Bee Ridge Sunday Bulletin


                                                       WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday, August 27, 2017

 “Back To School Sunday”


Pastor: Graig Connell

Organist: Anita Miller                  Pianist: Jo Anne Layman

  Our Mission: To lead people to an active faith in Jesus Christ





Welcome & Announcements



*Call To Worship:

Leader: As we begin this new school year, we give thanks that God has given us the ability

                    to learn many things in many ways.

People:  We learn in school, but we also learn in church, in our family, in our

                       community, and in the world.

Leader: Learning is a gift from God.

People:  The Bible tells us that Jesus learned and studied, just as we do.

Leader: And Jesus grew in wisdom.

People:  We ask God’s blessing on this new school year, that it may be a time when all

                       would appreciate and fully use God’s gift of learning.


*Hymn                                               Be Thou My Vision”                              (hymnal) #451


Joys and Concerns                                                                                                                                            Silent Prayer for our Concerns and Giving God Thanks:

Pastoral Prayer:


Lord’s Prayer:                                                                                                

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory, forever. Amen.


Giving of the Tithes Offerings         “Freely, Freely”                                     (hymnal) #389

*Doxology                                                                                                             (hymnal) #95

Offertory Prayer


Scripture: 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-13


Leader: The Word of God for the People of God.                                                                                                                                                          

                People: Thanks be to God! Amen.


*Hymn:                                  Thy Word Is a Lamp”                                      (hymnal) #601


 Message                                 “Support Learning”                             Pastor Graig Connell


Blessing and Prayer for the Beginning of a New School Year


*Hymn                                           “Give Thanks”   (Repeated)                     (TFWS) # 2036




*Response   (Please join hands with those beside you)

                    May the Lord, Mighty God, bless and keep you forever.

                     Grant you peace, perfect peace, courage in every endeavor.

                     Lift up your eyes and see his face, and his grace forever.

                     May the Lord, Mighty God, bless and keep you forever.



                                     *PLEASE STAND, AS YOU ARE ABLE


THE CALL TO WORSHIP is from Ministry Matters and (Used by Permission) I wish to recognize The Rev. Lance Saywer and Rev. Derl G. Keefer) for their homiletic work used in the sermon.


This Weeks Prayer Focus: The Unemployed and Underemployed

Scripture Readings for Next Week: Amos 5:11-15, Psalm 2, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, John 6:5-14, 26,-27


How to Reach Us:

Parish Office: 660-397-2322            Facebook: Knox County Mo United Methodist Parish                                                                                                     Pastor’s Cell: 314-378-4551              Pastor’s Email:

Web site:     Email:


Bible Bytes every Tuesday from 12-12:50 pm. We will be studying Ecclesiastes Chp.1. Everyone welcome. Light lunch served.

Serenity Hour (AA Meetings) Thursday’s at 5:30 pm in the Edina UMC.



If you haven’t done so please sign up to work and/or bring something for the meal the Methodist are serving at the Cornfest, Saturday, Sept. 9. Will be breading the tenderloins at 9 am on Friday, Sept. 8 at the Edina UMC.

“The Church Has Left the Building” October 29, 2017. Needed: Suggestions for projects & project leaders. Please contact James Penn or Pastor Graig.



August 29——Tim Schrage                              September 3—-Linda Banks

August 31——Beth Schrage                                                         Dixie Parrish

September 1—Tyson Gilbert                                                    Joyce Norton



August 31—Lowell & Darlene Woods               September 1—Terry & Karen Goodwin



Military Prayer List: Marc Wheeler, Nick Hettinger, Doug White, Michael Stansberry, Justin Burkhardt, Tim Bowen, Dakota McKenzie, Keenan Kite, Austin Kutscher, Heath Hartsock, Matthew Moore, Tim Jones

Nursing Home: Betty Kinsel, Donna Patterson, Ann Klocke, Roberta Agee, Sadie Stoner

Ongoing Prayers: Joyce Norton, Geraldine Hutteger, Marie Gohn, Ellsworth Shannon, Vance Parrish, Dixie Parrish, Justin Tuck, Marianne Berry, JoAnn Prather, Lily Wilson, Brady Barnes, Brody Renier, Patti Jean Taylor, Richard O’Neal, Lucille Frazee, Dan Baily, Caroline Carson, Stephanie Hunolt, Pat Dickerson, JoAnn Mallett, Pam Dalton, Margaret Mackey, Harriet Blake, Maxine Linquist, Marilyn Hopkins, Jennifer Tooley, Fred Webster, Duane Barnard, Chad Miller, Eleanor Binkley, Glen Klocke, Sherry Stevenson, Tonya Duncan, Tracy Mallett, Essie Brown, Randy Parton, Hunter Kutscher

Cancer: James Myers, Diane James, Jessica Fountain, Kyane Marble, Carol Gross, Kay Brooke, Charley Hamlin, Eldon Oberholtzer, Serenity Bohon, Suzanne Crook Anderson, Roxi Krieling, Bonnie Miller, Teresa Thompson, Gerald Snelling, Melody Hamlin, Donnie McCurren, Kathy Hettinger, Edmon Quaintance, Pam Baker, Nancy Douglas, Clarece Pape, Bill Caldwell, Bob Hillen, Margie McFarland, Doug Jennings, Sr., Kent Mallett

Recent Prayer Request:





Ways of Learning





August 27, 2017