Ronceverte Charge of the United Methodist Church: Elizabeth Chapel & Trinity
Sunday, June 04, 2023

Elizabeth Chapel Bulletin

June 4, 2023                                                                                            Trinity Sunday

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:    We come today to worship the Triune God, even as we have our doubts.

People:    Holy Trinity, meet us in our questions and help us embrace your mystery.

Leader:    We come to encounter the God who is both immense and particular, greater than words can describe, and yet intimately present with us.

People:    Holy Trinity, surround us with your love that brings order to chaos and community to individualism.

Leader:    We come to give thanks to the God who created and sustains us, and who calls us to steward the earth and all that live in it.

People:    Holy Trinity, empower us to enter into partnership with you for the flourishing of all creation with gratitude and joy.

Leader:    We come to receive Christ’s commission to make disciples, to baptize, and to teach the gospel wherever we go.

People:    God, immerse us in the life of the Holy Trinity that we might go and welcome others into the dance of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   Amen.

+Opening Prayer (In Unison):  

Gracious God, we confess our sin, which separates us from you. We know how people who belong to you should live, but we fail to live that way. At times we have forgotten that we bear your image and have done evil. At times we have forgotten to live in response to your sacrifice for us and have acted selfishly. At times we have ignored the voice of your spirit speaking to our conscience, and we have followed the desires of our own heart. As a result, we have lived for self rather than for you or our neighbor, our lives have been diminished, our witness has been stifled, and your image within us has been tarnished. Forgive us, good Lord, through Jesus Christ. By your Spirit, guide us to live as people who know and love you. Amen.

Sharing the Love of Christ

+Hymn #77                                  How Great Thou Art


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

+Hymn #89                            Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

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 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13

The Message                                  Trinity Sunday                      Pastor Sharon Howard


Communion                                                                                               UMH No. 12

The Altar Call 

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

+Closing Hymn #140          Great Is Thy Faithfulness


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



This week’s lectionary readings:     Genesis 1:1-2:4                       Psalm 8

2 Corinthians 13:11-13           Matthew 28:16-20





The second Bible School meeting will be this Wednesday, June 7, 6:30pm at Elizabeth Chapel. If you would like to help, plan to attend.

The date for VBS has been set for June 26-29 from 6-8pm. We are so excited to announce the theme for Vacation Bible School this year will be “Hay Day - Growing in Friendship with Jesus.” 

The church office will be closed this week.

Elizabeth Chapel Administrative Council and Finance Committee will meet with the District Superintendent on Monday, June 19, 2023 at 6 p.m. to discuss a realignment of the pastor's salary. All are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held in the Elizabeth Chapel Fellowship Hall.


Attendance Last Week: 41                 Sunday School: 13      Worship Offering Last Week: $887.00



Pastor’s email: 



Today             9:15am           Worship

Wednesday     6:30pm            Bible School meeting

Thursday         6:30pm            Yoga Class at Trinity

June 19            6:00pm            Council/Finance with DS

June 26-29       6-8pm              Vacation Bible School


Elizabeth Chapel’s Prayer List
Mike Howard                         Aimee Baker               Nikki Bennett            

Jacqueline Dudley                 Katie McNeely           Billy Workman          

Valerie Boggs                         Family of Mazie Cole

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
Stonerise (The Brier): Rosalie Arbaugh
Greenbrier Healthcare Center (Greenbrier Manor): Henry Hanson, Peggy Mills, Diane Sharp-Keys
Allegheny Health & Rehab: Joanne Cohernour
Autumn Way-Rupert: Carol Creasman



June 4 – Sue Conner

June 6 – Jamie Hunter, Nikki Bennett, Dustin White

June 8 – Deanna Hylton, Bryan Morgan

June 9 – Denise Graves

June 10- Shari Stilgenbauer



June 4 – Jay and Janet Dyche

June 6 – Eddie & Linda Bostic

June 6- Michael and Nancy Sibold

June 6 – Banks & Courtney Jesser

June 10- Steven and Cathy Arthur