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, Mississippi

  Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

                         10:45 a.m.                                                                September 23, 2018



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


GATHERING MUSIC                                            Mallory Pickering  

     WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS                     Chris Todd

     *SHARING OF THE PEACE                                  Congregation

PRELUDE                                                                Mallory Pickering

CONNECTING                                                        Rev. Beth Miller            

BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST                         Acolytes


CALL TO WORSHIP                                                       Chris Todd

Leader: Trust in the Lord and do good.
People:  May the Lord give strength to the people!
Leader:   O taste and see that the Lord is good!

People:   God is our refuge and strength.

OPENING PRAYER                                                       Chris Todd

 Almighty and everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being, you created us for yourself, so that our hearts are restless until they find rest in you. Grant to us such piety of heart and strength of purpose that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing your will, and no weakness from doing it. In your light may we see life clearly and in your service find perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


*HYMN OF PRAISE           How Great Thou Art              UMH   77                     

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED                                               UMH 881
*GLORIA PATRI                                                                UMH   70

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER                                                     

THE LORD’S PRAYER                                                     Pew Card


       Offertory Prayer                                        Rev. Percy Campbell

       *Doxology                                                  Pew Card or UMH 94


SPECIAL MUSIC                                                        Chancel Choir


OLD TESTAMENT READING      Proverbs 13:11              Jennifer Hart

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                                  CH  430
                            There Shall Be Showers of Blessing

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON      Philippians 4:10-20      

SERMON             Powerful Simplicity                    Rev. Beth Miller


*HYMN OF RESPONSE                                                  UMH 371

                                    I Stand Amazed in the Presence                     *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.