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

Elizabeth Chapel Bulletin

January 29, 2023                                                              Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 

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:       The God of all creation makes us one in the flesh.
People:      Let us join hearts and voices in praise.
Leader:     In Jesus Christ, we are made one in the Spirit.
People:     Let us be united in truth through the same one Spirit.
Leader:     We practice our faith in many different ways.
People:     Yet we confess one Lord Jesus Christ.
Leader:     We render different forms of ministry.
People:     Yet our calling is one because Christ is undivided.
ALL:         Praise the Lord!


+Opening Prayer (In Unison):  

Heavenly Father, you have called us in the Body of your Son Jesus Christ to continue his work of reconciliation and reveal you to the world: forgive us the sins which tear us apart; give us the courage to overcome our fears and to seek that unity which is your gift and your will; through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord.  Amen.


Sharing the Love of Christ

+Hymn #707                      Hymn of Promise 


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

Celebrate Elizabeth Chapel!!!!

Pastoral Prayer

+Hymn #64              “Holy, Holy, Holy!  Lord God Almighty

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 27:1, 4-9; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18    

The Message                                    No Divisions                       Pastor Sharon Howard


The Altar Call 

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

Reception into the United Methodist Church and into Elizabeth Chapel UMC

+Closing Hymn #522                   Leave It There 


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



We will be providing a dinner here at the church for the family of Jason Bladen after the memorial service at the funeral home on February 4.  We need covered dishes and desserts.  If you can help with food or serving at the dinner please let Cathy Queen know.  All help will be greatly appreciated!


For those who would like to send Dale and Diane Bladen a sympathy card for the recent loss of their son, Jason, their address is 3597 Hokes Mill Rd., Ronceverte WV  24970.


Elizabeth Chapel is scheduled to provide volunteers for the food pantry on February 24 at 4pm and February 25 at 8am.  6 volunteers are needed for each day.  If you can help, please call the church office at 304-647-4504.


Administrative Board Meeting – this Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 6:30 pm.  All church members are encouraged to attend. 


The deadline for newsletter information is January 31, 2023.


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.



Today             9:15am           Worship

Tuesday         6:30pm           Church Council meeting

Thursday         6:30pm            Yoga Class at Trinity

Saturday          12-2pm            Community Dinner at Ronceverte Baptist Church

Saturday          1:00pm            Jason Bladen Celebration of Life


Pastor’s email: 

at Lewisburg Wallace & Wallace





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



Elizabeth Chapel’s Prayer List

Aimee Baker   Hunter Baker  Jacqueline Dudley       Katie McNeely            Billy Workman

Family of Jason Bladen (son of Dale & Diane Bladen)


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.