First United Methodist Church of Ridgeland
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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

 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

10:45 a.m.                                                                     August 26, 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:  Jesus, we are here, Jesus we are here,

People:  Jesus, we are here, we are here for you.

OPENING PRAYER                                                        Chris Todd

O Lord our God, you are always more ready to bestow you good gifts on us than we are to seek them, and are willing to give more than we desire or deserve.  Help us so to seek that we may truly find, so to ask that we may joyfully receive, so to knock that the door of your mercy may be opened to us; through Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.


*HYMN OF PRAISE   Wonderful Words of Life                UMH  600

*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


EPISTLE         Ephesians 6:10- 20                               Lucie Crosby

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION     A Prayer of Susanna Wesley                                   

 You, O Lord, have called us to watch and pray.  Therefore, whatever may be the sin against which we pray, make us careful to watch against it, and so have reason to expect that  our prayers will be answered.  In order to perform this duty aright, grant us grace to preserve a sober, equal temper, and sincerity to pray for your assistance.  Amen.


HYMN OF PREPARATION   Stand Up for Jesus                  UMH 514


*GOSPEL LESSON         John  6:56-69    

SERMON       Rightly Dressed                                Rev. Beth Miller

*HYMN OF RESPONSE   Standing on the Promises      UMH 374                     




*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.