Central United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

Bloom Where You Are Planted
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
June 24, 2018

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NOTE: Maggie Wolford spoke today about Binghamton University's Friendship Family program.   For more information see: https://www.binghamton.edu/isss/programs/ffp.html or contact Maggie at Margaret.cude@gmail.com or at (270) 556-6081.
Greeting Pastor Michelle 0:35
Announcements Jim Scott 1:31
Friendship Family Maggie Wolford 5:58
We Are Called to Worship Jim Scott 9:07
"A Mighty Fortress is Our God" Song # 110 10:02
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 14:16
"For the Beauty of the Earth" Marsha Doupe 19:03
Mark 4:36-41 Donna Spearman 21:25
"Lord of the Dance" Marsha Doupe 23:32
"Stand By Me" Song #512 27:16
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 30:47
2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Bonne Cole 40:15
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 42:36
"My Life Flows On" Song # 2212 55:42
Blessing Pastor Michelle 58:32
"When the Roll is Called Up Yonder" Sean Stafford & Marsha Doupe 59:06

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SCRIPTURE READING #1 June 24                             Donna Spearman  

Mark 4:35-41      N.T. p.39


On that day, when evening had come, Jesus said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” 


SCRIPTURE READING #2 for June 24                                Bonnie Cole

2 Corinthians 6:1-13    The Message


Companions as we are in this work with you, we beg you, please don’t squander one bit of this marvelous life God has given us. God reminds us,

I heard your call in the nick of time;
The day you needed me, I was there to help.

Well, now is the right time to listen, the day to be helped. Don’t put it off; don’t frustrate God’s work by showing up late, throwing a question mark over everything we’re doing. Our work as God’s servants gets validated—or not—in the details. People are watching us as we stay at our post, alertly, unswervingly . . . in hard times, tough times, bad times; when we’re beaten up, jailed, and mobbed; working hard, working late, working without eating; with pure heart, clear head, steady hand; in gentleness, holiness, and honest love; when we’re telling the truth, and when God’s showing God’s power; when we’re doing our best setting things right; when we’re praised, and when we’re blamed; slandered, and honored; true to our word, though distrusted; ignored by the world, but recognized by God; terrifically alive, though rumored to be dead; beaten within an inch of our lives, but refusing to die; immersed in tears, yet always filled with deep joy; living on handouts, yet enriching many; having nothing, having it all.


Dear, dear Corinthians, I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!