Central United Methodist Church
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY

The Main Thing
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
March 13, 2016

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
"Dove of Peace" Sean Stafford 0:11
Greeting & Announcements Cyndi Tedeschi 1:20
"Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above" Song # 126 4:22
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 7:58
"Hope of the World" Chancel Choir 14:40
Isaiah 43:16-21 Camille Link 19:06
Moments of Mission Hannah Hanson, UMCOR 20:12
Offertory Sean Stafford 27:38
"Take My Life and Let it Be" Song # 399 31:52
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 34:08
John 12:1-8 Pam Russell 41:26
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 42:52
Blessing Pastor Michelle 58:26

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Isaiah 43:16-21   The Message (MSG)

16-21 This is what God says,
    the God who builds a road right through the ocean,
    who carves a path through pounding waves,
The God who summons horses and chariots and armies—
    they lie down and then can’t get up;
    they’re snuffed out like so many candles:
“Forget about what’s happened;
    don’t keep going over old history.
Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.
    It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?
There it is! I’m making a road through the desert,
    rivers in the badlands.
Wild animals will say ‘Thank you!’
    —the coyotes and the buzzards—
Because I provided water in the desert,
    rivers through the sun-baked earth,
Drinking water for the people I chose,
    the people I made especially for myself,
    a people custom-made to praise me.


John 12:1-8   The Message (MSG)

Anointing His Feet

12 1-3 Six days before Passover, Jesus entered Bethany where Lazarus, so recently raised from the dead, was living. Lazarus and his sisters invited Jesus to dinner at their home. Martha served. Lazarus was one of those sitting at the table with them. Mary came in with a jar of very expensive aromatic oils, anointed and massaged Jesus’ feet, and then wiped them with her hair. The fragrance of the oils filled the house.

4-6 Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, even then getting ready to betray him, said, “Why wasn’t this oil sold and the money given to the poor? It would have easily brought three hundred silver pieces.” He said this not because he cared two cents about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of their common funds, but also embezzled them.

7-8 Jesus said, “Let her alone. She’s anticipating and honoring the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you. You don’t always have me.”

The Message (MSG)

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