WORSHIP DOCUMENTS OCTOBER 20, 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

L: If the human body, body of blood and muscle,

     is to live, it needs salt.

P: If the body of Christ, body of peace and justice,

     is to live, it needs us!

L: If the earthly creation, bustling and blooming,

    is to flourish, it needs the sun’s light.

P: If the new creation we are in Christ is to flourish,

     it needs the Spirit’s light!

L: Jesus says we are salt of the earth, light of the world.

P: Our faith, our love, our hope —

     essential as salt and light.

L: But if salt isn’t salty?

P: It isn’t what it’s meant to be.

L: And if a light doesn’t shine?

P: It isn’t what it’s meant to be.

L: Jesus says we are salt of the earth, light of the world.

     Briny and bright, we are God’s faithful people.

P: We shall be who we are meant to be in Christ:

     a welcoming oasis, a compassionate community,

     a justice-making people, giving glory to God!

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

Will you please join me in affirming our faith through Prayer?

God of mystery and of judgment,who has made us to be salt and light in a tasteless, shadowed world, guide us in this time of worship.Grant us understanding and spiritual discernment so that others may see your good works through us, give you the glory,and be moved to serve you. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING

Matthew 5:13-16

“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.

“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.  No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”

RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE

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