June 5, 2022 Worship Service

June 5, 2022 Worship Service

June 5, 2022 Worship Service Liturgy

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Thank you for joining us today: June 5th, 2022

Pentecost Sunday - Communion

Graduate Sunday


“Great Things”

Sermon by Rev. Liz Hounshell


Zebulon United Methodist Church

121 West Gannon Ave.

Zebulon, NC 27597


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 www.zumchurch.org.

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

encouragement of ZUMC!




Gathering Quote                   “When you strip it of everything else, Pentecost stands for power and life.

That's what came into the church when the Holy Spirit came down on the day of Pentecost.” David Wilkerson


Prelude                                                                                           He Is Exalted                                                                                                        Kara Zaharin

                                                                          Twila Paris

Welcome and Announcements                                                                                                                                                                   Darrell Jones

*Opening Chorus (in-person service)                                 Jesus, Name Above all Names                                                                         ZUMC Choir

                                                                                                   The Faith We Sing 2071


*Opening Prayer (unison):                                                                                                                                                                                          Darrell Jones


Amazing God, you call us today just as you called your disciples on the Day of Pentecost. You challenge and support us, revealing the brokenness of our world. You showed us the pain of the cross and then the joy of resurrection. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, transform us Lord. Change our lives forever and help us to do the great things you have planned for us. For only through you, can we accomplish these things. Amen. 


*Hymn of Praise                                                                                   How Great Thou Art                                                                               ZUMC Choir

(in-person service: verses 1 and 4)                                  United Methodist Hymnal 77                                            

Proclaiming the Word


Scripture Lesson                                                           Acts 2:1-21 New Living Translation                                                         Darrell Jones


1 On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. 2 Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. 3 Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. 4 And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability. 5 At that time there were devout Jews from every nation living in Jerusalem. 6 When they heard the loud noise, everyone came running, and they were bewildered to hear their own languages being spoken by the believers. 7 They were completely amazed. “How can this be?” they exclaimed. “These people are all from Galilee, 8 and yet we hear them speaking in our own native languages! 9 Here we are—Parthians, Medes, Elamites, people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, the province of Asia, 10 Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, and the areas of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism), Cretans, and Arabs. And we all hear these people speaking in our own languages about the wonderful things God has done!” 12 They stood there amazed and perplexed. “What can this mean?” they asked each other.13 But others in the crowd ridiculed them, saying, “They’re just drunk, that’s all!” 14 Then Peter stepped forward with the eleven other apostles and shouted to the crowd, “Listen carefully, all of you, fellow Jews and residents of Jerusalem! Make no mistake about this. 15 These people are not drunk, as some of you are assuming. Nine o’clock in the morning is much too early for that. 16 No, what you see was predicted long ago by the prophet Joel: 17 ‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. 18 In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants—men and women alike— and they will prophesy. 19 And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below— blood and fire and clouds of smoke. 20 The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of the LORD arrives. 21 But everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.’


Children’s Moment                                                                                                                                                                              Linda Daughtridge          



*Hymn of Preparation (in-person service)                               More Precious Than Silver

                                                                                                      The Faith We Sing 2065

                                                                                                                (singing twice)


Sermon                                                                                       “Great Things”                                                     Pastor Liz                 

         Responding to the Word 


Anthem                                                                   Celebration no. 4 in F                                             Jane B. Jennings Handbells                                                                                                    by Michael R. Keller


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.

Prayer for Graduates                                                                                                                                                                                       Pastor Liz


The Joyful Feast (in-person service)                                                                                                                                                               Pastor Liz

Communion interlude                                                                  Come Share the Lord                                                                           Kara Zaharin

                                                                                                          Bryan Jeffrey Leech

Prayer after Communion (unison)                                                                                                                                                              Darrell Jones

Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given

yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit,

to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Offering and Prayer of Dedication                                                                                                                                                            Darrell Jones

*Sung Response (in person service only)                 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow                                                     Kara Zaharin

                                                                                                United Methodist Hymnal 95


Sending Forth


 *Hymn of Commitment                                                               Sweet, Sweet Spirit                                                                             ZUMC Choir

                                                                                                    United Methodist Hymnal 334


Closing Prayer                                                                      An Invitation to the Holy Spirit                                                                      Pastor Liz                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                        United Methodist Hymnal 335                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Postlude                                                                                          Holy Holy                                                                                       Kara Zaharin

                                                                                                            Jimmy Owens


                                                                     Great things are always possible with God!


*Please stand as you are able (in-person service).


                                                The beautiful flowers in the Chancel area are provided by Mel and Linda Daughtridge.


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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Congratulations to Peyton Windley the son of David and Jennifer Windley on his 2022 graduation from East Carolina University with a Major in Business and a Minor in Construction.



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Reminder. After the service today, join us for the UMW Brunch (breakfast and lunch dishes). All you can eat for $8.00 (children under 5 $3). This is the fundraiser for the funds to educate our 3 girls in Haiti.



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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 https://forms.gle/GLCEDtAZbft7UhLq8  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 29, 2022

In-person service: 47

Signed in on google forms: 4

YouTube: 11

Facebook: 29

Total 91


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!





Thank you for a fantastic Sunday last week! Our outdoor service was well-attended by family, friends and guests. As always, all are welcome! We especially highlight and thank the members of the Zebulon Fire Department who attended. And our hotdog lunch was very good! We give thanks for Darrell Jones, Steve Lyman, Jocelyn Lyman, Rachel Lyman and others who assisted with the lunch. Looking forward to our next outdoor celebration, hopefully in the not-too-distant future!


Are you in need of childcare?

A preschool program for your child(ren) or a before / after school program?

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General Interest Meetings   ZUMC is hosting an interest meeting to see how we can meet the needs of the community.

Please join us for one of the following times to learn more about our proposed childcare options. Childcare will be provided for these meetings.

Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30 pm

Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 pm

ZUMC Fellowship Hall

About Us - NC Conference

Annual Conference will soon be here! 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.”   It will be so wonderful to have Annual Conference in person this year. Annual Conferences in 2020 and 2021 were virtual!


Participants in this year's Annual Conference are encouraged to bring canned goods for eastern NC Food Banks. As motivation, this year’s Annual Conference will feature “Canstruction”—four models of eastern NC structures made out of cans. This will be a very interesting sight! These cans will go to the Food Banks, too, after our Annual Conference. If you have cans you would like to send, please let Pastor Liz know by Sunday, June 12.


As usual at Annual Conference, special offerings are received so that life-changing relief and mission work can continue. This year, special offerings for Ukraine Relief, Tornado Relief for Kentucky and Tennessee and the Gary Wayne Locklear Mission Endowment will be received. Contact Pastor Liz by Sunday, June 12, if you would like to send a donation to the Conference to add to others' gifts and greatly bless those who need help. Checks can be made to ZUMC with the specific special offering written on the memo line. Thank you!



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 www.zumchurch.org 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.


Special Offering:  On Sunday, June 19, we will receive a special offering for Peace with Justice Sunday to help promote peace in the world through The United Methodist Church. If you are interested in giving, please make your check out to ZUMC and write Peace with Justice Special Offering on the memo line. Thank you for your gifts! More information can be found here: https://www.umc.org/en/content/peace-with-justice-sunday-ministry-article


Meals on Wheels ZUMC location is still in need of 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.



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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.




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


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. Location: DeElla Flowers Classroom.


The Wesley Fellowship Sunday School class is meeting in the WFSS classroom behind the sanctuary on Sundays at 9:15 am. Our next study will be "Guardrails: Avoiding Regrets in Your Life” with Andy Stanley. It began on May 22nd and will go through June 19th. All are welcome to join us for these studies. Andy Stanley is entertaining, thought provoking and the messages he shares are inspiring and applicable to your life today. You are never too young or too old to learn and there is ALWAYS something to learn when studying the Word.  On June 26th we start our study "Made to Make a Difference" with Max Lucado and Jenna Lucado Bishop. It goes through July 17th. It will offer Biblical insight into how God has uniquely created students with certain passions, talents, and interests to impact the world for Christ.

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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 ehounshell@nccumc.org 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 – Make your summer a wonderful time of faith-building!


The Tuesday afternoon ZUMC Bible Study group is studying 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.


Carolina Mudcats Baseball Game
It’s summertime and you know what that means! It’s time for our annual Youth and Kids outing to support our local Mudcats Baseball team! We are extending the invitation to anyone in the congregation that wishes to join us for Baseball Sunday!

We have reserved the Picnic Area for the following:
Mudcats Baseball Vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Lunch will be catered starting 30 minutes before gametime!
Post-game – Fans of all ages are invited to play catch on the field.
Hotdogs, Hamburgers, fixings, sides, cookies, and assorted Pepsi products will be included.

The cost per adult ticket is $30.00 and includes meal and tickets. All youth and kids will be covered. If this is something that you are interested in, please contact Ashley Mitchell (919-631-1869 or
ashleymitchell0907@gmail.com) to reserve a spot and box seat ticket for the ball game!

We need to know in advance how many people to expect, so please let me know no later than Thursday, June 9 if you and your family will be coming! Gooooo Mudcats!




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Washington DC                                                                                                                Zebulon NC


7 Fortresses of Faith Sermon Series begins in July!

Travel with us in 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Calendar for the time period of June 5th, 2022 – June 12th, 2022




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

Sanctuary Building Classrooms


Pentecost Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am with Communion




and Graduate Sunday 10:00 am




UMW Brunch after the service

Fellowship Hall


Youth Gathering 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Youth Suite


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Church Council Meeting 7:00 pm




Food Pantry 9:00-10:30 am

Mission House



UMW Circle One 12:30 pm possibly out to eat




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

Fellowship Hall



Baby Pantry 9:00 – 10:30 am

Mission House



Preschool Community Interest Meeting 6:30 pm

Fellowship Hall


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 am




Worship Planning Team immediately after service

Wesley Fellowship Room



Youth and children Mudcats game outing 1:00 pm

Carolina Mudcats Stadium


Youth Gathering 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Youth Room


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall


          Looking Ahead: July 14th Preschool Community Interest meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30pm.