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Ronceverte Charge of the United Methodist Church: Elizabeth Chapel & Trinity
Monday, March 19, 2018

Elizabeth Chapel Bulletin

March 18, 2018                                                             Fifth Sunday of Lent

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


+Call to Worship                                                               

Leader: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

People: Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Leader: For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

People: 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.

Leader: Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me.

People: You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.

Leader: Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

People: Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.

Leader: Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

People: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.

Leader: Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.

ALL: Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.


O God of mercy, we have taken your good creation and turned it into a merciless land.  Our sin has corrupted all we have touched.  We are without hope until we find our hope in you. Yet as Easter approaches, we are reminded again that the cross has changed everything.  We who were lost are now found; we who were blind can now see.  Though we are unworthy, yet because of what Christ has accomplished you have washed our sins away, you have blotted out all our iniquities.  Can there be any greater miracle than your grace and its transforming power in our lives?  As your cross has overcome evil, so let us be representatives of the power of the cross, standing against evil wherever we encounter it, and announcing the overcoming power of Christ’s love.  For we ask it in the name of the One who hung on that cross, and made all the difference.  Amen.

+Hymn of Praise               “Hymn of Promise”                         #707 UMH

Sharing God's Peace


Wiggle Time at the Altar                                                  


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                           “Nothing but the Blood”                      #362 UMH


Epistle Reading                     Hebrews 5:5-10                             NT, p. 220

+Gospel Reading                    John 12:20-33                             NT, p. 106

The Message                                                                    Dave Stilgenbauer

The Altar Call 

(The altar is always open. Please feel free at any time to come forward for prayer.)

+Closing Hymn                “Blessed Assurance”                         #369 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: Mike Cochran, Jack Ferguson, Katie McNeely, Ruth Priddy, Doug Sarver, Roger Stover, Tracy from clothing giveaway, Unspoken Requests, Pat Williams, family of Georgia Lopez (Rose Dobbins’ sister).

Week 2:  Stephen Baldwin, Jeff Bostic, Sue Hundley, Martha McNeil, Colten Suttle, unspoken prayer.

Week 3:  Donna Bostic, Mac Brackenrich, Vet Erskine, unspoken prayer, family of Brenda Reynolds.

Week 4: BJ and Junior Coulter, Michael Durm, Ray Falls, Matt Ford, Lattie Hall & family, Earl Hanks, Justin A. Morris, Jeff Pence, Lee Pittsenbarger, unspoken prayers, Hilda White, Vernon white.

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United Methodist Church
March 18, 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 82817, 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: 8   Worship: 35

     Giving last Sunday:

Budgeted per week: $1,101.33
Received last week: $488.00
Budgeted to date: $11,013.30

Received to date: $8,450.50


v A Vacation Bible School meeting will be held at Elizabeth Chapel this Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30pm. We need a BIG Crew for our Shipwrecked-Rescued by Jesus adventure scheduled for the week of June 18-22. Even if you will not be available during adventure week, the Crew can use help prior to being “shipwrecked!”

v We will again be supporting the Celebration of Mission Event April 28. We will collect items weekly in our mission box from now until April 21 for the Ebenezer Community Outreach & Hope in the Mountains, two of our WV Conference Missions in our state. Mar 18 children’s books; Mar 25 sports balls

v Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 31, 4-6 pm. Bring your Easter baskets.

v Kathi Judy’s father, James LaFon, memorial service will be April 7, 1 pm at Wallace and Wallace in Lewisburg.

v Community Holy Week Services each day Mar 26-30, 12-1pm with lunch:

Mon 3/26: Episcopal Church, Stephen Baldwin speaking

Tues 3/27: Trinity United Methodist, Andy Howdock speaking

Wed, 3/28: St. Catherine's of Sienna, Father John speaking

Thur 3/29: Ronceverte Presbyterian, Betsy Walker speaking

Fri 3/30: Ronceverte Baptist, Dave Stilgenbauer speaking

Calendar for the Week:

Today: 9:15am Worship

Monday: 12pm AA at Trinity

Tuesday: 6:30pm Vacation Bible School Meeting @ Elizabeth Chapel

Wednesday: 10am Vets at T.

12pm Vets Wives at T.
6:30pm Bible Study @ T.

Saturday: 8-10am Food Pantry Distribution @ Clifford Comm Ctr


9am EC Clothing Giveaway