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Ronceverte Charge of the United Methodist Church: Elizabeth Chapel & Trinity
Friday, September 22, 2017

Elizabeth Chapel Bulletin

September 17, 2017                                       Fifteenth Sunday of Pentecost

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: When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,

People: Judah became God's sanctuary, Israel his dominion.

Leader: The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back.

People: The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.

Leader: Why is it, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back?

People: O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?

Leader: Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the God of Jacob,

People: who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.


O Lord, you reach out to us in love, even when we are unlovely; you stretch out your hand to us, even when we stubbornly ignore you; you extend to us your marvelous grace, even when we remain obstinate and undeserving.  Forgive us our foolish pride that rejoices in your forgiveness of our sin while refusing to forgive our brothers' and sisters' offenses against us.  Help us to discover afresh the joy that comes from experiencing your forgiveness of our sin and the joy that comes from allowing ourselves to forgive others even as you have forgiven us.  Amen.


+Hymn of Praise   “Holy, Holy, Holy!  Lord God Almighty”   #64 UMH


Sharing God's Peace


Wiggle Time at the Altar                                     Pastor Dave Stilgenbauer


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                         “Majesty, Worship His Majesty”           #176 UMH

Epistle Reading                      Romans 14:1-12                            NT, p. 163


+Gospel Reading                  Matthew 18:21-35                           NT, p. 20


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       “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”               #402 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: Mark Beasley, Mark Buster, BJ and Junior Coulter, Ray Falls, Matt Ford, Jettie Hylton, Tanya King, Tony Masters, Danny Morgan, Justin A. Morris, Lee Pittsenbarger, unspoken prayers.

Week 2:  People in Oregon with wildfires, people of Texas Flooding, Mary Fullen, Tanner Guillette, Trip Halstead, Freddy Longanacre, Katie McNeely, Rebecca Ramsey, Bill Talbott, Unspoken prayer, Hilda White, family of Alma Hogsett, family of Helen Wiley.

Week 3:  Linda Childers, Katie Evans, Sadie Fraley, Dorothy Hylton, Martha McNeil, Baby Scott, Colten Suttle, Steve Vandevander.

Week 4:  Hadley Burns, Layla Loker, Danny Morgan, Tabitha Morgan, Pat Williams, unspoken requests, family of Don Aleshire, family of Mary Jo Dixon, family of Charles Dorsey, family of Eric Hazelwood, family of Steve Long & Kristi Lovette Long, family of Clark Thacker, family of Phil Vance.

Elizabeth Chapel
United Methodist Church
September 17, 2017
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.

Yes, I will be attending the “Choosing the Faithful Path” Bible Study

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:

Elizabeth Chapel
United Methodist Church

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 or re-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:  4   Worship:  28

     Giving last Sunday:

Budgeted per week: $1,100.26
Received last week: $596.00
Budgeted to date: $40,708.62

Received to date:  $34,768.85


v A BIG THANKS to everyone who worked so hard to make our Fall Festival a success. 

v REMINDER:  Charge Conference is today, 1pm at Trinity.  You are invited to the Mission Meal at Trinity prior to Charge Conference, featuring Pastor Dave’s famous smoked BBQ pork.

v REMINDER:  Feed the Need Community Meal at Ronceverte Presbyterian Church Thursday, 5-7pm.

v Shepherd’s Center will begin their fall classes October 5, including Tai Chi, current events, basket weaving, cooking and more. Brochures are available on the table at the front entrance.

v REMINDER:  First Snacks in Packs Packing September 28 at 10am.

Calendar for the Week:
Today:  9:15am Worship
12pm BBQ Mission Meal @ T.
1pm Charge Conference @ T.
Monday:  12pm AA @ T. 

6:30pm CEO @ EC

Wednesday:  10am Vets @ T.

12pm Vets Wives

1pm Captain’s Choice Golf 

6:30pm Bible Study @ T.

   5-7pm Community Meal @ RPC
     8-10am Food Pantry Distribution


     9am EC Clothing Giveaway