WORSHIP DOCUMENTS SEPTEMBER 15, 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: Come to Christ, that living stone,

rejected by the world, but in God’s sight chosen and precious.

P: We have responded to Christ’s call,

and seek to be built into a spiritual house,

a living reminder of God’s presence on earth.

L: Once we were no people, but now we are God’s people,

called out of the darkness into God’s marvelous light.

Therefore we sing with the Church in all ages:

P: Blessed be your name, O God, our Redeemer.

By your mercy we have been born anew to a living hope

through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

Will you please join me in affirming our faith from #889 in the United Methodist Hymnal?

There is one God

and there is one mediator, Christ Jesus,

who came as a ransom for all,

to whom we testify:

This saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance:

That Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners, and was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed in throughout the world, taken up in glory.

Great indeed is the mystery of the gospel. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING Timothy 1:12-17

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength because he considered me faithful. So he appointed me to ministry even though I used to speak against him, attack his people, and I was proud. But I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and without faith. Our Lord’s favor poured all over me along with the faithfulness and love that are in Christ Jesus. This saying is reliable and deserves full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I’m the biggest sinner of all.  But this is why I was shown mercy, so that Christ Jesus could show his endless patience to me first of all. So I’m an example for those who are going to believe in him for eternal life. Now to the king of the ages, to the immortal, invisible, and only God, may honor and glory be given to him forever and always! Amen.

RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE

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