Order of Worship


The Lord’s Day

October 18th, 2020

The Sanctuary and Facebook Live

9:00 and 10:15 A.M.







Prelude – “Faith of Our Fathers”

arr. Smith




The Chimes of the Holy Trinity



Welcome to Worshipers




A Responsive Call to Worship (Based on Psalm 145)





Leader: The Lord is gracious and compassionate; slow to anger and rich in love.


People: The Lord is good to all; God has compassion on all who are created in God’s image.


Leader: All the works of creation praise the Lord; all people of faith extol God.


People: We tell of the glory of God’s Kingdom and speak of God’s might.


Leader: So that all people will know of God’s mighty acts and the glorious splendor of God’s Kingdom.


People: God’s Kingdom is everlasting and God’s dominion endures through all generations.


Leader: The Lord is trustworthy in all He promises.


People: The Lord is faithful in all He does.




A Hymn of Praise – “O for a Faith, a Living Faith”



O for a faith, a living faith, the faith that Christ imparts;


Belief not locked in ancient creed, but flamed within the heart.




O for a vision of a world where truth and justice reign;


Where each is seen as Christ Himself, respect, with love remain.




O for a hope, hope for today, that peace on earth will come,


And all earth’s children share as one this planet as our home.




O for a fellowship of love, the love that welcomes all;


That helps the burdened with their load, and lifts them when they fall.




In gratitude for this, our church, a growing faith we claim,


We here resolve for years to come to serve in Jesus’ name.




Offertory – “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place”

arr. Southbridge




–          What is true faith? True faith is not only a sure knowledge by which I hold true all that God has revealed to us in Scripture. It is a wholehearted trust, which the Holy Spirit creates in me by the gospel that God has freely granted, not only to others, but to me also: forgiveness of sins, eternal righteousness, and salvation. These are gifts of sheer grace, granted solely by Christ’s merit.



The Heidelberg Catechism (1563)



Question and Answer #21




* The Glory 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.




* The Exchange of Christ’s Peace




Anthem – “In Remembrance”



The Sanctuary Choir




The Celebration of the Lord’s Supper




Words of Institution


Prayer of Blessing


The Sharing of the Meal




Sermon – “Sola Fide – Faith Alone”

Hebrews 10:18-25, 38-39, 11:1




Invitation to Discipleship





* Hymn of Commitment – “Only Trust Him”





Come every soul by sin oppressed, there’s mercy with the Lord,


And He will surely give you rest by trusting in His word.




Chorus: Only trust Him. Only trust Him. Only trust Him now.


He will save you. He will save you. He will save you now.




For Jesus shed His precious blood rich blessings to bestow;


Plunge now into the crimson flood that washes white as snow.








Yes, Jesus is the truth, the way, that leads you into rest.


Believe in Him without delay, and you are fully blest.








Come, then, and join this holy band and on to glory go,


To dwell in that celestial land where joys immortal flow.








Presentation of New Members


Opportunities for the Week




Responsive Benediction




Leader: Let us leave this place as people of faith, knowing that even faith as small as a mustard seed,


People: Is enough faith to believe in God’s power to heal and save and restore.


Leader: Enough to live a life full of kindness, generosity and love,


People: Trusting in God’s salvation, we can share this good news with everyone we meet with our words and deeds.


Unison: Trusting in our God who reigns supreme, forever and ever, Amen!




Choral Benediction – “To Love Our God”



To love our God, the reason we live; to love our God, the highest call!


Nothing satisfies our soul, gives life meaning, makes us whole,


For this purpose we were made, to love our God!




Postlude – “How Firm a Foundation”

arr. Wood




* Congregation Standing






October 18th, 2020


Six-Thirty PM












Call to Worship

II Timothy 1:6-9




Processional Hymn – “God of Grace and God of Glory”



God of grace and God of glory on Thy people pour Thy power;


Crown Thine ancient church’s story, bring her bud to glorious flower.


Grant us wisdom, grant us courage for the facing of this hour.




Lo! The hosts of evil round us scorn Thy Christ, assail His ways!


Fears and doubts too long have bound us, free our hearts to work and praise.


Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these days.




Save us from weak resignation to the evils we deplore;


Let the search for Thy salvation be our glory evermore.


Grant us wisdom, grant us courage serving Thee whom we adore.




Set our feet on lofty places; gird our lives that they may be


Armored with all Christ-like graces in the fight to set all free.


Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, that we fail not man nor Thee!




A Responsive Call to Worship




Leader: The Lord be with you.


People: And also with you.


Leader: Lift up your hearts.


People: We lift them up to the Lord.


Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.


People: For it is good and right for us to be thankful in our hearts toward God.


Leader: Let us celebrate the God who calls us;


People: Who calls us to faith in Christ Jesus,


Leader: Who calls us to the church, which is the body of Christ,


People: And who calls us to service in the church and in the world.


Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.


People: And also with you.




The Lord’s Prayer




The Exchange of Christ’s Peace




The Glory 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.








Introduction of New Deacons




A Litany of Installation






Tonight this church has come to set aside for ministry servants of God who will be our deacons. What promises do we make to these God has called to serve through our church?




We commit ourselves to support and affirm the ministry of these Deacons. We will follow their leadership and gladly receive their service.  We will pray for them and their families. Together with them we will seek God’s best for our church and its ministries.




Tonight, you are being installed for a new term of service as a deacon. What promises do you make before God and before the people who have called you to service?


Newly Installed Deacons:


We promise to serve the Lord and the church to the best of our ability. We commit ourselves to supporting this church with our time, our talents, our presence, our caring, and our resources. We promise to rely on God for strength and inspiration in our ministry, committing ourselves to prayer, Bible reading, worship and a humble walk with God.




Tonight you are being ordained as deacons of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. What promises do you make before God and the people who are setting you apart for service?


Ordination Candidates:


We will humbly bow before the Lord and this church to receive the spiritual blessing of the laying on of hands. We will trust in God’s grace and rely on God’s Spirit to serve well as deacons. We will take on the mantel of servant leadership and pray that our lives will be a positive witness for Jesus and for the church.




Anthem – “Called to Serve”





Scripture Reading

Luke 5:1-11


Ann Brooks, Ministry Team Deacons Leader




Sermon – “The Ministry of Romantic Disenchantment”





The Laying of Hands


The Ordination Prayer



Kayla Howell, Congregational Care Deacons Leader


The Presentation of Ordination Certificates



Sheri Hester, Moderator




* Hymn of Commitment – “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”





Beneath the cross of Jesus I humbly take my stand,


The shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land;


A home within the wilderness, a rest upon the way,


From the burning of the noontide heat and the burden of the day.




Upon that cross of Jesus my eye at times can see


The very dying form of One who suffered there for me;


And from my smitten heart with tears, two wonders I confess,


The wonders of His glorious love and my unworthibness.




I take, O Cross, thy shadow for my abiding place;


I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of His face;


Content to let the world go by, to know no gain or loss,


My sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross.













Our New Deacons

Congregational Care Deacons

Gene Blount

Sue Cooke*

Kevin Deaton*

Matt Ellington

Donna Gaddy*

Jackson Glasgow

Lois Goodwin*

Kate Lanier*

Janie Perry*

Jim Woodard

Phyllis Woodard


Ministry Team Deacons

Bridget Bone

Linda Ellington

Anna Elliot*

Charles Fox

Phyllis Scudder*


Administrative Deacons

Stephen Ammons

Chip Henry

Gerald Lanier

Melissa Morgan

Susan Shearin

Martha Vinson

Patrick Williams


*Denotes deacons who are being ordained tonight.


The 2019-2020 Executive Committee

Sheri Hester, Moderator and Chair of Administrative Deacons

Marion Horton, Past-Moderator

Chris Mitchell, Moderator Elect

Kayla Howell, Congregational Care Deacons Chair

Tim Jones, Congregational Care Deacons Chair Elect

Ann Brooks, Ministry Team Deacons Chair

Darryl Carver, Ministry Team Deacons Chair Elect


Ex-officio, non-voting:


Jack Glasgow, Pastor


Karon Blount, Clerk



Zebulon Baptist Church

400 N. Arendell Ave.
PO BOX 366
Zebulon, NC 27597