May 8, 2022 Worship Service

May 8, 2022 Worship Service

May 8, 2022 Worship Service Liturgy

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Thank you for joining us today: May 8th, 2022

4th Sunday of Easter – Mother’s Day


“Messiah May I?”

Sermon by Pastor Liz Hounshell


Zebulon United Methodist Church

121 West Gannon Ave.

Zebulon, NC 27597

919-269-9408 ~


  Thankful for Moms


Welcome to Worship! Thank you for joining us.

Please sign in on the attendance sheet at the back the of the Sanctuary or

register online at

May you be blessed by the presence, power, and peace of God and the

encouragement of ZUMC!





Gathering Quote                           “Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.”

Oswald Chambers


Prelude                                                                          Lamb of God                                                                                    Kara Zaharin

                                                                                          Twila Paris                                                                                            

Welcome and Announcements                                                                                                                                                                         Jim Deal


*Opening Chorus (in-person service only)                       He Is Lord (sing twice)                                                                                

                                                                        United Methodist Hymnal 177


*Call to Worship                    Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise the Lord in the heights!                     Jim Deal

                                             People: Let them praise the name of the Lord, whose name alone is exalted, whose glory is above earth and heaven.


*Hymn of Praise                                         Easter People, Raise Your Voices                                                                       ZUMC Choir
 (in-person service: verses 1 and 3)                                United Methodist Hymnal 304                                                                                 


*Opening Prayer (unison):   O Lord, your wondrous birth means nothing unless we are born again, your death and           Jim Deal

sacrifice mean nothing unless we die to sin, your resurrection means nothing if you be

risen alone. Raise and exalt us, O Savior, both now to the estate of grace and hereafter

to the state of glory; where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, God

for ever and ever. Amen.                                                                                                                                                                                

*Passing of the Peace of Christ (in-person service only)



Proclaiming the Word


Scripture Lesson                                                                        John 10:22-30                                                                                               Jim Deal       

The Message

22-24 They were celebrating Hanukkah just then in Jerusalem. It was winter. Jesus was strolling in the Temple across Solomon’s Porch. The Jews, circling him, said, “How long are you going to keep us guessing? If you’re the Messiah, tell us straight out.”

25-30 Jesus answered, “I told you, but you don’t believe. Everything I have done has been authorized by my Father, actions that speak louder than words. You don’t believe because you’re not my sheep. My sheep recognize my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them real and eternal life. They are protected from the Destroyer for good. No one can steal them from out of my hand. The Father who put them under my care is so much greater than the Destroyer and Thief. No one could ever get them away from him. I and the Father are one heart and mind.”


Children’s Moment                                                                                                                                                                                           Pastor Liz          


Anthem                                                          Each Step of the Way                                                            ZUMC Choir



Sermon                                                                                            “Messiah May I?”                                                                                   Pastor Liz          


Responding to the Word


*Hymn of Response                                                                                   As the Deer

(singing twice)                                                                                             The Faith We Sing 2025


Words of Witness (in-person service only)


Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                               Pastor Liz


                 Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.                      

Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
  For thine is the kingdom, and

The power, and the glory, forever. Amen.


Offering and Prayer of Dedication                                                                                                                                                                   Jim Deal


*Sung Response (in person service only)                Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart                                                        Kara Zaharin 

                                                                             The Faith We Sing 2036


Sending Forth


 *Hymn of Commitment                                                       Precious Lord, Take My Hand                                                                      Cynthia Dixon                    

(in-person service: verses 1 and 3)                                     United Methodist Hymnal 474


Dismissal with Blessing                                                                                                                                                                           Pastor Liz


Postlude                                                            Awesome God                                                               Kara Zaharin

                                                                            Rich Mullins


*At the in-person service, please stand as you are able.


  How can you follow Jesus more closely this week?

Pink Rose 

  The beautiful flowers adorning our sanctuary are given by the

  family of Barbara Jones to honor her memory on Mother's Day


  Please contact Linda Chamblee at 919-632-4565 to reserve a date to provide flowers.

  Thank you to all who give flowers to enhance our Chancel Area!


  Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and those who are like mothers to us! We appreciate you! 💗


A picture containing baby


A Nursery is available each Sunday morning during the worship service. Please see a Greeter for assistance.   



New to ZUMC? We welcome all guests to ZUMC and ask you to please sign in on the attendance sheet on the table in the Narthex or online at  For first-time guests, we have a small gift for you (one per family) as well as a small gift for each child in the family. These gifts are located on the table outside the sanctuary. Please fill out the enclosed Communication card and place it in the Giving Box on the table outside of the Sanctuary. We look forward to getting to know you and introducing you to ZUMC!


Attendance Totals for May 1, 2022

In-person service: 65

Signed in on google forms: 7

YouTube: 16

Facebook: 31

Total 119



Please remember to like and share the ZUMC Facebook page and the posts we put up so that our events and services will be shared with all your family, friends, community and beyond. Let’s spread the word of God while we are advancing here at ZUMC!




NEW announcements!   Our own Kara Zaharin is playing piano for the Town of Zebulon Springfest at 1003 N. Arendell, on Saturday, May 14th, starting ~4pm.  Woo!Hoo!

Class of 2022

Hello Graduates We are looking for our ZUMC Seniors graduating High School or College to be tentatively recognized on June 5th, Graduate Sunday.  Please call the church office (919-269-9408) or email Debra Liles, Secretary ( and let us know if you are graduating this school year.



Your Financial statement for giving for the time period of Jan.1, 2022 – March 31, 2022 are in the mail boxes located across from the bathrooms. Please pick them up to help save postage costs.  Thank you for giving and supporting God’s work through ZUMC!



Our offerings and tithes to God are a blessing to ZUMC!

You are encouraged to give to the Lord's work through our church in the

following ways:

~by mailing your offering to ZUMC at 121 W. Gannon Ave., Zebulon, NC 27597.

~by placing your offering in the mail slot on the back door of the church office.

~by giving online at with our online giving option.

~by giving in person at our Sunday 10 AM Services! A Giving Box is available

  in the Wesley Fellowship Room outside the Sanctuary before and after the service.



Meals on Wheels ZUMC location needs 2 or 3 more volunteers from 10:00am through 12:30pm.  You must have your own transportation. Please call Darcy Bowers, the ZUMC Meals on Wheels Coordinator, at 919-817-0414 if you can assist.


Food Pantry If you are available just one day a week at 1pm, we need someone with a truck or larger SUV to pick up Food Lion produce and deli items. We do this 7 days a week and if we can get one or two more volunteers, it would lessen the burden.   God Bless, Bob Russo



Youth Group

If you are in middle school or high school, come join the Youth Gathering this Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Food, fellowship, and fun are on the menu. We will be meeting in the youth room upstairs in the Sanctuary Building. If you have any questions, please contact Fay Brown at 919-369-7784.





Adult Sunday School

Faith Builders Sunday School class taught by Mel and Linda Daughtridge meets at 9:00am on Sundays. Location: Basement Classroom.


DeElla Flowers Sunday School class taught by Tom Evans meets at 9:00am


Sunday mornings. Location: DeElla Flowers Classroom.

Update: Tom Evans is starting a New Bible study in about 2 weeks entitled “30 Life Principles” by Charles Stanley. This study will help you grow your knowledge and understanding of GOD. For more information just come by the DeElla Flowers Sunday School class or call Tom Evans at 919-740-3117.


The Wesley Fellowship Sunday School class has resumed meeting in the WFSS classroom behind the sanctuary on Sundays at 9:15 am. Our first 3 session study is "Jesus Revealed". Please join us for the dvd and discussion of this very interesting and inviting study. Location: WFSS Classroom


The Tuesday afternoon ZUMC Bible Study group has started a new study on Revelation. The study is on Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Please come and join us. We will be using the Bible for this study. Please contact Dianna Leya with any questions.


Interested in a Bible study on Romans? We hope you are. This theologically rich book will be an enormous blessing to focus on. Email Pastor Liz at if you are interested in a study that will change your life. All are welcome! Dates: Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm, July 21-August 25, 2022

"But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us."

Romans 5:8


Calendar for the week of May 1st, 2022 – May 8th, 2022 




Sunday School at 9:00 – 9:45 am Classrooms

Sanctuary Building


Children’s Choir at 9:15 am

Choir Room


Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am



Youth Gathering 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Youth Room


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Finance Committee Meeting 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall/Zoom



Food Pantry 9:00-10:30 am

Mission House



UMW Circle 1 Meeting at 12:30 pm

Fellowship Hall



Tuesday afternoon Bible Study Group 1:00pm 2:30pm




Baby Pantry 9:00 – 10:30 am

Mission House


Chancel Choir Rehearsal 6:30 pm



Handbells Rehearsal 7:30 pm

Wesley Classroom



Food Pantry 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Mission House



ZUMC Staff Meeting at noon




Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Zebulon’s Springfest with our own Kara Zaharin at 4pm

Zebulon Town Hall



Sunday School at 9:00 - 9:45 am – Classrooms

Sanctuary Building


Children’s Choir at 9:15 am

Choir Room


Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am



Youth Gathering 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Youth Room


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall


Annual Conference will be held June 15-18 at the Greenville Convention Center, Greenville, NC. Please pray for this exciting conference! It has not been held in person since 2019!