Central United Methodist Church
Friday, September 22, 2017
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY

Laity Sunday

Jeff Heald
Oct. 18, 2015
      
Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
 
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"You Are My All in All" Chancel Choir - Choral Call to Worship, 1:15
Greeting and Announcements Bill Carmine 2:52
Call to Worship Bill Carmine 11:45
"Gather Us In" Song # 2236 12:48
A Time for the Child in All of Us Sarah Hungerford 17:17
Galations 3:23-28 Bill Carmine 23:55
"The Summons" Song # 2130 33:45
Pastoral Prayer, Lord's Prayer Deb Henderson 38:23
Matthew 28:16-20 Connie Lamando 38:30
The Sermon Jeff Heald 40:22
"Here I Am Lord" Chancel Choir 1:00:18
"The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve" Song # 2241 1:03

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Galatians 3:23-29The Message (MSG)

23-24 Until the time when we were mature enough to respond freely in faith to the living God, we were carefully surrounded and protected by the Mosaic law. The law was like those Greek tutors, with which you are familiar, who escort children to school and protect them from danger or distraction, making sure the children will really get to the place they set out for.

25-27 But now you have arrived at your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God. Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a fresh start. It also involved dressing you in an adult faith wardrobe—Christ’s life, the fulfillment of God’s original promise.

In Christ’s Family

28-29 In Christ’s family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, since you are Christ’s family, then you are Abraham’s famous “descendant,” heirs according to the covenant promises.

Matthew 28:16-20The Message (MSG)

16-17 Meanwhile, the eleven disciples were on their way to Galilee, headed for the mountain Jesus had set for their reunion. The moment they saw him they worshiped him. Some, though, held back, not sure about worship, about risking themselves totally.

18-20 Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”

The Message (MSG)

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