Central United Methodist Church
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Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY

Help Us Accept Each Other
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
April 24, 2016
      

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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
"Prelude from TeDeum" SUNY Broome String Ensemble & Tony Godoy Trumpet 0:01
Greeting & Announcements Pastor Michelle & Knud Hansen 1:09
We Are Called to Worship Knud Hansen 7:11
"Help Us Accept Each Other" Song # 560 8:21
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 9:15
Anthem: "Prayer of St. Gregory" SUNY Broome String Ensemble & Tony Godoy Trumpet 14:20
Revelation 21:1-6a Bonnie Cole 20:29
"Give Me Music" Chancel Choir & String Ensemble 22:44
"Spirit of God" Song # 2117 28:58
Pastoral Prayers & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 33:8
Acts 11:1-18 Bruce Bishop 37:12
Faith Story Sharon Carmine 40:25
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 48:11
"Jesus United By Thy Grace" Song # 561 57:51
Blessing Pastor Michelle 59:21

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Revelation 21:1-6  

The Message (MSG)

 

Everything New

21 I saw Heaven and earth new-created. Gone the first Heaven, gone the first earth, gone the sea.

I saw Holy Jerusalem, new-created, descending resplendent out of Heaven, as ready for God as a bride for her husband.

3-5 I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.” The Enthroned continued, “Look! I’m making everything new. Write it all down—each word dependable and accurate.”

6-8 Then he said, “It’s happened. I’m A to Z. I’m the Beginning, I’m the Conclusion. From Water-of-Life Well I give freely to the thirsty. Conquerors inherit all this. I’ll be God to them, they’ll be sons and daughters to me. But for the rest—the feckless and faithless, degenerates and murderers, sex peddlers and sorcerers, idolaters and all liars—for them it’s Lake Fire and Brimstone. Second death!”

 

Acts 11:1-18   The Message (MSG)

God Has Broken Through

11 1-3 The news traveled fast and in no time the leaders and friends back in Jerusalem heard about it—heard that the non-Jewish “outsiders” were now “in.” When Peter got back to Jerusalem, some of his old associates, concerned about circumcision, called him on the carpet: “What do you think you’re doing rubbing shoulders with that crowd, eating what is prohibited and ruining our good name?”

4-6 So Peter, starting from the beginning, laid it out for them step-by-step: “Recently I was in the town of Joppa praying. I fell into a trance and saw a vision: Something like a huge blanket, lowered by ropes at its four corners, came down out of heaven and settled on the ground in front of me. Milling around on the blanket were farm animals, wild animals, reptiles, birds—you name it, it was there. Fascinated, I took it all in.

7-10 “Then I heard a voice: ‘Go to it, Peter—kill and eat.’ I said, ‘Oh, no, Master. I’ve never so much as tasted food that wasn’t kosher.’ The voice spoke again: ‘If God says it’s okay, it’s okay.’ This happened three times, and then the blanket was pulled back up into the sky.

11-14 “Just then three men showed up at the house where I was staying, sent from Caesarea to get me. The Spirit told me to go with them, no questions asked. So I went with them, I and six friends, to the man who had sent for me. He told us how he had seen an angel right in his own house, real as his next-door neighbor, saying, ‘Send to Joppa and get Simon, the one they call Peter. He’ll tell you something that will save your life—in fact, you and everyone you care for.’

15-17 “So I started in, talking. Before I’d spoken half a dozen sentences, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as he did on us the first time. I remembered Jesus’ words: ‘John baptized with water; you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ So I ask you: If God gave the same exact gift to them as to us when we believed in the Master Jesus Christ, how could I object to God?”

18 Hearing it all laid out like that, they quieted down. And then, as it sank in, they started praising God. “It’s really happened! God has broken through to the other nations, opened them up to Life!”

The Message (MSG)

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