January 9, 2022 Worship Service

January 9, 2022 Worship Service

January 9, 2022 Worship Service Liturgy

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Thank you for joining us today: January 9, 2022

Baptism of the Lord Sunday

Time of Baptismal Remembrance

“Revving Up”

Sermon by Pastor Liz Hounshell

Zebulon United Methodist Church

121 West Gannon Ave.

Zebulon, NC 27597


www.zumchurch.org ~ secretary@zumchurch.org


Welcome to Worship! Thank you for joining us.

Please sign in on the attendance sheet at back of the church 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                    “I call you by name and you are mine. From all eternity I have loved you and                                          Pat Tarbell

to eternity I shall love you. Your mind cannot comprehend this, but your heart can respond to it.”
Hal M. Helms


Prelude                                                                        She Comes Sailing on the Wind                                                           Kara Zaharin

                                                                                                           Gordon Light


Welcome and Announcements                                                                                                                                        Pat Tarbell


Call to Worship                                                                                                                                                                                Pat Tarbell


Leader: In the beginning when God created

People: A wind swept over the waters, a breath warmed the dark voids, a Spirit called forth creation.

Leader: God gave in grace:

People: Let there be light for all to see, let there be water for all to splash in, let there be life in the midst of death. Yes, let there be life beyond death.

Leader: And God invited and invites us to respond, rejoicing!

People: It was good. It was awesome and awe-filled.

Leader: It is good.

Opening Prayer (unison):                                                                                                                                                                       Pat Tarbell                                                                                                                                 

Living God, when the Spirit descended on Jesus at his baptism in Jordan's

water you revealed him as your own beloved Son. You anointed him with the

Holy Spirit. Grant that all who are baptized into his name may keep the covenant

they have made, and boldly confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior now and

forever. Amen.


*Hymn of Praise                                          Praise to the Lord, the Almighty                                                                       ZUMC Choir     

United Methodist Hymnal 139


Proclaiming the Word

Prayer for Illumination(unison): Pat Tarbell

O Everlasting Love, what joy to be in your presence.

How wonderful to know that you created us.

How we marvel that you have made us your own.

Keep us mindful of your faithfulness.

Enfold us in your enduring love forever. Amen.

Psalm Prayer (Ps. 100)



Scripture Lesson                                              Luke 3:15-17, 21-22                                              Pat Tarbell

                                                                                  New Revised Standard Version                                               

15 As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 16 John answered all of them by saying, "I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire."

21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased."


Children’s Moment                                                                                                                                                                          Linda Daughtridge


Anthem                                                                                 Baptism                                                                       Randy Gibson

                                                                                                Michael Card


Sermon                                                             “Revving Up”                                                                                  Pastor Liz



                                                                     Responding to the Word

Time of Baptismal Remembrance                                                                                              Pastor Liz


For the online service, you are invited to have a bowl or cup of water nearby for this time of remembrance. When prompted, please dip your finger in the water and make the sign of the cross on your forehead with your moistened finger. After a brief moment of silence, I will say, "Remember that you are baptized, and rejoice."


*Hymn of Response                                                      Water, River, Spirit, Grace                                                                             ZUMC Choir 

                                                                                  The Faith We Sing 2253

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.


Mission Moment                                                                ZUMC Baby Pantry                                                                       Sue Kiley White



Offering and Prayer of Dedication                                                                                                                                               Pat Tarbell

*Doxology (in person)                                                              Give Thanks                                                                                Kara Zaharin 

  The Faith We Sing 2036       




Sending Forth


 *Hymn of Commitment                      I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry (in person service)                                        ZUMC Choir

The Faith We Sing 2051

Dismissal with Blessing                                                                                                                                                            Pastor Liz


Postlude                                                                Jesus Name above All Names                                                                  Kara Zaharin

                                                                                                      Naida Hearn


Appreciate the ways God’s love makes a difference in your life.

                                        Give Thanks!


In-person: Please join Pastor Liz on the church lawn after the Postlude to conclude the Time of Baptismal Remembrance. Thank you.


       *At the in-person service, please stand as you are able.



      Please contact Linda Chamblee at 919-632-4565 to reserve a date to provide flowers.

                        There is an opening for Sanctuary Flowers on January 30, 2022.

                                                   Thank you to all who give flowers to enhance our Chancel Area.



New to ZUMC ? We welcome all guests to ZUMC and ask you to please sign in on the attendance sheet on the table in the Narthex or online at https://forms.gle/GLCEDtAZbft7UhLq8 In addition, we would love for you to fill out a Communication Card so that we can connect with you and find out if you have any questions about ZUMC. These cards are located at the back of the sanctuary on the offering box table and can be placed in the offering box in the Wesley Fellowship Room at the back of the Sanctuary.


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


Please remember to like and share the ZUMC Facebook page and the posts we put up so that our services (Thursday and Sunday) and events will be shared with all your family, friends, community and beyond. Let’s spread the word of God while we are thriving here at ZUMC!



Attendance Totals for December 24, 2021               

In-person- 68(signed in on attendance form in the Narthex or on our online attendance with Google Form).
Facebook- 96
YouTube- 20
Total- 193


Attendance Totals for December 26,2021              

In-person- 40(signed in on attendance form in the Narthex or on our online attendance with Google Form).
Facebook- 85
YouTube- 20
Total- 145


Attendance Totals for January 2, 2022

In-person- 47(signed in on attendance form in the Narthex or on our online attendance with Google Form).
Facebook- 119
YouTube- 47
Total- 213


Opportunities to Give:


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! An offering box is available in the Wesley Fellowship Room outside the Sanctuary before and after the service.


Opportunities to Grow:

         Here's a very helpful opportunity from the North Carolina Conference Center for Leadership Excellence:

Annual Conference-Wide Leadership Training

Today, Sunday, January 9, 3-4:30pm


This training equips Lay Leaders and those who serve on Finance, Trustees, and Staff-Parish Relations Committees. The training is designed for all committee members and not simply committee chairs.


All four workshops will be held concurrently as Zoom meetings, and each will be recorded in case anyone misses it or needs to view more than one.


For more details and to register, check out this link:



Announcements:  January 23 - Heritage District Superintendent Ismael Ruiz-Millan will be preaching at ZUMC. Please join us! We also plan to bury the ZUMC Time Capsule after the service. We look forward to this very special day and hope you do, too! Note: If you have anything you would like included in the Time Capsule, please contact Linda Chamblee, Sonya Boykin, Bryan Baldwin or Pastor Liz.(the ZUMC Time Capsule Team)


January 30 - 11 am to 1:00 pm – ZUMC Church Council Mini-Retreat after the service in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is encouraged to attend and to get excited about ZUMC! All new and returning members of the Church Council are encouraged to attend as well. We will do some visioning, brainstorming, dreaming, praying, planning, and advancing in our mission to make disciples for Jesus Christ through ZUMC. You will also get to meet your team and learn more about your role. A light lunch will be included.


NEW BIBLE STUDY: Have you ever wondered about John Wesley and the roots of Methodism? Adam Hamilton’s book Revival takes us on an interesting journey through Wesley’s life, ministry, and teachings. Each week includes a short video and discussion time. This would be great for those who did not “grow up” in the United Methodist Church or as a refresher for those who did. We will meet in person in the Fellowship Hall. All are invited! Time and dates are Tuesdays 1:00 to 2:30 on January 18, 25, February 8, 15, 22. Call church office (919-269-9408), Dianna Leya (919-524-7575) or Sue Kiryluk (919-612-8176) if you are interested so books can be ordered at the cost of $12.00 (8 copies are available in the church office). The conference media center has a limited number of participants books available to borrow if you would rather not purchase one.



ZUMC Preschool Advisory Board Update!
Our Advisory Board has been meeting regularly to determine the feasibility and need of reopening our Preschool or offering a before and/or after school program. Before we take any additional steps, we want to seek the input of our congregation and get YOUR input. Be on the lookout for more updates in our ZUMC February Newsletter!

ZUMC Preschool Board
Pastor Elizabeth Hounshell, Patty Jones, Jocelyn Lyman, Ashley Mitchell, Pat Tarbell




Calendar the week of January 9th – January 16th 2022




Sunday School at 9:15 am- 9:45 am – Classrooms in the Sanctuary Building

Sunday School Classrooms



Children’s Choir at 9:15 am

Choir Room



Sunday Morning Worship 10 am with Time of Baptismal Remembrance




Worship Planning Team meeting at 11:00 am

Wesley Fellowship Room



UMW Work Session 12:30-2:30pm

 Fellowship Hall




Annual Conference – Wide Leadership Training   3-4:30 pm via ZOOM

(see announcement in this bulletin for information on how to register)




Food Pantry Hours 9:00-10:30 am

Mission House



ZUMC Baby Pantry Opening Day 9 - 10:30 am

Mission House



Chancel Choir Rehearsal 6:30 - 7:30 pm




Handbells Rehearsal 7:30 pm  - 8:30 pm

Wesley Fellowship Room



Food Pantry hours 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Mission House



AA Meeting 7 pm

Fellowship Hall



Baby Pantry hours 10 am – 12:00 noon

Mission House


Pastor Liz will be away on vacation January 10-17. Brent Boykin, Lay Leader, will help lead worship and deliver the message on Sunday, January 16. Thank you, Brent!! If a pastoral emergency should arise while Pastor Liz is away, please contact Rev. Wallace Johnson, Pastor of Wendell United Methodist Church, at 919-348-3866 (call or text) or by email at pastor@wendellumc.org for assistance.


Opportunities to Serve:


Youth Ministry opportunities. We are most appreciative of Holly Bailey's wonderful leadership with our youth over the last several years. As the Staff/Parish Relations Committee searches for just the right person to be the new ZUMC Youth Director, we would like to invite people in the church to engage with our youth through bimonthly gatherings/events. Of course, these individuals will need to complete Safe Sanctuaries training (including a background check). If you are already trained in Safe Sanctuaries and are up-to-date, please let us know. If you are interested in helping our youth to gather regularly for faith learning, fun and fellowship, please contact Brent Boykin, Lay Leader, at bbpaco19@gmail.com or Pastor Liz at ehounshell@nccumc.org.

Thanks so much for your assistance. Our youth are vital to ZUMC and to this community. We thank God for each one of our youth and for the gifts that they are to us!


Meals on Wheels ZUMC location needs 2 or 3 more volunteers from 10:00am through 12:30pm and you must have transportation. Please call Cynthia (site coordinator) at 919-306-0637.


The opening of the ZUMC Baby Pantry is approaching soon! Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 is the first official day

The hours will be from 9 am to 10:30 am. The Baby Pantry will be open the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month and the third Saturday from 10 am - 12 Noon at the Mission House, 114 W Sycamore Street. The Baby Pantry is providing services for children up to three years of age. We can use formula, diapers, baby blankets, baby food, rice cereal, gently used clothing, new or gently used toys and equipment, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, lotion, baby detergent and baby shampoo. Thank you for supporting the new ZUMC Baby Pantry.