News from Pastor Bob
Zion Reformed Church        
of The United Church of Christ
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania         

September, 2020

Dear Members & Friends of Zion Church:
The saying we hear so often still rings true, “We stay apart today, so we can be together tomorrow!”  Do please, Stay safe and be well, no matter whether you are single, a couple, a family, or whether you live in a care facility.  We have spent July enjoying outdoor worship on the lawn, and we have spent August experimenting with indoor Sanctuary worship.  You are all wearing masks, distancing in every other pew, and being friendly but careful with one another.

Good job, everyone!  We’ll continue the same through September, then evaluate once again.

First Fall Sunday
Time Change to 10:45 am., September 13 your Sunday School Board met recently and decided it would be best to postpone opening of Sunday School for a month, at least until October. Sunday School for both children and adults will therefore NOT meet on September Sunday morning. Neither will weekday Bible Study. The annual “back to school picnic” will also be held later in the year, as safety permits.

However, Families & Children are Definitely Welcomed Back, because we will be offering a Children’s Time each Sunday during worship, beginning September 13, at the 10:45 am. worship. A Scripture and a teaching story with a concluding prayer, will be offered for children and youth who come to worship.  They will also be given Acolyte duties.  SO…..Plan to bring your entire Family!

New Member Sunday—September 13, at 10:45 Worship.
If you have been contemplating uniting with Zion Church, please phone or email Pastor Bob for details.  At this moment, three friends of the Church have indicated to me their intentions to unite with our Zion fellowship.  This is very exciting, and it will be a fine moment of welcome!

Todd Willman and I continue to add to, and upgrade, the Zion website, so please be sure to look in from time to time, peruse the information, and let us know what can be added or improved upon.  Thanks!

Preached Sunday, August 16, in anticipation of our Special Congregational Meeting after worship.  At that meeting, it was unanimously approved, to offer a FULL TIME POSITION on the UCC Opportunities Website.  We anticipate that our Zion
Church Profile will be up and running by mid September.

Blessings to all, Pastor Bob Mac farlane​