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  1. June 21, 2017
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    Greetings Mt. Zion Faith Community, Bless the Lord, Oh my soul; and all that is within me, bless his Holy name! Thank you for the heart-warming Farewell at both worship services on Sunday and for the Love offering and gifts that you showered us with. You have Blessed our lives, and we are grateful. This will be my final e-message to you. We shared this message in Sunday’s bulletin: "To everything there is a season..." Ecclesiastes 3:1 For the past 2 years I have had the honor and privilege of serving as your Senior Pastor at Mt. Zion. Pastor David has had the honor of serving as the Associate Pastor for the past 17 months. Ever since we were married, 25 years ago this August, we have romanced the idea of serving together in ministry at the same church. On February 1, 2016, you allowed that dream of ours to come true. Thank you for Trusting us to serve together as husband and wife bringing our gifts, and talents and love for God and God's people here to Mt. Zion. Our appreciation also for the opportunities our daughter Heather has had to worship and serve among the Mt. Zion community. It was our honor to be in ministry with you. We have journeyed together for 2 years; growing, worshipping, learning, witnessing, praying, as we lived out our purpose and mission, serving God and God's people and touching lives for Jesus Christ. Now our season of ministry together will come to an end on June 30, 2017. We are better pastors and persons because of the time that we have had together. It has meant a lot to us to have shared the experiences that we have had together in worship, in classes, in meetings, on retreats, praying with you and for you, going to the streets of Baltimore and Washington, DC to serve, celebrating the lives of loved ones, having the blessing of baptizing your babies, confirming your children, visiting you in your homes, in hospitals, and in nursing homes, sharing in your wedding ceremonies, as well as kayaking and biking together, and flying kites at the church. God has continuously amazed us as we learned how to Love, Serve, and Grow together, striving to grow the Kingdom of God in our midst wherever we were. On Sunday, April 2, we announced that I would be appointed to serve at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Baltimore City and Pastor David to Trinity United Methodist Church in Catonsville effective July 1, 2017. Our hope is that we have been able to finish well. That over these last few months we were able to continue to be in ministry together, serving hand in hand as we celebrated, reflected and gave Thanks to God for our journey. Our prayer is, that for the time that was ours, we have Glorified God! Blessings, Pastor Joan and Pastor David Spirit of the Living God, Fall Afresh on Us! Blessings and Farewell, Pastor Joan Here are some events and opportunities for you to get connected in the church: Shepherding Team #7 Is On Call This Week, June 25th to July 1st. Contact Jan Plant. There will be no Kids Zone today at either service. Scout Sunday School begins today after Children’s Time at 9:00am in the 2nd – 5th grade SS class below the sanctuary. VBS Registration ENDS Sunday!! Please register your child today at mtzionhighland.com The Open Doors Food Pantry served 98 families (427 people) on last Saturday, June 17. Thank you to everyone who served in any capacity to make it all happen. June 25 - Rev. Chris Fox – preaching at both services. Join us as we Worship God! July 2 - 9:00am and 11:00am - Pastor Gary Sheffield-James' first Sunday (Communion and Camp Hope Sunday) 10:10am – Welcome Reception for Pastor Gary and his wife, Laurie. Please send Pastor Gary a note to let him know that you are praying for him as he prepares to join us at Mt. Zion as our senior pastor. UMM is sponsoring a night out at the ball park August, 18 at 7:05. Help the Orioles celebrate 25 years at Camden Yards as they take on the on the Los Angeles Angels. We have a block of 50 tickets at $20 each. See Brian Cornell . Young Adult News: Anyone ages 18-35, The Mt. Zion Young Adult Sunday School invites you to attend a workshop entitled "The Graduate Survival Guide" on Sunday's from 10:10-11:00 in the Church Office Conference Room. We are young professionals who have recently graduated from college and can help you prepare for many issues that you will soon face. We will use the curriculum from Anthony Oneal and Rachel Cruze as a guide, but are open to discussing issues that you find to be most important. Each class covers a different topic, so no need to worry if you are out of town and miss a session or two! Please contact Laura Eigel: soundmaker92@gmail.com for more information. Sound booth Help Needed - One Sunday Per Month: Sound help needed @9:00 service (arrive by 8:30). Will train on how to setup and operate sound system. Flexibility with scheduling. Stop by AV booth or contact Rob Messerly. VBS registration is now open until full or June 25. VBS is the week of 7/17/17 from 9am till noon. The cost is $45 per child unless you volunteer; please contact Jena Meredith if you wish to volunteer: You can register on the Mt Zion website. Mt. Zion UMM Upcoming Events 2017: August 18, Baltimore Orioles vs Los Angeles Angels at Camden Yards 7 pm November 10-12 Mt. Zion UMM Men’s Retreat, Pecometh Riverview Retreat Center, Centerville Md PowerPoint Team needs more volunteers to help prepare and project the slides for both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am services. Training will be provided. Please contact Jill Scott if you would like to serve or for more information.
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