Worship Documents for Sunday, March 10, 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: To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
All: O my God, in you I trust, let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.
One: Let none that wait for you be put to shame;
All: let them be ashamed who are clothed with treachery.
One: Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
All: teach me your paths.
One: Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
All: for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

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

‘The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, God’s Son, happened just as it was written about in the prophecy of Isaiah: Look, I am sending my messenger before you . He will prepare your way, a voice shouting in the wilderness: ” Prepare the way for the Lord; make his paths straight .” John the Baptist was in the wilderness calling for people to be baptized to show that they were changing their hearts and lives and wanted God to forgive their sins. Everyone in Judea and all the people of Jerusalem went out to the Jordan River and were being baptized by John as they confessed their sins. John wore clothes made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey. He announced, “One stronger than I am is coming after me. I’m not even worthy to bend over and loosen the strap of his sandals. I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” About that time, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River. While he was coming up out of the water, Jesus saw heaven splitting open and the Spirit, like a dove, coming down on him. And there was a voice from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I dearly love; in you I find happiness.” At once the Spirit forced Jesus out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among the wild animals, and the angels took care of him. ‘

Mark 1:1-13
https://my.bible.com/bible/37/MRK.1.1-13

Response to Scripture

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