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.

Worship Times

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

NOTE:  due to covid, there will not be a Joint worship service for the foreseeable future. Services will be held at each church at regularly scheduled times.  Our Service Schedule will be posted a Quarter at a time.

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 Every Thursday

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 Weekly Service is on YouTube!


Pastor Dave Clark

Pastor Dave Clark


April Birthdays & Wedding Anniversaries


April 4 – Rosemary Sweitzer
April 5 – Dawn Helm
April 11 – Jean Starner
April 14 – Rob Lenker
April 15 – Tanner Malinosky
April 17 – Morgan Sayers
April 18 – Kristen Bechtel
April 21 – Tasha Beamer
April 25  – Faye Bowermaster
April 28 – Stasia Rhine

Wedding Anniversaries

April 6 – Tony & Stacy Starner
April 7 – Kristin & Bill Shartzer
April 9 – Barry & Felicia Steinour
April 15 – Dean & Michelle Lobaugh
April 19 – Duane & Kathy Hoffman
April 21 – Debbie & Rick Drobenak
April 26 – Michael & Peggy Hoffman
April 30 – Michael & Holly Cookerly & Thomas & Angela Marts



Announcements for this week


We will be using the Believe Series from Feb 14  – May 3

Art Sale to benefit both churches – See web site menu “About Us”/”Mission Work” for details.

Mt. Zion News

Hymn Sing every Thursday evening at 7:00 pm

For the next few weeks, please send any Mt. Zion announcements to
Jenni Lobaugh by Wed. of each week. [email protected]


Ground Oak News

Apr. 6 – Ladies Aid meeting at 7:30 pm

Apr. 18 – Clean-up @ 8:00 am.




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