Central United Methodist Church
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

Celebrating United Methodist Women
UMW / Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video:
"Beneath the Cross of Jesus" Jeff Heald 0:30
"We Are a Wilderness Walking People" Living Water 0:30
Greeting Kelly Crane 2:13
Announcements Carolyn Stanford 4:12
We Are Called to Worship Carolyn Stanford 6:10
"O Spirit of the Living God" Song # 539 7:32
A Time for the Child in All of Us Kelly Crane 11:55
"He Will Hold Me Fast" Jade Hartley, soloist - Kaitlin Tagliaferri, violin - Living Water 16:05
Psalm 121 Dottie Dauber 21:32
"Here's My Heart" Living Water 22:20
"Lord of Hopefulness" Song # 2197 27:08
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Donna Spearman 31:52
Matthew 5:13-20 Sharon Carmine 36:08
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 38:15
UMW Installation of Officers Pastor Michelle 49:38
"We Walk By Faith" Song # 2196 55:56
Blessing Shirlynn O'Brien 58:24

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Psalm 121    The Message (MSG)

A Pilgrim Song


121 1-2 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.


3-4 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.


5-6 God’s your Guardian,
    right at your side to protect you—
Shielding you from sunstroke,
    sheltering you from moonstroke.

7-8 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.

Matthew 5:13-20   The Message (MSG)

Salt and Light

13 “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.

14-16 “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.

Completing God’s Law

17-18 “Don’t suppose for a minute that I have come to demolish the Scriptures—either God’s Law or the Prophets. I’m not here to demolish but to complete. I am going to put it all together, pull it all together in a vast panorama. God’s Law is more real and lasting than the stars in the sky and the ground at your feet. Long after stars burn out and earth wears out, God’s Law will be alive and working.

19-20 “Trivialize even the smallest item in God’s Law and you will only have trivialized yourself. But take it seriously, show the way for others, and you will find honor in the kingdom. Unless you do far better than the Pharisees in the matters of right living, you won’t know the first thing about entering the kingdom.

The Message (MSG)

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