WORSHIP DOCUMENTS AUGUST 18, 2019

You can read and download the worship order and the upcoming events and announcements for the upcoming Sunday at Berryton United Methodist Church as PDF documents using the links below:

CALL TO WORSHIP

One: Come, listen to the One

All: who speaks and summons the earth,

from the rising of the sun to its setting.

One: Come, see the One

All: who shines forth in the perfection of beauty.

One: Come, bring thanksgiving,

the sacrifice that honors the One

All: who shows the salvation of God.

Affirmation of faith

Will you please join me in affirming our faith from #886 in the United Methodist Hymnal?

One: We believe in God, creator of the world and of all people; and in Jesus Christ, incarnate among us, who died and rose again; and in the Holy Spirit, present with us to guide, strengthen, and comfort.

All: We believe; God, help our unbelief.

One: We rejoice in every sign of God’s kingdom: in the upholding of human dignity and community; in every expression of love, justice, and reconciliation; in each act of self-giving on behalf of others; in the abundance of God’s gifts entrusted to us that all may have enough; in all responsible use of the earth’s resources.

All: Glory be to God on high; and on earth, peace.

SCRIPTURE READING

“So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom. “Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be “Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning, as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks. The servants who are ready and waiting for his return will be rewarded. I tell you the truth, he himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit and eat! He may come in the middle of the night or just before dawn. But whenever he comes, he will reward the servants who are ready. “Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would not permit his house to be broken into. You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.”

Luke 12:32-40 https://www.bible.com/bible/116/LUK.12.NLT

RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE

One: This is the word of God for the people of God.
All: Thanks be to God.