Central United Methodist Church
Friday, November 16, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY

The Lenten Journey
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
Feb. 21, 2016

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
"Festive Fagotti" Bassoon Quartet: Martha Weber, Dana Gleason, Melinda Lewis, Luisa Duerr 0:55
Greeting and Announcements Bruce Biishop 4:02
We are Called to Worship Bruce Bishop 7:`10
"God, Whose Love is Reigning O're Us" Song # 100 8:27
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 9:28
"Toccata in C" Bassoon Quartet 17:50
Luke 13:31-35 Marie King 21:14
"Gavotte" Bassoon Quartet 23:20
"Seek the Lord" Song # 189 29:50
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 32:28
Psalm 27 Sandra Felton 39:30
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 41:43
"Fairest Lord Jesus" Song # 189 58:7
Blessing Pastor Michelle 59:12

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Luke 13:31-35   The Message (MSG)

31 Just then some Pharisees came up and said, “Run for your life! Herod’s on the hunt. He’s out to kill you!”

32-35 Jesus said, “Tell that fox that I’ve no time for him right now. Today and tomorrow I’m busy clearing out the demons and healing the sick; the third day I’m wrapping things up. Besides, it’s not proper for a prophet to come to a bad end outside Jerusalem.

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killer of prophets,
        abuser of the messengers of God!
How often I’ve longed to gather your children,
        gather your children like a hen,
Her brood safe under her wings—
        but you refused and turned away!
And now it’s too late: You won’t see me again
        until the day you say,
‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of God.’”


Psalm 27    The Message (MSG)

A David Psalm



27 Light, space, zest—
    that’s God!
So, with him on my side I’m fearless,
    afraid of no one and nothing.



    When vandal hordes ride down
    ready to eat me alive,
Those bullies and toughs
    fall flat on their faces.




When besieged,
    I’m calm as a baby.
When all hell breaks loose,
    I’m collected and cool.




I’m asking God for one thing,
    only one thing:
To live with him in his house
    my whole life long.
I’ll contemplate his beauty;
    I’ll study at his feet.



That’s the only quiet, secure place
    in a noisy world,
The perfect getaway,
    far from the buzz of traffic.



God holds me head and shoulders
    above all who try to pull me down.
I’m headed for his place to offer anthems
    that will raise the roof!
Already I’m singing God-songs;
    I’m making music to God.



7-9 Listen, God, I’m calling at the top of my lungs:
    “Be good to me! Answer me!”
When my heart whispered, “Seek God,”
    my whole being replied,
“I’m seeking him!”
    Don’t hide from me now!



9-10 You’ve always been right there for me;
    don’t turn your back on me now.
Don’t throw me out, don’t abandon me;
    you’ve always kept the door open.
My father and mother walked out and left me,
    but God took me in.



11-12 Point me down your highway, God;
    direct me along a well-lighted street;
    show my enemies whose side you’re on.
Don’t throw me to the dogs,
    those liars who are out to get me,
    filling the air with their threats.

13-14 I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness
    in the exuberant earth.
Stay with God!
    Take heart. Don’t quit.
I’ll say it again:
    Stay with God.

The Message (MSG)

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