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  • Episode 88: Recovering From Your Worst January 19, 2021
    Worship Notes 1-17-21 Lift Every Voice and Sing - James Weldon Johnson, 1921 You Are Mine -David Haas, 1991 Here I Am, Lord -Dan Schutte, 1981   Special Music -Amazing Grace, played by Lynn Miles   Scripture: Exodus 2:11-15, 3:1-15 Sermon: Recovering From Your Worst - Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield   CCLI 20178353 To donate […]
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  • Episode 87: The Power of Water and The Spirit January 13, 2021
    Rev. Emily Penfield brings a message on baptism in this episode. Much like washing your hands, baptism by water only cleanses you temporarily. Only by the power of the Holy Spirit can one be permanently purified. Scripture: Mark 1:4-11 Worship Leader: Kim FurlowSermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldOrganist: Andy PlummerPianist: Lynn MilesSoloist/Guitar: Matthew Penfield Songs: "Praise […]
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  • Episode 86: What Are You Looking For? January 6, 2021
    In this Epiphany Sunday episode, we visit the story of the Wise Men and King Herrod. Both were looking for the same thing--the Star leading to the birthplace of the King of the Jews--but each had very different reasons why. Rev. Emily Penfield brings the message. Scriptures: Matthew 2:1-12; Psalm 72 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily […]
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  • Episode 85: A New New Beginning December 27, 2020
    On the third day of Christmas, Rev. Emily Penfield brings us words for the new year. Here's to a new new beginning!   Scripture: Isaiah 61:10, 62:3 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldKeys: Andy PlummerSoloists: Tina Hendrickson and Lisa Russell Lowe Songs: "Good Christian Friends, Rejoice!" (14th Century) "A Stable Prayer" (writer unknown) "The First […]
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  • Episode 84: Are You Ready for a Miracle? December 22, 2020
    Scripture: Luke 1:26-28 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldKeys: Andy PlummerSoloists: John and Jan Somerset Songs: "He Is Born" (Traditional 19th Century Carol) "Almost There" (2014) by Michael W. Smith "Angels, We Have Heard On High" (Traditional French Carol) "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (1868) by Phillip Brooks "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (1739) by […]
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  • Episode 83: Can I Get A Witness? December 15, 2020
    Though this week's Advent message is about John the Baptist, Rev. Emily Penfield is calling him John the Witness. Why? Listen in and find out! Scripture: John 1: 6:9, 19-23 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldKeys: Andy PlummerSoloist: Tina Hendrickson Songs: "Angels From the Realms of Glory" (1816) by James Montgomery "Breath of Heaven" (1992) […]
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  • Episode 82: Try a Little Tenderness December 7, 2020
    During the service on Sunday, December 6, the Second Sunday of Advent, Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield suggests that we try a little tenderness. Prelude - O Blessed Emmanuel by J.S. Bach Hymns - People, Look East by Marty Haugen                Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus by Charles Wesley Musical […]
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  • Episode 81: Watching for the Coming November 30, 2020
    Today marks the first week of Advent, and Rev. Emily Penfield reminds us to always watch for Jesus, not just when the time is urgent. Scripture: Mark 13: 1-8, 32-37 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldKeys: Andy PlummerSingers: Tommy Russell, Jr., Deborah Russell, and Lisa Russell Lowe Songs: "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" (1854) by […]
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  • Episode 80: Remembrance As Gratitude November 27, 2020
    For our Thanksgiving week episode, Rev. Emily Penfield reminds us that sometimes the greatest expression of thankfulness is in remembrance, whether of an event or time, or of a person living or passed on. Scripture: Deuteronomy 8: 1-16 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldKeys: Andy PlummerSoloist: Tina Henderickson   Songs: "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" […]
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  • Episode 79: Justice is Your Superpower November 17, 2020
    In this live-recorded episode, Rev. Emily Penfield turns to the prophet Amos for the meanings of Justice and Righteousness. To skip past announcements, start at 04:23. To skip to the sermon, start at 12:51. Scripture: Amos 5: 18-24 Worship Leader/Sermon: Emily Freeman PenfieldOrganist/Pianist: Andy PlummerSoloist: Jay Somerset Songs: "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" (1867) by […]
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  • Episode 78: Planning Today: Wise or Foolish? November 13, 2020
    Covid 19 has stirred up an age-old question for people: If we don't know what the future holds, is there any point in planning for it? Rev. Emily Penfield turns to the parable of the bridesmaids for today's message. Scripture: Matthew 25: 1-13 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldGuitar/Soloist: Matthew Penfield Songs: "Open My Eyes" […]
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  • Episode 77: Love That Never Ends November 3, 2020
    Celebrate All Saints Sunday with Woodlawn UMC! Today's episode brings the Naming of the Saints to honor our deceased loved ones this year. Rev. Emily Penfield gives us an uplifting message from 1 John. Scripture: 1 John 3: 1-3 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldPianist: Andy PlummerSoloist: John Somerset Songs: "For All The Saints" (1864) […]
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  • Episode 76: God of the Living October 28, 2020
    After the Pharisees and Herodians failed to trap Jesus in his words, the Sadducees try their luck in questioning him about resurrection. Scripture: Matthew 22: 23-33 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldKeys: Andy Plummer, Lynn Miles (accompanying soloist)Solo: John Somerset Songs: "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" (1779) by Edward Perronet "Seek Ye First" […]
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  • Episode 75: Trapping Ourselves October 21, 2020
    In this live-recorded episode, Rev. Emily Penfield speaks on how Jewish elders teamed up to try and trap Jesus in his words, only to find they were the ones ensnared. Scripture: Matthew 5:12-22 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldAll Songs: Kathy Morgan Songs: "Eye of the Storm" (2015) by Ryan Stevenson "Morning Has Broken" (1931) […]
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  • Episode 74: Idols of Our Impatience October 14, 2020
    Rev. Emily Penfield takes us to Exodus in another live-recorded episode. Moses climbed the mountain to talk to God after the Israelites fled Egypt. The others, in their impatience to be delivered from the wilderness, asked Aaron to give them a new god. Scripture: Exodus 32: 1-14 Worship Leader: Emily Freeman PenfieldOrganist: Andy PlummerSoloist: Jane […]
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  • Episode 73: Jesus's Authority October 10, 2020
    Woodlawn UMC meets outside for this live-recorded episode. This weeks message comes from Jesus's confrontation with the temple elders after Palm Sunday. Scripture: Matthew 21:23-46 Worship Leader: Lyn CosbySermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldSoloist: Lisa Russell LoweKeys: Andy Plummer Songs: "How Great Thou Art" (1953) by Stuart K Hine "One Bread, One Body" (1978) by John […]
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  • Episode 72: Grief with a Side of Stress September 27, 2020
    When a person passes away, the loved ones left behind never only deal with the loss of that person's presence; they also have to deal with the loss of the impact that person has on the family's physical, and sometimes financial, well-being. In the fourth part of our series on grief, Rev. Emily Penfield speaks […]
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  • Episode 71: When Another is Grieving September 20, 2020
    Few characters in the Bible know grief like Job did, and many remember his friends for not giving him the best advice in his time of need. In the third installment of our September series, Rev. Emily Penfield examines these companions from a different perspective--one that we can apply today. To skip past the announcements, […]
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  • Episode 70: Crying Out in Grief September 13, 2020
    Grief is a powerful emotion. It is heavy, it is durable, and it is exhausting. In the second part on a month-long series on grief, Rev. Emily Freeman reminds us that expressing this feeling has provided relief for thousands of years. To skip past the announcements, start at 5:11. To skip to the scripture and […]
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  • Episode 69: Grief is Real (Live) September 7, 2020
    Rev. Emily Penfield begins a month-long series on grief with the story of Lazarus. Although Jesus knew that he could be brought back to life, Jesus still felt the pain of Martha and the entire community over Lazarus's passing. To skip past the announcements, start at 5:15. To skip to the sermon, start at 14:00. […]
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