WORSHIP DOCUMENTS FOR FEBRUARY 9, 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: Happy are all they that wait for the LORD.  (Isaiah 30:18)  

P: Happy are all they that put their trust in him. (Psalm 2:12)  

L: Happy are they who know that they are poor;

     the kingdom of heaven is theirs. (Matt. 5:3)

P: Happy are they whose delight is in the law of the Lord.  (Ps. 1:1-2) 

L: Happy are they of a gentle spirit; (Ps. 37:11)

P: They shall have the earth for their inheritance.  (Matthew 5:5) 

L: Happy are they who do hunger and thirst to see the right prevail;

P: For they shall be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)

L: Happy are the merciful;

P: For they shall obtain mercy. (Matthew 5:7)

L: Happy are the pure in heart;

P: For they shall see God. (Psalm 24:4, Matthew 5:8)

L: Happy are the peacemakers;  

P: For they shall be called the children of God. (Matthew 5:9) 

L: Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things;

P: And blessed be the Name of God for ever:

L: Let all the earth be filled with God’s glory.  (Ps. 72:19-20)

P: Amen and Amen.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

Please join me in our affirmation of faith:

The poor, and those in solidarity with them – God is on your side. Those who mourn and feel grief about the state of the world – God is on your side. The non-violent, gentle and humble – God is on your side. Those who hunger and thirst for the common good – God is on your side. The merciful and compassionate – God is on your side. Those characterized by sincerity, kindness and generosity – God is on your side. Those who work for peace and reconciliation – God is on your side. Those who keep seeking justice – God is on your side. Those who stand for justice and truth as the prophets did, who refuse to be quiet even when slandered, misrepresented, threatened, imprisoned or harmed – God is on your side! Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING

Matthew 5:1-12

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.

He said:

 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 Blessed are those who mourn,

for they will be comforted.

 Blessed are the meek,

for they will inherit the earth.

 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they will be filled.

 Blessed are the merciful,

for they will be shown mercy.

 Blessed are the pure in heart,

for they will see God.

 Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they will be called children of God.

 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE

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