's surgery.


Christmas Breakfast - Save the date for our NEW Children's Christmas Breakfast on December 3rd from 9am-11am. There will be pancakes and sausage along with crafts, coloring pages, caroling and sharing the real reason for Christmas! 

Complete the online form to register if you plan to attend. It will help our team plan. https://forms.gle/8gMDXrvb7hdU4FZ19
If you'd like to volunteer with serving, helping with crafts, or clean up please contact Jackie or Jerry or 717.679.2569 call/text or jgostomski@remax.net

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! Meeting: Dec 10.

Women's Saturday Morning Bible Study - Every other Saturday morning at 7:30am. All women are welcome to come out for the study - "Becoming a Contagious Christian." Come enjoy refreshments, fellowship and a thought provoking study!

Men's Group - Next meeting is Saturday January 21st at 7:30am. We will continue with our Men with No Regrets Study. All men are welcome.

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.

Pastor Keith Buckbee
Zion UMC