Central United Methodist Church
Monday, November 12, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

Imperfect People
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
Sept. 10, 2017

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
"Sanctuary" Living Water 0:01
Greeting Pastor Michelle 1:36
Announcements Bruce Bishop 2:34
We Are Called to Worship Bruce Bishop 10:11
"We Are Called" Song # 2172 11:18
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 14:52
"Open the Eyes of My Heart" Living Water 21:7
Psalm 124 Connie Lamondo 12:14
"Be the Center" Living Water 24:37
"Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" Song #384 29:45
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 33:32
Romans 13:8-14 Kelly Whitney 41:40
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 43:26
"Where Charity and Love Prevail" Song # 549 57:46

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Psalm 124   The Message (MSG)

A Pilgrim Song of David


124 1-5 If God hadn’t been for us
    —all together now, Israel, sing out!—
If God hadn’t been for us
    when everyone went against us,
We would have been swallowed alive
    by their violent anger,
Swept away by the flood of rage,
    drowned in the torrent;
We would have lost our lives
    in the wild, raging water.


Oh, blessed be God!
    He didn’t go off and leave us.
He didn’t abandon us defenseless,
    helpless as a rabbit in a pack of snarling dogs.


We’ve flown free from their fangs,
    free of their traps, free as a bird.
Their grip is broken;
    we’re free as a bird in flight.

God’s strong name is our help,
    the same God who made heaven and earth.

Romans 13:8-14   The Message (MSG)

8-10 Don’t run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other. When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along. The law code—don’t sleep with another person’s spouse, don’t take someone’s life, don’t take what isn’t yours, don’t always be wanting what you don’t have, and any other “don’t” you can think of—finally adds up to this: Love other people as well as you do yourself. You can’t go wrong when you love others. When you add up everything in the law code, the sum total is love.

11-14 But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God. The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. We can’t afford to waste a minute, must not squander these precious daylight hours in frivolity and indulgence, in sleeping around and dissipation, in bickering and grabbing everything in sight. Get out of bed and get dressed! Don’t loiter and linger, waiting until the very last minute. Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about!

The Message (MSG)

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