First United Methodist Church of Ridgeland
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Order of Worship


First United Methodist Church, Ridgeland

Second Sunday After Pentecost


10:45 AM                                               June 23, 2019

Quieted cell phones allow the soul to engage          



* As you are able, please stand where indicated



Flowers are placed in the sanctuary today to the Honor and Glory of God

  by Sandy and John Bass in celebration of the anniversary of their marriage.  



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

CONNECTING                                                                                  Rev. Beth Miller

BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST                                           The Acolytes

SPECIAL MUSIC                        Bells of Dunblane                          Mike McCollum

GREETING                                                                                        Miriam Malone, Lay Leader

                        The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

                        And also with you.

                        The risen Christ is with us.

                        Praise the Lord.

         (Upper Room Worship book: Music and Liturgies for Spiritual Formation; 2006, No. 34)


*OPENING HYMN OF PRAISE        Morning Has Broken                  UMH No. 145


PRAYER                                                                                               Miriam Malone

            O God, you have created the universe with such splendor that all of it rises up to praise you. We, the people you have called to be your own, join with sun and moon, stars and mountains, in singing hymns of glory to your wonderful Name. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

        (Upper Room Worship book: Music and Liturgies for Spiritual Formation; 2006, No. 34)


CONFESSION                                                                            The Pastor and Congregation

            Gracious God, have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins, known and unknown, those things done and left undone. Uphold us by your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



In the name of Jesus Christ, we are a forgiven people. Glory to God!

Alleluia! Amen.   

(Upper Room Worshipbook: Music and Liturgies for Spiritual Formation; 2006, No. 36-37.)


THE AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                       Screen projection / pew card or UMH No. 881

            * Gloria Patri                           Glory Be to the Father             UMH No. 70


LESSON FROM THE PSALTER                  Psalm 42                        Mallory Pickering




SPECIAL MUSIC                                                                                   The Choir



            OFFERTORY PRAYER              Rev. Percy Campbell

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


HYMN OF PREPARATION             Amazing Grace                                   UMH No. 378


SCRIPTURE LESSON                   Galatians 3: 23-29                                 Rev. Beth Miller


SERMON                                        Shared Life                                            Rev. Beth Miller 


THE GREAT THANKSGIVING                           Screen projection / pew card or UMH No.13


AN ORDER OF FAREWELL TO A PASTOR                                              Screen projection


*CLOSING HYMN                            Shalom to You                                      UMH No. 666


BENEDICTION          May the power, peace, and presence of Jesus Christ uphold, sustain, direct, and keep you always.     Amen. (A Guide to Prayer For Ministers and Other Servants, Upper Room Books, p. 213.)


*RECESSIONAL MUSIC                    Seek Ye First                                      UMH No. 405