Central United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

"Saints and Sinners In It Together"
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
Sunday, November 5, 2017; All Saints Day

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
Prelude: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" Sean Stafford 00:00
Greeting; Announcements; Call to Worship Liturgist: Connie Lamando 04:17
"Gather Us In" Song # 2236 05:40
Children's Time Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 09:00
"Down In the River to Pray"; arr. Dave Harvey Chancel Choir 12:21
Scripture- Matthew 5:1-12 Jill Weston 14:29
Stewardship Moment Tom Hall 16:16
"My Jesus, I Love Thee" Chancel Choir 23:09
"Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones" Song #90 27:00
Prayer Concerns, Pastoral Prayer, Lord's Prayer Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 27:55
Scripture- Hebrews 12:1-5a, 10b-14 Dave Henderson 33:10
Sermon: "Saints and Sinners In It Together" Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 35:10
Remembering the Saints Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 45:18
Celebrating Holy Communion Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 48:56
"For All the Saints" Song #711 57:02
Blessing & Dismissal Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue- Trost 58:36
Postlude: "When I Can Read My Title Clear" Sean Stafford 58:56

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Matthew 5:1-12 (NRSV)

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Hebrews 12:1-5a, 10b-14 The Message (MSG)

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls! . . . In this all-out match against sin, others have suffered far worse than you, to say nothing of what Jesus went through—all that bloodshed! So don’t feel sorry for yourselves. Or have you forgotten how good parents treat children, training us to live God’s holy best. At the time, discipline isn’t much fun. It always feels like it’s going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it’s the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God. So don’t sit around on your hands! No more dragging your feet! Clear the path for long-distance runners so no one will trip and fall, so no one will step in a hole and sprain an ankle. Help each other out. And run for it! Work at getting along with each other and with God. Otherwise you’ll never get so much as a glimpse of God.