First United Methodist Church of Ridgeland
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Order of Worship

 

First United Methodist Church, Ridgeland

Third Sunday of Advent Season

 10:45 AM                                               December 15, 2019

 

 Quieted cell phones allow the soul to engage.

 

 Greenery is place in the sanctuary for the Glory of God

Provided by First United Methodist Church

 

 

* 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                                           Miriam Malone, Lay Leader

*SHARING THE PEACE                                                                         The Congregation

CENTERING MUSIC                                                                                Mallory Pickering                                         

BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST                                                   The Acolytes      

*OPENING HYMN OF PRAISE               “There’s a Song in the Air”          UMH No. 249

LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLE                                                               

O COME,O COME EMMANUEL                Third Verse Only                  HYMN No. 211    

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER and THE LORD’S PRAYER                 The Pastor

*HYMN OF PREPARATION                  “In the Bleak Midwinter”            UMH No. 221                   

CHILDREN/YOUTH SERMON             “Advent Calendar: Part 2”        Rev. Bess Perrier 

THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS and TITHES

            OFFERTORY PRAYER             

            * DOXOLOGY            Praise God, from Whom All Blessing Flow      UMH No. 94

SCRIPTURE LESSON                          Luke 1:39-56                          Loxley Hoyle

                                                         CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

MAGNIFICAT                                                                                   Jennifer Hart 

*HYMN OF RESPONSE                     Silent Night                           HYMN No. 239 

SENDING FORTH: please take hands as you are able                                                                                   

CONGREGATION: do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.                         

                                                                                                            -  Micah 6:8

*BENEDICTION                                “Bind Us Together”                  CH No. 425

POSTLUDE

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