Central United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

Welcome in the Holy Spirit
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
May 28, 2017
      

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
 
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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
"Battle Hymn of the Republic" Introit - Chancel Choir 0:31
Greeting Pastor Michelle 2:22
Announcements Knud Hansen - Liturgist 3:14
We Are Called to Worship Knud Hansen - Liturgist 7:03
"We Sing to You, O God" Song # 2001 8:30
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 10:12
"Sweet Hour of Prayer" Chancel Choir 14:14
1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 Donna Spearman 18:45
"Simple Gifts" Chancel Choir, Soloist - Jade Hartley 22:09
"Maker in Whom We Live" Song # 88 27:00
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 31:11
Psalm 116:1-19 Bonne Cole 30:10
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 40:32
"Amazing Grace" Song # 378 55:22
The Blessing Pastor Michelle 58:58

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Scripture

1 Peter 4:12-16  5:6-11  The Message (MSG)

Glory Just Around the Corner

12-13 Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.

14-16 If you’re abused because of Christ, count yourself fortunate. It’s the Spirit of God and his glory in you that brought you to the notice of others. If they’re on you because you broke the law or disturbed the peace, that’s a different matter. But if it’s because you’re a Christian, don’t give it a second thought. Be proud of the distinguished status reflected in that name!

Peter 5:6-11

6-7 So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.

He Gets the Last Word

8-11 Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does.

Psalm 116   The Message (MSG)

116 1-6 I love God because he listened to me,
    listened as I begged for mercy.
He listened so intently
    as I laid out my case before him.
Death stared me in the face,
    hell was hard on my heels.
Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn;
    then I called out to God for help:
“Please, God!” I cried out.
    “Save my life!”
God is gracious—it is he who makes things right,
    our most compassionate God.
God takes the side of the helpless;
    when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me.

 

7-8 I said to myself, “Relax and rest.
    God has showered you with blessings.
    Soul, you’ve been rescued from death;
    Eye, you’ve been rescued from tears;
    And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling.”

 

9-11 I’m striding in the presence of God,
    alive in the land of the living!
I stayed faithful, though bedeviled,
    and despite a ton of bad luck,
Despite giving up on the human race,
    saying, “They’re all liars and cheats.”

12-19 What can I give back to God
    for the blessings he’s poured out on me?
I’ll lift high the cup of salvation—a toast to God!
    I’ll pray in the name of God;
I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do,
    and I’ll do it together with his people.
When they arrive at the gates of death,
    God welcomes those who love him.
Oh, God, here I am, your servant,
    your faithful servant: set me free for your service!
I’m ready to offer the thanksgiving sacrifice
    and pray in the name of God.
I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do,
    and I’ll do it in company with his people,
In the place of worship, in God’s house,
    in Jerusalem, God’s city.
Hallelujah!

The Message (MSG)

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