August 7, 2022 Worship Service

August 7, 2022 Worship Service

August 7, 2022 Worship Service Liturgy

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Sunday, August 7th, 2022

10 am In-person and Online Services

9th Sunday after Pentecost – Communion (in-person service)


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


"Fortress of Faith: Iona Community in Scotland"

Sermon by Rev. Liz Hounshell


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May you be blessed by the presence, power, and peace of God and the encouragement of ZUMC!





Gathering Quote                 "Once I 'know' God, that is, once I experience God's love as the love

                                         in which all my human experiences are anchored, I can desire only one

                                         thing: to be in that love." Henri Nouwen


Prelude                                                                                              Praise to the Lord                                                                                Kara Zaharin  

                                                                                                            Ron Klusmeier


Welcome and Announcements                                                                                                                                                                Ashley Mitchell



*Opening Chorus (in-person service)                                           We Sing of Your Glory                                                                     Ashley Mitchell

                                                                          The Faith We Sing 2011

                                                                                                                (singing twice)


*Call to Worship                   Leader: We gather in peace, graced by the living, risen Christ, who welcomes us!                           Ashley Mitchell

People:We come with joy to meet our Savior. Alleluia!


*Opening Prayer(unison)                                                                                                                                                                          Ashley Mitchell

We are marked as Christ's own, sealed by your constant love.

Live your yearning in us, O God, for love is strong as death. Amen.

                            Upper Room Worship Book 442


*Hymn of Praise                                                   More Precious than Silver                                                                       ZUMC Choir      

                                                                                                        The Faith We Sing 2065

                                                                                                        (singing twice))



Proclaiming the Word


Scripture Lesson                                                                                                                                                                                   Ashley Mitchell

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke,

to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6  New Revised Standard Version                                                                                                                              

Children’s Moment                                                                                                                                                                                   Ashley Mitchell


Sermon                                                                        “Fortress of Faith: Iona Community, Scotland”                                                      Pastor Liz         


Anthem                                                                                           Sunday Morning Medley                                                         Kara Zaharin

                            Paris, Wyrtzen, Tornquist, arr. Kara Zaharin       



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.



The Joyful Feast (in-person service)                                   United Methodist Hymnal 12                                                                    Ashley Mitchell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and Pastor Liz

Communion interlude                                                  Wounded World that Cries for Healing                                                                     Kara Zaharin

                                                                                  Hal H. Hopson


 Offering and Prayer of Dedication                                                                                                                                                         Ashley Mitchell

*Sung Response (in-person service)                 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow                                       Kara Zaharin                

                                                                                          United Methodist Hymnal 95



Sending Forth


*Hymn of Commitment                                       Take, O Take Me As I Am                                                              ZUMC Choir

                                                                                                 Upper Room Worshipbook 441

                                                                                                             (singing twice)


 Take, O take me as I am

Summon out what I shall be

set your seal upon my heart and live in me


Dismissal with Blessing                                                                                                                                                                                 Pastor Liz                  


Postlude                                                                         Since Jesus Came into My Heart Am I                                                                 Kara Zaharin                                                                                                                                            Charles H.Gabriel-Daniel Charles Damon     


                                                                               *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.


                                                 Thank You to Jim and Terry Matias for providing the beautiful Sanctuary Flowers today.


                                                 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 24th, 2022

In-person service: 42

Signed in on google forms: 12

YouTube: 16

Facebook:  34

Total 104



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 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.




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Save the Date: October 8, 2022 – ZUMC Fall Festival

The planning session for our Fall Festival is today immediately following the worship service in the Fellowship Hall.  All are invited to attend.  We need your input to make this a wonderful event as always!


ZUMC Baby Pantry in August the ZUMC Baby Pantry needs the following donations, for our Rub-A-Dub-Dub Club.

These items include: Baby shampoo, baby wash, baby powder, baby wipes, Aquaphor, towels, wash clothes, Dove soap sensitive), and pajamas (sizes 2T up to six 6). Also, please consider donating a new bedtime book to encourage moms to read to their children. As always, we can use diapers -- we really need sizes 4, 5, and 6. Items can be dropped off in the box in the Church Narthex, brought to the Mission House, 114 W Sycamore Street Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 9 am to 10:30 am.; delivered to the church office 118 W Sycamore during office hours; or you can call, text or email Sue Kiley White, 919-559-1098 –


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. Questions, contact Mike Powers at 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 has started 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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Need a mid-week message to lift your spirits? Catch “Thinking of You” on the ZUMC website, Facebook

and YouTube! We are always Thinking of You and God is too!


TextDescription automatically generatedWant to connect with others and learn about God? Try our Thursday night Bible study! We will explore Romans 9-11 at 6:30 on August 11th 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 are using the Bible for this study. Please contact Dianna Leya with any questions.



A picture containing sky, outdoor, cloudy, cloudsDescription automatically generatedPrayer Care Ministry – Need prayer or know someone who does? The contact the ZUMC office at 919-269-9408,, or Sue Kiryluk at 919-612-8176, requesting prayer for someone other than yourself, please be sure you have permission from the person being prayed for to include their information. Each request will remain on the list for two weeks unless requested differently.

Thank you!


Our love and sympathy to Yvonne Eudy and her family as Steve Eudy passed away Tuesday evening, July 26, 2022.


Praise God! The August 1st Listening Session went very well! Thank you to all who participated. The remaining sessions are listed below. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall. The sessions 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. You are welcome to attend any or all of these!

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!


     September 11th after the 10 am service - Membership Interest Lunch in the Fellowship Hall - Learn about ZUMC!


We are excited about our faith and being United Methodists, especially in Zebulon! In fact, we are so excited that we want to share all the good things we have going on in our church with members, the community and beyond.

In an effort to share our faith, we are going to have a Membership Interest Sunday on Sept. 11 from 11:15 am (right after service) until 1:15 pm. This is a great opportunity to not only share the good things going on in our church, but to invite friends, neighbors
and family to see what Zebulon United Methodist Church is all about. We’ll start out with a food fellowship (Brats and Tots) prepared by our own Bob Russo and friends; have a few members give testimonies, present tables outlining our various ministries and activities, maybe show the video from Vacation Bible School and hear a musical selection by our awesome choir.
We are hoping that all of you will take a moment to think about who to invite and then present the names and addresses to Debra at the church office or contact Sue Kiley White, Membership Chair. Let's make this a very memorable day in the life of Zebulon UMC and share our blessings!

“7 Fortresses of Faith” Sermon Series continues today, Sunday, August 7th, with the focus on the Iona Community in Iona, Scotland. Travel with us in worship this summer! We are exploring important churches from all over the world in our Services and tying them in with spiritual practices to help us grow in our faith. We conclude our series next Sunday, August 14th, by highlighting ZUMC!       


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A person looking at a computerDescription automatically generated with low confidenceThe ZUMC Mission Team is planning a Wednesday night dinner at McLean’s on the 17th of August at 6:30. This is just an opportunity for the congregation to come together to share a meal and fellowship. There is no program planned. We will have a drawing and one lucky person/family will have their meal covered by the Mission Team. Come one and come all!!





Calendar for the week of August 7th, 2022 – August 14th, 2022




Sunday School 9:00 – 9:45 am Classrooms

Sanctuary Building Classrooms



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



Food Pantry 9:00-10:30 am

Mission House



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

Fellowship Hall



Preschool Advisory Board meeting 7:00 pm

Via Zoom



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



Sunday School at 9:00 - 9:45 am

Sanctuary Building Classrooms



Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am




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


ShapeDescription automatically generated with medium confidenceBack-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 lie on while watching the movie. Popcorn will be provided! Please reach out to Ashley Mitchell or April Johnson with any questions.

Dinner at 6:30 pm.

Movie will start at 7:00 pm.


Save the Date: Women’s Beach Weekend Retreat is being planned for October 21st – 23rd, 2022. More details to come!