Central United Methodist Church
Monday, November 12, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY

"Refocusing on God"
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
July 17, 2016

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
Greeting & Announcements Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 1:07
We Are Called to Worship Carl Northrup 8:52
"Gather Us In" Song #2236 10:23
Celebrating New Members Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 13:03
Children's Time Kelly Devine 26:30
Colossians 1:15-23 Scripture: Pam Russell 29:42
"We Are God's People" Song #2220 31:24
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 32:40
Luke 10:38-42 Scripture: Cyndi Tedeschi 39:24
Message: "Refocusing on God" Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 40:21
"I Will Call Upon the Lord" Song #2002 51:40
Blessing & Benediction Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 54:43
"Going to Galilee" Video Clip 55:26

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Colossians 1:15-23; The Message (MSG)
     We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body. 18-20 He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross. 21-23 You yourselves are a case study of what he does. At one time you all had your backs turned to God, thinking rebellious thoughts of him, giving him trouble every chance you got. But now, by giving himself completely at the Cross, actually dying for you, Christ brought you over to God’s side and put your lives together, whole and holy in his presence. You don’t walk away from a gift like that! You stay grounded and steady in that bond of trust, constantly tuned in to the Message, careful not to be distracted or diverted. There is no other Message—just this one. Every creature under heaven gets this same Message. I, Paul, am a messenger of this Message.

Luke 10:38-42; The Message (MSG)


     As they continued their travel, Jesus entered a village. A woman by the name of Martha welcomed him and made him feel quite at home. She had a sister, Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every word he said. But Martha was pulled away by all she had to do in the kitchen. Later, she stepped in, interrupting them. “Master, don’t you care that my sister has abandoned the kitchen to me? Tell her to lend me a hand.”

41-42 The Master said, “Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it—it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.”