Zion United Methodist Church
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Stepping out in faith to be Christ to others in the world
Welcome to Zion UMC!
8700 Courthouse Road
 Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553
540 582-6532
Traditional Service starts at 11:00am Sunday
Come be a Part of Historic Spotsylvania Courthouse.
Zion United Methodist Church has been meeting in Spotsylvania for over 155 years. Our church has seen many changes in our community but has always been a place of friendship and kindness even in our darkest days. Zion has always been an active part of the Spotsylvania community and always will.  Come be a part of the historic past and our glorious future.  Visitors are always welcome. Nursery is available during the traditional service for children under 3 years. 
Rev. Barbara M. Jacobs is always available for you to share your concerns and cares.


Sermon Series Begins

     Today, February 15th, Rev. Barb begins a six-week sermon series entitled I Am A Church Member:  Now What?  A book, by Thomas Rainer, entitled I Am A Church Member is available today for each family unit.  Please take one and read it in preparation for this sermon series.  Watch the video introduction below.  Please "Click" the links to view the entire series.

Part I - Membership That Functions

Part II - Membership That Unifies

Part III - Membership That Serves

Part IV - Membership That Prays

Part V - Membership That Loves

Part VI - Membership That Gives

Rev. Barb's Sermon is "Membership That Prays: Part IV of VI"
     Scripture Lesson          1 Timothy 2: 8

Vitality Team Prayer

Father in Heaven,

Hear the prayer of your children at Zion United Methodist Church. Fill each of us with Your Spirit that comes from knowing we are saved by the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Through Your Spirit, make each of us aware of our purpose from you. Lead us to serve You through service in our community. Lead us into our mission field with confidence so the vitality of Your church will increase, faith in You will be felt by all and Your will and Your work will be accomplished through the ministry and works You call us to carry out. 

We pray this in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ.   Amen.

Vitality Team Reports
     The Vitality Team (that's you, too) is looking forward to the new year!  We have begun our planning and are excited about reaching out to our mission field (our community).  Our prayer team continues to pray for all the persons in this area that they will feel the presence of the Lord in some way.  Our prayers include requests for their peace, their protection, their provision and most of all that they would come to know Jesus.  We pray for ourselves at Zion that we may grow and be a vital witness in our daily life.  We meet once a month, and we would love to have you join us, so watch the calendar in the bulletin. Our next prayer time is on Wednesday, January 22 at 10am at the church.

     Our planning for 2015 includes teacher We Appreciate You days, a pizza party with the scouts, something special for Ash Wednesday, Sunrise Service at the Pavilion, and Game Nights.  It is important for the community to see us out and about and to know that Zion cares for them.  Our tentative plans include passing out water at Marshall Park, maybe repeating our Spring Fling, perhaps an ice cream social, possibly begin an Alpha course which looks at the big questions of what we believe, and?

     Our very first planned activity which means that we are always looking for an unexpected opportunity will be held at Zion on February 14, 2015!  There will be a light supper and fun for all!  So fellas, this is your opportunity to have fun at no cost for your sweetheart!  She will be surrounded by fun and laughter and good food.

     This is also, the perfect opportunity to bring a friend or neighbor that may not be in a church.  So, start thinking about who you would like to invite.

     All of Zion's people are members of the Vitality Team, because YOU are the life, the spirit, the messengers of God's love!  Your ideas are requested, your presence at planning meetings would be appreciated, your prayers necessary and your participation encouraged.  Together, we can reach our community for Christ.  Zion is alive, Zion is vital! 

     Our first team meeting of the new year is on Tuesday, January 13 at 10am, at Butternut and Blue. Come see what it is all about!!

Carolyn Messer, Coordinator
Mid-Week Prayer Lenten Service Begins
     Please take this opportunity to join together with our Spotsylvania Cluster of churches at 12noon each Wednesday in Lent.  A soup luncheon follows at each host church.
March 4 - Cluster Lenten Service and Lunch, 12noon
Harrison Road Community Center
March 11 - Cluster Lenten Service and Lunch, 12noon
Peace United Methodist Church
March 18 - Cluster Lenten Service and Lunch, 12noon
Zion United Methodist Church
March 25 - Cluster Lenten Service and Lunch, 12noon
Hillcrest United Methodist Church
Mid-Week Prayer Service following Lent

     Please take this opportunity to join together in prayer as a community of faith at 11:30am every Wednesday.  Also, please note that Prayer Service is now held at Butternut and Blue Cafe at Courthouse Village.

Dry Cereal  
Nonfat Dry Milk
Peanut Butter
Jelly or Jam
Tuna or other Canned Meat
Spaghetti or other Dry Pasta
Macaroni and Cheese
Canned Soups
Canned Meals (stew, ravioli, etc.)
Ramen Noodles
Canned Vegetables
Canned Fruit
Boxed Crackers
Cookies and Snacks
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The Zion UMC Emergency Food Pantry is a proud recipient of support from the Operation Rice Bowl Grant.