Bulletin 2024/03/24

Happy birthday to Charlie Dietz; Mack McDaniel, his brother, and Donald Hazel; Praise for all our blessings, our brothers and sisters, Debra’s new nephew Easter Egg Hunts, and the Scouts! 

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting “HOSANNA!”  

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” 

“Blessed is the King of Israel”.  John  12-13 

Belle Chasse United Methodist Church 

8375 Hwy. 23 Belle Chasse, Louisiana 70037-2648 504.394.1976    

March 24, 2024  

Passion/Palm Sunday:  Stories of Holy Week in Lessons and Carols      

(As we prepare for worship, please turn all cell phones to silence) 

Welcome/Announcements/Greeting:-Rev Pounds, Pastor 

Prelude – Elaine Dishman, Musician 

Lighting of Candles                                                                                        

*Opening Prayer: Passion/Palm Sunday -UMH 281 – Bonnie Ames

All: Liturgist 

Almighty God, you sent your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to suffer death on the cross. Grant that we may share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection;  through Jesus Christ our Lord,  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and ever. Amen.

*Apostle’s Creed:  Bonnie Ames, Liturgist                                                       

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;  and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius    Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


*Opening Hymn: Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” UWH 277  (Vs 1) 

The Story of Palm Sunday:  Mark 11:1-11                              

Palm Sunday Hymn   “Hosanna! Loud, Hosanna”             UMH 278 

Children’s Message: Rev. JoAnne Pounds  “Lent in a Box Week 5: Crown of Thorns” 

Children’s Mission Offering: PENNIES FROM HEAVEN” (All Children) 

Since May 2003, the children’s newest total collection for this mission is $33,562.85 as of 10/04/2023. This mission benefits the United Methodist  Children’s Home of S.E. Louisiana (Loranger, LA); Louisiana        

Methodist Children’s Home (Ruston, LA); United Methodist MacDonell    

Children’s Home (Houma, LA); and for G.R.A.C.E. Camp, a United    

Methodist Camp for children who have incarcerated parent(s). 

Jesus Calls for a House of Prayer: Mark 11:12-21 

 Pastoral Prayer – Rev. Pounds  

 The Lord’s Prayer  

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; Thou kingdom come. Thou will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

Prayer Hymn:  When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” UMH 298 (Vs 1) 

Jesus is Anointed with Perfume: Mark 14:1-9     

Anointing Hymn:    “Take My Life, and Let it Be“             UMH 399 

Offertory Song: “Sing, My Tongue, O Glorious Battle” 

—Andrew West, Tenor and Elaine Dishman, Piano  

 Offertory Prayer – Rev. Pounds  

Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings 


Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God all creatures here below; Praise God above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen. 

Jesus Celebrates Passover with His Disciples:  Mark 14:17-25 

Passover/Communion Hymn: One Bread, One Body        UMH 620 

Jesus Arrested and then Betrayed by Peter: 

Mark 14:32–46, 53–54, 66b-72 

Arrest and Betrayal Hymn:  

“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”              UMH 286 

Jesus Crucified:  Mark 15:1-39 

*Crucifixion Hymn:  “Old Rugged Cross”                          UMH 504 

*Benediction–Rev. Pounds 

Postlude–Elaine Dishman *Please stand as able                                       

Here ends our Lessons and Carols retelling events from Holy Week.   

 Please depart in silence and gratitude for the gift of Jesus Christ.

Belinda Hazel & family | Nanette Nicks|Connie Wood                          

Ernie Warrendorf | Chris Newsome | Nancy Burback 

Ron Sparks & family | Richie Smith | Carol Saltz 

Roger Prath | Donnie Honea | Elnora Pounds           

Christopher Fisher | Ben & Nancy Pippin | Mack McDaniel

Gail Camus | Harvey Burns | Patricia Schnieder                                   

Edna Bootin Young couple experiencing infertility 

Unity, Justice, and Peace for the USA 

Doris Cooper’s granddaughter, Megan & family 

Our church, our church family, and our community 

 Nancy Burback’s mother, Lucy, and her sister, Joan   

1st  Week Prayer Requests: 

Kendrick Shaw; McKaylah Lehman; Ray; Travel mercies for Greg & Henry   

2ND  Week Prayer Requests: 

Donald Hazel; Kirk Carlisle; Tyler; Sutton & “Little Mary”; Mekela Rodriguez; Candice Sekar; Linda Honea 

Praise & Thanks:  Happy Anniversary to Aubrey Hazel and his wife;  

 9:00 AM Worship Service                                         

March 24, 2024 

<<< SCHEDULE for MARCH>>> 

TODAY:  Adult Sunday School: 10 am, after Worship Service 

Easter Schedule     

No Wednesday Night Bible Study on 3/27 

Holy Thursday Service will be on 3/28 @ 7:30 pm, Sanctuary 

Easter Sunrise Service: 3/31 @ 6:30am, (on Algiers levee) 

Easter Sunday Worship Service: 3/31 @ 9am, Sanctuary  

(Nursery open in F/Hall as needed) 


Sunday Communion Worship Service:  4/7 @ 9am, Sanctuary 

Sunday Worship Services: 4/14, 4/21, 4/28 @ 9am, Sanctuary 

Wed. Night Bible Study: 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 @ 6pm, F/Hall 

Church Council meeting:  Monday, 4/15 @ 6 pm F/Hall  

Girl Scouts Meet:  Tuesdays, 4/4  & 4/23 @ 6pm, F/Hall 

UWF Meeting: Monday, 4/15 @ 1pm, F/Hall 

The LUNCH BUNCH Luncheon: Wed. 4/17 @ 1 PM, F/Hall 

UWF Fundraiser: Baked “Goodies” sale after service on 4/21 

              A fish holding a pan of food

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On Tuesday, April 9th, we will have our annual Missions fundraiser at Adams Catfish on Highway 23. See insert. 

Special thanks to Celeste, Bonnie, Debra, Alice & others who helped with the Egg Hunt. Also, thanks to the UWF who took cookies to our firefighters & Sheriff’s office.   

And to Bonnie Ames for hosting the LUNCH BUNCH last week  

and to all who came to make the luncheon a success.                    


Rev. JoAnne’s BCUMC Schedule:  

Pastor JoAnne is typically in our Belle Chasse office on Mondays and Wednesdays afternoons/evenings. Other responsibilities may often be taking place for BCUMC during the same time frame.  If you want to meet with her, please email, text, or call her for an appointment.  Her scheduled day off is Friday. 


Pastor JoAnne Pounds’s contact info: 


Cell # 214.404.8797 

Sunday Worship Service online @ 9:00 am BCUMC Facebook 


 A Palm Sunday Blessing 

May you always have faith in the                

LORD to lead you in the right direction. 

Have a blessed Palm Sunday! 


If you would like to bring flowers or a plant for the Altar,  

please complete the following and place on the offering plate 

Dates: 3/31 _____ (Easter) 4/7 _____  4/14____ 

 Name                                PH___________ 

Honor or In Memory of___  ___________________     __