Central United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

"Time to Go Public"
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
March 18, 2018
      

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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
Announcements Amber Gaylord 0:25
We Are Called to Worship Amber Gaylord 4:18
"Jesus Shall Reign" Song # 157 5:48
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 8:55
"O Sacred Head Now Wounded" Cappella Ringers 13:49
Ephisians 2:1-10 Bonnie Cole 17:36
Offertory Sean Stafford 19:29
"Breath on Me, Breath of God" Song # 420 24:05
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 27:01
John 12:20-26 Donna Spearman 38:37
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 40:14
"Go Forth for God" Song # 670 57:10
Blessing Pastor Michelle 59:37

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Scripture

Ephesians 2:1-10 The Message (MSG)

He Tore Down the Wall

1-6 It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.

7-10 Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.

John 12:20-26   The Message (MSG)

A Grain of Wheat Must Die

20-21 There were some Greeks in town who had come up to worship at the Feast. They approached Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee: “Sir, we want to see Jesus. Can you help us?”

22-23 Philip went and told Andrew. Andrew and Philip together told Jesus. Jesus answered, “Time’s up. The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

24-25 “Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat. But if it is buried, it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. In the same way, anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever, real and eternal.

26 “If any of you wants to serve me, then follow me. Then you’ll be where I am, ready to serve at a moment’s notice. The Father will honor and reward anyone who serves me.

The Message (MSG)

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