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

God's Commitment, And Ours
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
United Methodist Church Missions Video 00:00
Prelude: "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" Sean Stafford 00:32
Greeting; Announcements; Call to Worship Liturgist: Bonnie Cole 04:50
"What Gift Can We Bring" Song #87 12:03
Children's Time Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 16:20
"Our Hymn of Grateful Praise" Festivo Ringers 20:16
Scripture- Psalm 78:1-7 Kelly Whitney 22:56
"We Gather Together" Cappella Ringers 24:05
"Together We Serve" Song #2175 27:28
Prayer Concerns, Pastoral Prayer, Lord's Prayer Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 29:04
Scripture- Matthew 25:14-30 Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 38:36
Sermon: "God's Commitment, And Ours" Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 41:36
Offering and Commitment of 2018 Pledge Cards Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 51:42
"Take My Life" Song #399 54:32
Blessing & Dismissal Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue- Trost 55:13
Postlude: "Give Thanks"; Pictures from the life of Central Sean Stafford 56:22

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Psalm 78:1-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, 3 things that we have heard and known, that our ancestors have told us. 4 We will not hide them from their children; we will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. 5 He established a decree in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach to their children; 6 that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and rise up and tell them to their children, 7 so that they should set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.

Matthew 25:14-30 The Message (MSG)

“It’s also like a man going off on an extended trip. He called his servants together and delegated responsibilities. To one he gave five thousand dollars, to another two thousand, to a third one thousand, depending on their abilities. Then he left. Right off, the first servant went to work and doubled his master’s investment. The second did the same. But the man with the single thousand dug a hole and carefully buried his master’s money. 19-21 “After a long absence, the master of those three servants came back and settled up with them. The one given five thousand dollars showed him how he had doubled his investment. His master commended him: ‘Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.’ 22-23 “The servant with the two thousand showed how he also had doubled his master’s investment. His master commended him: ‘Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.’ 24-25 “The servant given one thousand said, ‘Master, I know you have high standards and hate careless ways, that you demand the best and make no allowances for error. I was afraid I might disappoint you, so I found a good hiding place and secured your money. Here it is, safe and sound down to the last cent.’ 26-27 “The master was furious. ‘That’s a terrible way to live! It’s criminal to live cautiously like that! If you knew I was after the best, why did you do less than the least? The least you could have done would have been to invest the sum with the bankers, where at least I would have gotten a little interest. 28-30 “‘Take the thousand and give it to the one who risked the most. And get rid of this “play-it-safe” who won’t go out on a limb. Throw him out into utter darkness.’