Ronceverte Charge of the United Methodist Church: Elizabeth Chapel & Trinity
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Elizabeth Chapel Bulletin

March 26, 2023                                                                               Fifth Sunday in Lent 

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 (based on Psalm 130)                                          

Leader:           Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord;
People:          O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my

cry for mercy.

Leader:           If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, who could stand?
People:          But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are


Leader:           I wait for the Lord, my soul waits.
People:          In his word I put my hope.

Leader:           My soul waits for the Lord
People:          More than watchmen wait for the morning.
ALL:              Put your hope in the Lord! 


+Opening Prayer (In Unison):  

Holy God of hope, renew your hope within us today.  Remind us of who we are in you, redeemed, cleansed, and precious born-again children of the only true King.  Forgive us our sins and fellowship with us this day, Dear Lord.  May the Holy Spirit fill this place and each of us as we seek to worship you in spirit and in truth as you so richly deserve.  In Jesus’ name, Amen. 


Sharing the Love of Christ

+Hymn #420              Breathe on Me, Breath of God         



Moment with Children & Youth                                                                    

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

Pennies for Jesus    (This goes to purchase items for the Organ Cave Blessing Box and Lending Library.)

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

Old Testament Reading                                                                           Ezekiel 37:1–14

+Hymn #469                         Jesus is All the World to Me

New Testament Reading                                                                           Romans 8:6-11                                                            

The Message                             Prognosis: Excellent!                            Paula McCoy, CLM


The Altar Call 

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

+Closing Hymn #294      Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed


Additional lectionary scripture for today: John 11:1–45


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



We are so happy to again welcome Paula McCoy, certified lay minister, as our guest speaker today.  Thank you, Paula, for filling in while Pastor Sharon recuperates!

Pastor Sharon continues to recuperate at home and can’t wait to get back to normal!      She is thankful for the many prayers.  Contact information for Pastor Sharon:  text: 304-661-1804; e-mail:  No calls please as she will be wearing a neck brace and it will be difficult. 

We received $385.00 in our Quarterly Love Offering for the Ronceverte Food Pantry.  Great job everyone!! 

We are planning a Paint Night for our youth, and adults as well, in the month of May. Parents, please let Kacie know of a week night that works with your schedules.  Watch for more details soon.

We will begin having greeters again the Sunday after Easter.  If you do NOT want to be scheduled as a greeter, please call the church office (304-647-4504) or email Trish as soon as possible.  Otherwise, we will put you on the rotating greeter schedule.

Our Easter Egg Hunt will be April 8, 1 pm at Organ Cave Community Center.  We are in need of donations of cookies, drinks, and candy.  Please get them to Cathy Queen by April 1 so we can make the baskets. 

Our Easter Sunrise Service will be April 9 at 6:30am.  Men will begin cooking breakfast at 5:30am.  Breakfast will be served after the Sunrise Service.

Please refer to the flyer on our insert for a list of Holy Week services.


Pastor’s email: 



Today             9:15am   Worship

Thursday       6:30pm   Yoga Class at Trinity





Attendance Last Week: 39                 Sunday School: 16      Worship Offering Last Week: $1,704.00

Easter Flower Cups:  $60        Food Pantry Offering:  $385.00        



Birthdays this coming week:

March 25-Joanne Cohernour, Scott Harris

March 26-Zoe Baker, Hayley Cornwell

March 28-Kinsey Morgan

March 29-Kathy Bailey; 29-Kacie Evans; George Simms

March 30-Brandon Boothe, Orien Cosgro

March 31-Tammy Altizer, Eddie Bostic

April 1-Aneliese Francine Adkins

April 2-Doris Smith


Anniversaries this coming week:  None


Elizabeth Chapel’s Prayer List

Family of Tina Tuckwiller       Pastor Sharon Howard            Aimee Baker              

Hunter Baker                          Jacqueline Dudley                   Katie McNeely           

Billy Workman                                    Steve Queen                            Derrick Morgan         

Nikki Bennett                          Martha Williams                     Dave Lindsey

Military:  Charles Eary and 304th Military Police Unit (deployed to Middle East)

 (**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.)

Brookdale, Staunton:  Carmen Buster

The Seasons Place:  Carol Creasman, Becky Longanacre

Stonerise (The Brier):  Bill & Rosalie Arbaugh, Mazie Cole

Greenbrier Healthcare Center (Greenbrier Manor):  Diane Sharp-Keys, Peggy Mills, Henry Hanson

Allegheny Health & Rehab:  Joanne Cohernour

Genesis-White Sulphur Springs:  Wayne King


Hallelujah!  Spring is almost here! And YOU can help brighten our communities with bright  spring flowers.  You can place a specially crafted flower cup in memory of or honor of someone special, or for the glory of God for only $20 and it will be placed in the church yard at Trinity or at Elizabeth Chapel.  The flower cups will be placed for Easter Sunday and remain out through April 16.  After April 14 you may take your flower cup if you wish or you can leave it to be donated back to the church to be enjoyed next year.  The more flower cups we have, the more colorful it will be.  The whole amount of $20 for each flower cup purchased for Trinity will go to Trinity’s Building Fund to help with loan payments and $20 of each flower cup purchased for Elizabeth Chapel will go to Elizabeth Chapel’s general fund.  Simply fill out and detach the form below marking which church where the flower cup will be placed, who it is in memory of or honor of, who is purchasing it and total amount of the check enclosed.  Then mail or drop it off to the church office at 373 Pocahontas Avenue, Ronceverte WV  24970 by no later than Friday, March 31.  We will have a page on our website that lists all memorials and honorariums, and there will also be a complete list in the next issue of the  Ecclesiagram.


Name of Donor:__________________________Phone:_________________


Church the flower cup is for:  _____________Elizabeth Chapel


Flower Cup is donated:  _____ X $20 in honor of__________________________

                                     _____X $20 in memory of_______________________

                                     ____X $20 for the glory of God


After April 16:

                                    __________Please leave flower cups for the church for next year


                                    __________I will pick up the flower cups


                                                            Total Amount Enclosed: $______________