Central United Methodist Church
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
January 15, 2017

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
Video Clip United Methodist Global Mission Emphasis 00:14
"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" Prelude: Jeff Heald, Keyboard 00:42
"Sing of the Lord's Goodness" Introit: Living Water Praise Band 04:14
Welcome & Greeting Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 05:40
Announcements; Call to Worship Jim Scott 06:30
"I Love to Tell the Story" Song #156 13:40
Children's Time Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 15:58
"10,000 Reasons" Anthem: Living Water Praise Band 21:29
Scripture- Psalm 40:1-11 Linda Holly 25:40
"Amazed" Living Water Praise Band 27:55
"God of Love and God of Power" Song #578 33:41
Pastoral Prayer; Lord's Prayer Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 37:03
Scripture- John 1:29-42 Deb Fisher 41:53
"What Are You Looking For?" Message: Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 45:25
Benediction Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 59:04
"How Firm A Foundation" Postlude: Sean Stafford 59:33

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Psalm 40:1-12 The Message (MSG)

I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked; finally he listened. He lifted me out of the ditch, pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn’t slip. He taught me how to sing the latest God-song, a praise-song to our God. More and more people are seeing this: they enter the mystery, abandoning themselves to God. Blessed are you who give yourselves over to God, turn your backs on the world’s “sure thing,” ignore what the world worships; The world’s a huge stockpile of God-wonders and God-thoughts. Nothing and no one comes close to you! I start talking about you, telling what I know, and quickly run out of words. Neither numbers nor words account for you. 6 Doing something for you, bringing something to you— that’s not what you’re after. Being religious, acting pious— that’s not what you’re asking for. You’ve opened my ears so I can listen. So I answered, “I’m coming. I read in your letter what you wrote about me, And I’m coming to the party you’re throwing for me.” That’s when God’s Word entered my life, became part of my very being. I’ve preached you to the whole congregation, I’ve kept back nothing, God—you know that. I didn’t keep the news of your ways a secret, didn’t keep it to myself. I told it all, how dependable you are, how thorough. I didn’t hold back pieces of love and truth For myself alone. I told it all, let the congregation know the whole story. Now God, don’t hold out on me, don’t hold back your passion. Your love and truth are all that keeps me together.

John 1:29-42 The Message (MSG)

The very next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and yelled out, “Here he is, God’s Passover Lamb! He forgives the sins of the world! This is the man I’ve been talking about, ‘the One who comes after me but is really ahead of me.’ I knew nothing about who he was—only this: that my task has been to get Israel ready to recognize him as the God-Revealer. That is why I came here baptizing with water, giving you a good bath and scrubbing sins from your life so you can get a fresh start with God.” John clinched his witness with this: “I watched the Spirit, like a dove flying down out of the sky, making himself at home in him. I repeat, I know nothing about him except this: The One who authorized me to baptize with water told me, ‘The One on whom you see the Spirit come down and stay, this One will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ That’s exactly what I saw happen, and I’m telling you, there’s no question about it: This is the Son of God.” Come, See for Yourself. The next day John was back at his post with two disciples, who were watching. He looked up, saw Jesus walking nearby, and said, “Here he is, God’s Passover Lamb.” The two disciples heard him and went after Jesus. Jesus looked over his shoulder and said to them, “What are you after?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?” He replied, “Come along and see for yourself.” They came, saw where he was living, and ended up staying with him for the day. It was late afternoon when this happened. Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John’s witness and followed Jesus. The first thing he did after finding where Jesus lived was find his own brother, Simon, telling him, “We’ve found the Messiah” (that is, “Christ”). He immediately led him to Jesus. Jesus took one look up and said, “You’re John’s son, Simon? From now on your name is Cephas” (or Peter, which means “Rock”).