Ronceverte Charge of the United Methodist Church: Elizabeth Chapel & Trinity
Saturday, November 26, 2022

Elizabeth Chapel Bulletin

November 20, 2022                                                                    Christ the King Sunday 

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 time of gathering is here.
People:     We have come from far and wide to offer our praise to God for his many blessings to us.
Leader:    Open your hearts to God’s compassionate words of love.
People:     Help us, O Lord, to receive your gifts in gratitude and to live lives of helpful service to others.
Leader:    In Christ’s Name, we pray.
ALL:        AMEN

+Congregational Opening Prayer (In Unison):  

Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you have bestowed on my life. You have provided me with more than I could ever have imagined. You have surrounded me with people who always look out for me. You have given me family and friends who bless me every day with kind words and actions. They lift me up in ways that keep my eyes focused on you and make my spirit soar.   I am extremely grateful for all of your blessings in my life, Lord. I pray that you remind me of just how blessed I am and that you never allow me to forget to show my gratitude in prayer and returned acts of kindness.  Thank you, Lord.  AMEN

Sharing the Love of Christ

+Hymn #131                             We Gather Together

PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE

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

Special Music                                                                                  Gary  Winebrimmer

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 103:1-5, Colossians 1:3-14

     

The Message                               Five Kernels of Corn               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                           To Be Announced

SENDING FORTH

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

Postlude   

 

This week’s lectionary readings:     Jeremiah 23:1-6            Colossians 1:11-20

Luke 1:68-79                Luke 23:33-43

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Ronceverte Ministerial Association will be hosting a Community Thanksgiving Service at the Ronceverte First Church of God this evening at 7pm.  The service is in the Fellowship Hall on NORTH AVENUE (between Clay & Elm Streets).  This is a wonderful opportunity for all denominations to gather in thankfulness.

We will be collecting toy donations to be distributed to children in our area through our Organ Cave Community Center mission project. You may bring toys to church any time until Sunday, December 18. If you would rather give a monetary donation you may do so and Deanna will purchase toys for you.

O’Come Share in the Sweetness of the Christmas Season on Sunday, December 4, 2pm at Trinity.  What better way to enjoy this wonderful time of year than gathering with friends to make a Christmas ornament for yourself and one for a shut-in.  For those that wish to participate, we will also have a cookie swap where you bring cookies to share and take some of everyone’s home with you. We will have a fabulous hot chocolate and coffee bar.  It will be a very festive, fun afternoon!

Due to Thanksgiving on Thursday, yoga class will be on Tuesday this week, at 6:30pm.  Please note it will be back to Thursday the following week.

Our Hanging of the Greens is this Saturday, November 26, 6pm with soup and sandwiches.  Lots of hands needed!

Our Family Night Dinner and Youth Presentation will be December 17 at 5pm.

Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be 6pm on December 24.

We will have our regular worship service on Christmas Day at 9:15 am (no snacks after church so families can return home together to celebrate Jesus' birth).

 

 

Let’s spread some cheer to this little girl fighting cancer and send her cards

 

 

Aimee Baker

P O Box 123

Union WV  24983

 

 

Pastor’s email:     stretchwife@yahoo.com 

 


 

VITAL SIGNS

Attendance Last Week: 35      Sunday School: 15     Worship Offering Last Week: $939.00

Apple Butter:  $50.00             Christmas Candles:  $40           Blessing Box Sept:  $176.56

Blessing Box Oct:  $220.07   

CALENDAR

Today          9:15am           Worship

                        7:00pm            Community Thanksgiving Service at First Church of God

Tuesday            6:30pm            Yoga Class at Trinity

Thursday          Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday              Church Office Closed for the Holiday

Nov 26             6:00pm            Hanging of the Greens with soup & sandwiches

Dec 4               2:00pm            O’Come Share in the Sweetness, at Trinity

Dec 5               5-7pm              Christmas In Ronceverte

 

Birthdays this coming week:

November 19-Desiree Phillips, Gary Cochran, Becky Smith

November 20-Lydia Louise Bills

November 22-Abby Morgan McCutcheon

November 23-Abby Bedard, Amy Bedard

November 25-John Curry, Scott White

Anniversaries this coming week:   

November 19-Randy and Teresa Broyles

November 20-Alex & Desiree Phillips

Prayer List

Adain Kirk                    John McCoy                 Steven Wickline          Rick Jones       

Parker Quick               Justin Bostic                Hunter Queen             Brenda Glover

Daniel Dowdy              Jacqueline Dudley       Katie McNeely            Marcy Carpenter

Rocky White                Matthew Osborne       Layola Sarver              Shawn Bittinger

Aimee Baker               Ed & Sarah Slaven      

 (**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:  Becky Longanacre, Mary Liz Richmond, Carol Creasman

Stonerise (The Brier):  Bill & Rosalie Arbaugh, Mazie Cole, Kay Morgan, Heather Sharp-Keys

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

Allegheny Health & Rehab:  Joanne Cohernour