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

"Trusting, Waiting, Abiding in God"
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
United Methodist Church- Open Hearts Video 0:28
Prelude: "O, How I Love Jesus" Sean Stafford 0:59
Greeting; Announcements; Call to Worship Liturgist: Amber Gaylord 5:14
"Seek the Lord" Song #124 9:23
Children's Time Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 11:40
"Consecration" Connie Lamando 17:50
Scripture- Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 Carolyn Stanford 20:46
"Jesus Is All the World to Me" Sean Stafford 23:24
"O Come and Dwell in Me" Song #388 26:0
Prayer Concerns, Pastoral Prayer, Lord's Prayer Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 27:27
Scripture- Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Jill Weston 37:17
Message: "Trusting, Waiting, Abiding in God" Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 40:13
"I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light" Song #206" 54:19
Blessing & Dismissal Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue- Trost 57:30
Postlude: "Honor, Glory and Praise" Sean Stafford 58:19

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Psalm 139 The Message (MSG)

God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand. I’m an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; I’m never out of your sight. You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence. I look behind me and you’re there, then up ahead and you’re there, too— your reassuring presence, coming and going. This is too much, too wonderful— I can’t take it all in! Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? to be out of your sight? If I climb to the sky, you’re there! If I go underground, you’re there! If I flew on morning’s wings to the far western horizon, You’d find me in a minute— you’re already there waiting! Then I said to myself, “Oh, he even sees me in the dark! At night I’m immersed in the light!” It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you; night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you. ... Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong— then guide me on the road to eternal life.

Matthew 13:24-43 The Message (MSG)

He told another story. “God’s kingdom is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. That night, while his hired men were asleep, his enemy sowed thistles all through the wheat and slipped away before dawn. When the first green shoots appeared and the grain began to form, the thistles showed up, too. “The farmhands came to the farmer and said, ‘Master, that was clean seed you planted, wasn’t it? Where did these thistles come from?’  “He answered, ‘Some enemy did this.’ “The farmhands asked, ‘Should we weed out the thistles?’  “He said, ‘No, if you weed the thistles, you’ll pull up the wheat, too. Let them grow together until harvest time. Then I’ll instruct the harvesters to pull up the thistles and tie them in bundles for the fire, then gather the wheat and put it in the barn.’” . . .  Jesus dismissed the congregation and went into the house. His disciples came in and said, “Explain to us that story of the thistles in the field.”  So he explained. “The farmer who sows the pure seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the pure seeds are subjects of the kingdom, the thistles are subjects of the Devil, and the enemy who sows them is the Devil. The harvest is the end of the age, the curtain of history. The harvest hands are angels.  “The picture of thistles pulled up and burned is a scene from the final act. The Son of Man will send his angels, weed out the thistles from his kingdom, pitch them in the trash, and be done with them. They are going to complain to high heaven, but nobody is going to listen. At the same time, ripe, holy lives will mature and adorn the kingdom of their Father. “Are you listening to this? Really listening?