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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Elizabeth Chapel Bulletin

December 9, 2018                                                Second Sunday of Advent

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


Lighting of the Advent Candles                         Cameron & Kacie Reed

+Call to Worship 

Leader: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them.

People: He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David,

Leader: as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, that we would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us.

People: Thus he has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors, and has remembered his holy covenant,

Leader: the oath that he swore to our ancestor Abraham, to grant us that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear,

People: in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

Leader: And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,

People: to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins.

Leader: By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,

ALL: to guide our feet into the way of peace.


Heavenly Father, creator and preserver of all, we gather before you in humility and gratitude. We praise you without ceasing, for you have forgiven our sin and made us your children, joint heirs with Christ. In this Advent season, we pray that you would prepare us anew and afresh for Christ’s arrival. Too often we have allowed our attention to be turned away, our priorities to be disrupted; we have focused our energies on that which is secondary and temporary. Draw us again, O Lord, to Bethlehem; bring us anew, O Lord, to Calvary. Create within us a spirit of expectancy and openness to the Christ child; give us hearts of commitment and faithfulness toward the risen Christ. Prepare us to meet our Savior with new vitality, new courage, and new obedience. And even as you prepare our hearts to host Christ, prepare us to be dynamic witnesses to his good news, for we ask it in his name. Amen.

+Hymn of Praise            “Take Time to Be Holy”                   #395 UMH

Sharing God's Peace

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                   “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”           #196 UMH
Epistle Reading                   Philippians 1:3-11                           NT, p. 196

+Gospel Reading                      Luke 3:1-6                                   NT, p. 60


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        “O Little Town of Bethlehem”               #230 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: Michael Scott Bailey, Terri Clay, Matt Ford, Earl Hanks, Robin Hughes, Jim Jeter, Peggy Mills, Justin A. Morris, unspoken prayers, family of Connie Simmons.

Week 2: Michael Bostic, Mac Brackenrich, Richie & Katie Evans, Ray Falls, Amanda Hill, Katie McNeely, Lynny Reed, Valerie Vance, Hilda White, Wesley Wilson, family of Carl Skaggs.

Week 3:  Juddson Boone, Stacy Bostic, Danny Huffman, John Rhodes, unspoken prayer, Grayson VanBuren, Barry Ware, family of Norman Vanburen.

Week 4:  Steve Kirk, Joyce Morgan, unspoken prayers.

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United Methodist Church
December 9, 2018
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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


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 VM743, 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: 11 Worship: 40

     Giving last Sunday:

Budgeted per week: $1,101.33
Received last week: $1,737.00
Budgeted to date: $52,863.84
Received to date: $43,617.80

v We will soon be offering Sunday School for children during the worship service. Watch for more details…..

v Our United Methodist Women will meet tomorrow evening at 6pm. Bring a gift to exchange and a snack to share. The women will also be packing backpacks.

v Remember “12 Cans of Christmas.” All cans we receive will go to replenish the “Blessing Box’ at the Organ Cave Comm. Center.

v 2019 Haiti Calendars are now available for $12 each or if you buy 4 or more for $10 each. They make great gifts! Call or come by the church office and get yours soon.

v Next Sunday will be our Christmas Family Night Dinner at 5pm, with the children’s program to follow.

v Our Christmas Choir will present their program during our Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve at 6pm & also at Trinity during the 11am Worship Service on Dec. 23.

v No United Methodist Men meeting in December.

v We are looking for a small kitchen table for a family in need in Fairlea. Call the church office if you happen to have one to donate.

Calendar for the Week:

Today: 9:15am Worship

4pm Christmas Choir rehearsal, at Trinity

Monday: 12pm AA at Trinity

6pm UM Women meet at church

Wed: 10am Vets meet at Trinity

   6:30pm Bible Study, @ Trinity


10am Snacks in Packs Packing at Trinity