Important! Coming! Ash Wednesday Worship! Wednesday, February 14th Two
worship services. 12 Noon & 7:30 p.m. In the church sanctuary. The imposition of ashes and
the Holy Communion + A meaningful worship experience + Our Traditional "fire"
experience at the close of each worship service on the front lawn. + Plan to attend + Invite
a friend, family member!
It Is A Joy to welcome back to Mount Zion "The Fair Mountain Blue Grass Band." We
celebrate the "gospel message" with special music. Welcome back John Bosley on guitar &
singer, Bill Cosdon on banjo, Chuck Hatfield on dobro, Tom Murphy on mandolin, "John's
Cousin" on guitar and Linda Hale on bass.
Thank You to everyone who made last Sunday mornings "Soup-er Morning" such a
success! Many great bowls of homemade soup. Special thanks to everyone who brought
something to share and to Barbara Hayes and her team for making it possible.
Did You Remember to bring a can of soup for the Shepherd's Staff? If not,
please bring it next Sunday!
Coming in March! (Saturday, March 24) Our Annual Church & Community Pancake Brunch and Book
Sale. Time is 6:00-11:00 a.m. We can always use help. (1) The Pancake Brunch - Please see or call Dan
Armacost for more information. (2) If you can help in the dining room or serving or clean up please call
Lisa Tingler 410-861-8758 (3) The Book Sale - Please see or call Diana or Mark Fraser (410-871-3214 Mark
could use help in moving books from his barn to the church the week of the event. Please call him on how
you can help. Thank You!
OUR FINANCIAL FAITHFULNESS - We give thanks to God for the faithfulness of our
people, friends & members, those retired, living on fixed incomes, and those out of town.
Financial Information. (1) We need to receive $1,988.10 each week in 2018 to meet our budget. (2) Our
offering on February 4th morning was $2,597.05 (3) According to our Treasurer as of Sunday, February 4th
(week 5) we are behind in our Operating Budget by $373.50 (4) We received $293.00 for our Community
Service Fund (5) Our goal for the BW Conference "connection" in 2018 is $9,564.00 We were once again a
100% congregation last year. (7) Sunday, February 4th our Maintenance/Building Fund received $507.00.
(8) Attendance on a cold & snowy Sunday, February 4th was 52..
The February Church Newsletter. If you did not receive your copy there are additional copies on
the table in the Social Hall. If you are not on the mailing list please see the Pastor for more information.
We thank Lynn Jones R.N. for writing "Parish Nurse" articles each month for our newsletter offering "good
health" advice for all of us.
How Do You Witness? Invite someone to worship! More people come to the church by
personal Invitation than any other way!
We thank those of you who accept the responsibility of being a Sunday morning
"coordinator!" You help make our fellowship time more fun!
Important! After Worship Fellowship. Please remember that if you are a "coordinator" at "after
worship refreshments" you do not have to bring food. Simply do two things. (1) Put out the food we have
on hand and (2) Clean up after the fellowship time. The Following People have agreed to be coordinators
(Thank You!) for the month of February. Sunday, February 11 Joyce Iglehart & Bonnie Graham. Sunday,
February 18 Melanie Stranix, Sunday, February 28 Judy Piel+ Call Linda King 410-848-8413 if you are
willing to fill a date or take a date in February.
Even If You Are Not Responsible for After Worship Refreshments, please bring something for "light"
after worship refreshments. A bag of chips, pretzels, crackers/cheese, soft drinks. We depend on snack
donations! Please make a financial donation to help with the cost of coffee and paper supplies.
Someone missing? Call or send a worship bulletin! The strength of a congregation is how
we care for one another!
Our February Volunteers - Our February Church Newsletter is given to the Glory of God by Tom &
Melanie Stranix in Honor of the Mount Zion congregation. The February Worship Bulletins are given by
Willa Johnson and Family in Loving Memory of Albert Johnson. February Ushers .R.J. & Vicky Hileman:
Substitute Ushers Bobby & Bonnie Graham, Pam Roos, Ruth Pitroff, Sarah Jane Taylor, Mark Fraser,
Carlton Gabler, Bruce Carson. First Sunday Communion Ushers are Doug Bosley, Jim Bosley. Holy
Communion Supplies for January & February are given by Mary Ellen Barnes in memory of her husband
Kenny and supplied by the Worship Committee Our Thanks to those who have signed up to coordinate
"after worship refreshments in February. See Linda King for more information if you would be willing to
simply put out refreshments and clean up following our fellowship time. The Upper Room Daily Devotional
Guide for January & February is given by (1) George & LaDonna Schemm in Honor George W., Mike &
Lisa Schemm and Audrey and their new Grandson Colson Miles Schemm (2) By Debbie Hockett in Honor
and Memory of all those who have served their country both in the military and police officers (3) Joan
Resch to the Glory of God and in loving Memory of her husband Ron, and in Memory of their parents,
Milton & Helen Wirth and George & Gerty Waxter.
A Burning Question! When was the last time you invited someone to worship or have
Christian fellowship with you.
Did You Know? More people come to the church by personal invitation than any other
Feed Our Goat! Sometimes It Gets Hungry! Remember every time you go to the grocery store!!
The "most needed" items are: Toilet Paper, powdered laundry detergent (they divide it up into smaller
units for distribution), Small sizes of deodorant, shampoo, also trash bags, dish soap, Pine Sol, paper
towels, diapers of all sizes. All items go to the Blessings Closet at the Shepherd's Staff Christian Ministry.
Thanks for thinking of others. Mount Zion has a "long-time special relationship with the Christian outreach
called the Shepherd Staff.
Interested in Sponsoring a Worship Bulletin or a Monthly Newsletter? This is a wonderful
way to give thanks for a loved one or to remember someone who you have loved. We have openings for
the monthly church newsletter in the coming months. So see our Pastor for more information!
Did You Know? Did you know that in your "extra mile" financial giving to our Maintenance
/Building Fund you are providing resources for the repairs, maintenance and upgrade of
our church building. We thank you for going the "extra mile!"