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Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!



"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life," (John 3:16).


Prayer Requests:


David Dickson (cancer)

Janet Moyer (health concerns)

Joan Noll (blood pressure problems)

Todd Rodkey (back surgery February 27th)

Theresa Gettle (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Melissa Nee Saylor (recent cancer diagnosis)

Angie (Daughter of Skip and Mari Conners - surgery Wednesday)

Terry Bieber (pancreatic cancer)

Alan Walter (pancreatic cancer, in pain)

Jennifer (friend of Edith Thierwechter, healing of pancreatic cancer)

Sherry Mallory (surgery in February for arthritis in feet)

Kate Ebner (diagnosed with cancer)

Emma (Granddaughter of the Woodard's - severe emotional problems)

Ted Williams (mission trip to Cuba)

Steve Reinhardt (cancer)



Order Easter Flowers - Send in your order form and check to the church office by March 3rd.



CHURCH EVENTS AND MINISTRIES


Rummage sale on Saturday March 2, 2024 - United Women of Faith will be collecting books and rummage sale items in January. For more information - Susan Kercher at 717 383-9399 or Beth Mellon at 610 812-1372.



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 zionoutreachteam@gmail.com 


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


Sunday Night Worship Service and Pot Luck Dinner

On Sunday February 25th, we will have a PotLuck Dinner at 5pm, followed by a Hymn Sing style worship service at 6pm.  You can sign up to bring a dish or dessert to the dinner on the bulletin board at church.


Grief Share - A 13-week journey begins Thursday January 4th at 2pm.  Grief Share is for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one. Contact our church office if you are interested in being a part of this group.


Men's Group

Men's Group will meet at 7:30am on Saturday March 16th in Fellowship Hall. 


Saturday Morning Women's Bible Study

The women will resume their study on Saturday January 13th at 7:30am in Fellowship Hall.


Monday Evening Bible Study Starts January 22nd

Our Monday Evening Bible Study begins Monday January 22nd at 6:15pm in Fellowship Hall.  Come early for food, desserts and fellowship.  We will be studying 2 Samuel.


Creations of LoveCreations of Love ministry is about providing a way for parents to be able to bond with their premature deceased child(ren). We make homemade clothing designed to be able to fit babies that were either late term miscarriages or early term stillbirths. If parents going through these difficult times are able to dress their child(ren) it gives them an opportunity to bond to them. We have free yarn/supplies available. 


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. 



United Women of Faith

United Women of Faith meet every first Wednesday of the month at 2pm; Next meeting is March 6th.


Mission Trip - Philly Dream Center

Friday August 30 - Saturday August 31 at Philly Dream Center. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Keith - Pastorbuckbee@gmail.com


Job Postings

If you are interested in applying for either job, please contact the church office.

Concert Band Director - We are in need of someone who will conduct our Concert Band during the 9am service on 3-4 Sundays per year.

Nursery Coordinator


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

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Pastor Keith Buckbee
Zion UMC