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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Ridgeland, Mississippi

Palm Sunday

                          10:45 a.m.                                                                       March 25, 2018



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


PRELUDE                                                                 Mallory Pickering

*GOSPEL LESSON           John 12:12-19                  Felicia McIntire

*CALL TO WORSHIP   Come, Christians, Join to Sing    UMH 158

Come, Christians, Join to Sing: al-le-lu-ia! Amen!

Loud praise to Christ our King: Al-le-lu-ia! Amen!

Let all, with heart and voice, before his throne rejoice;

Praise is his gracious choice: al-le-lu-ia! Amen!

Come, lift your hearts on high: al-le-lu-ia! Amen!

Let praises fill the sky: al-le-lu-ia! Amen!

He is our guide and friend, to us he’ll condescend;

His love shall never end: al-le-lu-ia! Amen!

Praise yet the Lord again: al-le-lu-ia! Amen!

Life shall not end the strain: al-le-lu-ia! Amen!

On heaven’s blissful shore his goodness we’ll adore,

Singing forever more: al-le-lu-ia! Amen!

*BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST                       Acolytes

*PROCESSIONAL OF THE PSALMS                        Congregation

ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                        Chris Todd


WELCOME                                                                       Rusty White

*SHARING OF THE PEACE                                       Congregation

*HYMN OF PRAISE         Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart         UMH 161

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH        The Nicene Creed        UMH 880

*GLORIA PATRI                                                                  UMH 70      

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER                                  Rusty White

LORD’S PRAYER                                                               Pew Card

ANTHEM                                                                        Chancel Choir


       Offertory Prayer                                                      Percy Campbell

       *Doxology                                                                        Pew Card

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION                                        UMH 594

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON      Isaiah 50:4-9         Kriss Kennedy

HYMN OF PREPARATION          Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

                                                                                                UMH 381

EPISTLE LESSON              Philippians 2:5-11               Rusty White 

           “A Most Misunderstood Understanding”

*HYMN OF RESPONSE             He Touched Me              UMH 367                                          

BENEDICTION                                                                Rusty White

RECESSIONAL MUSIC             Seek Ye First                   UMH 405

POSTLUDE                                                              Mallory Pickering



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