135 Sauve Rd.
River Ridge, LA 70123
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
All Saints Sunday
November 2, 2014
Prelude and Lighting of the Candles
(Please fill out the prayer slip, then place your request in the offering plate)
Choral Introit
“O Give Thanks”
Greetings and Announcements
*Opening Hymn
“For All the Saints”
# 299 vs. 1, 3 & 5
Children’s Church (children are dismissed to attend Sunday School)
* Call to Worship
Leader: When we stand at the edge of fear and worry,
People: God invites us to step into the waters of faith and
Leader: When we stand at the edge of the world's pain and need,
People: Jesus invites us to step into the land of humble
Leader: When we stand at the edge of our hunger and thirst:
People: the Spirit invites us to sit at the Table of grace.
*Morning Prayer (Unison)
Lord God, our Father, you keep speaking your Word to
us through your Son Jesus Christ. Make us listen to that
word and welcome it with all that is in us. Let that word
change our mentality and our ways that it may direct our life
to make it a lived message of Good News for all to see, to be
inspired by, and to follow. Let it be the living power that leads
all to give you praise and glory, through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen.
*Assurance of Pardon
Pastor: This is the good news: God hears you, God forgives you,
God is with you as you journey into that land called
People: Let the redeemed of God say: this is indeed great
news! Accepting God's word of joy and grace, we will
live as God's children in all the days to come. Amen.
Spoken Prayers and Joys of the People
Response after each prayer- Pastor: Lord in your Mercy,
People: Hear our Prayers.
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer (using debts/debtors)
*The Gloria Patri:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as
it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be; world without
end. Amen. Amen.
Scripture Lesson
1 Thessalonians 2: 9-13
*The Gospel
Matthew 23: 1-12
Rev. Dwight Ramsey
“You Are the Only Bible Some Will Ever Read”
*Response Hymn
“Give Thanks for Life”
The Offering
*The Doxology
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God, all creatures here below.
Praise God for all that love has done,
Creator, Christ and Spirit, One. Amen.
*Dedication (Unison)
We offer our gifts in gratitude, Holy One, for all your
blessings in our lives. Use them to touch the lives of all who
stand on the edge of hope, of peace, of community that they
might step into these promises of yours with confidence. In
Jesus' name, Amen.
“A Communion Meditation”
Holy Communion
*The Apostle’s Creed
*Closing Hymn
“O Savior, for the Saints”
# 298
Go forth as God's people into the world and serve those
who stand at the edges of life. Go forth as sisters and brothers of
Jesus and teach the world the ways of peace and hope. Go forth
as those filled with the Spirit and share your lives with everyone
you meet.
*Passing the Sign of Peace/Closing Circle “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
*Please stand if able
Pastor: Rev. Dwight Ramsey
Music Director: Dwayne White
Lay Leader: Jake Rohm
Offering Steward-November: Monica Iacono & Mike Falgout
Lock Up –November: Karen Nauck
Just wanted to say Thank You to everyone
that came out to our Fall Fest/Trunk or
Treat Event and to all those that
volunteered to work the event. Because of your willingness to
participate and help, it was a huge success. I was just thrilled
with the 13 families that volunteered to decorate trunks!!!
Many people came from the community to enjoy this special day
with us. The children loved the games, space walk, Pony Rides,
crafts, Fire Truck and the Trunk or Treating. Looking forward
to next year’s event!!!
Karen Nauck
We welcome everyone who chose to worship with us today and invite you to join
us again. Please sign the Guest Book located in the narthex, including your
address to receive information on church activities. To become a member of
Little Farms UCC, please see the pastor for more information.
Please pray for: Kathy Gancarcik, Gary Ihl, Pierce Ramsey, Karin
Oakes, Shiela Grose, Timothy Gamble, Jr., Diana Gottula, George Coll,
J.K. Theriot, Roberta Lee, Johnell Smith, Gary Erskin, Elaine Clesi, Dan
Hoth, Mario Montagnino, Kelly Montagnino, Adam Verseput, Hank
Stogner, Jacob Wagner, Damon Mullins, Laure Coll, Christina Cortez,
Kenny Cox, Brian Winters, Ronnie Beecher, Matthew & Mandie Nauck,
Rachel Lambert, Debbie Rose, Robert Berglund, Matt Chatelain, Tom
Wall, Angie Dykes, Wendy Page, Robert Pollard, Ivy Cavalier, Jules
Hillery, Philip Page, James Fagan, Margaret, Rosemary Achee, Elenore
and Kissy, for people who are homeless, our search committee, those
traveling this week, those with recently diagnosed illnesses, for the new
direction of our church, prayers for our nation, for those struggling with
family and relationship issues.
For Those who Mourn: for those who have recently lost a loved one
Praise the Lord: for Mario and family as he continues to recover, for
good news of Rev. Ramsey’s cancer check up.
For those Serving in the Military and Overseas: Matthew Odom; Sean
Gancarcik, Joshua Lassiter, for all our wounded warriors
Weekly Events: Choir Practice Wednesday evenings 7:00 p.m.
Lay Readers: If you would like to serve the church as a Lay Reader on
Sunday Morning, please sign up in the Narthex. We are looking for new
volunteers so please sign up!!
Sunday School: If you would like to volunteer there is a sign up sheet
in the Narthex.
2014 Flowers: Sign up today!
Stewardship Sunday: November 9th.
Hanging of the Greens Service and Pot Luck: November 30th
Rev. Ramsey: Call him at 504-296-4096 to set an appointment or visit
for all your pastoral needs.