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 rest of 2020. Services will be held at each church at regularly scheduled time.

Wednesday Bible Study

There will be a JOINT Bible Study group held each Wednesday at 9:00 am. The location will change each week, depending on which church had the10:30 am service the PREVIOUS SUNDAY.   The location can be found by referring to our schedule which is mentioned in the box above.

Please note that this is temporary and will go back to the normal times once we are past the pandemic.

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


Birthdays & Anniversaries

Nov. 20 –  Joyce Sowers

Nov. 21 – Romaine Weidner

Nov. 23 – Darla Markel

Nov. 30 – Jay Zeigler


Nov. 20 Kay & Roger Bupp, Darlene & Wayne Weidner

Nov. 24 – Lloyd & Lloy Brough

Nov. 25 – Harold & Ann Travis

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Announcements for this week

Announcements for this week

Choir Hymn Sing on Thursday,  7:00 pm @ Mt. Zion

Dec. 6 – Last day to order Poinsettias – See Donna Kornblum

Dec. 15 -MZ Council Meeting @ 6:30 pm


Ground Oak News

Dec. 6 – Bringing in Greens

Dec. 6 Please join us for a campfire and carol singing after the 9 am church service, weather permitting. There will be warm drinks and cookies and gifts for the kids. Please RSVP to Joyce Sowers at 717-778-7567 (text or call).

Dec. 6 – Deadline for scholarships – See Ground Oak Council for details

Dec. 14 – GO Council Meeting

Dec. 20 – Children’s presentation during worship “The Friendly Beasts”

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This Just In

This Just In

Congratulations to Morgan Sowers and Matt Driscoll, who were married on Oct. 24th, 2020.  Morgan is the daughter of Tim and Christy Sowers and the granddaughter of Roger and Bonnie Sowers.  We wish them the very best as they begin their new life together.

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