June 26, 2022 Worship Service

June 26, 2022 Worship Service

June 26, 2022 Worship Service Liturgy

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Sunday, June 26th, 2022

3rd Sunday after Pentecost


Sermon by Rev. Liz Hounshell

“Aspire Higher


Zebulon United Methodist Church

121 West Gannon Ave.

Zebulon, NC 27597


Welcome to Worship at ZUMC! 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                "Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God." William Carey



Prelude                                                                                             How Long, O Lord                                                                              Kara Zaharin

                                                                              Christopher Norton

Welcome and Announcements                                                                                                                                                                       Pat Tarbell


*Opening Chorus (in-person service)                                  Jesus, Name Above All Names                       Cynthia Dixon

The Faith We Sing 2071


*Call to Worship               Leader: Because he came to bring good news to the poor;                         Pat Tarbell

People: Let us be bearers of the Good News.

Leader: Because he came to proclaim release to the captives;

People: Let us break the chains of injustice.

Leader: Because he came to give vision to those who could not see;

People: Let us see the world through the lens of compassion and mercy.

Leader: Because he came to let the oppressed go free;

People: Let us overcome intolerance and inequality.

Leader: Because he came to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor;

People: Let us sing the praises of Christ our Lord!


*Opening Prayer (unison)                    Empowering God, set us aside this day for good news, for liberating work,             Pat Tarbell

for ministries that reveal your goodness to the entire world. Anoint us and

let the acceptable year of your favor be made known! Amen.


*Hymn of Praise                                                                      Hail to the Lord’s Anointed                                                                           ZUMC Choir

(verses 1 and 4)                            United Methodist Hymnal 203


Mission Moment                                                                                                                                                                                           Mike Powers  


                                              Proclaiming the Word


Prayer for Illumination (unison):                             Almighty God, your wondrous creation testifies to your wisdom.                                 Pat Tarbell

We are in awe of you as we witness a glorious sunrise or sunset.

We ponder your power and feel vulnerable. We would be lost without

your life-giving word! Thank you for befriending us in Christ, your word

made flesh. May your Spirit give us a loving, childlike heart to reflect

your kindness each day. Receive our worship in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Anthem                                                          Hymn of Promise                                                                                       ZUMC Choir

                                                                                                    Natalie Sleeth



Scripture Lesson                                                          Luke 4: 14-21                                                                       Pat Tarbell

                                                                                             New Revised Standard Version

14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country.

15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. 16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read,17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: 18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free,

19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."20 And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 Then he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."


Children’s Moment                                                                                                                                                                                            Pastor Liz


*Hymn of Preparation                                                            O Lord, You’re Beautiful                                                    

 (in-person service: all verses)                                                  The Faith We Sing 2064



Sermon                                                                              “Aspire Higher”                                                                               Pastor Liz         



         Responding to the Word 


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                              Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow                                                              Pat Tarbell                                                      

*Sung Response (in person service only)                      United Methodist Hymnal 95                                                                        Kara Zaharin


Passing of the Peace of Christ (in-person service)                                                                                                                                         Pastor Liz


Sending Forth


*Hymn of Commitment                                                      Christ for the World We Sing                                                                         ZUMC Choir

                                          (verses 1 and 3)                                                                     United Methodist Hymnal 568


Dismissal with Blessing                                                                                                                                                                                 Pastor Liz                  


Postlude                                                                                      The Lone, Wild Bird                                                                                  Kara Zaharin

                                                                                                 Walker’s Southern Harmony


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


“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

                                 “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke 4:18-19, 21

              How can we at ZUMC aspire higher?


                                            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. 

 A close up of a flower




A baby with a pink bow

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



Attendance Totals for June 19, 2022

In-person service: 45

Signed in on google forms: 2

YouTube: 11

Facebook: 8

Total 66



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!



Our Congregation’s purpose for establishing a Safe Sanctuary Policy is to demonstrate our absolute and unwavering commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all the children, youth, and adults who attend and participate in ministries and/or work at ZUMC.

If you currently or plan to work with the children and youth at any point in the future, and you have not had the Safe Sanctuary training within the last three years, you will need to attend a Safe Sanctuary Training. This would include teaching Sunday School or Children’s Church, helping in the nursery, assisting with Vacation Bible School, and working with the Youth, to name a few. Safe Sanctuary Training will be held Thursday, June 30, 2022, in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 pm. Please let Ashley Mitchell know if you plan to attend or if you’re unsure whether you need to complete.

Thank you! Ashley  (919-631-1869 or ashleymitchell0907@gmail.com)

Are you in need of childcare?

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



ZUMC is hosting an interest meeting to see how we can meet the needs of the community. Please join us for the 2nd Community Needs Meeting to learn more about our proposed childcare options. Childcare will be provided.

Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 pm

ZUMC Fellowship Hall



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.


Thanks for the Peace with Justice Sunday Offering! We contributed $70.00 to help offer

peace with justice through The United Methodist Church. Shalom to all!



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 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. You must have your own transportation. Please call Darcy Bowers, the ZUMC Meals on Wheels Coordinator, at 919-817-0414 if you can assist.







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 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. 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.

Bible Study

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! If you need a Zoom option to join us, please let the office know (919-269-9408).


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.


Vacation Bible School is coming up and we would love to share this fun-filled adventure with your child!
As kids explore a world of concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers, and backhoes, they will learn to build their faith on Jesus as they uncover the truth that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion! Concrete & Cranes: Building On The Love Of Jesus! VBS shows kids the foundation that lasts forever.


VBS Dates: Sunday, July 10, 2022 – Thursday, July 14, 2022

Check in will begin at 5:20 pm each night.


Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. VBS will be offered to children ages 4 through those who completed 5th grade.
Dinner will be provided each night for the children. The meals will be prepared in advance, individually wrapped, and distributed nightly. A menu will be provided in advance. If your child has specific dietary needs, please let us know so that we can assist with accommodations. Children will need to be checked-in and out each night by a parent/guardian.




  7 Fortresses of Faith Sermon Series begins next Sunday, July 3rd!

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Washington National Cathedral - WikipediaSt. Peter's Basilica in Rome - Visit the Seat of the Roman Catholic Church  - Go Guides      Zebulon Methodist Church

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

Washington DC                                                                                                    Zebulon NC



Calendar for the week of June 26th, 2022 – July 4th, 2022




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

Sanctuary Building Classrooms



Morning Worship 10:00 am




Youth Gathering 5:30 – 7:00pm

Youth Suite



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



Food Pantry 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Mission House



Safe Sanctuary Training 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



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

Sanctuary Building Classrooms



Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am




“7 Fortresses of Faith” Sermon Series Begins




Youth Gathering 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Youth Room



Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Church Office Closed for Holiday


                                                  Happy July 4th!

                                   Save the Date October 8, 2022 – ZUMC Fall Festival

                  Also, a Women’s Weekend Retreat is being planned for this fall – stay tuned!