July 24, 2022 Worship Service

July 24, 2022 Worship Service

July 24, 2022 Worship Service Liturgy

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Sunday, July 24th, 2022

7th Sunday after Pentecost


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


"Fortress of Faith: Church of the Holy Sepulchre"

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 “The resurrection of Jesus means the worst thing is never the last thing.”

                        Frederick Buechner


Prelude                                                                                         God How Can We Forgive                                                                       Kara Zaharin

Hebrew Melody


Welcome and Announcements                                                                                                                                                                    Terry Matias                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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

                                                                     The Faith We Sing 2049                                                                  

                                                                                                            (Singing twice)



*Call to Worship                                                                Leader: Christ is risen!                                                                                    Terry Matias

                                                                                    People: Christ is risen indeed! Hallelujah!



*Prayer (praying responsively)                            Leader: When everything was dark                                                                            Terry Matias

and it seemed that the sun would never shine again,
your love broke through.

People: Your love was too strong,
too wide,
too deep
for death to hold.

Leader: The sparks cast by your love
dance and spread
and burst forth
with resurrection light.

People: Gracious God,
We praise you for the light of new life
made possible through Jesus.
We praise you for the light of new life
that shone on the first witnesses of resurrection.
We praise you for the light of new life
that continues to shine in our hearts today.

All: We pray that the Easter light of life, hope and joy,
will live in us each day;
and that we will be bearers of that light
into the lives of others. Amen.

                                                            (Prayer by the Rev. Michaela Youngson, the Methodist Church of Britain)



*Hymn of Praise                                                 We Will Glorify the King of Kings (verses 1 and 4)                                                                     ZUMC Choir         


                                                                                                The Faith We Sing 2087


 Celebrations and Concerns (in-person service)                                                                                                                                     Pastor Liz          


Proclaiming the Word

Scripture Lesson                                                                                                                                                                                           Terry Matias

   5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.

   6 He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and

   tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you

   will see him.’ This is my message for you.” Matthew 28:5-7 New Revised Standard


Children’s Moment                                                                                                                                                                              Linda Daughtridge 


Anthem                                                        Surely The Presence Of the Lord Is In This Place                                                               ZUMC Choir

            Lanny Wolfe            



Sermon                                                            "Fortress of Faith: Church of the Holy Sepulchre"                                                              Pastor Liz


Responding to the Word


*Hymn of Response (in-person service)                            O How He Loves You and Me                                                                                   ZUMC

                                                                 The Faith We Sing 2108

                                                                                                                (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                                                                                                                                                            Terry Matias

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

                                                                                                   The Faith We Sing 2036              


Sending Forth


*Hymn of Commitment                                                            Up from the Grave He Arose                                                                        ZUMC Choir

                                                                                                   United Methodist Hymnal 322                        

 (verses 1 and 3)

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


Dismissal with Blessing                                                                                                                                                                                 Pastor Liz                  


Postlude                                                                                          We Are God’s People                                                           Kara Zaharin                                                                                                                                                     Johannes Brahms


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


                                                 Pray for ways to share the Good News that Jesus is alive with others.


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

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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 17th, 2022

In-person service: 47

Signed in on google forms: 6

YouTube: 13

Facebook: 9  

Total 75

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.





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

The planning session that was to be held on, July 24th, immediately following the worship service in the Fellowship Hall has been rescheduled for August 7th , the same time and place.   All are invited to attend.  We need your input to make this a wonderful event as always!


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.






TextDescription automatically generated with medium confidenceFaith 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.


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The Romans Bible study is off to a great start! Thanks to all who joined us for the first session. It's not too late to participate. We meet each Thursday night through August 25, 6:30-8:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. For this Thursday's session on July 28, please read Romans 3, 4 and 5. See you then!



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.



About Us - NC Conference



Hear more about Annual Conference next 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 Fortress of Faith” Sermon Series continues today, Sunday, July 24th, with the focus on Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Travel with us in worship this summer! 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.    





Calendar for the week of July 24th, 2022 – July 31st, 2022




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

Sanctuary Building Classrooms



Morning Worship 10:00 am




Fall Festival Planning Meeting is rescheduled for Aug. 7th




Youth Gathering 5:30-7:00 pm

Youth Suite



Church Council Meeting 7:00 pm




Food Pantry 9:00-10:30 am

Mission House



Bible Study Group 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Fellowship Hall



ZUMW Leadership meeting 6:30 pm

Fellowship Hall



Baby Pantry 9:00 – 10:30 am

Mission House



Choir Christmas Cantata Rehearsal 6:30 pm




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



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

Sanctuary Building Classrooms



Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am




Annual Conference Photo Presentation during the service




Annual Conference Q & A immediately after service

Fellowship Hall



Youth Gathering 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Youth Suite



Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall