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  • Episode 134: Joy in the Midst of Suffering December 17, 2021
    In the next part on our series on the prophets, Rev. Emily Penfield teaches us the lessons of the minor prophet Zephaniah. Scriptures: Isaiah 12: 2-6, Zephaniah 3: 14-20 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Organist: Andy Plummer Pianist: Robin Mansfield Choir: Lisa Russell Lowe, Tommy Russell, Jr., Clara Russell, Kenny Williamson Keith, John Somerset, […]
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  • Episode 133: Messenger of Justice December 8, 2021
    Rev. Emily Penfield continues our series on the prophets with a lesson on the prophet known as Malachi and his teachings of God's justice. Scripture: Malachi 3: 1-5 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer Choir: Lisa Russell Lowe, Clara Russell, Tommy Russell, Jr., John Somerset, Jane Somerset, Jay Somerset, Kenny Williamson Keith, […]
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  • Episode 132: Stirring Our Imaginations December 8, 2021
    This episode kicks off a sermon series on the prophets of the Old Testament. Today, Rev. Emily Penfield teaches about Jeremiah and how he kept hope for the future alive. Scripture: 1 Thess. 3: 9-13; Jeremiah 33: 14-16 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Organist: Andy Plummer Pianist: Robin Mansfield Choir: Lisa Russell Lowe, Clara […]
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  • Episode 131: THANK You God November 25, 2021
    Editor's Note: There is a change in audio at 35:40. Our special guests for this Thanksgiving episode are Bishop Robert Allen, who brings our sermon, Angela Allen, and Zaidrick, Valencia, and Wanda Hayes, who bring our music selections. Worship Leader: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Sermon: Bishop Robert Allen Organist: Andy Plummer Pianist: Zaidrick Hayes Choir: […]
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  • Episode 130: Find the Quiet Center November 24, 2021
    In this episode, guest speaker Rev. Sherill Clontz brings a special sermon. Scripture: Psalm 4 Worship Leader: Gerald Ensley Sermon: Rev. Sherill Clontz Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer Choir: Lisa Russell Lowe, Clara Russell, Tommy Russell, Jr., John Somerset, Jane Somerset, Jay Somerset   Songs: "Festive Trumpet Tune" (1990) by David German "Let All Things Now Living" […]
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  • Episode 129: Who Are You, Really? November 11, 2021
    Are you authentic? Or are you like the teachers of the law according to Jesus? His warning to be wary of clergy of status and power is still relevant to this day. Rev. Emily Penfield teaches how we can be more authentic in today's episode. Scripture: Mark 12: 38-44 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield […]
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  • Episode 128: Life, Death, and the Holidays November 5, 2021
    Scriptures: Ezekiel 37: 1-14; John 11: 17-53 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer Choir: Lisa Russell Lowe, Clara Russell, Tommy Russell, Jr, Kenny Williamson Keith, John Somerset, Jane Somerset, Jay Somerset Songs: "Nimrod" (1898-99) by Edward Elger "Come Christians, Join to Sing" (1843) by C. H. Bateman "For All the Saints" (1864) […]
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  • Episode 127: Faith at Work October 29, 2021
    When a person turns their faith from passive words into real action, one can see God working in their life much better. This is especially true for the blind man who called out to Jesus as he passed by and would not be silenced by the crowd. In today's episode, Rev. Emily Penfield shows us […]
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  • Episode 126: Impossible Clutter October 12, 2021
    It's easy to take the imagery of Jesus' words literally, especially to the rich man asking how to have eternal life. Rev. Emily Penfield illustrates the full context in this episode. Scripture: Mark 10: 17-31 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer Choir: Lisa Russell Lowe, Kenny Williamson Keith, John Somerset, Jane Somerset, […]
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  • Episode 125: Letting All the Children Come October 5, 2021
    In this episode, Jesus advocates for the children of the land when others would turn them away. Rev. Emily Penfield reiterates Jesus' words in today's sermon. Scripture: Mark 10: 13-16 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer Choir: Lisa Russell Lowe, Clara Russell, Kenny Williamson Keith, John Somerset, Jane Somerset, Jay Somerset   […]
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  • Episode 124: What‘s Connecting Us? September 28, 2021
    For our final episode on James' letter, Rev. Emily Penfield discusses the importance of connections. How can we connect to God and to each other? Scripture: James 5: 13-20 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer Choir: Lisa Russell Lowe, Clara Russell, Tommy Russell, Jr., Tina Hendrickson, John Somerset, Jan Somerset, Jay Somerset […]
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  • Episode 123: Words Matter September 28, 2021
    Continuing with James' letter, we find that it is not just our actions that we must carefully consider but also our words. Rev. Emily Penfield teaches us that there is immense power in language. Scriptures: Psalm 1; James 3: 1-17 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer Choir: Lisa Russell Lowe, Tommy Russell, […]
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  • Episode 122: Is It Living? September 15, 2021
    James' letter in the Bible was considered controversial in its time, as many religious leaders strongly believed that faith alone--not good deeds--would save a person's soul. But don't these deeds serve a purpose in life, now? Rev. Emily Penfield explores this chapter in the next part of her series on James. Scripture: James 2: 1-10, […]
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  • Episode 121: Our Generous God September 10, 2021
    Rev. Emily Penfield kicks off a unit on James with this lesson: when we receive the gifts from God through our faith, it is our responsibility to accept that gift by putting the Word into action. Scripture: James 1: 16-27 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Organist: Andy Plummer Pianist: Lynn Miles Soloist: Jay Somerset […]
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  • Episode 120: The Better Way September 2, 2021
    The pharisees tried to shame Jesus for not keeping the traditions of the elders, but Jesus calls out their traditions for not honoring God's commandments. Rev. Emily Penfield guides us to the better way in today's episode. Scripture: Mark 7: 1-23 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Organist: Andy Plummer Pianist: Lynn Miles Choir: Lisa […]
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  • Episode 119: The Hard Lesson August 26, 2021
    *Due to technical difficulties, the beginning of this episode will fade in at the announcements* While Jesus was in Capernaum, he taught his disciples at the synagogue. His lesson that day turned many of those followers away, never to return. What was this hard lesson they couldn't accept? Scripture: Mark 6:56-69 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily […]
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  • Episode 118: We Can't Get Stuck with Fuzzy Vision August 18, 2021
    Scriptures: Mark 8: 22-26; Proverbs 29: 18 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer Choir: Lisa Russell Lowe, Clara Russell, Tommy Russell, Jr., Deborah Russell, Kenny Williamson Keith, John Somerset, Jan Somerset, Jay Somerset   Songs: "Largo in G" from Xerxes (1738) by George Handel "This is the Day" (1967) by Les Garrett […]
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  • Episode 117: What it Means to Eat the Living Bread August 11, 2021
    In today's episode, Rev. Emily Penfield continues her series on John 6. Jesus reveals to the crowds that followed him that he is the living bread of God. The Jews who had known him growing up could not get past what they had seen of his life on Earth, so Jesus explains. Scripture: John 6: […]
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  • Episode 116: Your Deepest Hunger August 4, 2021
    After Jesus and the disciples fed the crowds, they took off in a boat for Capernaum. Amazingly, the crowds followed. When Jesus met up with them in the village, he knew the people were still hungry for something more. In today's episode, Rev. Emily Penfield breaks down the symbolism of the bread. Scripture: John 6:24-35 […]
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  • Episode 115: Well-Fed August 4, 2021
    The miracles of God are revealed through symbols, and one of the biggest symbols is food. In today's episode, Rev. Emily Penfield searches for the deeper meaning in Jesus' feeding of the 5000 men. Scripture: John 6:1-21 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Organist: Andy Plummer Pianist: Lynn Miles Prayer: Gerald Ensley Choir: Lisa Russell […]
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