WORSHIP DOCUMENTS FOR FEBRUARY 23, 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: Lord, you have called us to the mountaintop. 

P: Help us to look forward to where you would have us go. 

L: Help us to listen carefully to the words of your healing love. 

P: Open our hearts and spirits to receive your glorious directions. 

L: Place your trust in the Lord in all your ways. 

P: Lord, we have come here to give our lives to you. AMEN.

Prayer of Affirmation

Please join me in our affirming our faith through prayer:

Holy God, upon the mountain you revealed our Messiah, who by his death and resurrection would fulfill both the law and the prophets. By his transfiguration enlighten our path that we may dare to suffer with him in the service of humanity and so share in the everlasting glory of him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever. Amen,

SCRIPTURE READING

Matthew 17:1-9

After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”
When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,”he said. “Don’t be afraid.” When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE

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