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 note the change to the Worship Schedule under Worship Times below.


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 and also on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AT THE CHURCH WITH THE 10:30 AM SERVICE Check the Worship Schedule (on link above) to find the location for each week.

Pastor's Hours Cancelled Until Further Notice


Our Past Weekly Services are on YouTube!


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


Holy Hilarity Sunday, April 24, 2022

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Thanks to Dan Flohr, Elizabeth Baker-Mikesell with Rhoda McDermond, and Barry Steinour with Rhoda for sharing the “Humor Breaks” during the service and also to the Parish Choir Sister Act for providing some great music.



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