Elizabeth Chapel and Trinity are families of faith, cooperatively worshiping the Lord and serving our communities.
Ronceverte Charge of the United Methodist Church: Elizabeth Chapel & Trinity
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Trinity Worship Bulletin

August 20, 2017                                         Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

 “+” Indicates that you are invited to stand

Hearing Assistance Available

This facility is equipped with Hearing Assistance System.  Please speak to a greeter or usher to ask for a receiver.  Tune into 90.1 FM


Chiming of the Hour

Greeting & Announcements

Sharing God's Peace


+Call to Worship                                                              Carol Creasman   

Leader: How very good and pleasant it is

People: when kindred live together in unity!...

Leader: It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion.

People: For there the LORD ordained his blessing, life forevermore.


O God, who has called us aside this day from the toil and tumult of our world, free us also, we pray, from its cares and idle concerns.  The world consumes our thoughts; our souls are oppressed by its anxiety, worried by its turmoil, frustrated by its priorities.  How we long, O Lord, for the peace of your sanctuary, the comfort of your presence. Forgive our sins, cleanse our hearts, and strengthen us for struggles yet to come. Remind us that the worst the world can do to us is no match for what you are already producing in us.  As we step back into the society in which we live, help us to be in the world but not of the world; free us from our bondage to the world's deceits, that we might be free to know your truth.  Make our hearts your temple and our lives the place where your Holy Spirit works.  Amen.


+Hymn of Praise       “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”             #402 UMH

Pennies for Jesus                  

Offering                     (Giving of Ourselves and Our Gifts to God)

+Doxology       “Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow”   #95 UMH

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.

Offertory Prayer

Prayers of the People

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                     #895 UMH


Epistle Reading                Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32                     NT, p. 160


+Gospel Reading            Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28                    NT, p. 16


The Message                                                         Pastor Dave Stilgenbauer 

The Altar Call

(The altar is always open.  Please feel free at any time to come forward for prayer.)


+Closing Hymn                   “Victory in Jesus”                          #370 UMH

Dismissal and Blessing
CCLI #1389164


Prayer Concerns
      The Church, its members, and its mission

†     The Nation, State, and those in authority

†      Military personnel and their families     (Lukas Feury, Charles Eary, Eric Shaver, David Slaven, Ernie Tincher.)

†     For those needing to receive that saving grace of God in Christ

†     Shut-Ins

†     The Brier: Rose Gragg, Della Lea Simms, Mary Alice Weikle

†    The Seasons:

†    White Sulphur Springs Center: Janice Gum

†     The Greenbrier Manor:  Alma Hogsett

†     At home:  Catherine McMillion

       Those who suffer, grieve, or those in any trouble, including:

To help keep our prayer list up to date, we’ll be rotating names off the prayer list after 4 weeks.  If a name should need to remain on the prayer list, please contact the church office (304-647-4504).

Week 1:  Denise Corriveau, Ashley Hudson, Martha McNeil, Barry Morgan, Bud Simms, Herb Thomas, Unspoken requests, Steve Vandevander, Rocky White, Beverly Withrow and family, family of Janice Gum, family of Bob Caldwell.

Week 2:  Monica Bates,Betty Ralston, Vivian Reed, Sandra Reid, Marion Williams.

Week 3:  Della Birchfield, Margaret Britt,  DJ and Junior Coulter, Matt Ford, Mary Glover, Cece Harris, Becky Longanacre, Jennifer Martin (Tom Voss’ niece), Justin A. Morris, Sarah Morris, Robert Slaven & family, Ed Slaven & family, Colten Suttle, Pat Williams.

Week 4:  Jim Baker, Mark Buster, Betty Morgan, Keith & Kay Morgan, June Peters, Samantha Stout & kids, family of Landon Lowe.



United Methodist Church

August 20, 2017
Attendance & Registration

         I am a guest

         I regularly attend

         I am a member

Last name:_________________
First name(s):_______________
Address: __________________

City/State/Zip: ______________


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Prayer Concerns

Prayer concerns will be published in the Sunday bulletin unless indicated for “Pastor Only”.  Prayer concerns remain in the bulletin for 4 weeks and then are rotated off.  You are welcome to resubmit prayer concerns for another 4 week cycle.



         For Pastor Only

Your Name:________________

Requesting prayer for:



United Methodist Church

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Greeters today:
Ramp: Tom Voss

Front: John & Hannah Nelson

Greeters next Sunday
Ramp:  Jim Hayes

Front: Clyde & Sue Conner

Nursery attendants today:
Rhonda Stout         Tiana Turner

Stacie Austin          Imani Stout

Nursery attendants next Sunday:
Carol Creasman     Grace Sealey
Kitty Shiflett          Tabitha Morgan
Attendance last week: 

Sunday School: 15  Worship:  40

Sunday School Offering:  $31.00

SS Attendance a year ago:  14

SS Offering a year ago:  $34.00

Giving Last Week:    

Worship offering last week: $1,548.00

Building Fund: $20.00

Building Fund this month:  $555.00

Worship offering so far in August: $4,023.00
Worship offering August 2016
Projected expenses in
August: $13,238.00



v Our Finance Committee meets tomorrow, Aug. 21, at 6:30pm.  Members are:  Bryan Morgan, Carol Creasman, Ruth Priddy, David Smith, Clyde Conner, Kathy King, Kathy Bailey, Jim Hayes, Banks Jesser, Mike Bailey, Lynda Ambler, Bonnie King, Ben Routson.

v Don’t forget to bring in school supplies by Aug. 31.

v Our Lay Leadership Committee  meets this Wednesday, 6:30pm.

v Our church picnic is this Sat., Aug. 26, 4pm at Joe & Betty Carola’s home.  To help Joe & Betty get a count of how many to prepare for, please put your name and how many in your family will be attending on the sign-up sheet that is on the piano.  Bring a dessert to share.  Everything else will be provided. 

v You can get your garage, shed or basement cleaned out in exchange for items for Elizabeth Chapel’s Fall Festival Auction.  Call Steve & Cathy Queen-645-6098.

v We are updating our Prayer Chain.  If you would like to be included in our prayer chain or taken off our prayer chain, please call Mary Glover or Linda Arbaugh.

v We are invited to Main Street United Methodist Church’s 137th anniversary service today, 3pm. Their new pastor, Jerry Woods, will be the keynote speaker. 

Calendar for the Week:

Today:  9:45am Sunday School

             11:00am Worship
         3pm Main Street UMC service

Monday:   12pm AA @ Trinity

           6:30pm Finance Committee
Wednesday:  10am Vets at T.
           6:30pm Lay Leadership
         5-7pm Feed the Need @ RPC
        4pm Church Picnic at Carola’s