Zion United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Stepping out in faith to be Christ to others in the world



Third Sunday of Easter                                                April 15, 2018


Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me?  Blessed are those who have not seen me and yet believe."  John 20:29


Liturgist                                                                  Bill Crislip                 


UMH United Methodist Hymnal                       FWS Faith We Sing 


Entrance and Praise



Welcome and Ministry of Attendance

Introit              "O How He Loves You and Me"          FWS 2108, v.2   


*Call to Worship

Come with your doubts and fears.  This is scary.  Call on God, who will answer you.  God is hard to hear these days.  Come to the One who will give your souls peace.  It is so hard to believe. Come, claim your identity as beloved children of God.  We come, uncertain, but l                            longing to hear God speak to us this morning. 


*Hymn of Praise     "Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know"   UMH 163


*Prayer of Praise

Come to us, God, for we are waiting--waiting and hoping that your word of peace will soothe our fearful and doubting souls.  Open our hearts to the message you would share with us today through song, prayer, and meditation, that our souls might reach out, touch you, and believe.  Help us claim our identity as your beloved children.  Help us live into this identity, today and always, that we might radiate your love to others.  Come, beloved One, we are here to listen and be transformed. Amen

Gloria Patri: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


Special Music      "Holy, Holy" by Jimmy Owens     Sanctuary Choir

Proclamation of the Word


Glory Sighting Time

A Time for the Child in All of Us              


Prayer of Illumination

Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit that as the scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may

hear with joy what you say to us today.  Amen.


Old Testament Lesson                                     Numbers 13:1-2, 17-33


Hymn of Preparation         "How Firm a Foundation"          UMH 529

*Gospel Lesson                                                              John 20:24-29

Sermon                                                                                Pastor Kim

Don't Doubt--Ride the Dream


Response to the Word


Prayers of the People


The Lord's Prayer                                                          UMH, pg. 895


Receiving our Tithes and Offerings  (Our offerings support the missions and ministries of the United Methodist Church locally, nationally, and globally.)


*Doxology:  Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;  praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heavenly hosts; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen


Sending Forth


  *Hymn of Commitment          "Thine Be the Glory"         UMH 308


 Ministry of Announcements



Benediction and Congregational Response               "3 Fold Amen" 

As worship ends, our mission in the world begins.


*Please stand as you are able


Mission and Ministry Calendar *

Sunday School begins at 9:30 am

Worship Service at 8:45 and 11 am


April 16      -   Spouses without Spouses, 1pm at Bob Stewart's house

April 17-21      Pastor on vacation:  If you have an emergency you may contact Betty Gelfuso at 540-273-2144 or Walter Rawls  at 240-461-4689

Rev. Craig Muffley will be on call; work:  540-898-6430 and cell 703-507-1587

April 17      -   UMW, 6pm, Formed Families Presentation

April 18      -   Prayer Service, 11:30am at El Patron; Choir

                         Rehearsal, 6pm

April 19      -   Food Pantry, 4-6pm

April 22      -   Potluck Luncheon and Shower for Thurman

                        Brisben after 11am Worship

April 25      -   Prayer Service, 11:30am at El Patron; Choir

                        Rehearsal, 6pm

April 26      -   When Christians Get It Wrong, 6:30pm-8pm

April 27      -   When Christians Get It Wrong, 10:30am-noon

April 30      -   Spouses without Spouses, 1pm at Bob Stewart's house






Sunday      -     Early Worship, 8:45am-9:15am; Sunday School, 9:30am; Choir Rehearsal,10:30am; Regular Worship, 11am

Monday     -     Quilters from 10 am-2:30pm

Tuesday     -     Quilters from 10am-2:30pm

Wednesday -   RACSB from 10 am-1:30 pm - fellowship hall; Choir, 6pm

Thursday   -     RACSB from 10:30 am-2 pm - fellowship hall

 Friday       -     RACSB from 10am-noon - fellowship hall;

                        Youth, 6-8pm






Church News


Youth Dinner

     If you can provide dinner for our youth one Friday night, please sign up on the clip board in the back.


Spouses Without Spouses

     Spouses Without Spouses and people that have lost close loved ones support group meets bi-weekly at Bob Stewart's house.  The next meeting is April 16, April 30.


Thurman Brisben Center Remembered

     On April 22rd the Zion UMW will host a “Shower for the Shelter” to benefit the Thurman Brisben Center and you are invited.  Following 11 am worship there will be a Pot Luck Luncheon and time of fellowship.  A "Wish List" of items is available on the table in the rear of the Sanctuary. For further information contact Vivien Richardson or Dianne Williams.


Micah Breakfast Reminder

      The next Micah Breakfast is April 30, at the VFW building, Princess Anne Street, in Fredericksburg, at 7am. Please sign up with Linda Struebing or on clip board at the door to help and/or bring breakfast items.  Linda Struebing, Micah Breakfast Coordinator.


     You are invited to Spotsylvania's National Day of Prayer gathering on the Spotsylvania Courthouse lawn on May 3rd at 11:45 am.   Our agenda is to worship, hear a few words from Judge Ellis, and then break into groups and pray according to the directive in 2 Chronicles 7:14.   All are welcome.  Bring a lawn chair to sit in as very few folding chairs are available.