WORSHIP DOCUMENTS FOR March 1, 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: Ashes have been smeared and sins have been confessed…

P: We follow our faithful Lord.

L: These times, they are troubling.  This journey, it is hard…

P: We follow our faithful Lord.

L: It is God who sustains, not the temptations of this world…

P: We follow our faithful Lord.

L: In the Lord is our trust, our protection from harm…

P: We follow our faithful Lord.

L: Come, let us worship the One whom we serve…

P: We come, following our faithful Lord. Amen.

AFFIRMATION Of Faith

Please join me in our affirming our faith through prayer:

We will wait for you, O God. Your Spirit compels us to go into the wilderness, and we ask for the courage to examine the desert places in our hearts, and to be willing to face the adversaries in our lives— that which lures us away from being who you have created us to be. We pray for the courage to face our wild beasts and fears. Relieve the troubles of our hearts, and the devastation of our distress. Turn your love towards us that we may we know your grace in our loneliness and afflictions. We pray this prayer, knowing that you watch over us, and deliver us. We wait for you, O God. In the name of our brother Jesus we pray, Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING

Matthew 4:1-11

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“ ‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”
Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE

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