WORSHIP DOCUMENTS FOR FEBRUARY 16, 2020

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: The Lord is my Shepherd

P: I shall not want.

L: In the shadow of death

P: I need not fear.

L: I seek the grace of God

P: and my cup runneth over.

L: I seek the will of God

P: and my cup runneth over.

L: I seek the strength of God

P: and my cup runneth over.

L: How generous is God’s love;

P: so much the world cannot contain it.

L: The Lord is my Shepherd

P: and I have all I need. Amen.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

Please join me in our affirming our faith with the Apostle’s Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;*
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic** church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING

Matthew 26:36-50

Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane. He said to the disciples, “Stay here while I go and pray over there.” When he took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, he began to feel sad and anxious. Then he said to them, “I’m very sad. It’s as if I’m dying. Stay here and keep alert with me.” Then he went a short distance farther and fell on his face and prayed, “My Father, if it’s possible, take this cup of suffering away from me. However—not what I want but what you want.”
He came back to the disciples and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, “Couldn’t you stay alert one hour with me? Stay alert and pray so that you won’t give in to temptation. The spirit is eager, but the flesh is weak.” A second time he went away and prayed, “My Father, if it’s not possible that this cup be taken away unless I drink it, then let it be what you want.”
Again he came and found them sleeping. Their eyes were heavy with sleep. But he left them and again went and prayed the same words for the third time. Then he came to his disciples and said to them, “Will you sleep and rest all night? Look, the time has come for the Human One to be betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Get up. Let’s go. Look, here comes my betrayer.”
While Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, came. With him was a large crowd carrying swords and clubs. They had been sent by the chief priests and elders of the people. His betrayer had given them a sign: “Arrest the man I kiss.” Just then he came to Jesus and said, “Hello, Rabbi.” Then he kissed him.
But Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you came to do.” Then they came and grabbed Jesus and arrested him.

RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE

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