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

"The Shocking Grace of God"
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Prelude: "Spirit of God Descend Upon My Heart" Sean Stafford 00:38
Introit: "In His Time" Chancel Choir 02:35
Greeting; Announcements; Call to Worship Liturgist: Bonnie Cole 04:18
"All Who Love & Serve Your City" Song #433 08:46
Children's Time Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 11:02
"Prayer for Peace" Cappella Ringers 17:08
Scripture- Philippians 1:21-30 Dottie Dauber 23:55
"You Are My All in All" Chancel Choir 25:30
"The Voice of God Is Calling" Song #436 28:30
Prayer Concerns, Pastoral Prayer, Lord's Prayer Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 31:04
Scripture- Matthew 20:1-16 Tom Hall 38:31
Sermon: "The Shocking Grace of God" Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 40:32
"Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service" Song #581 55:21
Blessing & Dismissal Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue- Trost 58:15
Central Photos Slide Presentation 58:51

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Philippians 1:21-30 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which I prefer. I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again.  Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God’s doing. For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well— since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

Matthew 20:1-16 The Message (MSG)

“God’s kingdom is like an estate manager who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. They agreed on a wage of a dollar a day, and went to work.  “Later, about nine o’clock, the manager saw some other men hanging around the town square unemployed. He told them to go to work in his vineyard and he would pay them a fair wage. They went. “He did the same thing at noon, and again at three o’clock. At five o’clock he went back and found still others standing around. He said, ‘Why are you standing around all day doing nothing?’ “They said, ‘Because no one hired us.’ “He told them to go to work in his vineyard.  “When the day’s work was over, the owner of the vineyard instructed his foreman, ‘Call the workers in and pay them their wages. Start with the last hired and go on to the first.’ “Those hired at five o’clock came up and were each given a dollar. When those who were hired first saw that, they assumed they would get far more. But they got the same, each of them one dollar. Taking the dollar, they groused angrily to the manager, ‘These last workers put in only one easy hour, and you just made them equal to us, who slaved all day under a scorching sun.’ “He replied to the one speaking for the rest, ‘Friend, I haven’t been unfair. We agreed on the wage of a dollar, didn’t we? So take it and go. I decided to give to the one who came last the same as you. Can’t I do what I want with my own money? Are you going to get stingy because I am generous?’ “Here it is again, the Great Reversal: many of the first ending up last, and the last first.”