First United Methodist Church of Ridgeland
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As ambassadors of Jesus Christ we go into our community and the world to bring people into God’s Kingdom.
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Order of Worship

 

RIDGELAND FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Ridgeland, Mississippi

 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

                        10:45 a.m.                                                                             July 8, 2018

                                                                                                                    

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

As ambassadors of Jesus Christ, we go into our community and the world to bring people into God’s Kingdom.

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PRELUDE                                                                                            

WELCOME  and ANNOUNCEMENTS                         Chris Todd

*SHARING OF THE PEACE                                       Congregation

*BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST                       Acolytes

*CALL TO WORSHIP          How Great Thou Art              UMH  77

          

INVOCATION                                                                    Chris Todd

One:  We have powerful hands and feet. Lord, what are you calling these hands and feet to do?
Many: Our world needs God’s healing touch and restoration. Wherever our journey goes, God is with us. Yes, we are seeking God’s healing touch. We are being sent forth to do your will!

One:  Today, we are asking God to send us unto this world two by two to witness holy boldness. With these hands and feet, God is healing hearts, transforming lives, renewing souls, raising us from death, and granting this new day!
Many: Yes, we are seeking God’s healing touch!  Send forth a new witness of faith to all the world!

One:  What is our call today?  We will worship an awesome God who sends forth healing to a dark world.
All:  Let us worship God this day as new life comes forth in the name of Jesus Christ
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OLD TESTAMENT LESSON   2 Samuel 5: 1-5, 9-10  Jennifer Hart                                     

*HYMN OF PRAISE           

                        He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought              UMH 128

 

THE APOSTLES’ CREED                                                UMH  881

*GLORIA PATRI                                                                UMH   70

THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND TITHES

       Offertory Prayer                                                   Percy Campbell

       *Doxology                                                    Pew Card or UMH 94

 

SPECIAL MUSIC                                                          Chancel Choir

 

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER                                                     

THE LORD’S PRAYER                                                      Pew Card

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION    

       We believe in you, O God, for you have made the suffering of humanity your suffering. You have come to establish a kingdom of the poor and humble. Today we sing to you, because you are alive, you have saved us, you have made us free. Amen.

 

EPISTLE LESSON       2 Corinthians 12:2-10          Miriam Malone

 

HYMN OF PREPARATION     

                     Open My Eyes, That I May See                     UMH  454  

 

 CELEBRATION OF AN APPOINTMENT

*GOSPEL LESSON            Mark 6: 1-13      

SERMON                             Starting Out                          Beth Miller

*HYMN OF RESPONSE          

                      ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus                       UMH 462

          

*BENEDICTION                                                                                 

*RECESSIONAL MUSIC             Seek Ye First                 UMH 405

POSTLUDE                                                              Mallory Pickering

                                                                                                                

 

If you are visiting with us this morning, we are thankful for your presence. Our ushers are here to serve by answering your questions as well as providing for your needs. Please feel free to call upon them or any member of our congregation. If you would like to chat with the pastor, please indicate on your visitor tab of your worship bulletin. Both visitor tabs and prayer requests may be placed in the offering plate or given to an usher.