Central United Methodist Church
Friday, September 22, 2017
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

Blue Christmas
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost,
Pastor
Mr. Jeff Heald, Speaker
December 11, 2016
      

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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
"Watchmen Tell us of the Night; What Child Is This?" Preparing for Worship 0:00
"Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" Solo: Emily Riley 9:10
Welcome Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 10:28
Call to Worship Kelly Crane 11:18
"It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" Song #218 12:36
Scripture: Psalm 121 Kelly Crane 16:10
"I Am Not Alone" Solo: Emily Riley 17:15
Message Jeff Heald 23:10
Candle Lighting Litany of Remembrance Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost & Kelly Crane 38:45
A Time for Healing Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 45:50
Prayer Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 52:33
Scripture: Luke 2:1-12 Kelly Crane 56:30
"O Holy Night" Solo: Emily Riley 58:15
Carrying the Light With Us Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 65:25
"I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light" Song #206 67:07
Blessing Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 71:00

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Scripture

Psalm 121 The Message (MSG)

I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains. He won’t let you stumble, your Guardian God won’t fall asleep. Not on your life! Israel’s Guardian will never doze or sleep. God’s your Guardian, right at your side to protect you— Shielding you from sunstroke, sheltering you from moonstroke. God guards you from every evil, he guards your very life. He guards you when you leave and when you return, he guards you now, he guards you always.

Luke 2:1-12 The Message (MSG)

About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. As a descendant of David, he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel. An Event for Everyone There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”