July 10, 2022 Worship Service

July 10, 2022 Worship Service

July 10, 2022 Worship Service Liturgy

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Sunday, July 10th, 2022

5th Sunday after Pentecost


Welcome to Worship at ZUMC! Thank you for joining us.


Sermon by Rev. Liz Hounshell

"Fortress of Faith: Duke Chapel in Durham, NC"



Please sign in on the attendance sheet in the Narthex 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               “Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.”

Helen Keller


Prelude                                                                                                     The Summons                                                                               Kara Zaharin

                                                                                                             Traditional Scottish



Welcome and Announcements                                                                                                                                                                           Jim Deal


*Opening Chorus (in-person service)                                          God is Here Today                                                                               Cynthia Dixon

                                                                        The Faith We Sing 2049                                                                  

                                                                                                            (singing twice)



*Call to Worship                                   Leader: Sing praises to God, O you saints, and give thanks to God’s holy name!                         Jim Deal

People: We exalt you, O God, for you have restored us to life!

Leader: We may cry through the night, but your joy comes with the morning.

People: You hear us, O God, and you are gracious in our distress.

Leader: You turn our mourning into dancing!

People: Our souls cannot be silent! O God, our Savior, we give thanks to you forever!




*Opening Prayer (unison)            O God, in mystery and silence you are present in our lives, bringing new life out              Jim Deal

       of destruction, hope out of despair, growth out of difficulty. We thank you that you

       do not leave us alone but labor to make us whole. Help us to perceive your unseen

       hand in the unfolding of our lives, and to attend to the gentle guidance of your Spirit,

       that we may know the joy you give your people. Amen.


*Hymn of Praise                                                                    O God, Our Help in Ages Past                                                                          ZUMC Choir

                                                                     United Methodist Hymnal 117

                                                                                                          Verses 1 and 3           


                                                     Proclaiming the Word

Children’s Moment                                                                                                                                                                                   Ashley Mitchell


Vacation Bible School Blessing                                                                                                                                                                         Pastor Liz


Anthem                                                                                  There is a Balm in Gilead                                                      Jane B. Jennings Handbells

                                                                 Susan Berry and Janet Van Valey


Prayer for Illumination (unison)                                                                                                                                                                          Jim Deal

Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that,

as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with

 joy what you say to us today. Amen.


Scripture Lesson                                “The name of the Lord is a strong tower…” Proverbs 18:10a                                                             Pastor Liz


Sermon                                                                  "Fortress of Faith: Duke Chapel in Durham, NC"                                                          Pastor Liz         


Responding to the Word


*Hymn of Response (in-person service)                                     Thy Word is a Lamp     

                                                                          United Methodist Hymnal 601

                                                                                                            (Both verses)                                                                                                                     


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)                                       Give Thanks                                                          Kara Zaharin                

                                                                                                   The Faith We Sing 2036              


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


Sending Forth


*Hymn of Commitment                                                               Praise to the Lord                                                                                    ZUMC Choir

(in-person: both verses)                                                          The Faith We Sing 2029


Dismissal with Blessing                                                                                                                                                                                 Pastor Liz                  


Postlude                                                                                       Love the Lord God                                                                                   Kara Zaharin

                                                                                                    Jean and Jim Strathdee   



How can we be an example of God's strength in our community?


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


                            Hearing assistance devices are available on the Giving Box table in the Wesley Fellowship Room if needed.



A picture of flowersThe beautiful flowers on the altar today are given by Ashley Mitchell

to the Glory of God and in celebration of ZUMC Vacation Bible School.


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 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 July 3rd, 2022

In-person service: 38

Signed in on google forms: 3

YouTube: 9

Facebook: 7

Total 57



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!




                                               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 a Community Needs Meeting to learn more about our proposed childcare options.

Childcare will be provided.

Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 pm

ZUMC Sanctuary

This coincides with VBS. Participating families are encouraged to attend.




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.




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.





Sunday SchoolFaith 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 began the study of MESSY PEOPLE by Jennifer Cowart on June 26th and will continue it for 6 weeks. And who are MESSY PEOPLE? You and ME and lots of characters in the Bible. God loves to use MESSY PEOPLE! We will dig into the lives of biblical heroes who were MESSY PEOPLE just like us but who were used by God in powerful ways. We will examine the MESSY stories of Rahab, the prodigal son, Josiah, Mary, David, and Daniel. We will learn how God can use broken people, restore damaged hearts and relationships, give us power to handle our critics and help us deal with the hard moments of life. Come join us at 9:15 am on Sunday mornings and discover that we don't have to just endure messy lives, but can actually learn to thrive with God's help and guidance.



Bible StudyInterested 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). Looking forward to studying the Bible with you!


The Tuesday afternoon ZUMC Bible Study group is studying Genesis. 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 starts tonight! 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: Today, 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 continues today, Sunday, July 10 with the focus on

                                        Duke Chapel in Durham NC!

Travel with us in worship this summer! 7 Fortresses of Faith Sermon Series - 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.    


                                                         Duke Chapel

                                                                   Duke Chapel, Durham, NC                                        


                            Save the Date October 8, 2022 – ZUMC Fall Festival

2022 Fall Festival is October 8th. A planning session will be held on July 24th immediately following the worship service in the Fellowship Hall. All are invited to attend. We need your input to make this a wonderful event and also make the work light for everyone.


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



Calendar for the week of July 10th, 2022 – July 17th, 2022




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

Sanctuary Building Classrooms



Morning Worship 10:00 am




Youth Gathering Canceled Tonight for VBS




Vacation Bible School 5:20 pm parents sign in

Fellowship Hall



Concrete and Cranes 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



VBS – Concrete and Cranes 5:20 – 8:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Food Pantry 9:00-10:30 am

Mission House



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

Fellowship Hall



VBS – Concrete and Cranes 5:20 – 8:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Baby Pantry 9:00 – 10:30 am

Mission House



VBS – Concrete and Cranes 5:20 – 8:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Food Pantry 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Mission House



VBS –Concrete and Cranes 5:20- 8:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Child Care Community Interest Meeting 6:30 pm




Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Baby Pantry 10:00 – 12:00 noon

Mission House



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

Sanctuary Building Classrooms



Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am




Youth Gathering 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Youth Suite






Finance Team Meeting--July 18 at 7 pm in Fellowship Hall