May 22, 2022 Worship Service

May 22, 2022 Worship Service

May 22, 2022 Worship Service Liturgy

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Thank you for joining us today: May 22nd, 2022

6th Sunday of Easter


“May Power”

Sermon by Ashley Mitchell


Zebulon United Methodist Church

121 West Gannon Ave.

Zebulon, NC 27597

919-269-9408 ~


Welcome to Worship! Thank you for joining us.

Please sign in on the attendance sheet at the back 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      "Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved” –Winnie the Pooh


Prelude                                                             Blessed Quietness                                                  Kara Zaharin

                                                                            W.S. Marshall


Welcome and Announcements                                                                                                                                                              Cheryl Krebaum                                                

*Opening Chorus (in-person service only)                              He Is Lord                                                                                           Cynthia Dixon


*Call to Worship                                   Leader: Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.                                                                  Cheryl Krebaum

 People: To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb

 be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever.


*Opening Prayer (unison):                                                                                                                                        Cheryl Krebaum

Like the sun that is far away and yet close at hand to warm us, so God’s Spirit is ever

present and around us. Come Creator into our lives. We live and move and have our

very being in you. Open now the windows of our souls. Amen.


*Hymn of Praise                                           My Life Is in You, Lord                                                    Cynthia Dixon

                                                                                              The Faith We Sing 2032


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



Prayer for Illumination (unison):                         Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your                            Cheryl Kerbaum

Holy Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and your Word

proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.



Proclaiming the Word


Scripture Lesson                                                                              John 14:23-29                                                                            Cheryl Krebaum

                                                                                                   International Children’s Bible Version


23 Jesus answered, “If anyone loves me, then he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 He who does not love me does not obey my teaching. This teaching that you hear is not really mine. It is from my Father, who sent me.

25 “I have told you all these things while I am with you. 26 But the Helper will teach you everything. He will cause you to remember all the things I told you. This Helper is the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name.

27 “I leave you peace. My peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the world does. So don’t let your hearts be troubled. Don’t be afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going, but I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you should be happy that I am going back to the Father because he is greater than I am. 29 I have told you this now, before it happens. Then when it happens, you will believe.


Anthem                                                          Savior, More Like Thee by                                                                        Randy Gibson                                                                                                                  Sara Lyn Baril

Children’s Moment                                                                                                                                                                              Linda Daughtridge          


Sermon                                                                                         “May Power”                                                                           Ashley Mitchell 


         Responding to the Word   


*Hymn of Response (in-person service only)                                           There’s Within My Heart a Melody

United Methodist Hymnal 380

(Verses 1, 3 and 5)


Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                  Ashley Mitchell


                 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                                                                                                                                                       Cheryl Krebaum

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

                                 The Faith We Sing 2036


Sending Forth


 *Hymn of Commitment                                                           Power In the Blood                                                                                     Cynthia Dixon              

                                                                                                         Lewis E. Jpones

                                                                                                 (see on screen words)


Dismissal with Blessing                                                                                                                                          Ashley Mitchell


Postlude                                                                 I’ll Fly Away                                                                Kara Zaharin

                                                                                      Albert E. Brumley


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


                                                               Point to Ponder: Jesus is empowering us to be his Church!


                                 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!


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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 15, 2022

In-person service: 47

Signed in on google forms: 4

YouTube: 13

Facebook: 25

Total 89


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!


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.



Hot Dogs Neon SignPastor Liz will be back from vacation Monday, May 23, 2022. Ashley Mitchell, Director of Children's Ministries, will deliver the message on Sunday, May 22. Thank you, Ashley!! If a pastoral emergency should arise while Pastor Liz is away, please contact Rev. Wallace Johnson, Pastor of Wendell United Methodist Church, at 919-348-3866 (call or text) or by email at for assistance.


On Sunday, May 29, get ready for some outdoor worship under the pine trees! Bring your chair and dress casually for a Spirit-led service at 10 am. We are excited to have this opportunity to enjoy God's creation together. Friends, family, neighbors and acquaintances are all invited (i.e., everyone!). The service will be followed by an outdoor hot dog lunch, sponsored by the United Methodist Men and assisted by head grill master Steve Lyman. We have invited the Zebulon Fire Department to join us. Hope to see you all for this outdoor worship celebration and lunch on Memorial Day weekend!

About Us - NC Conference



Annual Conference begins one month from today! It is scheduled for June 15-18 at the Greenville Convention Center, Greenville, NC. This year's theme is "Graceful Justice - Rooted in Our Baptism." Ushers are needed if you are interested! It will be so wonderful to have Annual Conference in person this year. Annual Conferences in 2020 and 2021 were virtual.





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.

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Mark your calendars for the first Sunday in June!!! (June 5th) The UMW are having their Haiti Brunch in just 2 weeks. Make plans to join us after 10 o'clock church services on June 5th for a delicious meal in support of our 3 girls' education. $8.00 per person (5 and under $3) and it is all you can eat!!!




Meals on Wheels ZUMC location need has filled its volunteers’ open positions. There is still in need for substitute volunteers when their regular volunteers can’t drive their scheduled route. The hours are from10:00am 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.


An announcement from Rev. Edwin Hedgpeth:

Rev. Hedgpeth will be moving to Elon NC to the Blakey Hall Retirement Community sometime around June 15, 2022. He is moving to be closer to his family. The exact date and time and full address will be announced as soon as his full address is known.


Food Pantry If you are available just one day a week, 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


 DeElla Flowers Class  Update: Tom Evans is starting a New Bible study -  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



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Calendar for the time period of May 22th, 2022 – May 30th, 2022                                                                                            




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

Sanctuary Building


Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am



Youth Gathering 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Youth Room


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Food Pantry 9:00-10:30 am

Mission House



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

Fellowship Hall



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



Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



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

Sanctuary Building


Sunday Morning Worship 10:00

Under the Pine Trees


Youth Gathering 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Youth Room


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Memorial Day Holiday – Church Office Closed



                             7 Fortresses of Faith Sermon Series begins in July!

Get excited about worship this summer! 7 Fortresses of Faith Sermon Series - July 3 through August 14! We will explore important churches from all over the world (including ZUMC!) in our services and tie them in with spiritual practices to help us grow in our faith.                                                                                                                                                                                                           


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National Cathedral in                         St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome                 Zebulon United Methodist Church

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