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

Second Sunday of Advent
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
Sun. Dec. 10, 2017

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
"Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus" Jeff Heald 00:01
Greeting Pastor Michelle 4:05
Announcements Bruce Bishop 4:55
Lighting of the Advent Wreath Bruce Bishop 8:50
"People, Look East" Song # 202 12:25
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 14:10
"O Come, O Come" Living Water, Jade Hartley, Soloist 18:42
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 Connie Lamondo 22:17
"Glory (Let There Be Peace" Living Water 24:29
"All Earth is Waiting" Song # 210 29:40
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 32:12
2 Peter 3:8-15a Sandra Felton 40:55
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 42:20
"The King of Glory Comes" Song # 2091 54:52
Blessing Pastor Michelle 56:25

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Psalm 85:1-3, 8-13     The Message (MSG)

A Korah Psalm

85 1-3 God, you smiled on your good earth!
    You brought good times back to Jacob!
You lifted the cloud of guilt from your people,
    you put their sins far out of sight.
You took back your sin-provoked threats,
    you cooled your hot, righteous anger.


8-9 I can’t wait to hear what he’ll say.
    God’s about to pronounce his people well,
The holy people he loves so much,
    so they’ll never again live like fools.
See how close his salvation is to those who fear him?
    Our country is home base for Glory!

10-13 Love and Truth meet in the street,
    Right Living and Whole Living embrace and kiss!
Truth sprouts green from the ground,
    Right Living pours down from the skies!
Oh yes! God gives Goodness and Beauty;
    our land responds with Bounty and Blessing.
Right Living strides out before him,
    and clears a path for his passage.


2 Peter 3:8-16   The Message (MSG)

The Day the Sky Will Collapse

8-9 Don’t overlook the obvious here, friends. With God, one day is as good as a thousand years, a thousand years as a day. God isn’t late with his promise as some measure lateness. He is restraining himself on account of you, holding back the End because he doesn’t want anyone lost. He’s giving everyone space and time to change.

10 But when the Day of God’s Judgment does come, it will be unannounced, like a thief. The sky will collapse with a thunderous bang, everything disintegrating in a huge conflagration, earth and all its works exposed to the scrutiny of Judgment.

11-13 Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow, do you see how essential it is to live a holy life? Daily expect the Day of God, eager for its arrival. The galaxies will burn up and the elements melt down that day—but we’ll hardly notice. We’ll be looking the other way, ready for the promised new heavens and the promised new earth, all landscaped with righteousness.

14-16 So, my dear friends, since this is what you have to look forward to, do your very best to be found living at your best, in purity and peace. Interpret our Master’s patient restraint for what it is: salvation. Our good brother Paul, who was given much wisdom in these matters, refers to this in all his letters, and has written you essentially the same thing. Some things Paul writes are difficult to understand. Irresponsible people who don’t know what they are talking about twist them every which way. They do it to the rest of the Scriptures, too, destroying themselves as they do it.

The Message (MSG)

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