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

Clearing Clutter for Deeper Discipleship
Guest Preacher: Rev. David Kofahl, District Superintendent
Sunday, November 20, 2016

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
Wheelchair Ramp Mission Project Video Clip 0:31
Greeting Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 1:31
Announcements; We Are Called to Worship Knud Hansen 2:43
"For the Beauty of the Earth" Song #92 9:23
"Somebody's Knockin'" Joyful Noise 13:03
Children's Time Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 15:41
Colossians 1:11-20 Scripture: Sandra Felton 19:11
"Sing to the Lord of Harvest" Chancel Choir 23:46
"Now Thank We All Our God" Song #102 28:33
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 29:50
Luke 10:38-42 Scripture: Donna Spearman 40:06
"Clearing Cutter for Deeper Discipleship" Rev. David Kofahl 41:27
"Be Thou My Vision" Song #451 55:33
Blessing & Benediction Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 56:49

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Colossians 1:11-20 The Message (MSG)

We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us. God rescued us from dead-end alleys and dark dungeons. He’s set us up in the kingdom of the Son he loves so much, the Son who got us out of the pit we were in, got rid of the sins we were doomed to keep repeating. 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. 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.

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.” 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.”