July 26 2020 Worship Service

July 26 2020 Worship Service

July 26 2020 Worship Service Liturgy

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Order of Worship - Zebulon United Methodist Church

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

 

"The Lord never wastes anything. He will take everything old and create for

you something new." Karon Phillips Goodman

 

Prelude           The Fragrance of Christ (David Haas)    Kara Zaharin
 

 

Welcome Holly Bailey

 

Opening Prayer

 

New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors, and to devote each day to your Son, Our Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

Opening Hymn                  Seek Ye First UMH 405               Cynthia Dixon

 

Children’s Moment Pastor Liz

 

Scripture Lesson Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 NRSV Holly Bailey

31 He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32 it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

33 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with[a] three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”

44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; 46 on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; 48 when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. 49 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous 50 and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

51 “Have you understood all this?” They answered, “Yes.” 52 And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”

 

Anthem             From the Rising of the Sun       Crystal Nines & Kelly Daughtridge

Anonymous

 

Sermon “Reaching for New Heights: Update” Rev. Liz Hounshell

 

Joys

Willingness to help

Strong servant leadership

Ability to connect through technology

Health and strength during these tough times

Plans to resume in-person worship on August 9th (more details to come)

 

Concerns

Those healing from surgery, from illness or through rehab

Plans and steps to begin the school year

Needs of the community

Continued growth of the church

 

Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

 

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.

 

Affirmation of Faith A Modern Affirmation UMH 885

 

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is the one true church, apostolic and universal, whose holy faith let us now declare:

 

We believe in God the Father, infinite in wisdom, power, and love, whose mercy is over all his works, and whose will is ever directed to his children’s good. We believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of man, the gift of the Father’s unfailing grace, the ground of our hope, and the promise of our deliverance from sin and death. We believe in the Holy Spirit as the divine presence in our lives, whereby we are kept in perpetual remembrance of the truth of Christ, and find strength and help in time of need. We believe that this faith should manifest itself in the service of love as set forth in the example of our blessed Lord, to the end that the kingdom of God may come upon the earth. Amen.

 

Offering and Prayer of Dedication Holly Bailey

 

Thank you so much for your faithful support of our church and missions. Please remember that our church expenses continue. You can mail your offering to the church at 121 W. Gannon Ave., Zebulon, NC, 27597 or drop off your offering in the mail slot on the back door of the church office. Also, our Annual Conference has provided a secure link for giving, which is sent back to our church. This can be found on our church website: www.zumchurch.org. Please note that we are in the Heritage District.

 

Closing Hymn I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord UMH 540 Cynthia Dixon

 

Benediction

 

Postlude      There’s a Song by Handt Hanson         Kara Zaharin

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