Ronceverte Charge of the United Methodist Church: Elizabeth Chapel & Trinity
Thursday, February 02, 2023

Trinity Worship Bulletin


                         TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

                                                   January 29, 2023

                                      Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany


PRELUDE                                                                                                   Pianist




*INTROIT                                 “This Is the Day”                                    No. 657


*HYMN                          “Jesus Is All the World to Me”                         No. 469


OPENING PRAYER                                                                                  Unison

  We come to this place to worship and praise you, O God.  You are

  the rock upon which we build our lives.  We need you to open our

  hearts and minds so that we may hear what word you have for us

  this day.  We need your strength in our lives to help us set our

  priorities and live the way you want us to live.  Give us your

  guidance as we wait.  Amen.


OLD TESTAMENT READING                                                        Micah 6:6-8


JOYS AND CONCERNS                                                                            By All


PASTORAL PRAYER                                                                                 Pastor



   Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.  Little ones

   to him belong, they are weak, but he is strong.  Yes, Jesus loves me;

   yes, Jesus loves me; yes, Jesus loves me; the Bible tells me so.




OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS                                                                      By All


*DOXOLOGY                                                                                             No. 95


EPISTLE READING                                                           I Corinthians 1:18-31


*HYMN                              “The Old Rugged Cross”                               No. 504    


*GOSPEL READING                                                                  Matthew 5:1-12


SERMON                              “Have a Blessed Life”                            Dr. Geiger


RESPONSE TO THE WORD                               written by Dag Hammerskjold     

  Thou who art over us, Thou who art one of us, Thou who art:

  Give me a pure heart, that I may see thee; a humble heart that I may

  hear thee;  a heart of love, that I may serve thee;  a heart of faith, that I

  may abide in thee.  Amen.


*HYMN                                    “Love Lifted Me”                                        Insert




*POSTLUDE                                                                                               Pianist

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Dr. Joseph Geiger, pastor:  304.645.6339 or 304.992.5901

Church Office: 304-647-4504

Pianist; Barry Morgan

Power Point Operator; Randy Dolan



Opportunities and Announcements

Trinity’s Leadership Team will meet this Tuesday, January 31, at 6pm.  Members are Marcia Kesterson, Melissa Routson, Terri Johnson, David Smith, Sam Masters, Patti Masters, Carin Baker, Carman Phillips, Ruth Priddy and Stacie Austin. 

Trinity’s Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee will meet this Wednesday, February 1, at 6pm.  Members of the committee are Melissa Routson, Carin Baker, Maxine McCoy, Terri Johnson, and David Smith. 

New offering envelopes for 2023 are available on the table behind the piano in the sanctuary.  If there are none for you and you would like some, please call the church office – 304-647-4504.

The deadline to submit information to get in the newsletter is January 31st.

Trinity is to provide volunteers for the food pantry on Friday, February 10th at 4pm and Saturday, February 11 at 8am.  We need 6 volunteers for each day.  If you can help, please call the church office.

We will have a Valentine’s Luncheon after our worship service on February 12th.  We will have hot dogs and sloppy joes.  Please plan to stay and enjoy great food and fellowship!

Trinity United Methodist Women will meet Tuesday, February 14, at 2pm.  All women are invited to attend.

Everyone is invited to a free community dinner at Ronceverte Baptist Church on Saturday, February 4, from 12-2pm.  The menu will be chili, vegetable beef soup, vegetarian soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, peanut butter sandwiches, crackers, dessert, drinks.  For more information, please call 304-647-4067.

As you may have noticed on our prayer list, Charles Eary and his unit from this area were sent to Afghanistan for a tour of duty.  Charles faithfully attended church here in his youth and has reached out asking for us to be his prayer warriors while they are overseas.  He would love to hear from folks stateside.  His address is:  SSG Eary, Charles 

                     304th MP Company

                     APO, AE  09898



Attendance Last Week: 35      Sunday School Last Week:  8      Giving Last Week: $2,069.00   Building Fund:  $180.00           


Today             9:30am           Sunday School

11:00am         Worship

Tuesday         6:00pm           Leadership Team meeting

Wednesday   6:00pm           Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee

Thursday       6:30pm           Yoga

Saturday        12-2pm          Community Meal at Ronceverte Baptist


Birthdays this coming week:

January 27-Ginger Rappaport, Doug Walton

January 28-Betty Mann, Dave Stilgenbauer

January 29-Wayne Williams

January 30-Vernon White, Rev. Dr. Felica Wooten Williams

February 1-Emily Arthur; Sara Martin, Jennifer Bennett

February 2-David Fraley, Sr.; Abbey Estep, Jason Massie

February 4-Mark Buster; Aurora Knotts

February 5-David Smith

February 6-Cain Queen; Mel Dobbins, Sarah Estep

February 7-Kathleen Hylton

Anniversaries this coming week:  None


Trinity’s Prayer List

Billy Workman                   Katie McNeely                   Marcy Carpenter              Matthew Osborne          

Jackson Bowling                               Rocky White                      

Military:  Charles Eary and 304th Military Police Unit (deployed to Middle East)

 (**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

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

Allegheny Health & Rehab:  Joanne Cohernour


NOTE:  COVID has been rampant in a couple of our assisted living homes.  Please pray for all of our church family in those facilities.