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God's grace to you!  Here is this week's update from Zion:

"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God," (1 Corinthians 10:31)

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. Stay tuned on the latest schedule updates due to inclement weather! Sunday morning weather cancellations will be provided on our website, Facebook and local WLBR and WJTL radio stations.

This week we will continue a sermon series on The Olivet Discourse, Mark 13:8-13. We will spend the next few weeks looking at Christ's teachings on the last days.

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 sight as we begin a new study on the epistle of Philippians.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study - Starting Tuesday, February 2nd, join us for a weekly Bible study 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. Contact Pastor Keith for more information.

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:

We mourn the loss of two of our dear members at Zion UMC who passed away. We ask that you pray for the family and friends as they grieve their loss.

Betty Jane Wentling passed away Friday.

Christine Hopple passed away unexpectedly Sunday. 

John Huber (recovering from Covid)

Elsa Huber (recovering from Covid)

Sherrie Bernard (sister, Melissa, died in a car accident)

Sheila Swanger (pain from a bulging disc)

Yvonne Huber (in hospital with Covid)

Ray Deck (recovering from surgery)

Mary Leh (medical tests, overall healing and strength)

Michelle and Ashley Smith (Covid)

Trudy Gass (Doctor visits, health concerns and upcoming surgery)

Vanessa Tobias (healing and strength through chemo and surgery)

Greg and Judy Kurtz (Covid)

Travis Eisenhauer (family tested positive for Covid)

Mick (Bob Trout's brother, health issues, also pray for his wife, Linda for strength)

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

Charley Wiggins (newborn baby, Jeremy Lutz's cousin's son)

Horst family (Tyler lost his life in a car accident)

Brett Swanger (aggressive form of brain cancer)

Sandy (neighbor of Nancy Swanger, cancer)

Jim and Brenda Bomberger (Covid)

Joan Greenwood (cancer of the liver; friends of Cindy and Ed Kercher)

Eddie Wolfe (Cancer)

Robin Dower's niece's family (all have Covid)

Cathy Ryland (Friend of Sandy Sandoe - Brain tumor)

Roy Steffy passed away. Please pray for family and friends as they mourn their loss.

Racial reconciliation in our land.

For many to come to faith in Christ

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:  Josey Mull, 316 South College Street, Myerstown, PA  17067

Shut-in:   Helen Reigel, Personal  Care 227, 450 Lincoln Avenue,  Myerstown,  PA

College Graduation Card Shower:  Ben Burkhart, 1620 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 

Apt. 201, Philadelphia, PA 19121


Stewardship: We thank you for your generous and faithful 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 is January 23rd at 7:30am.

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