Central United Methodist Church
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

Transformed for Holy Work
Rev. Mark Marino, Guest Preacher
Sunday, March 4, 2018

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
United Methodist Children & Miracles Video Clip 00:19
Welcome and Greeting Rev. Mark Marino 01:21
Announcements; Call to Worship; Prayer Liturgist: Bruce Bishop 03:16
"Let All Things Now Living" Song #2008 07:16
Children's Time Rev. Mark Marino 09:36
Anthem: "The Still Small Voice" Chancel Choir 12:44
Scripture- Genesis 17:1-7 John Obusek 17:08
Offertory: "The Power of the Cross" Chancel Choir 18:17
"Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know" Song #163 21:50
Prayer; Lord's Prayer Rev. Mark Marino 23:50
Scripture- Mark 8:31-38 Kelly Whitney 29:56
Message: "Transformed for Holy Work" Rev. Mark Marino 31:49
Sacrament of Holy Communion Rev. Mark Marino 48:16
"In the Midst of New Dimensions" Song #2238 53:51
Benediction Rev. Mark Marino 56:47
United Methodist Church Missions & Ministries Video Clip 58:27

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Genesis 17:1-8 The Message (MSG)

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, God showed up and said to him, “I am The Strong God, live entirely before me, live to the hilt! I’ll make a covenant between us and I’ll give you a huge family.” 3-8 Overwhelmed, Abram fell flat on his face. Then God said to him, “This is my covenant with you: You’ll be the father of many nations. Your name will no longer be Abram, but Abraham, meaning that ‘I’m making you the father of many nations.’ I’ll make you a father of fathers—I’ll make nations from you, kings will issue from you. I’m establishing my covenant between me and you, a covenant that includes your descendants, a covenant that goes on and on and on, a covenant that commits me to be your God and the God of your descendants.

Mark 8:31-38 The Message (MSG)

Jesus warned them to keep it quiet, not to breathe a word of it to anyone. He then began explaining things to them: “It is necessary that the Son of Man proceed to an ordeal of suffering, be tried and found guilty by the elders, high priests, and religion scholars, be killed, and after three days rise up alive.” He said this simply and clearly so they couldn’t miss it. 32-33 But Peter grabbed him in protest. Turning and seeing his disciples wavering, wondering what to believe, Jesus confronted Peter. “Peter, get out of my way! Satan, get lost! You have no idea how God works.” 34-37 Calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to saving yourself, your true self. What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? What could you ever trade your soul for? 38 “If any of you are embarrassed over me and the way I’m leading you when you get around your fickle and unfocused friends, know that you’ll be an even greater embarrassment to the Son of Man when he arrives in all the splendor of God, his Father, with an army of the holy angels.”