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

Looking for a Sign?
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
May 14, 2017
      

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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
"A Welcome Place" Introit - Chancel Choir 0:30
Greeting Pastor Michelle 2:05
Announcements Bruce Bishop 2:45
We Are Called to Worship Bruce Bishop 8:42
"Hope of the World" Song # 178 10:20
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 11:25
Thanking and Blessing our Teachers Kelly Crane 12:22
"Walk in the Light" Chancel Choir 20:00
1 Peter 2:2-10 Amber Gaylord 22:25
"As the Deer" Chancel Choir 24:36
"Healer of Every Ill" Song # 2213 Black 29:43
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 33:50
John 14: 1-14 John Obusek 41:08
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 43:32
:How Firm a Foundation" song # 529 56:20
Blessing Pastor Michelle 59:01

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Scripture

1 Peter 2:2-10The Message (MSG)

1-3 So clean house! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk. You’ve had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God’s pure kindness. Then you’ll grow up mature and whole in God.

The Stone

4-8 Welcome to the living Stone, the source of life. The workmen took one look and threw it out; God set it in the place of honor. Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life, in which you’ll serve as holy priests offering Christ-approved lives up to God. The Scriptures provide precedent:

Look! I’m setting a stone in Zion,
    a cornerstone in the place of honor.
Whoever trusts in this stone as a foundation
    will never have cause to regret it.

To you who trust him, he’s a Stone to be proud of, but to those who refuse to trust him,

The stone the workmen threw out
    is now the chief foundation stone.

For the untrusting it’s

. . . a stone to trip over,
    a boulder blocking the way.

They trip and fall because they refuse to obey, just as predicted.

9-10 But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.

John 14:1-14    The Message (MSG)

The Road

14 1-4 “Don’t let this throw you. You trust God, don’t you? Trust me. There is plenty of room for you in my Father’s home. If that weren’t so, would I have told you that I’m on my way to get a room ready for you? And if I’m on my way to get your room ready, I’ll come back and get you so you can live where I live. And you already know the road I’m taking.”

Thomas said, “Master, we have no idea where you’re going. How do you expect us to know the road?”

6-7 Jesus said, “I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him. You’ve even seen him!”

Philip said, “Master, show us the Father; then we’ll be content.”

9-10 “You’ve been with me all this time, Philip, and you still don’t understand? To see me is to see the Father. So how can you ask, ‘Where is the Father?’ Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you aren’t mere words. I don’t just make them up on my own. The Father who resides in me crafts each word into a divine act.

11-14 “Believe me: I am in my Father and my Father is in me. If you can’t believe that, believe what you see—these works. The person who trusts me will not only do what I’m doing but even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am giving you the same work to do that I’ve been doing. You can count on it. From now on, whatever you request along the lines of who I am and what I am doing, I’ll do it. That’s how the Father will be seen for who he is in the Son. I mean it. Whatever you request in this way, I’ll do.

The Message (MSG)

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