Worship Documents for Sunday, December 9, 2018

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:

2018-12-09 Worship Order

2018-12-09 Upcoming Events and Announcements

Call to Worship

One: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel!
All: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
One: For God is with us, smiling upon us with love.
All: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
One: For Christ has saved us from our enemies, our sins, and our fears.
All: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
One: For God’s Spirit shines upon us, giving light for our darkness.
All: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel!

The Apostles’ Creed, Traditional Version

All: I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven, and sitters at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Scripture Reading from Matthew 1:18-24, CEB

“18This is how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. When Mary his mother was engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19Joseph her husband was a righteous man. Because he didn’t want to humiliate her, he decided to call off their engagement quietly. 20As he was thinking about this, an angel from the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child she carries was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a son, and you will call him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 22Now all of this took place so that what the Lord had spoken through the prophet would be fulfilled:
23Look! A virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son,
And they will call him, Emmanuel.
(Emmanuel means “God with us.”)
24When Joseph woke up, he did just as an angel from God commanded and took Mary as his wife.”

Response to Scripture

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