Central United Methodist Church
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

"The Church We're Called to Be"
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
May 21, 2017
Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
The United Methodist Church Video 00:19
Adoro To Devote; Now Thank We All Our God Roger Richards 00:49
Greeting Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 05:23
Announcements; Call to Worship Liturgist: Carolyn Standford 06:28
"See How Great A Flame Aspires" Song #541 10:13
Signs of Blessing & Peace Congregation 13:28
Children's Time Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 13:34
"Celebrate With Joy" Cappella Ringers 18:02
Scripture- Acts 1:1-11 Connie Lamando 21:08
"The Old Rugged Cross" Cappella Ringers 23:17
"My Hope Is Built" Song #368 26:50
Prayer Concerns, Pastoral Prayer, Lord's Prayer Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 29:30
Scripture - Ephesians 1:15-23 Carole James 36:45
"The Church We're Called to Be" Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 38:44
"We Are God's People" Song #2220 55:12
Blessing & Dismissal Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 58:00

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Acts 1:1-11   The Message (MSG)

Dear Theophilus, in the first volume of this book I wrote on everything that Jesus began to do and teach until the day he said good-bye to the apostles, the ones he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. After his death, he presented himself alive to them in many different settings over a period of forty days. In face-to-face meetings, he talked to them about things concerning the kingdom of God. As they met and ate meals together, he told them that they were on no account to leave Jerusalem but “must wait for what the Father promised: the promise you heard from me. John baptized in water; you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit. And soon.” When they were together for the last time they asked, “Master, are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel now? Is this the time?” He told them, “You don’t get to know the time. Timing is the Father’s business. What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world.” These were his last words. As they watched, he was taken up and disappeared in a cloud. They stood there, staring into the empty sky. Suddenly two men appeared—in white robes! They said, “You Galileans!—why do you just stand here looking up at an empty sky? This very Jesus who was taken up from among you to heaven will come as certainly—and mysteriously—as he left.”

Ephesians 1:15-23 The Message (MSG)

That’s why, when I heard of the solid trust you have in the Master Jesus and your outpouring of love to all the followers of Jesus, I couldn’t stop thanking God for you—every time I prayed, I’d think of you and give thanks. But I do more than thank. I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength! All this energy issues from Christ: God raised him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.