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Order of Worship

First United Methodist Church, Ridgeland

25th Sunday After Pentecost

10:45 AM                                   November 11, 2018

Quieted cell phones allow the soul to engage

* As you are able, please stand where indicated


Welcome! If you are our guest today, we welcome you. Please know we are thankful for your presence. Our greeters are here to serve by answering your questions as well as providing for your needs. Please call on them or any member of our congregation.

GATHERING MUSIC                                                     Mallory Pickering

 WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS                    Chris Todd, Lay Leader

* SHARING THE PEACE                                                                    Congregation

CONNECTING                                                                      Rev. Beth Miller
PRELUDE                                                                          Mallory Pickering

BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST                                              Acolytes

CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                     Chris Todd

Leader:            Praise the Lord! The Lord will never leave us alone.

People:           Let the name of the Lord be renowned throughout the earth, now and forever.      

OPENING PRAYER                                                                           Chris Todd

                        For those in and those who have been in Military Service                               

            Righteous God, you all the nations. Guard brave men and women in military service. Give them compassion for those who confront them as enemies. Keep our children from hate that hardens, or from scorekeeping with human lives. Though for a season they must be people of war, let them live for peace, as eager for agreement as for victory. Encourage them as they encounter one another, and never let hard duty separate them from loyalty to your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.   


* HYMN OF PRAISE                  Leave It There                            UMH No. 711

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON      Ruth 3: 1-5; 4:13-17                Miriam Malone



 OFFERTORY PRAYER                                                       Rev. Percy Campbell


HYMN OF PREPARATION         The Gift of Love                           UMH No. 384

GOSPEL LESSON                    Mark 12:38-44                           Rev. Beth Miller                                       

SERMON                                  A New Pathway                 Rev. Beth Miller

* HYMN OF RESPONSE                        Blest Be the Tie That Binds    UMH No. 557


* RECESSIONAL MUSIC             Seek Ye First                                UMH No. 405