Central United Methodist Church
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

Blue Christmas
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
Mr. Jeff Heald
Sunday, December 10, 2017
      

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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
Prelude: "I Wonder As I Wander" Jeff Heald 00:00
"Come, O Redeemer, Come" Emily Riley 01:50
Welcome Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 03:45
Call to Worship Kelly Crane 05:02
"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" Song #211 06:05
Scripture- Romans 5:1-5 Kelly Crane 09:20
"Blessings" Emily Riley 10:35
Message: "Take a Breath; Look Around" Jeff Heald 15:19
Candle Lighting Litany of Remembrance; "Silent Night" Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 30:50
A Time for Healing Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 37:20
Prayer Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 44:48
Scripture Luke 2:1-12 Kelly Crane 46:40
"O Holy Night" Emily Riley 48:30
Carrying the Light with Us Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 55:27
"I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light" Song #206 57:52
Blessing Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue- Trost 61:01
Postlude: "O Little Town of Bethlehem" Jeff Heald 61:35

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Scripture

Romans 5:1-5 The Message (MSG) Developing Patience

By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise. 3-5 There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!

Luke 2:1-12The Message (MSG) The Birth of Jesus

About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. As a descendant of David, he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant. 6-7 While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel. An Event for Everyone 8-12 There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”