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

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


February Birthdays and Wedding Anniversaries


Feb. 3 – Robert Cline

Feb. 6 – Geraldine McElwee

Feb. 15 – Dustin Steinour

Feb. 16 – Jodi Holsopple,  Tishia Miller

Feb. 19 –  Kathryn Bear, June Cline, Greg Griffie, Dianne Sweitzer

Feb. 23  – Diane Richwine

Feb. 25 – Dan Hohman

Feb. 28 – Julie Williams

Wedding Anniversaries:

Feb. 14 – Lisa & Larry Lockman

Feb. 15 – Dean & Alice Nailor


Announcements for this week


We will be using the Believe Series from Feb 14  – May 30

Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24 – Wednesday Lenten Services @ G.O.  7:30 pm

Mt. Zion News

Choir Hymn Sing on Thursdays @ 7pm

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

Mar 5 – Ladies Aid @ 7pm

Mar. 15 – Faith Formation Meeting @ 9:30 am at Ground Oak

Ground Oak News

Feb. 28 – Mar. 21 – Ladies Aid selling lilies for Easter Service. Order Forms in bulletin, Feb 21

Mar. 2 – Ladies Aid @ 7pm

Mar. 7 – Congregational Meeting after service

Mar. 15 – Faith Formation Meeting @ 9:30 am at Ground Oak



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