Ronceverte Charge of the United Methodist Church: Elizabeth Chapel & Trinity
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Worship

May 23, 2021
 
 
 
May 16, 2021
 
 
May 9, 2021
 
 
 
 
 
May 2, 2021
Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8
 
 
 
April 25, 2021
Psalm 23, I John 3:16-24, John10:11-18
 
 
 
April 18, 2021
Psalm 4, 1 John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48
 
 
April 11, 2021
Psalm 133; I John 1:1-10 and 2:1-2; John 20:19-31
 
 
April 4, 2021
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; I Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18
 
 
March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday
Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 11:1-11
 
 
March 21, 2021 Fifth Sunday of Lent
Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalms 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33
 
 
 
March 14, 2021 Fourth Sunday of Lent
Numbers 21:4-9, Psalms 107:1-3, 17-22. Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14
 
March 7, 2021 Third Sunday of Lent
Exodus 20:1-7; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22
 
 
February 28 Second Sunday of Lent
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalms 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38
 
 
February 21, 2021  1st Sunday of Lent
Genesis 9:8-17, Psalms 25:1-10, I Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15
 
 
 
 
ASH WEDNESDAY IN THE MIDST OF THE PANDEMIC [Video (after the text) and Text]
FEBRUARY 17, 2021
Ash Wednesday emphasizes a dual encounter: we confront our own mortality and confess our sin before God within the community of faith. The focus is on the dual themes of sin and death in the light of God's redeeming love in Jesus Christ. The ashes are a sign of mortality and repentance. Ash Wednesday is a call to repentance and reconciliation.
GREETING:
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.
God’s mercy endures forever.
OPENING PRAYER (from the United Methodist Hymnal #353)
O God, maker of every thing and judge of all that you have made,
from the dust of the earth you have formed us and from the dust of death you would raise us up. By the redemptive power of the cross, create in us clean hearts and put within us a new spirit,
that we may repent of our sins and lead lives worthy of your calling;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
SCRIPTURE:
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming, it is near— a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness spread upon the mountains a great and powerful army comes; their like has never been from of old, nor will be again after them in ages to come.
Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing. Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord, your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion; sanctify a fast; call a solemn assembly; gather the people. Sanctify the congregation; assemble the aged; gather the children, even infants at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her canopy. Between the vestibule and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep. Let them say, “Spare your people, O Lord, and do not make your heritage a mockery, a byword among the nations. Why should it be said among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’”
Psalm 51
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgment.
Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me.
You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you.
Deliver me from bloodshed, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.
O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
For you have no delight in sacrifice; if I were to give a burnt offering, you would not be pleased.
The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
Do good to Zion in your good pleasure; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem,
then you will delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on your altar.
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.” See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see—we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
“Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
“And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
“And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
THIS IS THE WORD OF GOD FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD. THANKS BE TO GOD.
INVITATION TO THE OBSERVANCE OF LENTEN DISCIPLINE
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ:
the early Christians observed with great devotion the day of our Lord's passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church that before the Easter celebration there should be a forty-day season of spiritual preparation. During this season converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when persons who had committed serious sins and had separated themselves from the community of faith were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to participation in the life of the Church. In this way the whole congregation was reminded
of the mercy and forgiveness proclaimed in the gospel of Jesus Christ and the need we all have to renew our faith.
I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to observe a holy Lent:
by self-examination and repentance;
by prayer, fasting, and self-denial;
and by reading and meditation on God's Holy Word.
To make a right beginning of repentance,
and as a mark of our mortal nature,
let us now kneel (or bow) before our Creator and Redeemer.
PRAYER
Almighty God, you have created us out of the dust of the earth.
Show us a sign of our mortality and penitence, so that we may remember that only by your gracious gift are we given everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
THE APOSTOLIC BLESSING
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
The love of God, and
The communion of the Holy Spirit
be with you all. AMEN.
Go in peace and serve the Lord.
 
 
February 14, 2021 Baptism of our Lord 
2 Kings 2;1-12, Psalms 50:1-6, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-9
 
 
February 7, 2021 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalms 147:1-11, 20; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39
 
 
 
 
January 31, 2021  Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
 

 

Third Sunday after the Epiphany - January 24, 2021

- Jonah 3:1-5, 10

- Psalm 62:5-12

- 1 Corinthians 7:29-31

- Mark 1:14-20

 

 

Second Sunday after the Epiphany - January 17, 2021

- 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20)

- Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

- 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

- John 1:43-51

 

 


 

 
 

Baptism of the Lord - January 10, 2021

- Genesis 1:1-5

- Psalm 29

- Acts 19:1-7

- Mark 1:4-11

 

 

 
>Second Sunday after Christmas Day - January 3, 2021
- Jeremiah 31:7-14
- Psalm 147:12-20
- Ephesians 1:3-14
- John 1:(1-9), 10-18
 

 

 First Sunday after Christmas Day - December 27, 2020

- Isaiah 61:10-62:3

- Psalm 148

- Galatians 4:4-7

- Luke 2:22-40

 Celebrating the Nativity of Jesus Christ

On Christmas Eve (12/24/2020)
Worship the Lord with this collection of videos (my Christmas Eve playlist) from my YouTube channel. Click on the link below to go to the playlist; then, click on "Play All" to watch the videos in sequence. [NOTE: I wanted to have a Facebook Watch Party; however, I had technical problems with uploading the videos. So, I used YouTube for our Christmas Eve service this evening in the parking lot at Trinity. I hope you will watch it and enjoy! Merry Christmas to all!]
YOUTUBE.COM
www.youtube.com
 
 
 
Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 20, 2020 - 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 - Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 - Romans 16:25-27 - Luke 1:26-38
 
 
 
Third Sunday of Advent - December 13, 2020 - Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 - Psalm 126 or Luke 1:46b-55 - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 - John 1:6-8, 19-28
 
 
 
Second Sunday of Advent - December 6, 2020
 
 
 

First Sunday of Advent – November 29, 2020

- Isaiah 64:1-9

- Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

- Mark 13:24-37

 

 
 
 
November 15, 2020 
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm 90:1-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30
 
 
November 8, 2020
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Amos 5:18-24; Psalm 70; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13
 
 
November 1, 2020
All Saints Day
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: White
Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-10, 22; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12
   
October 25, 2020
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Psalm 1; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46
 
  
October 18, 2020
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13); 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22
  
 
 
 
 
October 4, 2020
 
 

 

 

 

September 27, 2020

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Liturgical Color: Green

Exodus 17:1–7; Psalm 78:1–4, 12–16 (UMH 799);

Philippians 2:1–13; Matthew 21:23–32

 

 
 
 
September 20, 2020
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Exodus 16:2–15; Psalm 105:1–6, 37–45 or Ps 78
(UMH 799); Philippians 1:21–30; Matthew 20:1–16
 
  
 
September 13, 2020
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Exodus 14:19–31; Exodus 15:1b-11, 20–21
(UMH 135); Romans 14:1–12; Matthew 18:21–35
 
 
September 6, 2020
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost & Communion Sunday
Liturgical Color: White
Exodus 12:1–14; Psalm 149 or Ps 148 (UMH 861);
Romans 13:8–14; Matthew 18:15–20
 
 
 

 
 
 
August 30, 2020
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Exodus 3:1–15; Psalm 105:1–6, 23–26, 45c
(UMH 828); Romans 12:9–21; Matthew 16:21–28
 
 
 
 
 
August 23, 2020
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Exodus 1:8–2:10; Psalm 124 (UMH 846);
Romans 12:1–8; Matthew 16:13–20
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
  August 16, 2020
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Genesis 45:1–15; Psalm 133 (UMH 850);
Romans 11:1–2a, 29–32; Matthew 15:10–28
 
 
 

 
 
August 9, 2020
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Genesis 37:1–4, 12–28; Psalm 105:1–6, 16–22, 45b (UMH 828); Romans 10:5–15; Matthew 14:22–33
  
 
 
 
 
 
July 26, 2020: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green

Old Testament Lessons: Genesis 29:15–28; Psalm 105:1–11 and 45b

New Testament Lesson: Romans 8:26–39
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52
  
 
July 19, 2020: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green

Old Testament Lessons: Genesis 28:10–19a; Psalm 139:1–12, 23–24

New Testament Lesson: Romans 8:12–25
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43
 
 
 
 
 
July 12, 2020: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Old Testament Lessons: Genesis 25:19–34; Psalm 25
New Testament Lesson: Romans 8:1–11
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 5, 2020: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Liturgical Color: White

Old Testament Lessons: Genesis 24:34–67; Psalm 72

New Testament Lesson: Romans 7:15–25a

Gospel Lesson: Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30

 
  
 
 
 
June 28, 2020: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Old Testament Lessons: Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 13
New Testament Lesson: Romans 6:12-23
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 10:40-42 
 
 
 
 
 
 

June 21, 2020: Third Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Old Testament Lessons: Genesis 21:8-21; Psalm 17
New Testament Lesson: Romans 6:1b-11
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 10:24-39 
 
 
 
 
June 14, 2020: Second Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Old Testament Lessons: Genesis 18:1-15; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
New Testament Lesson:  Romans 5:1-8
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 9:35-38 and 10:1-8
Special Emphasis: Father’s Day 
 
 

June 7, 2020: Trinity Sunday and the First Sunday after Pentecost  

Liturgical Color: White
Old Testament Lessons: Genesis 1:1–2:4a; Psalm 8
New Testament Lesson: 2 Corinthians 13:11–13
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 28:16–20
Special Emphasis: Peace with Justice Sunday
 
 
 
Pentecost Sunday
May 31, 2020
Topic: Rivers of Living Water
Liturgical Color: Red
 

AN ORDER FOR MORNING PRAISE AND PRAYER (UMH 876)

 

+CALL TO WORSHIP

O Lord, open our lips.

And we shall declare your praise.

 
+MORNING HYMN: Glory Be to the Father (UMH 71)
 
+PRAYER (Invitation to the Holy Spirit, UMH 335)

O God, the Holy Spirit, come to us, and among us; come as the wind, and cleanse us, come as the fire and burn, come as the dew and refresh; convict, convert, and consecrate many hearts and lives to our great good and to thy greater glory; and this we ask for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

 

SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Read Acts 2:1-21; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; and John 7:37-39

 
SILENCE
 
SONG OF PRAISE: It Is Well with My Soul (UMH 377)
 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Together, let us pray:

·         ​​for the people of this congregation. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for those who suffer and those in trouble. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for the concerns of this local community. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for the world, its peoples, and its leaders. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for the earth you have given to our care. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for the Church universal, its leaders, its members, and its mission. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​in communion with the saints. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

 
+RECITE THE LORD’S PRAYER (Matthew 6:9-13)
 
BLESSING

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit

be with you all. Amen.
 
THE PEACE
 
+CLOSING SONG: Sweet, Sweet Spirit (334)
 

Ascension Sunday and the Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 24, 2020
Topic:  Peace Be with You
Liturgical Color: White
 

AN ORDER FOR MORNING PRAISE AND PRAYER (UMH 876)

 

+CALL TO WORSHIP

O Lord, open our lips.

And we shall declare your praise.

 
+MORNING HYMN: Glory Be to the Father (UMH 71)
 
+PRAYER (Ascension, UMH 323)

Everlasting God, your eternal Christ once dwelt on earth, confined by time and space. Give us faith to discern in every time and place the presence of him who is head over all things and fills all, even Jesus Christ our ascended Lord. Amen.

 

SCRIPTURE LESSONS:  Read Acts 1:11; Ephesians 1:15-23; and Luke 24:44-53

 
SILENCE
 
SONG OF PRAISE: Great Is Thy Faithfulness (UMH 140)
 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Together, let us pray:

·         ​​for the people of this congregation. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for those who suffer and those in trouble. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for the concerns of this local community. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for the world, its peoples, and its leaders. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for the earth you have given to our care. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for the Church universal, its leaders, its members, and its mission. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​in communion with the saints. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

 
+RECITE THE LORD’S PRAYER (Matthew 6:9-13)
 
BLESSING

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit

be with you all. Amen.
 
THE PEACE
 
+CLOSING SONG: Spirit of the Living God (UMH 393)
 
 
 
 
 

Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 17, 2020

Topic: Jesus Is the True Vine

Color: White

 

AN ORDER FOR MORNING PRAISE AND PRAYER (UMH 876)

 

+CALL TO WORSHIP

O Lord, open our lips.

And we shall declare your praise.

 

+MORNING HYMN: Glory Be to the Father (UMH 71)

 

+PRAYER +PRAYER: (Sundays of Easter, UMH 321)

Almighty God, you give us the joy of celebrating our Lord’s resurrection. Give us also the joys of life in your service, and bring us at last to the full joy of life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Read 1 Peter 3:13-22 and John 14:15-21

 

SILENCE

 

SONG OF PRAISE:  Victory in Jesus (UMH 370)

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Together, let us pray:

·         ​​for the people of this congregation. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for those who suffer and those in trouble. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for the concerns of this local community. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for the world, its peoples, and its leaders. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for the earth you have given to our care. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​for the Church universal, its leaders, its members, and its mission. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

·         ​in communion with the saints. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

 

+RECITE THE LORD’S PRAYER (Matthew 6:9-13)

 

BLESSING

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit

be with you all. Amen.

 

THE PEACE

 

+CLOSING SONG: Soon and Very Soon (UMH 706)