WORSHIP DOCUMENTS FOR JANUARY 26, 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 invitation is given to every person by Jesus Christ:

“Come to me! Follow me! Be my disciples!”

P: We come to this place, to this time,

at the invitation of Jesus Christ.

L: In the name of Christ,

P: we accept the invitation to discipleship.

L: In the name of Christ,

P: as his disciples, we worship and praise God.

L: In the midst of a world where cruelty abounds,

P: we proclaim the God of Compassion.

L: In the midst of despair that threatens to swallow up

whole lives, whole peoples,

P: we proclaim the God of Hope.

L: In the midst of indifference and apathy,

P: we proclaim the God of Love.

L: Come, let us worship together

and share our witness of God’s living presence in the world. 

P: Amen.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

Please join me in our affirmation of faith:

Jesus calls us to praise and prayer, to song and silence; Jesus calls us to worship. Jesus calls us to hearing and healing, to service and solidarity; Jesus calls us to love. Jesus calls us to advocacy and action, to protest and provision; Jesus calls us to justice. Let us heed the call of Christ.

SCRIPTURE READING

Matthew 4:12-23

When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

“Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,

the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan,

Galilee of the Gentiles—

the people living in darkness

have seen a great light;

on those living in the land of the shadow of death

a light has dawned.”

From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,”Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE

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