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

"Not the Show, But the Food That Sticks With Us"
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
"Power of the Cross" Sean Stafford 00:00
Greeting & Welcome Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 05:00
Announcements; Call to Worship; Prayer Jim Scott 06:27
"Hope of the World" Song #178 13:23
Solo: "Precious Lord" Rev. Lea Harding 14:04
Scripture- Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Knud Hansen 16:39
Solo: "Broken and Spilled Out" Rev. Lea Harding 18:41
"Healer of Our Every Ill" Song #2213 23:34
Pastoral Prayer; Lord's Prayer Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 26:32
Welcoming New Members Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 38:20
Scripture- John 6:24-35 Anne DePugh 42:41
Message: "Not the Show, But the Food That Sticks With Us" Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 44:48
"I Come with Joy" Song #617 58:56
Benediction Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 59:28
Postlude- "Glorious Light" Sean Stafford 59:54

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Ephesians 4:25-5:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

John 6:24-38 The Message (MSG)

The next day the crowd that was left behind realized that there had been only one boat, and that Jesus had not gotten into it with his disciples. They had seen them go off without him. By now boats from Tiberias had pulled up near where they had eaten the bread blessed by the Master. So when the crowd realized he was gone and wasn’t coming back, they piled into the Tiberias boats and headed for Capernaum, looking for Jesus. When they found him back across the sea, they said, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus answered, “You’ve come looking for me not because you saw God in my actions but because I fed you, filled your stomachs—and for free. “Don’t waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides. He and what he does are guaranteed by God the Father to last.” To that they said, “Well, what do we do then to get in on God’s works?” Jesus said, “Throw your lot in with the One that God has sent. That kind of a commitment gets you in on God’s works.” They waffled: “Why don’t you give us a clue about who you are, just a hint of what’s going on? When we see what’s up, we’ll commit ourselves. Show us what you can do. Moses fed our ancestors with bread in the desert. It says so in the Scriptures: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” Jesus responded, “The real significance of that Scripture is not that Moses gave you bread from heaven but that my Father is right now offering you bread from heaven, the real bread. The Bread of God came down out of heaven and is giving life to the world.” They jumped at that: “Master, give us this bread, now and forever!” Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. The person who aligns with me hungers no more and thirsts no more, ever. I have told you this explicitly because even though you have seen me in action, you don’t really believe me. Every person the Father gives me eventually comes running to me. And once that person is with me, I hold on and don’t let go. I came down from heaven not to follow my own whim but to accomplish the will of the One who sent me.