Nate Silver at fivethirtyeight.com wrote an interesting article entitled “8 Ways to Stay Sane in the Final 15 Days of the Campaign.” He has some excellent ideas about how to examine data and how not to make too many assumptions. I have a better suggestion. Try praying this prayer with me until the election. It comes from The Book of Common Prayer with an addition in the wording by me.

Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States and the people of New Mexico in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Worship & Covid Updates
8:30 Drive-In Worship: Please remain in your cars for this interactive worship experience

10:00 On-Line Worship: Please join us for this traditional and musical worship service

  • Following the CDC, DOH, State, and insurance recommendations, the nursery will remain closed and children 8 and under are asked to remain home and safe, and children/youth 9-17 are asked to remain with their parent or guardian at all times during the worship service and anywhere in the church facility, this includes the parking lot.

  • Due to social distancing and sanitary requirements, and under the advice of the Department of Health, Center for Disease Control, and insurance guidelines, we will not be hosting small groups, Bible Studies, ministries, outreach, or programming on the property of CUMC for the time being. When these guidelines change, we will be in contact with all Sunday School, ministry, outreach, and program leaders regarding a reopening plan.
Children and Youth Ministries
  • Church 4 Kids Weekly Devotional is available to view on Sunday’s at 10:00am on on our website and FaceBook page, with a link to a YouTube Channel.

  • Youth are invited to join Pastor Kelly for a youth zoom meet-up every Sunday at 7:00pm. Please contact Pastor Kelly to be included in the zoom youth meet up at kellyb@centraltolife.org.
Adult Ministries
Every Wednesday, Pastor Greg’s Bible Study takes place. The study will be on the Book of Acts.

Read Acts 13

Questions
  1. How would you characterize the church at Antioch?
  2. How could have Paul and his companions responded to the magician they met on the island of Cyprus?
  3. How does Paul respond and with what results
  4. We live in a world of modern skepticism on one hand and on the other hand, rampant spiritual beliefs of many varieties. What various spiritual beliefs are common? What are appropriate Christian responses to the variety of supernatural beliefs and practices we might encounter
  5. In a different Antioch, this one in south central Turkey, how does Paul stress to these Jews the continuity of the story of Israel with the coming of Jesus?
  6. How do the promises Paul mentions in 13:38-39 apply to Israel in particular as well to other ethnic and cultural groups?
  7. What do Paul and Barnabas mean when they urge their listeners to remain in God’s Grace?
  8. How does Paul and Barnabas’s reception change from the previous Sabbath?
  9. Why are some Jewish leaders enrages and some Gentiles thrilled?
Third Space Ministries
  • Brewery Ministry and Starbucks Study weekly e-devotional is available every Monday. Contact Pastor Kelly to be included in this weekly devotional: kellyb@centraltolife.org
October 2021 Educational Opportunities
Footsteps of Paul Cruise
Join Pastor Kelly for the Educational Opportunities FootSteps of Paul Cruise, October 3-14th 2021 (Tour: GC21, Code C, ID 55108). You will arrive in Venice from Albuquerque on October 3rd, and then on to Katakolon, Santorini, Ephesus, Mykonos, Athens, and Corinth. A pre-tour to Florence and a post-tour to Venice is also available. Additional information and registration information can be found on centraltolife.org or www.EO.travel. http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/files/uploads/GC21_55108_Brooks_005_FINAL.pdf

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Contact Pastor Kelly with questions or scholarship information kellyb@centraltolife.org
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October 25, 2020
8:30am Drive-In Service

Welcoming Music

Welcome

Call to Worship    
With hearts ready to serve,
God turns our mourning into singing and our sorrows into laughter.
With hope and expectation,
God turns our weeping into celebration and our grief into shouts of joy .
Come before the Lord with yearning, with hearts ready to serve.

Opening Hymn     Lord, I Want to Be a Christian

Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart.
In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart.
Lord, I want to be like Jesus…

Opening Prayer with Lord’s Prayer   
Eternal Mystery, before the mountains were brought forth, and the seas began to roar, you are God. You make us like grass, which flourishes in the morning and fades in the evening. In the blink of an eye, we turn back to dust, for a thousand years in your sight are like a watch in the night. Restore us, O Lord, and heal us with your saving love, for we are your people, and you are our God.

Scripture Reading   Matthew 22: 34-46

Solo      “Early in the Morning”

Sermon                       

Central to Life           

Catalytic Generosity Minute

Closing Hymn      Marching to Zion

Come ye that love the Lord, and let your joys be known,
Join in a song with sweet accord, Join in a song with sweet accord.
And thus surround the throne, and thus surround the throne.
We're marching to Zion, beautiful, beautiful Zion;
We're marching upward to Zion; the beautiful city of God
Then let our songs a bound and every tear be dry;
We're marching through Immanuel's ground; we’re marching through Immanuel's Ground,
To fairer worlds on high, to fairer worlds on high.…

Blessing

Benediction

Postlude
October 25, 2020
10:00am Order of Service

Welcome                

Prelude

Call to Worship
With hearts ready to serve,
God turns our mourning into singing and our sorrows into laughter.
With hope and expectation,
God turns our weeping into celebration and our grief into shouts of joy .
Come before the Lord with yearning, with hearts ready to serve.

Opening Hymn     More Love to Thee, O Christ (vs 1-3)  453 UMH

Opening Prayer     

Prayer Response    “Lord I Want to Be a Christian”     Spiritual

Central to Life            

Catalytic Generosity       

Prayer of Thanksgiving      

Doxology       Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow   94 UMH

Scripture Reading: Matthew 22: 34-46

Anthem     “Blessed are the Pure in Heart”      Bruno Huhn

Sermon “Committed to the Win-Win”

Pastoral Prayer                      

The Lord’s Prayer               

Hymn to Engage the World    O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee  430 UMH

Blessing                      

Benediction                   

Postlude
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