July 31, 2022 Worship Service

July 31, 2022 Worship Service

July 31, 2022 Worship Service Liturgy

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Sunday, July 31st, 2022

10 am In-person and Online Services

8th Sunday after Pentecost


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


"Fortresses of Faith: St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome"

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                                                        "Songs of worship arise from a life of worship."

Tim Hughes



Prelude                                                                                            Come to the table                                                                               Kara Zaharin  

                                                                                                          Martin J. Nystrom


Welcome and Announcements                                                                                                                                                                   Darrell Jones     



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

                                                                            The Faith We Sing 2049

                                                                                                                (singing twice)


*Call to Worship                                   Leader: May those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”                 Darrell Jones

People: Yea, our heart is glad in God, because we trust in God’s holy name.

Leader: Let us make a joyful noise to God with songs of praise!

People: We praise you, O God; we acknowledge you to be the Lord.


*Opening Prayer (unison)                    Almighty God, You built your Church on the profession of faith in Jesus,              Darrell Jones

               the Messiah, the Son of the living God. Grant us that same firm foundation

                and may we hold fast to it in every storm. For all that we have received,

                we sing your praises. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives

                and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

*Hymn of Praise                                                   We Sing to You, O God                                                                     ZUMC Choir      

                                                                                                        The Faith We Sing 2001

                                                                                                         (verses 1 and 4)


Celebrations and Concerns (in-person service)                                                                                                                                          Pastor Liz




Proclaiming the Word


Scripture Lesson                                                                     New Living Translation                                                                        Darrell Jones

“Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock

I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” Matthew 16:18


Children’s Moment                                                                                                                                                                            Linda Daughtridge          



*Hymn of Preparation(In-person service)                             Awesome God (singing three times)                                                                       ZUMC

                                                                                                        The Faith We Sing 2040



Sermon                                                            "Fortress of Faith: St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome“                                                                  Pastor Liz


Anthem                                                                                                                              Behold the Lamb                                                      Cynthia Dixon

Dottie Rambo


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.


Annual Conference Presentation                                                                                                                                                            Sonya Boykin

Offering and Prayer of Dedication                                                                                                                                                            Darrell Jones

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

                                                                                                   The Faith We Sing 2036



Sending Forth


*Hymn of Commitment                                                       Sing with All the Saints in Glory                                                               ZUMC Choir

                                                                                                      (verses 1 and 4)                    

                                                                                                United Methodist Hymnal 702          


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


Dismissal with Blessing                                                                                                                                                                                 Pastor Liz                  


Postlude                                                                       Who Is My Mother, Who Is My Brother?                                                                Kara Zaharin                                                                                                                                               Jack Schrader            


                                                                               *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.

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What difference will this worship service make in your life?


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!



Please join us after today's service in the Fellowship Hall to learn more about Annual Conference 2022, held in Greenville, NC, on June 15-18. A big thanks to Sonya Boykin, Lay Delegate from ZUMC, for participating and sharing what she learned with us. Sonya and Pastor Liz will be available in the Fellowship Hall to answer any questions you might have about our Annual Conference and show you a few of the materials that were given out. It was a great blessing to attend and meet people and learn about the ministries of our Conference. We would love to share the blessing with you!


Next year's Annual Conference will be held in Greenville, NC, also. The dates are June 14-17, 2023. We look forward to it! 😊



A baby lying on the floorDescription automatically generated with low confidence A Nursery is available each Sunday morning during the worship service.

 Please see a Greeter for assistance.   




Attendance Totals for July 24th, 2022

In-person service: 48

Signed in on google forms: 1

YouTube: 8

Facebook:  16

Total 73



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.





A picture containing text, container, box, standDescription automatically generatedOur 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.




Logo, company nameDescription automatically generatedSave 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.


TextDescription automatically generatedThis week's Thursday night Bible study will explore Romans 6-8. Hope to see you at 6:30 on August 4th in the Fellowship Hall. New participants are always welcome!!


The Tuesday afternoon ZUMC Bible Study group is studying Exodus. 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.



All are encouraged to attend the "Discerning Inclusion in the Life of the Church" Listening Session planned for tomorrow, Monday, August 1, at 7 pm. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall. The session will also be available via Zoom. Join us as we explore the questions being faced by The United Methodist Church (worldwide) in today’s world of diverse representations of human expression. More Listening Sessions will be held on the following dates, and you are welcome to attend any or all of them:

Tuesday, September 6 @ 8pm

Sunday, October 2 @ 4pm

Sunday, January 8 @ 4 pm

Sunday, February 5 @ 4 pm

Questions? See Pastor Liz or ZUMC Lay Leader Brent Boykin. Thanks so much for your prayers and support.


Heritage District Superintendent Ismael Ruiz-Millan will preach at ZUMC again! Mark your calendars for this very special Sunday: August 28th! This time we will host him in-person (it shouldn't snow in August!). Let's all be present, as much as possible, to welcome Reverend Ismael with that famous ZUMC hospitality and love!


“7 Fortress of Faith” Sermon Series continues today, Sunday, July 31st, with the focus on Church of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. 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.

Sunday August 7th – Iona Community in Iona, Scotland – August 14th – ZUMC.


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Calendar for the week of July 31st, 2022 – August 7th, 2022




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

Sanctuary Building Classrooms



Morning Worship 10:00 am




Annual Conference Photo Presentation during 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



“Discerning Inclusion” Listening Session 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall



Food Pantry 9:00-10:30 am

Mission House



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

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

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



Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall





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



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Back-2-School Bash with a Movie and Popcorn!

On Saturday, August 27, we will celebrate our youth and kids who are headed back to school, if they’ve not already started! We will show a movie in the Fellowship Hall. This is open to all kids, youth, parents, grandparents, and the congregation. All we ask is that you bring a dish to share with the group potluck style! Appetizers, dips, drinks, side dish, something yummy! Wear your church appropriate pajamas, bring a pillow/blanket to lay on while watching the movie. Popcorn will be provided!

Dinner at 6:30 pm.

Movie will start at 7:00 pm.

Movie: TBD

Please reach out to Ashley Mitchell or April Johnson with any questions.