WORSHIP DOCUMENTS FOR JANUARY 12, 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: God is with us always and calls us each by name. 

P: When we pass through difficulties and stress, 

L: God is with us and calls us by name. 

P: When we are discouraged and feel lost and alone, 

L: God is with us and calls us by name, and heals us. 

P: Blessed be God who knows us and calls us by name. AMEN.

Affirmation of God’s Great Love

Please join me in an affirmation of God’s great love from Isaiah 43:

Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; when you travel through the rivers, they won’t sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you won’t be scorched and flame won’t burn you. Because you are precious in my eyes, you are honored, and I love you.

SCRIPTURE READING

Mark 1:4-11

And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE

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