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Psalm 139 (MSG)

Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit?
    to be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you’re there!
    If I go underground, you’re there!
If I flew on morning’s wings
    to the far western horizon,
You’d find me in a minute—
    you’re already there waiting!
Then I said to myself, “Oh, he even sees me in the dark!
    At night I’m immersed in the light!”
It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you;
    night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you.

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
    you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
    Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
    I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
    you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
    how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
    all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
    before I’d even lived one day.


Psalm 91 (MSG)

You who sit down in the High God’s presence,

    spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,

Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.

    I trust in you and I’m safe!”

That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,

    shields you from deadly hazards.

His huge outstretched arms protect you—

    under them you’re perfectly safe;

    his arms fend off all harm.

Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night,

    not flying arrows in the day,

Not disease that prowls through the darkness,

    not disaster that erupts at high noon.

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Guest Speaker Jason Jimmerson

November 10, 2019

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Sermon: Eric Strader

Scripture Reader: Kelly Murdock-Billy


Psalm 30 and 34 are psalms of thanksgiving by persons who have moved through trouble and distress. God has delivered us from our troubles and transformed our grief into joy again.

Psalm 30:5 (MSG)

"All you saints! Sing your hearts out to God! Thank God to God’s face!"


Psalm 34:18 (MSG)

"If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there;

if you’re kicked in the gut, God'll help you catch your breath."


A word of God for a people of God

Thanks be to God.

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Mission Worship Leaders:

Guest Speaker: Vickie Wilkinson

Ministry Announcements: Lauri Taylor

Offertory Prayer: Jim Robison-Cox

Passing the Peace: Greg Alff

Invocation: JB Bishop

Scripture Reader: Jennifer Heiss

Ushers: John Wilkinson, JB Bishop, Carol Smotherman, Zach Nell 

Today’s Scripture Matthew 25:34-36, 40 (NIV)

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

James 2:14-19 (NIV) What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.

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Campus Ministry Worship Planners & Leaders:

Set dDesign: Alison Skillman, Sarah Kisthart, Allie Hale, Zak Wangler

Invitation: Mason DeVries

Invocation: Abby Sites

Children's Moment: Mason DeVries

Scripture & Speakers: Corinne Moss, Sarah Kisthart, Bill Aple

Music:Allie Zanieri-Hale (Planning), Abby Sites, Mason Devries, Bill Aple, Betty Merta & Elevate Worship

Greeters: Zak Wangler


TNT Community

Revelations 3:20

Featured Speaker: Corrine Moss


Revelation 3:20

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.


Mission Trip Community

Ephesians 2:10

Featured Speaker: Sarah Kisthart


Ephesians 2:10

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.


Church Ministry Community

Romans 12:3-6

Featured Speaker: Bill Aple

Romans 12:3-6

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;

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Led by MSU Student Mason Devries "Inclusion, Exclusion"

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Prayer by MSU Student, Corinne Moss

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Note: This sermon is being published with the permission of Mason Scurry and his parents John & Kim Scurry. 
5 Part Sermon with Scripture and Quotes.
Speaker: Mason Scurry. Scripture Readers: Carter Evans & Ava Murray
Part 1. Take Out Your Earbuds, Timothy 4:12

Part 2. Cheer for the home team, 
Ecclesiastes 4:12

Part 3. High school relationships, 
2 Corinthians 5:17
Part 4. Be the weird kid, Luke 10:27

Part 5. Don’t pack up before the bell
"You have this one life. How do you want to spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud."
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Scripture: Matthew 19:13-15

Guest Speaker: Alison Skillman, Children's Ministry

Song: "You are Loved" by Stars Go Dim

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Luke 9:18-22, CEB

Once when Jesus was praying by himself, the disciples joined him, and he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”

They answered, “John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others that one of the ancient prophets has come back to life.”

He asked them, “And what about you? Who do you say that I am?”

Peter answered, “The Christ sent from God.”

Jesus gave them strict orders not to tell this to anyone. He said, “The Human One must suffer many things and be rejected—by the elders, chief priests, and the legal experts—and be killed and be raised on the third day.”

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Today’s Scripture

Luke 14:25-27 CEB

Large crowds were traveling with Jesus. Turning to them, he said, “Whoever comes to me and doesn’t hate father and mother, spouse and children, and brothers and sisters—yes, even one’s own life—cannot be my disciple. Whoever doesn’t carry their own cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

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Due to continuing technical errors with our soundboard we are unable to record our podcast. We hope to be able to have this issue fixed by Monday September 9th.

Thank you for your patience. BUMC, 406-586-5413

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Due to technical difficulties, the sermon for Sunday August 25th will not be posted. Below is the scripture for this week.

Psalm 8:1-4

Lord, our Lord, how majestic

is your name throughout the earth!

You made your glory higher than heaven!

From the mouths of nursing babies

you have laid a strong foundation

because of your foes,

in order to stop vengeful enemies.

When I look up at your skies,

at what your fingers made—

the moon and the stars

that you set firmly in place—

what are human beings

that you think about them;

what are human beings

that you pay attention to them?

Zechariah 6:15, 10:8-12

People from far away will come and build the Lord’s

temple so you might know that the Lord of heavenly forces

has sent me to you. It will happen if you truly obey the voice

of the Lord your God.

I will whistle for them and gather them, because I have

ransomed them. They will be as numerous as they were

previously. Though I sowed them among the peoples, they

will remember me in the distant places where they are living

with their children until they return.

I will bring them back from the land of Egypt; I will collect

them from Assyria. I will bring them to the land of Gilead

and Lebanon until there is no more room for them.

They will pass through the sea of distress and strike the sea

with waves.

All the depths of the river will dry up.

The pride of Assyria will be brought down; the scepter of

Egypt will turn away.

I will strengthen them in the Lord, and they will walk in his

name, says the Lord.

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We apologize; the sound during the scripture reading cut in/out so we couldn't salvage the sound clip to attach with the sermon this week. Please see the text below.

Today’s Scripture

Psalm 67

Let God grant us grace and bless us;
    let God make his face shine on us, 
    so that your way becomes known on earth,
    so that your salvation becomes known among all the nations.

Let the people thank you, God!
    Let all the people thank you!
    Let the people celebrate
     and shout with joy
     because you judge the nations fairly
     and guide all nations on the earth. 
    Let the people thank you, God!
    Let all the people thank you!

The earth has yielded its harvest.
    God blesses us—our God blesses us!
Let God continue to bless us;
    let the far ends of the earth honor him.

Haggai 1:2-11

This is what the Lord of heavenly forces says:
These people say, “The time hasn’t come, the time to rebuild the Lord’s house.”

Then the Lord’s word came through Haggai the prophet: Is it time for you to dwell in your own paneled houses while this house lies in ruins?

So now, this is what the Lord of heavenly forces says: Take your ways to heart. You have sown much, but it has brought little. You eat, but there’s not enough to satisfy. You drink, but not enough to get drunk. There is clothing, but not enough to keep warm. Anyone earning wages puts those wages into a bag with holes.

This is what the Lord of heavenly forces says: Take your ways to heart. Go up to the highlands and bring back wood. Rebuild the temple so that I may enjoy it and that I may be honored, says the Lord. You expect a surplus, but look how it shrinks. You bring it home, and I blow it away, says the Lord of heavenly forces, because my house lies in ruins. But all of you hurry to your own houses.

Therefore, the skies above you have withheld the dew, and the earth has withheld its produce because of you. I have called for drought on the earth, on the mountains, on the grain, on the wine, on the olive oil, on that which comes forth from the fertile ground, on humanity, on beasts, and upon everything that handles produce.

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Scripture: Psalm 100 & Micah 6:3-8

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Scripture: Ephesians 3:20-21

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Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:14-17

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Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12

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Scripture: Luke 1:46-55

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Apologies for not being able to post the sermons from December 9 (Mary and Elizabeth) and December 16 (Mary and Joseph). We've had some recent problems with the recording equipment. Please feel free to request a transcript of either sermon from Reverend Eric Strader at

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Scripture: Luke 1: 26-38

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Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-10; 14-17

Today's sermon was not recorded. You can request a transcript from Reverend Eric Strader at


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Scripture: Romans

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Scripture: Selected verses from Acts

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Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14

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Scripture: Ezekiel 37: 1-14

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Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14

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Matthew 28:19-20

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Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20

Today's guest preacher is Alison Massey, the Worship and Communications Coordinator at BUMC.

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