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




"Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest,'" (Matthew 9:37-38).


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. 


Greeters and Information Desk Hosts - Anyone interested in helping with greeting or helping at the Information Desk, please contact the church office or sign up at the Information Desk.




Sermon Series on Acts - This Sunday we will look at Acts 9:32-43.


Reminder - November 7th is All Saints' Day. We will remember and thank God for all who have passed on to eternity this year. During our worship services, we will take a moment to remember our Zion UMC members who have passed away this year.


Veteran's Day Photograph SlideShow - if you have a military photo you would like to share in our slideshow on November 14th, please submit to the church office by November 5th.



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. 



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 James.



Monday Evening Bible Study: Join us for a Bible Study called "Through Exodus" on Monday evenings starting September 13th from 6:15pm - 7:30pm.



Celebration Card Showers


Help us celebrate with our friends by sending a card to:

- Becky Miller turns 90 on October 23rd!  Becky's address: 605 S. 8th Street, Apt 310, Lebanon 17042


- Donald and MaryJo Klopp celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on October 20th!  Their address: 30 Rosemount Dr, Myerstown 17067



Prayer Requests:

Larry Vindich (at home recovering after heart cath)

Grace Marquette (in Spangcrest after a fall)

Larry Hollinger (recovering from surgery - amputation of right leg)

Ray Heberling (continued healing)

Jane Hower (recovery after hospitalization)

Frank (under hospice care)

Mary Leh (healing)

Ben Wargo (Friend of Ethan Balderrama, needs financial and physical healing)

Lucy Ott (ovarian cancer)


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.


Men's Group - Our next men's group will be on Saturday November 6th 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.


Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry -  Bless a child this year by giving a shoebox (more boxes have been ordered and will arrive soon).Collection of our shoeboxes is November 14-21. For more information, go to the Samaritan's Purse website:

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/


Outreach Event - Trunk or Treat - On October 30th from 3-5pm, Zion will be participating in a community Trunk or Treat event. If you would like to participate, please contact Jerry and Jackie Gostomski by emailing jackie.gostomski@gmail.com


Concert by Carol and George Kline - We are blessed to have George and Carol Kline sing for us on Sunday November 7th at 4pm. They will be singing a blend of gospel songs along with a Veterans Day tribute to honor our veterans. There is no charge to attend, and there will be a "free will" offering after the concert.


"Impact Missions" 1 Day Mission Trip - Save the date. We are planning to send a group to serve with Impact Missions for a 1-day mission trip on Monday, January 17, 2022 (MLK Jr Day). Impact Missions is a local ministry that flips houses for low income families. They need help with all aspects of demolition, construction, painting, landscaping, etc. No experience is required - just a willingness to serve!  We will gather at around 9am at Zion and serve until late afternoon, returning by 5pm. If you are interested in serving on January 17th, please let Pastor Keith know by emailing Pastorbuckbee@gmail.com.  For more information about Impact Missions, please see their Facebook site at  https://www.facebook.com/Impact-Missions-170418836313144/



Stewardship: Consecration Sunday is October 31st. Commitment cards are available in the church lobby. 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



Thank you to our Facelift Team! You may have noticed that there have been a few changes in our lobby and around the church. Our Facelift Team has been busy making our church look great.  Thank you!


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

                                                                   

May God bless you this week,


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Pastor Keith Buckbee
Zion UMC