July 17, 2022 Worship Service

July 17, 2022 Worship Service

July 17, 2022 Worship Service Liturgy

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Sunday, July 17th, 2022

6th Sunday after Pentecost


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


"Fortress of Faith: St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan"

Sermon by Rev. Liz Hounshell


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                                 “We meditate that we might learn to see through Christ’s eyes the divine

                                                                                  mystery of all that surrounds us.” James Finley                                             


Prelude                                                                                          What Does the Lord Require of You                                                         Kara Zaharin

Jim Strathdee


Welcome and Announcements                                                                                                                                                           Cheryl Krebaum

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

The Faith We Sing 2049  (singing twice)



*Call to Worship                   Leader: Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens,                             Cheryl Krebaum

Jesus, the Son of God,

People: let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may

receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.


*Opening Prayer (unison)                                                                                                                                                                       Cheryl Krebaum

O Lord our God, you are always more ready to bestow your good gifts

on us than we are to seek them, and are willing to give more than we

desire or deserve. Help us so to seek that we may truly find, so to ask

that we may joyfully receive, so to knock that the door of your mercy

may be opened to us; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.


*Hymn of Praise (singing twice)                                                  Open Our Eyes                                                                                       ZUMC Choir
                                                                                             The Faith We Sing 2086


                                                     Proclaiming the Word

Children’s Moment                                                                                                                                                                                             Pastor Liz                                                                                              

Anthem                                                                                     Concrete and Cranes                                                                                 Vacation Bible

                                                                                            Life Way Kids Worship                                                                          School Children  

                                                                                         Paul Marino/Jeremy Johnson                      



Vacation Bible School Presentation                                                                                                                                                       Ashley Mitchell


Prayer for Illumination (unison)          These are the words in my mouth; these are what I chew on and pray.             Cheryl Krebaum

Accept them when I place them on the morning altar, O God, my

Altar-Rock, God, Priest-of-My-Altar.

Psalm 19:14 The Message



Scripture Lesson         “Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you God.” Psalm 19:14             Pastor Liz



Sermon                                                            "Fortress of Faith: St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan"                                                    Pastor Liz         


Responding to the Word


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


                        You are invited to light a candle in memory of or in honor of someone, or to ask for God’s help or to give thanks.

                                                              A table with small candles is to the right of the chancel area.


*Hymn of Response( in-person service)                                                       The Old Rugged Cross                      

United Methodist Hymnal 504

Verses 1 and 3


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                                                                                                                          Cheryl Krebaum     

*Sung Response (in-person service)                                       Give Thanks                                           Kara Zaharin

                                                                                                   The Faith We Sing 2036              


Sending Forth


*Hymn of Commitment                                                            It Is Well with My Soul                                                                               ZUMC Choir

(in-person: verses 1 and 3)                                                 United Methodist Hymnal 377


Dismissal with Blessing                                                                                                                                                                                 Pastor Liz                  


Postlude                                                                                Why Stand So Far Away My God                                                                Kara Zaharin

                                                                                                Wyeths Repository of Sacred Music

                                                                                                             by Charles H. Webb


  Take a moment to meditate on God's faithfulness and love. Practice this for a few minutes each day this week!


  *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.



The beautiful flowers on the altar today are given by Mel and Linda Daughtridge to the Glory of God

and in honor of Ashley Mitchell for her devotion to the ZUMC Children's Ministry.


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



Attendance Totals for July 10th, 2022

In-person service: 59

Signed in on google forms: 2

YouTube: 10

Facebook: 9

Total 80



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! If you CARE please SHARE.



VBS 2022 was such a huge success this summer. We had an average of 25 kids each night! I would like to extend my heartfelt thank you to everyone who made VBS possible! Thank you to everyone who donated towards the mission! The meals and desserts were very much appreciated by all. Thank you to the volunteers who gave their time and talents during VBS! The kids really enjoyed their fun week because of each of you. And thank you to the parents for sharing their children with us this week. Children are such an important part to our church. We had the pleasure of spending the week with some amazing new friends. Again, I appreciate you all so very much and I look forward to VBS 2023 (Stellar! Shine Jesus’ Light!)


Blessings to you all,





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.





Save the Date October 8, 2022 – ZUMC Fall Festival

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 make the work light for everyone.


Zebulon Boys and Girls Club needs snacks this summer. Please consider donating individual wrapped snacks like Goldfish, variety of chips, etc. The snacks can be dropped off at the church office and the Mission Committee will take them to the Boys and Girls Club of Zebulon.


La Estrella United Methodist Church in Spring Hope: Pick up brown bag lunches from Saint Eugene’s Catholic Church in Wendell and deliver to La Estrella United Methodist Church in Spring Hope, located right on 97 Hwy. This would be the 4th or 5th Saturday each month beginning in July. Questions, contact Mike Powers at powersplay1@hotmail.com or 919-627-2992.


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? This is the time to call the church office and sign up for the Romans Bible study! Don't miss out! The first session is coming up very soon--this Thursday, July 21, 6:30-8:00 pm, in the ZUMC Fellowship Hall. We will continue to meet on Thursday nights for 6 weeks in all, concluding on August 25. All you need is a Bible and willingness to learn more about God. The church office number is 919-269-9408 or you may email Debra Liles at secretary@zumchurch.org to join the group. God bless our Romans study! We look forward to seeing you there!


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.

NC Annual Conference

Hear more about Annual Conference on Sunday, July 31st! We will have a photo presentation during the worship service to show you some of the highlights. In addition, Sonya Boykin, Lay Delegate, and Pastor Liz will be available in the Fellowship Hall after the service if you have questions or want to know even more. A big thank you to Sonya for attending Annual Conference again this year!  





“7 Fortresses of Faith” Sermon Series continues today, Sunday, July 17th with the focus on                                        St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Travel with us in worship this summer! 7 Fortresses of Faith Sermon Series will continue - through August 14! We are exploring important churches from all over the world (including ZUMC!) in our services and are tying them in with spiritual practices to help us grow in our faith.    



                                                                  St. Patrick Cathedral in Manhattan.




For more detailed information, please visit our website at www.zumchurch.org!


Calendar for the week of July 17th, 2022 – July 24th, 2022




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

Sanctuary Building Classrooms



Morning Worship 10:00 am




Shawl Ministry 3:00 – 5:00 pm

DeElla Flowers Classroom



Private Event Massey Family Reunion 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Youth Gathering 5:30 7:00 pm

Youth Suite



Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 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



Mission Team Meeting 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Baby Pantry 9:00 – 10:30 am

Mission House



Food Pantry 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Mission House



Romans Bible Study 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Undercover Quilters 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



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

Sanctuary Building Classrooms



Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am




Fall Festival Planning Meeting Immediately after Service

Fellowship Hall



Youth Gathering 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Youth Suite