Zion Reformed Church        
of The United Church of Christ
Chambersburg, PA          
Church News and Happenings

Maddie, Riley, and Miles with Pastor Michael

hanging free gloves as a Youth group project

Pastor Michael's Hours

Pastor Michael’s office hours: are 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Tuesday thru Friday.  Please call first to make sure he is in the office and

not attending a meeting or has been called out on an emergency.  His cell number is 717-816-2940.

Historical Committee

Meets Thursday, March 8, 9:00 AM. to change the display cases. Come and help shine a light on God's history with us.

Communion schedule
Upcoming Next Holy Communion:

Sunday, April 21, Easter, 8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary - (Note there is only the 8:30 a.m. service on Easter.

Daylight Saving Time Begins March 10
Please remember to reset your clocks on Saturday, March 9, so you get to Sunday School and church on time!


YOZ meets Sunday March 10th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, and March 24th  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
On  March 10th you will meet at the church at 2:45 PM to travel to Todd and Millie's house to learn about and enjoy the game of Pinball. The group will return to church at 5:00 PM.  Let Sherri know ahead of time if you are able to attend!

Women’s Guild
Women’s Guild will meet on March 12th at 1:30 in the Parish House.  Jane Johnson will provide the program.

A special thank you to Jane Johnson and Mara Smith for all their work organizing the Child Sponsorship Luncheon.  Also thanks to Pastor Michael for providing the program on the children and their countries and all of the servers and those that donated the food.  The Guild appreciates the support of the congregation which raised $230.00 toward the sponsorship!


Consistory

Will meet on Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 PM in the Parish House.


Here comes … The 2019 Zion Games
Break out your favorite board games to play and share on March 24th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Groups and games for all ages!

Bring a friend to join in the fun! Bring a snack and a drink to share.  Sorry no medals awarded but all will be winners of friends, laughter and fun!


Wednesday Bible Study
Join us in the Parish House each Wednesday, 10 AM for our midweek Bible study. Bring a Bible. New members and friends are welcome. This is a great time for learning and fellowship. And remember if the School District delays or cancels school, Bible Study will not meet.

Healing Service
Our monthly service of anointing and healing will follow worship on Sunday, March 17.  This is an opportunity to seek prayer for yourself, for a loved one or friend, or a community or world concern. Simply join us at the front of the sanctuary as the postlude concludes.

Usher Schedule Being Formulated

The weekly schedule of usher teams for Sunday worship will be revised the end of this month. If you are not presently serving in this capacity, and would like to do so, please speak with Peggy. A schedule listing the assignment dates for a full year will be printed. Each team ushers about every five weeks.

Mid-Week Bible Study - Come Join Us!

Join us in the Parish House each Wednesday, 10 AM for our midweek Bible study. Bring a Bible. New members and friends are welcome. This is a great time for learning and fellowship. And remember if the School District delays or cancels school, Bible Study will not meet.

​Community Thank You
Zion received a thank you from the United Churches of Chambersburg, for the donation of $221.00 for the Emergency
Clearing House.  These funds are sent to the Salvation Army to support local members of our community who are in need and
struggling through difficult times.

And More Thanks! 

A note was received from the Fruitbelt Farmworker Christian Ministry for our donation of $150.00.  Funds are used to provide
seasonal and migrant farmworkers visitation, counseling, Bible studies, co-ordinate services with local agencies, transportation,
interpreters and share in cross cultural recreational opportunities. The Ministry also provides Bibles, blankets, sweatshirts, food
and donated items.


March is One Great Hour of Sharing
One Great Hour of Sharing is the most important mission offering of the year.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed when we look at all the areas of need in God's world: there is hunger, sickness, and
injustice in so many communities. It is easy to feel there is nothing we can do to help. We can feel trapped by hopelessness and fear that what little we can do – won't have an impact.


But there is hope! Better yet: we are that hope!
As the Apostle Paul writes, "by the power at work within us," God is able to "accomplish abundantly more than we can ask or imagine." (Ephesians 3:20). "We are the agents of transformation that God uses to transfigure this world"
(Archbishop Desmond Tutu).

Our gifts become part of a loving legacy in ways we can't foresee. Our gifts become blessings to people we don't know and blesses in ways we can't imagine. We can make a difference beyond what we can imagine.

You will find included with your newsletter a special envelope to use. Our target date is Sunday, March 31, but you can make your gift anytime during the month. Every year this is our largest  special offering, so let's have everyone participate this year.


Envelopes are also available in the church vestibule. Please include your name or envelope number if you wish your gift
included on your financial statement.


Easter Flowers
On Easter Sunday our sanctuary will be decorated with lilies and white mums placed in memory and honor of loved ones. You may purchase your own flower directly or order through the church. A listing of memorial flowers will be included with the Easter bulletin. Elsewhere in the newsletter you will find a form to return to participate. Cost is $10 each. Please note the deadline for orders is Sunday, March 10. If you are purchasing and bringing your own flower to the church, we still need you to complete the form so we have the memorial name information.

Hoffman Homes Friends Membership
Jane Johnson will be accepting donation for the Friends of Hoffman Homes  on April 7 and 14th. The minimum donation is $5.  More details  to come in the bulletins and April’s Highlights.