Central United Methodist Church
Friday, September 22, 2017
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
 
Rev. Roger Richards
    June14, 2015
       Welcome to the Haiti Partnership
 
Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
 
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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
Introductory Music; Prelude Sean Stafford 1:00
Greeting & Announcements Bill Carmine 2:40
We Are Called to Worship Bill Carmine 5:50
“God Grace & God of Glory” Song #588 Red 6:58
Special Music: Raeleen Bichler- cello, Sean Stafford- piano 10:13
Children’s Time Roger Richards 12:30
Psalm 20 Scripture 15:40
Offertory   16:50
Song: #97, “For the Fruits of This Creation”   21:00
Prayer Concerns; Pastoral Prayer; The Lord's Prayer Roger Richards 23:25
Mark 4:26-34 Scripture 27:15
Sermon: Haiti Partnership at 20 Years Roger Richards 28:30
“Hymn of Promise” Song # 707 52:20

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Psalm 20 The Message (MSG)

A David Psalm

20 1-4 God answer you on the day you crash,
The name God-of-Jacob put you out of harm’s reach,
Send reinforcements from Holy Hill,
Dispatch from Zion fresh supplies,
Exclaim over your offerings,
Celebrate your sacrifices,
Give you what your heart desires,
Accomplish your plans.

When you win, we plan to raise the roof
    and lead the parade with our banners.
May all your wishes come true!

 

That clinches it—help’s coming,
    an answer’s on the way,
    everything’s going to work out.

 

7-8 See those people polishing their chariots,
    and those others grooming their horses?
    But we’re making garlands for God our God.
The chariots will rust,
    those horses pull up lame—
    and we’ll be on our feet, standing tall.

Make the king a winner, God;
    the day we call, give us your answer.

 

Mark 4:26-34The Message (MSG)

Never Without a Story

26-29 Then Jesus said, “God’s kingdom is like seed thrown on a field by a man who then goes to bed and forgets about it. The seed sprouts and grows—he has no idea how it happens. The earth does it all without his help: first a green stem of grass, then a bud, then the ripened grain. When the grain is fully formed, he reaps—harvest time!

30-32 “How can we picture God’s kingdom? What kind of story can we use? It’s like a pine nut. When it lands on the ground it is quite small as seeds go, yet once it is planted it grows into a huge pine tree with thick branches. Eagles nest in it.”

33-34 With many stories like these, he presented his message to them, fitting the stories to their experience and maturity. He was never without a story when he spoke. When he was alone with his disciples, he went over everything, sorting out the tangles, untying the knots.