Meet Ground Oak!

The oldest of the two congregations, Upper Bermudian Lutheran Church (known as Ground Oak) has a rich history which dates back to 1770. Please click below to learn more about our congregation,  past and present!

Meet Mt. Zion!

Mt. Zion was organized from the original congregation of Ground Oak in the mid 1800’s, and the two have shared a continuous and close relationship for over a century. Please click below to learn more about us.

Contact and Directions

Mt. Zion Lutheran Church is located at 4200 Carlisle Road Gardners Pa 17324 and Upper Bermudian Lutheran Church at 185 Ground Oak  Church Road, Gardners Pa. 


Welcome to the Upper Bermudian Lutheran Parish. We are made up of two congregations – Mt. Zion Lutheran Church and Ground Oak (Upper Bermudian Lutheran Church).

We have shared a pastor for decades and alternate worship service times so that each has an early service (9:00 am) and a later service (10:30 am) on the alternate Sundays.

Also, each month we have a Joint Parish Worship service on the 3rd Sunday.

Note: Please see note below for temporary change to the Worship Schedule.

Worship Times

Please check our Weekly Schedule for worship times for each church by clicking “Learn more” below.

Beginning July 18, 2021  there will be only ONE JOINT service PER WEEK, HELD AT THE  CHURCH WITH THE 10:30 SERVICE.  Click “learn more” to find the church with the 10:30 service.  There will be no 9:00 am services, except Sunday School.  

Wednesday Bible Study

Bible Study Group is held at Mt. Zion, 9:00 am each Wednesday morning.  All are welcome to attend!

Pastor's Hours Cancelled Until Further Notice

Pastor Clark will be at both churches at the following times:

Ground Oak – 9:30 – 11:30 am

        Mt. Zion – 1:30 – 3:30 pm


Anyone wishing to schedule an appointment, please call 717-451-4725

Our Past Weekly Services are on YouTube!


July 2021 Services Going Forward are found on this web site under Meditations/Special Audio Selections


Pastor Dave Clark

Pastor Dave Clark


July Birthdays and Anniversaries


July 5 – Debbie Contreras, Vincent Lobaugh

July 11 – Austin Cline

July 12 – Pastor Dave Clark

July 15 – Jodi Schrade, Shirley Sowers

July 16 – Jody Pritt

July 19 – Joanne Kuhn

July 20 – Ted Sowers

July 28 – Duane Hoffman


Wedding Anniversaries:

July 3 – Laura & Benjamin Armolt

July 13 – June and Bob Cline

July 18 – Anthony & Andrea Steinour

July 24 – Brian & Jolene Schildt

July 27 – Klaus & Charlotte Bergmann

Announcements for this week


Sun Aug. 15 @ Mt. Zion –

9:00 am – Assemble Lutheran World Personal Care kits

10:30 am – Joint Service

11:30 am – Celebration Potluck lunch (main dish provided by the Parish)

Mt. Zion News

Please send any Mt. Zion announcements to Jenni Lobaugh by Wed. of each week. [email protected]

Aug. 7 – Ladies Aide meets at 5:00 pm for annual covered dish picnic

Ground Oak News

Aug. 3 – Ladies Aide Night Out @ 4:45 pm @ Gettysburg Family Restaurant

Sept. 11 – Family Banquet @ York Springs Fire Hall @ 6:00 pm






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