Zion United Methodist Church
Friday, February 23, 2018
Stepping out in faith to be Christ to others in the world


Second Sunday in Lent                                             February 25, 2018

"I acknowledged my sin to thee, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, " I will

 confess my transgressions to the Lord"; then thou didst forgive the guilt of my

 sin."  Psalm 32:5


Liturgist                                                                 Joyce Fairbanks                                                          


UMH United  Methodist Hymnal                    FWS Faith We Sing 


Entrance and Praise


Greeting and Announcements


Introit                       "I Love You, Lord"                      FWS 2068


*Call to Worship

In this season, we worship remembering Jesus' death in love for us and all people.  Lent is a time of tears  But out of tears, joy is born--the joy of sin forgiven, hope reborn, and life restored.  We stand in awe of the God who brings joy out of tears and life out of death.  Let us worship with reverence.  Amen


*Hymn of Praise             "To God Be the Glory"            UMH 98


*Prayer of Praise

We praise you, O God, for your faithfulness through the ages.  You are with us as we greet the dawn of a new day.  Your word guides us as we seek to be obedient.  You comfort us during times of distress, and judge us according to your righteousness.  As you sent Jesus to fulfill your promise, now fill us with your Spirit and bless our worship in Christ's name.  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

”Sing Alleluia to the Lord" by Linda Stassen


      Proclamation of the Word


Glory Sighting Time

A Time for the Child in All of Us                                                                                                            


Prayer for 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                                                   Psalm 32:1-5


*Hymn of Preparation    "Help Us Accept Each Other"     UMH 560  


*Gospel Lesson                                                        Matthew 6:9-15


Sermon            The Divine Gift--Forgiveness                 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   "Grace Greater than Our Sin"  UMH 365


Ministry of Announcements



*Benediction and Congregational Response

                            "Bind Us Together"                          FWS 2226


As worship ends, our mission in the world begins.                                                

*Please stand as you are able.


Mission and Ministry Calendar *

Sunday School begins at 9:30am

Worship Service at 8:45 and 11am


Feb. 25-28  -   Pastor Kim at Board of Ordained Ministry, Rev.

                        Craig Muffley will be on call: Work:  540-898-6430,

                        Cell:  703-507-1587

February 25     -  Second Sunday in Lent

February 28-    Lenten Service and Lunch, noon at Eastland UMC;

                        Choir Rehearsal, 6pm

March 1     -     Forgiveness Study, 6:30pm in Adult Sunday

                        School Room

March 2      -   Women's Bible Study, 9:30am at Christine Braxton's                        house, Youth, 6-8pm

March 4      -   Third Sunday in Lent

March 6      -   Admin Council, 6pm

March 7      -   Lenten Service and Lunch at noon at Peace UMC;

                        Choir Rehearsal, 6pm

March 9      -   Women's Bible Study, 9:30am at Christine Braxton's                        house, Youth, 6-8pm

March 11    -   DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME STARTS; Fourth                             Sunday in Lent

March 14    -   Lenten Service and Lunch at noon at Hillcrest UMC;                       Choir Rehearsal, 6pm






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; Youth;


Church News


Women's Bible Study

     Women's Bible study continues through March 9 at 9:30am at the home of Christine Braxton.  We will continue our study of "Twelve Women of the Bible:  Life Changing Stories for Women Today."  We encourage you to join us! Please contact Christine for questions or to sign up.


Lenten Lunch Schedule

Feb. 28     -   Eastland UMC    Scott Hopkins

Mar. 7      -   Peace UMC         Justin Williams

Mar. 14    -   Hillcrest UMC     Craig Muffley

Mar. 21    -   Shady Grove       Pastor Kim



Lenten Study on Forgiveness by Adam Hamilton Thursday nights at 6:30pm in Adult Sunday School Room.  Books $11.


March 10--Making Sense of God and Suffering for Westview on the James, our United Methodist Summer Camp brochures are in.