Zion United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Stepping out in faith to be Christ to others in the world



United Methodist Church

"Stepping out in faith to be Christ to others"


At Historic Spotsylvania Courthouse

8700 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA   22553




Sunday, October 14, 2018

Rev. Barry Blakley

Office (540)582-6532

Website:  www.ZionUMC.us

Sunday School 9:30am/Worship 11:00 am

Nursery is available for children from infant to age 5.






Welcome to Zion United Methodist Church

Sunday Service  

                              Introit                        Lord I Want to be a Christian             UMH #402                                


 Welcome and Announcements


Call To Worship

Leader:  Come, all who look for God with unseeing eyes.  Come, all who listen for God but hear nothing.

People:  Oh, that we knew where to find God!  We want to hear and understand God’s word.

Leader:  The word of God is living and active.  It pierces and judges and opens us to God’s grace.

People:  We cannot hide from God who knows us.  God understands our thoughts and intentions.

Leader:  Leave everything to follow Jesus in this hour.  This is the time to embrace new ways.

People:  Here we set the patterns for everyday life.  Here we are strengthened for every day’s challenges.


*Affirmation of Faith        The Apostles’ Creed                 UMH #881

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven

and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,

Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried;

The third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven,

And sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,

The communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

The resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen


                   Special Music    Make Me A Channel of Your Peace    Arr. S. Temple                     





                             *Hymn of Praise                      Trust and Obey                    UMH #467                                


*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. Amen.


Children’s Time With the Box


                                                         Offertory Prayer                                                          


Giving of Our Tithes and Offerings   


                                      Offertory Music                        Piano Solo                        Pam Blalock                                   



Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him all creatures here below;

Praise Him above ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.


     Pastoral Prayer/The Lord’s Prayer                                   UMH #895


       Sermon Scripture                                                           Mark 10:17-31


       Sermon Title                   Law and Grace                 Rev. Barry Blakley


                                        *Closing Hymn           Take My Life and Let It Be             UMH #399                                  


          *Benediction and Three-Fold Amen                                  UMH #898

                *Please stand as you are able




Mission and Ministry Calendar *

Sunday School begins at 9:30 am

Worship Service at 11:00 am


October 14  -   Choir Rehearsal, 10:15am; Worship, 11am



Sunday      -     Sunday School, 9:30am; Choir Rehearsal,10:15am;                           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 Rehearsal in the Sanctuary at 6:00 p.m.

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

 Friday       -     RACSB from 10am-noon - fellowship hall



Church News and Upcoming Events



October 16         6:00 p.m. UMW - Becky Roberts - Update on Human



October 19          9:15 am - Women's Bible Study (4th Week)

                            Christine Braxton's Home


October 21          Firefighter & Police Appreciation Sunday

                            Please don't forget to bring snacks for our police and    

                            fire department heroes!


October 21          Charge Conference - Ebenezer UMC @ 2:30 p.m.

                            161 Embrey Mill Road, Stafford


October 29          MICAH Breakfast @ VFW

                            2701 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg


November 4        Consecration of New Storage Building



Women’s Bible Study


If hearing God has seemed challenging, this study is for you! Join us as Bible Study teacher, Priscilla Shirer, invites us to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him - His will, His heart, and His voice - your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity, and discernment.  “Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks” is a 7 week dvd/workbook study that will give us daily opportunities to: 

* More deeply understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life

* Differentiate His voice from imposter’s voices, even your own

* Glimpse His guidance in your everyday life

* Grow consistently in obedience, surrender, stillness, and humility

The study will be held on Friday mornings at 9:15am beginning September 28th at the home of Christine Braxton. Workbooks are available at Lifeway Christian Bookstore in Central Park for $13. Please note that if you order online, make sure you order the Revised & Expanded version which is white with gold lettering.  If you would like to join us or have any questions, please contact Christine Braxton

@ 540-760-8639.