Missions




"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."   1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV





Team Judea - Outreach Mission Services In Our Community and Beyond

Mission: We are the hands and feet of Jesus commissioned to help a hurting world.



Team Judea supports local agencies like Community Reach, Compassion York, House of Hope, and Servants/ Faith Beyond the Pews. Judea also visits Victorian Villa Retirement Home several times a year for a worship service. Read below for information regarding Team Judea's recent and current efforts. 




Current News:


CHRISTMAS STOCKING STUFFERS—we will be participating in Community Reach’s Stocking Stuffer program for children this Christmas. Please see the church newsletter for donation ideas. Items may be placed in the marked box “Christmas Stocking Stuffers” to the right of the sanctuary.

* COMMUNITY REACH—the holidays are right around the corner! We will begin collecting items for Reach’s Bags of Blessings that are distributed for Thanksgiving & Christmas meals. Items needed are:  Frozen turkey/ham/ chicken • Stuffing • Gravy & broth • Beets/cranberries • Cranberry sauce • Cornbread mix • Other bread mixes • Brownie Mix • Cake Mix • Cookie Mix • Other dessert mixes • Pie filling • Pie Crust • Coffee/tea/cocoa • Apple cider • Gelatin/pudding • Applesauce • Canned pineapple/ mandarin oranges • Canned sweet potatoes/yams • Boxed/canned potatoes (all types) • Canned corn & green beans • Canned sauerkraut • Other canned fruits and vegetables. Items can be left in the collection baskets around Zion. Please be sure to check the item’s expiration date—Community Reach cannot accept expired or opened goods. 

REACHING OUT COMMUNITY MEAL—Zion, in coordination with Bethany UMC and St Paul’s UMC, provides a free hot meal to-go for those in the area who would benefit from it.  

* VOLUNTEERS FROM ZION ARE NEEDED to both prepare and distribute the meals. The next meal is scheduled for Monday, 10/11 from 5 p.m.— 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s UMC.

* SERVANTS WORK CAMP IMPACT—this summer the FBTP/Home Helps effort had over 200 volunteers from 38 churches and organizations, who donated over 4500 work hours to help 35 homeowners, valued at $180,000. 

* DISASTER RELIEF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED—Servants is in need of volunteers to help with disaster relief in areas around the state following Hurricane Ida. They will train. 

* WORLD DAY OF HUNGER/HARVEST HOME FOR WORLD HUNGER OFFERING —We will be taking a collection for the World Hunger Offering on November 21, 2021. 100% of the Offering Goes to Hunger Projects: 50% will go to hunger projects and agencies within the Susquehanna Conference, 25% will go to national hunger projects through UMCOR, 25% will go to international projects through UMCOR. We hope to collect $1 from each church member (or more!). Please mark your calendar and remember to bring your $!

* SERVANTS — Help Red Lion Zion support Servants!  It is not necessary to be skilled in construction...all you need is a willing spirit and a servant’s heart. Help repair homes for local citizens in need. The next workday is Sat. Oct 9th. For more info, please contact Sherri at 717-873-4176.

 





We Support: 




Missy & Dylan Brobst 

Missy and Dylan, working through Servants, are missionaries in Guatemala.  Both are York county natives—Missy even graduated from Red Lion High School! Since their first short term missions trip to Guatemala in February of 2011, they had a burning desire to return there and serve full time. Now, they’ve realized that dream and are stationed in Guatemala serving those in need.


The Red Lion Zion Missions Team would like to request that we support this local couple in prayer!

Suggested prayers:

For God to protect their marriage and helps them better prioritize their lives to continually strengthen their relationship; that He provides guidance as they move forward to provide Ciudad de Refugio the support He has called them to provide; that they get the appropriate rest and repose they need on a regular basis so they don’t burn out, that He brings more workers to the field to help carry the load of the Serving At Risk Families ministry; that He protects them and their home physically and spiritually; that He continues to provide what they need: spiritually, emotionally, and physically as they continue to serve Him in a foreign land.

Please learn more about Missy and Dylan at: http://uniting2serve.servants.org/




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COMPASSION YORK 


Zion members have the privilege of supporting Compassion York in helping to prepare a meal for the poor in partner with Lebanon Lutheran Fellowship Hall in Felton. Stay tuned for upcoming dates!


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SERVANTS


Red Lion Zion supports Living Word Community Church with a monthly work day one Saturday a month.  We have been invited to join them in this missions outreach.  This is your opportunity to help people in your community.  It is not necessary to be skilled in construction...all you need is a willing spirit and a servant’s heart. 




Please contact Sherri Santana at 717-873-4176 if you are able to help.