Restrooms are located in the Fellowship Hall and downstairs across from the kitchen.
“+” Indicates that you are invited to stand
Greetings & Announcements
PREPARING FOR WORSHIP
+Call to Worship:
Leader: How magnificent is all creation!
People: God’s love is poured throughout all God has created.
Leader: God’s love is poured out upon us each day.
People: Praise be to God!
Leader: Let your souls and spirits rejoice at the goodness of God.
People: Let all the people praise God! AMEN.
+Opening Prayer: (In Unison)
Lord, as we walked through the doors to this place of worship, we brought with us our cares and concerns, our joys and our sorrows. Touch our hearts and heal us, Lord. Make us ready to become your faithful disciples. AMEN.
Sharing the Love of Christ
+Hymn 389 “Freely, Freely”
PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE
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.)
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 hear below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Praises and Prayer Concerns
+Hymn 144 “This Is Our Father’s World”
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 89:26; Luke 15:11-32
The Message The Prodigal’s Father Pastor Sharon Howard
RESPONSE TO THE WORD
The Altar Call
(The Alter is always open. Please feel free at any time to come forward for prayer.)
Father’s Day Celebration
+Closing Hymn #591 “Rescue the Perishing”
Benediction: As you depart from this house of worship please pass the peace for the love of Christ!!! (Fist bumps)
+Indicates standing for all who are physically able
LECTIONARY THIS WEEK: Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:8 (9-23)
Our joint VBS starts tomorrow through Thursday, June 26-29, from 6-8pm. The theme for Vacation Bible School this year will be “Hay Day – Growing in Friendship with Jesus.” Help us spread the word and invite children.
Our Food Pantry Collection is today. A Basket is available at the front of the church.
The District Superintendent, Rick Swearengin, will be speaking at Elizabeth Chapel UMC on July 9, 2023.
Our Annual Ice Cream Supper is Saturday, July 15, 4pm. No set price, donations.
Come early to make sure you get some of that famous, delicious fried chicken!
Greeters for June 25 –Todd and Rebecca Ramboldt Family
Greeters for July 2 – Cameron and Kacie Reed Family
Today 9:15am Worship
Monday 6-8pm VBS at Elizabeth Chapel
Tuesday 6-8 pm VBS at Elizabeth Chapel
Wednesday 6-8pm VBS at Elizabeth Chapel
Thursday 6-8pm VBS at Elizabeth Chapel
Worship Attendance: 34 Sunday School: 13 Worship Offering: $1,250.00
Pastor’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthdays this coming week:
June 23 – Thorton Rodgers
June 24 – Madison Bowell
June 25 – Thomas Norman, Mike Judy
June 24 – Madison Boswell
June 25 – Thomas Norman, Mike Judy
June 26-Griffin Weikle, Hailey Elmore
June 27- Dale Kirk
June 30 – Kevin Bradley, Jason Carola, Patti Masters
Anniversaries this coming week:
June 27 – Ty & Melissa Donovan
June 28 – Ben & Melissa Routson
June 29 – John & Tammy Altizer
Elizabeth Chapel’s Prayer List
Sue Shields and Family Marshall Glover Aimee Baker Nikki Bennett
Jacqueline Dudley Katie McNeely Billy Workman Valerie Boggs
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, Mazie Cole
Greenbrier Healthcare Center (Greenbrier Manor): Henry Hanson, Peggy Mills
Allegheny Health & Rehab: Joanne Cohernour
Autumn Way-Rupert: Carol Creasman