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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Trinity Worship Bulletin


September 16, 2018                              Seventeenth 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: The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

People: Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.

Leader: The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul;

People: the decrees of the LORD are sure, making wise the simple;

Leader: the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;

People: the commandment of the LORD is clear, enlightening the eyes;

Leader: the fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever;

People: the ordinances of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

Leader: More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold;

People: sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.

Leader: Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

People: But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults.

Leader: Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

ALL: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.


God of unsearchable glory and unmeasurable majesty, we praise you for your revelation of yourself in Jesus Christ, our Lord. In Christ, we have come to know you as a God of love and mercy, a God of grace and compassion.  Through Christ we have sensed your touch and experienced your blessing.  On the cross he conquered sin and death, and through his cross we have received life and light.  Even as he was willing to sacrifice his very life on that cross that we might be reconciled to the Father, so give us the strength and courage to carry that cross each day—to carry it to the poor and oppressed; to carry it to the sick and imprisoned; to carry it to the lost and loveless. And as we carry that cross in our own lives and words and actions, may your Holy Spirit nurture in us a flame of righteousness and holiness that this world cannot extinguish—a flame that will burn with power and purpose until that day when we gather around your throne and sing praises to the One who hung on that cross for us, for we pray in his name. Amen.


+Hymn of Praise                          “Jesu, Jesu”                           #432 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                       James 3:1-12                               NT, p. 230
+Gospel Reading                    Mark 8:27-38                                 NT, p. 43

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        “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”              #402 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: Bud & Della Lea Simms

†    The Seasons: Tom Voss

†    White Sulphur Springs Center:

†     The Greenbrier Manor: 

†     At home:  Rose Gragg, 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: Paul, Debbie & Amy Canterbury, Tonya Cooke, Joe Cochran, Denise Corriveau, DJ Coulter,  Ethel Deem & family, Norman Foley, Earl Hanks, Cece Harris, Ashley Hudson, IllaMae Morgan, Becky Longanacre, Justin A. Morris, Warren Morris, Sarah Morris, Evelyn Thompson (Hannah Nelson’s great aunt.), Pat Williams, family of Jeanne Hamilton.

Week 2:  Nancy & Jim Berry, Mark Buster, Freddie Hodges, Ruby Hutchison, Katie McNeely, Keith & Kay Morgan, June Peters, Samantha Stout & kids, family of Connie Young.

Week 3: Jim Altizer, Mac Brackenrich, Melissa Skaggs Carter, Blaine Phillips, Lynny White Reed, Herb Thomas, Unspoken requests, Peggy Webb, Rocky White, family of Kence Hedrick, family of Taylor Robertson.

Week 4:   Phil Hickman, Vivian Reed, Sandra Reid, Diane & Heather Sharp-Keys, Gina Pensula (Missionary for Italy), Marion Williams, unspoken requests, family of Emelie Cooke Hinzman



United Methodist Church

September 16, 2018
Attendance & Registration

         I am a guest

         I regularly attend

         I am a member

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First name(s):_______________
Address: __________________

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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:



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Greeters today:
Ramp: Denise Corriveau
Front: Mike & Kathy Bailey
Greeters next Sunday
Ramp: Joanne Cohernour
Front: Jay & Janet Dyche
Nursery attendants today:
Carin Baker                Grace Sealey
Stacie Austin              Tabitha Morgan
Nursery attendants next Sunday:
Carol Creasman          Grace Sealey
Carin Baker                Tabitha Morgan
Attendance last week: 

Sunday School: 10   Worship: 49

Sunday School Offering: $28.00

SS Attendance a year ago: 16

SS Offering a year ago: $25.00

Giving Last Week:    

Worship offering last week: $841.00

Building Fund: $60.00

Building Fund this month: $665.00

Worship offering so far in September:  $3,502.00
Worship offering September 2017
Projected expenses in
September: $13,592.77






v We are starting our weekly Bible Study back up this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6:30pm at Trinity. Gospel of John.

v District Do Team Project-Can you help a day or more Sept 24-28? Levisay home that was flooded. See Pastor Dave.

v We will be preparing the Shepherd’s Center meal on September 26 and are in need of 9X13 sheet cakes and macaroni & cheese. If you can help, please see or call Linda Arbaugh @ 304-645-7018.

v Emmanuel UMC United Methodist Women are hosting a Prayer and Self-Denial Event Sunday, October 14, 3pm. 

v Our Annual Charge Conference is today, 12:30pm at Elizabeth Chapel.

v Join us in finding hope to challenge the opioid epidemic in our communities on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8:30 to 11:30am at Emmanuel UMC with Barry Steiner Ball.

v Everyone is cordially invited to “A Taste of Shepherd’s Center” Thursday, Sept. 27, 10am-1:30pm where you will learn more about their work, experience snippets of their classes (brochures available near piano), celebrate those who drive their work, have a wonderful lunch and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment for only $10. Reserve your seat today, call 304-645-4196.

Calendar for the Week:

Today:  9:45am Sunday School

             11:00am Worship

12:30pm Charge Conference @ EC

Monday: 12pm AA at Trinity

Wednesday: 10am Vets, @ Trinity

12pm Vets Wives
6:30pm Bible Study, @ Trinity

Thursday: 5-7pm Community Pizza Night at Ronceverte Presbyterian

Saturday: 8-10am Food Pantry
8:30-11:30am Sharing Hope, @ Emmanuel UMC


9am EC Clothing Giveaway