WORSHIP DOCUMENTS NOVEMBER 17, 2019

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

One:  Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury;

Two: Now the whole group of those who believed 

        were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of 

        any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common.

All: Gather us in, Holy One, show us the way home.

One: And Jesus saw a poor widow put in two copper coins.

Two: There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned 

        lands or houses sold them and shared the proceeds of what was sold.

All: Gather us in, Compassionate Christ, help us to feel safety 

        and hear welcome.

One: Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than 

        all of them; for they all contributed out of their abundance, 

        but she out of her poverty put in all the living that she had.”

Two: They laid it at the apostles’ feet, 

        and it was distributed to each as any had need.

All: Gather us in, Sustaining Spirit, enable us to open our arms

        and extend the circle.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

Will you please join me in our affirmation of faith from the United Methodist Hymnal #570?

Teach us, good Lord,
to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not count the cost;

to fight and not to
heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek for rest;

to labor and not to
ask for any reward,
except that of knowing
that we do your will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING

1 Corinthians 3:9-16, 21-23

“For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.

Because of God’s grace to me, I have laid the foundation like an expert builder. Now others are building on it. But whoever is building on this foundation must be very careful. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have—Jesus Christ.

Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw. But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value. If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward. But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder will be saved, but like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames.

Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you?

So don’t boast about following a particular human leader. For everything belongs to you—whether Paul or Apollos or Peter, or the world, or life and death, or the present and the future. Everything belongs to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.”

RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE

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