Elizabeth Chapel and Trinity are families of faith, cooperatively worshiping the Lord and serving our communities.
Ronceverte Charge of the United Methodist Church: Elizabeth Chapel & Trinity
Monday, March 18, 2019

Elizabeth Chapel Bulletin

March 17, 2019                                                         Second Sunday of Lent

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
 
GATHERING
Prelude
 

Greeting & Announcements

 
 
PREPARING FOR WORSHIP
  

+Call to Worship                                                                       

Leader: The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

People: When evildoers assail me to devour my flesh—my adversaries and foes—they shall stumble and fall.

Leader: Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident.

People: One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.

Leader: For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will set me high on a rock. Now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

People: Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me! "Come," my heart says, "seek his face!" Your face, Lord, do I seek.

Leader: Do not hide your face from me. Do not turn your servant away in anger, you who have been my help. Do not cast me off, do not forsake me, O God of my salvation!

People: If my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will take me up.

Leader: Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies. Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen against me, and they are breathing out violence.

All: I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

 
 
+Invocation

Heavenly Father, we gather together in adoration and in worship. We worship your glory and your power. We worship your faithfulness and your love. Yet even as we acknowledge our dependence on you, we recognize that we live in a world that seems to glory only in itself and its values. In the face of those who oppose your truth, give us courage to stand firm in faith. As we encounter a culture that mocks your power and ignores your grace, help us to be faithful ambassadors of your love. Even when those who oppose you seem to be victorious, remind us that their victories are tiny and temporary—that there is a day when every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Until that day, Lord, use us in order that your Kingdom may be proclaimed to all people in all places, until Christ comes, Amen.

 

+Hymn of Praise                “Lord of the Dance”                     #261 UMH

 Sharing God's Peace

PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE
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

+Hymn               “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”       #64 UMH

 
Epistle Reading                    Philippians 3:17–4:1                      NT, p. 198
 
+Gospel Reading                     Luke 13:31-35                              NT, p. 77
 

The Message                                                         Pastor Dave Stilgenbauer

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   “Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling”          #348 UMH

SENDING FORTH
Dismissal and Blessing
Postlude
 
 
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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: Crystal Demembreon, Richie & Katie Evans, Matt Ford, Earl Hanks, Robin Hughes, Johnny McClung, `Justin A. Morris, unspoken prayers, Hilda White.

Week 2: Mac Brackenrich, Amanda Hill, Mary Ann Kerns, Gus McCormick, Katie McNeely, Jane Przonek, Lynny Reed, Pam Schroth, Tyler Spicer, family of Doug Hylton, family of Teri Clay, family of Scherry Shafer, family of Valerie McCormick Vance.

Week 3:  America, Juddson Boone, Stacy Bostic, Johnny McClung,  unspoken prayer, Grayson VanBuren, family of Scherry Bostic, family of Doug Vaughan.

Week 4:  Becky Godby, Desiree Phillips & Baby Londun, Baby Raelynn Reed, family of Frank Boggs, family of Tony Burns, family of Donna Hedrick, unspoken prayers.

 
 
 
 
 
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March 17, 2019
 
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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.

 
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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

 
 
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Attendance Last Week:

Sunday School: 8 Worship: 37

     Giving Last Week:

Budgeted per week: $1,216.25
Received last week: $851.00
Budgeted to date: $12,161.50
Received to date: $9,369.00
 
 
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v There will be an organizational meeting for Vacation Bible School today at noon at Trinity. 

v Sunday School for children is now being offered during the worship service. 

v This week’s items for our Greenbrier District Celebration of Mission Event that will be April 27 are:   peanut butter, canned meat, pasta & sauce, canned milk. Next week the items are: adult socks. You may place items in our mission box provided.

v 2019 Haiti Calendars are now available for a donation only. See Steve Queen. 

v The Ronceverte Ministerial Association will again have Holy Week services at different churches, with different speakers each day at noon, with lunch following. Watch for more details.

v Good Friday Service at Trinity April 19 at 6:30pm.

Calendar for the Week:

Today: 9:15am Worship
12pm VBS meeting at Trinity

Monday: 12pm AA @ Trinity

6:30pm CEO @ Elizabeth Chapel
Wednesday:
10am Vets Group @ Trinity
11:30am Vets Wives @ Trinity

6:30pm Bible Study at Trinity

Thursday:

5-7pm Community Pizza Night at Ronceverte Presbyterian Church

Saturday:

8-10am Ronceverte Food Pantry Distribution @ Clifford Community Center

 

9am Elizabeth Chapel Clothing Giveaway @ Organ Cave Community Center