WELCOME TO THE WEB SITE OF THE NORTH RIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Memorial window in honor of Olive Beach, our founder Please take some time to browse and read about our church and our ministry to the community. If you like what you find, please join us for worship on Sunday . ALL ARE WELCOME! Below you will find our usual order of worship:
RECENT SERVICES Rev. Matt Worley, Pastor
ORDER OF WORSHIP
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT April 2, 2017
“We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done.” – Psalm 78:4
THE GATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE
PRELUDE Don Schultz, Organist
BRINGING IN THE LIGHT
A HISTORY MOMENT Don Schultz
CALL TO WORSHIP UMH #848
HYMN “Rejoice the Lord is King” UMH #716
OPENING PRAYER Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PROCLAIMING THE WORD OLD TESTAMENT READING: Ezekiel 37:1-14
SPECIAL MUSIC NRUMC Choir
SERMON LESSON Romans 8:6-11 “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.”(11)
MESSAGE ” Too good not to Be True” Pastor Matt Worley Sermon Theme: To inherit eternal life and a wonderful life right here and right now, all we have to do is allow the Spirit to dwell in us. It may sound too good to be true but it is.
HYMN “Breathe on Me Breath of God” UMH #420
OUR RESPONSE TO THE WORD
PRAYERS OF OUR CHURCH FAMILY
THE LORD’S PRAYER
THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES
DOXOLOGY UMH #95
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
GOD’S PEOPLE SCATTER INTO THE WORLD
CLOSING HYMN “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart” UMH #500
DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING
CARRYING GOD’S LIGHT INTO THE WORLD
GO MAKE OF ALL DISCIPLES
WORSHIP SERVICE VOLUNTEERS Greeters: Liturgist: Reader: Ushers:
Attendance Last Week: Offering Received: $
- Breakfast Club – Monday at 8:30 am
- Bible Study – Monday at 9:30 am
- CMC meets Tuesday from 1-4 pm
- Choir practice Wednesdays at 7:15 pm. Please consider joining us!
- Maunday Thursday service, 7 pm, April 13.
- Good Friday service TBA
- Easter Service, 10:45 am, April 16. Please join us!