Zion United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Stepping out in faith to be Christ to others in the world


Fourth Sunday of Easter                                                April 22, 2018

"And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land; then you shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken, and I have done it, says the LORD."  Ezekiel 37:14


Liturgist                                                                Richard Reichert                 


UMH United Methodist Hymnal                       FWS Faith We Sing 


Entrance and Praise



Welcome and Ministry of Attendance

Introit                        "Blessed Be the Name"                        UMH 63   


*Call to Worship

Springtime changes are bursting forth around us.  The earth awakens from winter with a display of wondrous color.  The cycle of living and dying continues.  As it has for ages past and will for ages to come.  Lent has passed and the celebration of Easter Sunday is over.  But the message of new life, new awakenings, and new possibilities remains with us.  Glory to God!  Alleluia!  Amen.


*Hymn of Praise                    "He Leadeth Me"                 UMH 128


*Prayer of Praise

O Source of all living things, we praise you for the power of recurring re-creation of life we see around us, and for the timeless resurrection of Jesus Christ.  May these signs inspire us to manifest your presence in our relationships and actions, that those cries of joy first heard on Easter morning may echo through the centuries to our time and place.  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                                                           Sanctuary Choir

          "Shepherd Me, O God" (Psalm 23) by Marty Haugen    

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                                                 Ezekiel 37:1-14


Hymn of Preparation           "Tis So Sweet" v.1,3,4"           UMH 462

*Gospel Lesson                                                                 John 15:1-8

Sermon                            Dare to Dream                           Pastor Kim


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   " Give to the Winds Thy Fear"  UMH 129


 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 22      -   Potluck Luncheon and Shower for Thurman

                        Brisben after 11am Worship, see All the People


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

May 2         -   Prayer Service, 11:30am at El Patron; Choir

                        Rehearsal, 6pm

May 3         -   National Day of  Prayer, Spotsylvania Courthouse lawn

                        at 11:45

May 8         -   Prayer Service, 11:30am at El Patron; Choir

                        Rehearsal, 6pm

May 13       -   11am Worship--Mother's Day

May 14       -   Spouses without Spouses, 1pm at Bob Stewart's house

May 16       -   Prayer Service, 11:30am at El Patron; Choir

                        Rehearsal, 6pm

May 17       -   Food Pantry, 4-7pm





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.


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.