September 13 2020 Worship Service

September 13 2020 Worship Service

September 13 2020 Worship Service Liturgy

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Order of Worship - Zebulon United Methodist Church

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Online and *In-person at 10 am!


“Community is first of all a quality of the heart. It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive not for ourselves but for one another.” Henri Nouwen


*Prelude Awesome God Kara Zaharin

Rich Mullins


*Welcome Terry Matias


*Opening Prayer

God of Grace and Glory, you are our Heavenly Father. We come to you as children. Be with us as we learn to see one another with new eyes, hear one another with new hearts, and treat one another in a new way. In doing so, may we reveal your glory. Amen.


Hymn of Praise God of Grace and God of Glory United Methodist Hymnal 577

Cynthia Dixon


*Children’s Moment Linda Daughtridge


Psalter Lesson Psalm 133 UMH 850 (reading and singing)

A choir member will sing the response through one time. Please join in on the repeat. Then join in the responsive reading on the bold parts. Please sing the response again at the end. Today’s readers are Fay and Meaghan Brown.


Sung response: Unite us, Lord, unite us by your everlasting love.


Behold, how good and pleasant it is when we live together in unity!

It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down upon the beard, upon the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!

It is like the dew of Hermon which falls on the mountains of Zion!

For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life for evermore.


Sung response: Unite us, Lord, unite us by your everlasting love.


*Scripture Lesson Psalm 133 The Message Terry Matias

A Pilgrim Song of David

133 1-3 How wonderful, how beautiful,
when brothers and sisters get along!
It’s like costly anointing oil

flowing down head and beard,
Flowing down Aaron’s beard,

flowing down the collar of his priestly robes.
It’s like the dew on Mount Hermon

flowing down the slopes of Zion.
Yes, that’s where God commands the blessing,

ordains eternal life.


*Sermon “2 Gather” Rev. Liz Hounshell


*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.


*Anthem Grace Alone Kelly Daughtridge and Crystal Nines

Wesley Scott Brown and Jeff Nelson


Offering and Prayer of Dedication Terry Matias


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: Please note that we are in the Heritage District.


*Hymn of Commitment They’ll Know We Are Christians The Faith We Sing 2223

Cynthia Dixon




*Postlude Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness Kara Zaharin

James K. Manley


Thanks for being a part of our worship services. Just to repeat: We are all in this together!


Get ready for our last Sunday on Psalm Island next Sunday! Join us for an exciting time of worship, either online or in-person at 10 AM, and don’t forget to wear your island outfit!


September 20

Psalm 134

“Take A Deep Breeze”


September 22

First Day of Fall!


Starting in October—“Food for Faith” Sermon Series—please get your recipes ready!


Virtual Bible Study Focus this Fall: God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath by N.T. Wright – Days and Times coming soon!