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Ronceverte Charge of the United Methodist Church: Elizabeth Chapel & Trinity
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Elizabeth Chapel Bulletin

November 19, 2017                                           24th Sunday after Pentecost

Please be our guest and join us for coffee, juice and good stuff after the Worship service.  Just follow the crowd through the double doors to the Fellowship hall.  Restrooms are located in the Fellowship Hall and downstairs across from the kitchen.


“+” Indicates that you are invited to stand

Greeting & Announcements


+Call to Worship                                                               

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


Sharing God's Peace


Wiggle Time at the Altar                                                         


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

+Hymn                     “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross”              #301 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

Our military personnel and their families (especially Andrew Lester, Derric Morgan, Nathan Patton).

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 at 304-647-4504.

Week 1:  Charlotte Adkins, Dorothy Hylton, Robert King, Lily Kirk, Katie McNeely, Hilda White.

Week 2:  Rick and Ann Bostic, Sue Hundley, Kristy Kirk, Martha McNeil, Colten Suttle, Travelers and Hunters, Steve Vandevander, family of Tim Fullen, family of Floyd Parker.

Week 3:  Mac Brackenrich, Lily Kirk, Layla Loker, Michelle Morgan, Brenda Reynolds, Pat Williams, unspoken prayer, unspoken requests.

Week 4: Mark Buster, BJ and Junior Coulter, Ray Falls, Matt Ford, Bill Hughes, Tony Masters, Justin A. Morris, Lee Pittsenbarger, unspoken prayers, family of Carol Beckett. Family of Michael Kelly.

Elizabeth Chapel
United Methodist Church
November 19, 2017
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Prayer Concerns

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The Bible reminds us to:
     Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
     Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.  Psalm 82:3-4


Will you please help Trinity raise money for their building loan and enroll at:  http://www.kroger.com/communityrewards?  Sign in to your account.  Click on your account info.   Scroll down to Community Rewards.  Click on enroll and enter 82817, click on Trinity United Methodist Church.  If you need help enrolling, just check the box under attendance & registration or call the church office. 

Attendance last Sunday:

Sunday School: 8  Worship:  36

     Giving last Sunday:

Budgeted per week: $1,100.26
Received last week: $529.00
Budgeted to date: $50,610.96

Received to date:  $43,260.85


v We will be having a Bake Sale for the Katie McNeely Family after worship today.

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 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 needed please call the church office 304-647-4504.

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

v We will be hanging the greens this Saturday at 5pm, with soup and sandwiches too.  LOTS of hands needed!

v Don’t forget to bring in your items to help pack backpacks for the children at Children’s Home Society.

v Remember to bring in your “12 Cans of Christmas.”

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:  9:15am Worship

6:30pm Comm Thanks Service @ Ronceverte Presbyterian

Monday:  12pm AA @ T. 

             6:30pm Cantata Rehearsal


6:30pm Bible Study @ T.

Thurs: Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday:  Church Office Closed


8-10am Food Pantry Distribution

9am EC Clothing Giveaway
9am-4pm Holiday Bazaar


5pm Hanging of the Greens