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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Trinity Worship Bulletin

December 9, 2018                                                Second Sunday of Advent

 “+” Indicates that you are invited to stand

Hearing Assistance Available

This facility is equipped with Hearing Assistance System.  Please speak to a greeter or usher to ask for a receiver.  Tune into 90.1 FM


Chiming of the Hour

Greeting & Announcements

Sharing God's Peace


Lighting of the Advent Candles                              Sam & Patti Masters

+Call to Worship                                                                 Aaron Ambler  

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

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

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
      The Church, its members, and its mission

†     The Nation, State, and those in authority

†      Military personnel and their families     (Lukas Feury, Charles Eary, Eric Shaver, David Slaven, Ernie Tincher.)

†     For those needing to receive that saving grace of God in Christ

†     Shut-Ins

†     The Brier: Della Lea Simms

†    The Seasons: Tom Voss

†    White Sulphur Springs Center:

†     The Greenbrier Manor: 

†     At home:  Rose Gragg, Catherine McMillion

       Those who suffer, grieve, or those in any trouble, including:

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 (304-647-4504).

Week 1:  Rose Arbaugh, Juddson Boone, Mark Buster, Hubert Coulter,   Freddie Hodges, Ashley Hudson, Katie McNeely, Keith & Kay Morgan, June Peters, Samantha Stout & kids, family of Harold Ryder.

Week 2: Jim Altizer, Mac Brackenrich,    Joan Brown, Blaine Phillips, Lynny White Reed, Herb Thomas, Unspoken requests, Peggy Webb, Rocky White.

Week 3:   Armanda Heavener & family (Hannah Nelson’s mom), Vivian Reed, Sandra Reid, Diane & Heather Sharp-Keys, Phillis Wakefield, Marion Williams, unspoken requests, family of Norman Vanburen.

Week 4:  Tonya Cooke, Denise Corriveau, DJ Coulter, John Flanagan, Earl Hanks, Cece Harris, Mary Ann Broyles Kerns, Becky Longanacre, Peggy Loudermilk (aunt to Freddie Hodges), Justin A. Morris, Warren Morris, Sarah Morris, Evelyn Thompson (Hannah Nelson’s great aunt.), Pat Williams, family of Phil McLaughlin, family of Pat O’Brien.



United Methodist Church

December 9, 2018
Attendance & Registration

         I am a guest

         I regularly attend

         I am a member

Last name:_________________
First name(s):_______________
Address: __________________

City/State/Zip: ______________


Please assist me with registering my Kroger Plus Card.

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.



         For Pastor Only

Your Name:________________

Requesting prayer for:



United Methodist Church

If you haven’t already                      done so, please enroll in our Kroger Community Rewards Program 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.  That’s it!  Quite simple and takes just a few minutes and all proceeds go to our building fund.  If you need help enrolling, just call the church office. 



Greeters today:

Ramp: John & Hannah Nelson

Front:  Freddie & Nancy Hodges
Greeters next Sunday
Ramp:  Denise Corriveau

Front: Jimmie & Bonnie King

Advent Readers for Dec. 16

Terri Johnson & Pearl White

Nursery attendants today:

Carin Baker            Tabitha Morgan

Carol Creasman  
Nursery attendants next Sunday:

Carin Baker            Gavin McCraw

Carol Creasman
Attendance last week: 

Sunday School: 4   Worship: 42 Sunday School Offering:  $32.00

SS Attendance a year ago: 13

SS Offering a year ago: $29.00
Giving Last Week:    

Worship offering last week: $3,614.00

Building Fund: $490.00

Building Fund this month:  $490.00

Worship offering so far in December:  $3,614.00
Worship offering December 2017
Projected expenses in
December: $13,592.77



v Don’t forget to bring in your “12 Cans of Christmas” for the Ronceverte Food Pantry.

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 Our Christmas Choir will present their program during our 11am Worship Service on Dec. 23.

v Our Christmas Eve Service will be at 7:30pm.  Invite your family and friends for a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas Eve.

v No United Methodist Men meeting in December.

v We are in desperate need of nursery workers, if we are to continue offering nursery during worship.  Please make a note on your attendance & registration or call the office if you can help.

Calendar for the Week:

Today:  9:45am Sunday School

             11:00am Worship
  4pm Cantata rehearsal at Trinity

Monday:  12pm AA at Trinity

Tuesday:  1:30pm UMW @  Dutch Haus Restaurant

Wed:  10am Vets meet at Trinity

   6:30pm Bible Study, @ Trinity

Thursday:  10am  Snacks in Packs Packing at Trinity