Worship Documents for Sunday, April 7, 2019

You can read and download the worship order and the upcoming events and announcements for the upcoming Sunday at Berryton United Methodist Church as PDF documents using the links below:

Call to Worship

One: I will extol you, O Lord, for you have lifted me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me.

All: O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you healed me.

One: O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol,

All: restored me to life from among those gone down to the pit.

One: To you, O Lord, I cried, and to the Lord I made supplication

All: What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the pit?

One: You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have lossed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness, that my soul may praise you and not be silent.

All: O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to you forever.

A Modern Affirmation

Will you please join me in affirming our faith with A Modern Affirmation?

One: Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is the one true church, apostolic and universal, whose holy faith let us now declare:
All: We believe in God the Father, infinite in wisdom, power, and love, whose mercy is over all his works, and whose will is ever directed to his children’s good.
We believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of man, the gift of the Father’s unfailing grace, the ground of our hope, and the promise of our deliverance from sin and death.
We believe in the Holy Spirit as the divine presence in our lives, whereby we are kept in perpetual remembrance of the truth of Christ, and find strength and help in time of need.
We believe that this faith should manifest itself in the service of love as set forth in the example of our blessed Lord, to the end that the kingdom of God may come upon the earth.
Amen.

Scripture Reading

‘James and John, Zebedee’s sons, came to Jesus and said, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” They said, “Allow one of us to sit on your right and the other on your left when you enter your glory.” “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. Jesus replied, “You don’t know what you’re asking! Can you drink the cup I drink or receive the baptism I receive?” “We can,” they answered. Jesus said, “You will drink the cup I drink and receive the baptism I receive, but to sit at my right or left hand isn’t mine to give. It belongs to those for whom it has been prepared.” Now when the other ten disciples heard about this, they became angry with James and John. Jesus called them over and said, “You know that the ones who are considered the rulers by the Gentiles show off their authority over them and their high-ranking officials order them around. But that’s not the way it will be with you. Whoever wants to be great among you will be your servant. Whoever wants to be first among you will be the slave of all, for the Human One didn’t come to be served but rather to serve and to give his life to liberate many people.” Jesus and his followers came into Jericho. As Jesus was leaving Jericho, together with his disciples and a sizable crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, Timaeus’ son, was sitting beside the road. When he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was there, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, show me mercy!” Many scolded him, telling him to be quiet, but he shouted even louder, “Son of David, show me mercy!” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him forward.” They called the blind man, “Be encouraged! Get up! He’s calling you.” Throwing his coat to the side, he jumped up and came to Jesus. Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said, “Teacher, I want to see.” Jesus said, “Go, your faith has healed you.” At once he was able to see, and he began to follow Jesus on the way. ‘

Mark 10:35-52
https://my.bible.com/bible/37/MRK.10.35-52

Response to Scripture

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