WORSHIP DOCUMENTS DECEMBER 15, 2019

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

CALL TO WORSHIP

L: We gather together to worship

the Lord of heaven and earth,

the Maker of the universe and all it contains;

who gives life and breath to all things,

and satisfies every need.

P: This is the God we worship!

L: We gather together in the presence of God,

the Lord of heaven and earth:

the Creator of our world and everything in it;

the One who gave us life and breath,

the One who is never far away from any of us.

P: Let’s worship God together!

ADVENT PRAYER

Please join me in affirming our faith through prayer.

God who made all things and is beyond our imagining thank you for the gift of life the gift of today the gift of this space Jesus Christ who came into our world to be with us thank you for your healing presence your life your friendship Spirit of God who animates us with the resurrection life of God breathe on us be in our midst animate our worship We’re here You’re here May that be enough though we see dimly though we know in part though you are a mystery we long for you we look for you we wait for you. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING John 14:6-11, 27

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”

Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE

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