Central United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY

To Be in the Presence of God
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
July 24, 2016
      

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
 
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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
Greeting Pastor Michelle 1:11
Announcements Carolyn Stanford 2:10
Call to Worship Carolyn Stanford 4:20
"Holy. Holy, Holy" Song # 64 5:45
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 9:39
"Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" Lynn Heckathorn 14:21
Psalm 85 Kelly Whitney 19:01
"You Raise Me Up" Lynn Heckathorn 21:15
"Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" Song # 89 27:01
Pastoral Prayer, Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 31:25
Luke 11:1-13 Libby Shelp 39:23
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 41:45
"For the Beauty of the Earth" Song # 92 57:25
Blessing Pastor Michelle 58:55

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Scripture

Psalm 85  The Message (MSG)

A Korah Psalm

 

85 1-3 God, you smiled on your good earth!
    You brought good times back to Jacob!
You lifted the cloud of guilt from your people,
    you put their sins far out of sight.
You took back your sin-provoked threats,
    you cooled your hot, righteous anger.

 

4-7 Help us again, God of our help;
    don’t hold a grudge against us forever.
You aren’t going to keep this up, are you?
    scowling and angry, year after year?
Why not help us make a fresh start—a resurrection life?
    Then your people will laugh and sing!
Show us how much you love us, God!
    Give us the salvation we need!

 

8-9 I can’t wait to hear what he’ll say.
    God’s about to pronounce his people well,
The holy people he loves so much,
    so they’ll never again live like fools.
See how close his salvation is to those who fear him?
    Our country is home base for Glory!

10-13 Love and Truth meet in the street,
    Right Living and Whole Living embrace and kiss!
Truth sprouts green from the ground,
    Right Living pours down from the skies!
Oh yes! God gives Goodness and Beauty;
    our land responds with Bounty and Blessing.
Right Living strides out before him,
    and clears a path for his passage.

Luke 11:1-13   The Message (MSG)

Ask for What You Need

11 One day he was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said, “Master, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.”

2-4 So he said, “When you pray, say,

Father,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.”

5-6 Then he said, “Imagine what would happen if you went to a friend in the middle of the night and said, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread. An old friend traveling through just showed up, and I don’t have a thing on hand.’

“The friend answers from his bed, ‘Don’t bother me. The door’s locked; my children are all down for the night; I can’t get up to give you anything.’

“But let me tell you, even if he won’t get up because he’s a friend, if you stand your ground, knocking and waking all the neighbors, he’ll finally get up and get you whatever you need.

“Here’s what I’m saying:

Ask and you’ll get;
Seek and you’ll find;
Knock and the door will open.

10-13 “Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This is not a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your little boy asks for a serving of fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? If your little girl asks for an egg, do you trick her with a spider? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing—you’re at least decent to your own children. And don’t you think the Father who conceived you in love will give the Holy Spirit when you ask him?”

The Message (MSG)

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