Zion United Methodist Church
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Stepping out in faith to be Christ to others in the world


Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost                          October 8, 2017

"So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with the fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten. "   John 6:13


Liturgist                                                                    Joyce Fairbanks                                                 


UMH United Methodist Hymnal                         FWS Faith We Sing


Entrance and Praise



Welcome and Ministry of Attendance Greeting and Prayer

Introit                             "Taste and See"                           FWS 2267


*Call to Lament                                                   UMH 742, Psalm 5


A Time to Lift Up our Laments


*Words of Hope                                              UMH 844, Psalm 121



*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.


*Hymn of Praise                   "God of Grace "                   UMH 577


Special Music              "All Who Hunger"              Sanctuary Choir

                            by S. Dunstan and W. Moore


Proclamation of the Word


Glory Sighting Time


Children's Time                                                              Pastor Kim                                        





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:                                    Deuteronomy 8:1-10                        


Hymn of Preparation               "As We Gather"               FWS 2268                                               


*Gospel Lesson                                                              John 6:1-14                              


Sermon            "The Abundance of God's Table"            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.            


*Hymn of Commitment      "Break Thou the Bread"      UMH 599                                              


Ministry of Announcements



*Benediction and Congregational Response            "3-Fold Amen"


*Please stand as you are able











Mission and Ministry Calendar *

Sunday School begins at 9:30am

Worship Service at 8:45 and 11am


October 8        Trustees Meeting After Worship; Youth, 6-8pm

October 11                  Prayer Service, 11:30am, Zion Sanctuary

October 12                  Admin Council, 6pm

October 15                  First Responders Appreciation Day; Youth, 6-8pm

October 17                  UMW Meeting, 6pm

October 19                  Food Pantry, 4-6pm   

October 21                  Workshop for Caregivers of those with PTSD,

                        10am-2pm, Fellowship Hall

October 22                  Youth, 6-8pm

October 23-30 Pastor Kim on vacation

October 25                  Prayer Service, 11:30am, Butternut and  Blue; Mission

                        Presentation, Wilderness Community Church, 7-                               8:30pm

October 29                  Messy Church combined with Trunk of Treat,

                        4-6pm; Youth, 6-8pm

October 30                  Micah Breakfast, 7:30am






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

Monday      -    Quilters from 10am-2:30pm

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

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

 Friday       -    RACSB from 10am-noon - fellowship hall




Church News


First Responders Appreciation

    October 15, Zion will be showing our appreciation and support for the Spotsylvania First Responders.  Any questions, please see Pam Blalock.  Below are some items we will need:  Baked Goods:  Cookies, Brownies etc. (please wrap individually); Store Bought Cookies (individual packages, if possible); Granola Bars; Chips (Individual bags); Little Debbie Cakes; Candy Bars; Life Savers; Sugar Free Gum; Boxes of Pop Corn (microwavable); Gator Aid or Power Aid Drinks; Hand Sanitizer (individual size); Wet Ones.


Women's Bible Study

     We are excited to venture through the experiences of "12 Women of the Bible: Life Changing Stories for Women Today."  This 12-week study is divided into 6 weeks in the fall and six weeks after the 1st of the new year. We are offering a Friday morning study beginning in October 6 at 9:30am at the home of Christine Braxton.  Please contact Christine at cabraxton57@gmail if you are interested in this study.


PTSD Caregiver Workshop

     Zion UMC will host a workshop for Caregivers of those with PTSD on October 21 from 10am-2pm.   Two retired army chaplains; Rev. David Canada, and Rev. Kenneth M Ruppar, will lead us in a day of Bible study, prayer, spiritual reflection and coping skills.  Lunch will be provided (free will offering). The workshop is free.  Please RSVP to Pastor Kim Barker-Brugman at pastorkim10@gmail.com  so we can plan the proper number of lunches.  Please let us know if you have special dietary needs.


Trunk or Treat

     October 29, 2017, 4:00-6:00pm.  Sign up to park your car at Zion and decorate your trunk.  (Sign up will be available on October 1st).  Donate individually wrapped candy to church.  Volunteers needed.

Help is needed with making crafts; and parking and set up.


Trustee Fundraiser - New Orleans Style Gumbo

     November 4, 2017 starting at 4pm in the Fellowship Hall, $12 per person (includes a large bowl of gumbo, a french baguette and a drink).

     UMW will provide homemade desserts that will be available for sale separately.  Carry-out orders are for sale the day of the event and the day after.   All proceeds to benefit a new roof for the classrooms and fellowship hall and a new HVAC system for the sanctuary.

     Please contact:  Linda Struebing at lasva24@gmail.com or