Ronceverte Charge of the United Methodist Church: Elizabeth Chapel & Trinity
Sunday, December 05, 2021

Elizabeth Chapel Bulletin

November 14, 2021                                                                         25th Sunday after Pentecost

 

Restrooms are located in the Fellowship Hall and downstairs across from the kitchen.

 


“+” Indicates that you are invited to stand

GATHERING

Prelude

Greeting & Announcements        

PREPARING FOR WORSHIP

+Call to Worship:  

Leader:     For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith 
People:    And this is not from ourselves, it is the gift of God. 
Leader:    Not by works, so that no one can boast. 

People:    For we are God’s handiwork 

Leader:     Created in Christ Jesus to do good works 

People:    Which God prepared in advance for us to do. 

 

+Opening Prayer (In Unison)

Loving Father, You have loved me when I was unlovable. I am so amazingly grateful that I know You and I can experience Your wonderful presence in my life. Give me this day Your grace in how I live my life. Give me wisdom and gentleness in how I interact with others. Make me pure then peaceable and gentle. May I have a mind that is open to reason and shows mercy. In all of today’s tasks, grant me the wisdom and grace to be sincere and meek. Thank You that You pour out Your grace on me. Amen.

 

+Hymn #365         Grace Greater Than Our Sin

 

PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE

Moment with Children & Youth 

(Congregation will sing “Jesus Loves Me” as the children gather)    

Pennies for Jesus   

Offertory Prayer

Offering                    (Giving of Ourselves and Our Gifts to God)                                                                               

+Doxology        “Praise God, from whom all Blessings Flow”    (UMH 95)

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.

Praises and Prayer Concerns

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer of Illumination: “O God of Grace and Glory, reveal to us the truth of Your Holy Word as we read, proclaim, and meditate upon what you are saying to us today, in Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen!”

 

Scriptures                                                                         Psalm 84:11; 2 Peter 3:14-18                                                                                                                                                                                         The Message                                “Means of Grace”                 Pastor Sharon Howard

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

 

The Altar Call 

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

+Closing Hymn #348         Softly and Tenderly, Jesus Is Calling

 

SENDING FORTH

Benediction:  As you depart from this house of worship please pass the peace for the love of Christ!!!  (Fist bumps)

Postlude    

 

 

Next week’s lectionary readings:              ·  2 Samuel 23:1-7

·   Psalm 132:1-12

·   Revelation 1:4-8

·   John 18:33-37

 

 

Opportunities and Announcements

·        The Ronceverte Ministerial Association is planning a Community Christmas Tree Lighting in place of the Community Christmas Dinner on the lawn of the Ronceverte Presbyterian Church on Dec. 6 before the Christmas Parade.  There will be Christmas music and prayers.  Santa will be there before the parade for children to get their picture taken with him.  There will be chili, crackers, water, hot chocolate and cookies.  Everything will be at no cost.  Each church is asked to provide 6 crock pots of chili and 6 cases of water.  If you can make some chili or provide water, please let Pastor Sharon know or call the church office.

·        We will have our Hanging of the Greens Saturday, November 27, at 5:30pm. We will also have soup and sandwiches.

CALENDAR

Today:            9:15am           Worship

Nov 27           5:30pm           Hanging of the Greens

Dec 6              Community Christmas Tree Lighting

VITAL SIGNS

Attendance Last Week: 26   Sunday School: 6   Worship Offering Last Week: $1,142.00

Apple Butter:  $42.00  

 

 

Birthdays this coming week:

November 14-Santana Elmore

November 15-Danny Morgan

November 16-Olivia Ambler

November 17-Jane Bobbit Hill

November 18-Bill Dixon

November 19-Desiree Phillips, Gary Cochran, Becky Smith

November 20-Lydia Louise Bills

 

Anniversaries this coming week:

November 16-Dave and Mary Dononvan

November 18-Mike and Linda Brown

November 18-Phil and Tina Jerman

November 19-Randy and Teresa Broyles

November 20-Alex & Desiree Phillips

 

Prayer List

Bill & Rosalie Arbaugh                               Family of Danelle Houck

Katie McNeely         Todd Boone             Dwight Baldwin

Denise Corriveau    Jackie Saunders      Libby Taylor

Rocky White             Irene Osborne         Matthew Osborne 

Shanna Noit             Novella Perkins       Marcy Carpenter               

Linda Boone             Ed & Sarah Slaven  John Carola

Ally Morgan Deem Susie Ayers               Linda Arbaugh                                           

Joanne Cohernour Family of Sherman Bemys (TX police officer shot in the line of duty)                                                                Carmen Buster

Family of Jackie Saunders                                    Carin Baker 

(**Please note that a name will stay on for 3 weeks so if there is someone that needs to remain on the list or someone to add please call the church office at 304-647-4504)