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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 should not perish but have eternal life," (John 3:16).

Key Fabs - Anyone who has a key to get into the church building can trade it in for a key fab or card.  Please contact the church office or stop in between 9:00am -1:00pm on weekdays to get a new fab or card.

Prayer Requests:

Jane Reichard (stroke, in rehab)

Sherrie Bernard (surgery)

Cindy Wise (in ER with heart issues)

Annette Miller (in ICU)

Vivian Mayapoulos (recovering from surgery)

Georgene Nee (in the hospital, heart cath)

Joe Blumenstine (in hospital)

Luther Moyer (lung cancer)

Sheila Swanger (recovering from back surgery)

Mary Leh (health)

Joanne Miller (cellulitis)

Virginia Wells' Daughter, Cindy (cancer)

Jackie York (cancer)

Jimmy Schmidt (in ICU)

Ken Ritter's niece, Joan (cancer)

Janie Tignanelli's son (neck surgery)

Susie Zellier (Parkinsons)

Sandy (Kris Primm's aunt, stage IV cancer and awaiting test results)

Nadine (Nancy High's daughter who was diagnosed with breast cancer)


Summer Evening Worship Service - Sunday June 25 at 6:00pm

Come join us in the sanctuary for a hymn sing on June 25th at 6pm.

Outreach Opportunities

Vacation Bible School - June 18th - 22nd

In need of 2-3 crew leaders, registration personnel, and a leader for the adult
class.  Preparation for the adult class is minimal.  If interested, please contact
Kaloni Doll at ksdoll921@gmail.com or at 717-269-7295.  Thank you.
VBS meeting for volunteers:  Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 10:05 AM.  This will be
held upstairs in the Outreach Room which is next to the Nursery.  Any questions, please contact Kaloni Doll at ksdoll921@gmail.com or 717-269-7295.  
Reading Fightin Phils Baseball Game and Deck Party:  Tickets are available for the game and deck party on Saturday, July 15, 2023.  The deck party is available from 5:45 PM until 8:15 PM.  Potential menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, chicken, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, tortilla chips and cheese, chips, cookies, and drinks.  Game begins at 6:45 PM.  Fireworks after the game.  Tickets will be available to our church family initially.  Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase by friends of our church family.  The cost is $16 per person.  Please contact Kaloni Doll at ksdoll921@gmail.com or at 717-269-7295 to reserve your tickets.  Payment may be in form of cash or a check payable to Zion United Methodist Church.  Payment should be given to Kaloni Doll. 

Creations of Love: If anyone is interested in participating in the new Creations Of Love outreach please contact Alex Rautzhan at 717-968-0556

Clothing Drive - Spring cleaning your kid's closets? The outreach team would be happy to receive donations of gently used kid's clothing for our clothing drive in August. We will accept them all year and store them in our storage area. Please contact Jackie or Jerry Gostomski with any questions. 717.269.2971 or jackie.gostomski@gmail.com.

Grief Share - If you are mourning the loss of a loved one, you are welcome to join our Grief Share group to help with the healing process.  This is a 13-week support group that will begin meeting every Thursday from 2:00-4:00pm starting April 6th.  Please contact the church office if you have questions or are interested in being a part of this support group.

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 kick off our spring series on Judges starting Monday April 10th

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

Church office will be closed on Memorial Day.

Pastor Keith will be on vacation from May 30 - June 4

God's grace,


Pastor Keith Buckbee
Zion UMC