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

"We Unlikely Heralds"
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
United Methodist "Open Hearts" Video 00:00
Announcements Knud Hansen 00:30
Call to Worship; Lighting the Advent Wreath; Opening Prayer Amber Gaylord; Cyndi Tedeschi 04:20
"Hail to the Lord's Annointed" Song #203 07:30
Children's Time Rev. Dr. Michelle Bouge-Trost 10:28
"We Wait" Chancel Choir; Cellist: Raeleen Bichler 15:17
Scripture- Psalm 126 Donna Spearman 18:53
"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" Duet: Raeleen Bichler- Cello; Sean Stafford- Piano 20:47
"Word of God, Come Down On Earth: Song #182 29:22
Prayer Concerns, Pastoral Prayer, Lord's Prayer Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 30:42
Scripture- John 1:6-8, 19-28 Carl Northrup 40:36
The Sermon: "We Unlikely Heralds" Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 42:29
"Heralds of Christ" Song #567 54:30
Blessing Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 56:37
Postlude: "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Sean Stafford 57:00
Central's Evening of Advent Reflection & Mission Photos 57:13

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Psalm 126 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. 2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” 3 The Lord has done great things for us, and we rejoiced. 4 Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the watercourses in the Negeb. 5 May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy. 6 Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.

John 1:6-8, 19-28 The Message (MSG)

6-8 There once was a man, his name John, sent by God to point out the way to the Life-Light. He came to show everyone where to look, who to believe in. John was not himself the Light; he was there to show the way to the Light. 19-20 When Jews from Jerusalem sent a group of priests and officials to ask John who he was, he was completely honest. He didn’t evade the question. He told the plain truth: “I am not the Messiah.” 21 They pressed him, “Who, then? Elijah?” “I am not.” “The Prophet?” “No.” 22 Exasperated, they said, “Who, then? We need an answer for those who sent us. Tell us something—anything!—about yourself.” 23 “I’m thunder in the desert: ‘Make the road straight for God!’ I’m doing what the prophet Isaiah preached.” 24-25 Those sent to question him were from the Pharisee party. Now they had a question of their own: “If you’re neither the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet, why do you baptize?” 26-27 John answered, “I only baptize using water. A person you don’t recognize has taken his stand in your midst. He comes after me, but he is not in second place to me. I’m not even worthy to hold his coat for him.” 28 These conversations took place in Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing at the time.