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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Trinity Worship Bulletin

November 19, 2017                                           24th 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                                                                    David Smith 

Leader: To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!

People: As the eyes of the servants look to the hand of their master,

Leader: as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,

People: so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until he has mercy upon us.


Redeemer God, we pray this day for all who are lost, all who are forlorn and friendless.  In a world that puts so much emphasis on love and intimacy, all around us are people starving for love, for friendship, for a caring person.  Help us to be more loving—to use the gifts you have given us to serve those in need.  We hold up before you the down-and-out persons of this world—from the starving masses in Africa and Asia to the deserted mother in a North American city; from the unemployed and underemployed to the person with severe physical and emotional disabilities.  We pray for those caught up in the terrible web of alcohol, drugs, or meaningless living. Help all of these persons in your special way to find hope and joy in spite of their circumstances.  We especially pray for missionary efforts around the world.  May we all be drawn to a better understanding of the commitment we must have as disciples and churches to "go and make disciples of all nations."  Help us to share the good news with all the world. Amen.


+Hymn of Praise              “Soon and Very Soon”                     #706 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               1 Thessalonians 5:1-11                       NT, p. 205

+Gospel Reading                 Matthew 25:14-30                            NT, p. 28
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         “Take My Life, and Let It Be”                 #399 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: Della Lea Simms, Mary Alice Weikle

†    The Seasons:

†    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:  Mark Buster, Ashley Hudson, Keith & Kay Morgan, June Peters, Samantha Stout & kids, family of Neal George, family of Bill Hayes.

Week 2:  Charlotte Adkins, Martha McNeil, Lee Pittsenbarger, Bud Simms,  Herb Thomas, Unspoken requests, Steve Vandevander, Tom Voss, Rocky White, family of Rick McCarty.

Week 3:  Earl Bible (Hannah Nelson’s granddad), Linda Bostic, Mac Brackenrich, Katie McNeely,Barry Morgan, Vivian Reed, Sandra Reid, Libby Taylor, Marion Williams, family of Raymond Ferguson, family of “Bill” William McMillion.

Week 4:  Dennis Boggs, Margaret Britt, DJ and Junior Coulter, Matt Ford, Mary Glover, Cece Harris, Steven Harris, Bill Hughes, Nelson Jenkins, Jennifer Martin (Tom Voss’ niece),  Cathy Morris, Justin A. Morris, Sarah Morris, Pat Williams, family of Michael Kelly.



United Methodist Church

November 19, 2017
Attendance & Registration

         I am a guest

         I regularly attend

         I am a member

Last name:_________________
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:  Joanne Cohernour

Front: Jay & Janet Dyche

Greeters next Sunday
Ramp: Denise Corriveau
Front:  Tim & Becky Smith
Nursery attendants today:

Carin Baker             Tiana Turner

Kitty Shiflett             Tabitha Morgan
Nursery attendants next Sunday:
Carol Creasman                   Tewon Turner
Ethel Deem               Imani Stout
Attendance last week: 
Sunday School: 8   Worship:  45

Sunday School Offering:  $22.00

SS Attendance a year ago:  9

SS Offering a year ago:  $18.00

Giving Last Week:    

Worship offering last week: $1,034.00

Building Fund: $350.00

Building Fund this month:  $1,300.00

Worship offering so far in November:  $3,427.00
Worship offering November 2016
Projected expenses in
November: $13,238.00
For Katie McNeely:  $70.00

For Turkeys for dinner: $346.00




v A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who worked so hard to make our annual Turkey Dinner a success!

v If you are looking to help someone during the holiday season, consider “Christmas 4A Knight” to help a student and family from Eastern Greenbrier Middle School. 

v Community Thanksgiving Service this evening, 6:30pm at Ronceverte Presbyterian Church with Father John McDonough as the speaker.

v The Ronceverte Ministerial Association is undertaking the Community Christmas Dinner, which will be Dec. 2 here at Trinity from 11am to 2 pm.  This is a wonderful tradition we are trying to continue.  If you would be able to cook, serve, clean up, deliver meals or provide items needs please call the church office 304-647-4504.  We need of help!

v We will be hanging the greens this Saturday at 10am.  LOTS of hands needed!

v Don’t forget to bring in your “12 Cans of Christmas.”

v Remember to bring in items to stuff backpacks for the Children’s Home Society.

v Holiday Bazaar at Lions Club Gym Nov. 25 from 9am-4pm.  Shop local for the holidays!  Food & beverages available too. 

Calendar for the Week:

Today: 9:45am Sunday School
             11:00am Worship

6:30pm Comm Thanks Service @ Ronceverte Presbyterian

Monday:  12pm AA @ T. 

             6:30pm Cantata Rehearsal

Wed:  6:30pm Bible Study @ T.

Thurs: Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday:  Church Office Closed

Saturday:  8-10am Food Pantry

9am EC Clothing Giveaway
9am-4pm Holiday Bazaar
10am Hanging of the Greens