Central United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

"Let it Go"
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
June 3, 2018
      

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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
"Gentle Voice" Sean Stafford 0:01
Greeting Pastor Michelle 0:28
Announcements Knud Hansen 1:12
We Are Called to Worship Knud Hansen 4:47
"Open My Eyes, That I May See" Song #454 6:17
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 8:40
"Take and Eat" Gene Grier 13:38
2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Marie King 16:55
"Abbot's Leigh" Cappella Ringers 19:08
"Lord of the Dance Song #261 26:01
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 28:40
Mark 2:23-3:6 Pastor Michelle 37:55
Celebrating Holy Communion Pastor Michelle 50:32
"Lord Speak to Me" Song #463 58:10
Blessing Blessing 59:26
"Consideration" Sean Stafford 59:45

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Scripture

 

SCRIPTURE READING #1 June 3 , Marie King  

2 Corinthians 4:5-12                                                               The Message

 

Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.

If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. As it is, there’s not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we’re not much to look at. We’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we haven’t broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us—he lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus’ sake, which makes Jesus’ life all the more evident in us. While we’re going through the worst, you’re getting in on the best!

 

SCRIPTURE READING #2 for June 3,  Pastor Michelle

Mark 2:23-3:6                                                                         The Message

 

One Sabbath day he was walking through a field of ripe grain. As his disciples made a path, they pulled off heads of grain. The Pharisees told on them to Jesus: “Look, your disciples are breaking Sabbath rules!”

Jesus said, “Really? Haven’t you ever read what David did when he was hungry, along with those who were with him? How he entered the sanctuary and ate fresh bread off the altar, with the Chief Priest Abiathar right there watching—holy bread that no one but priests were allowed to eat—and handed it out to his companions?” Then Jesus said, “The Sabbath was made to serve us; we weren’t made to serve the Sabbath. The Son of Man is no lackey to the Sabbath. He’s in charge!”

Then he went back in the meeting place where he found a man with a crippled hand. The Pharisees had their eyes on Jesus to see if he would heal him, hoping to catch him in a Sabbath infraction. He said to the man with the crippled hand, “Stand here where we can see you.”

Then he spoke to the people: “What kind of action suits the Sabbath best? Doing good or doing evil? Helping people or leaving them helpless?” No one said a word.

He looked them in the eye, one after another, angry now, furious at their hard-nosed religion. He said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” He held it out—it was as good as new! The Pharisees got out as fast as they could, sputtering about how they would join forces with Herod’s followers and ruin him.