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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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  • Episode 114: Needed Rest July 21, 2021
    Though we know him for his works, Jesus knew the importance of rest. He was more than willing to teach this to his disciples when they returned from mission, but the needs of the people continued to rise. In today's episode, Rev. Emily Penfield teaches us to take a break when we need it in […]
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  • Episode 113: Reasons to Rejoice July 15, 2021
    In today's episode, we welcome Rev. Al Lewis to teach us that we, like David upon returning the ark to Israel, have reasons to rejoice today and everyday. Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Worship Leader: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Sermon: Rev. Al Lewis Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer Choir: Lisa Russell Lowe, Tommy Russell, Jr., Deborah Russell, […]
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  • Episode 112: Doing Ministry Anyway July 8, 2021
    When Jesus sent out his disciples in pairs to share the word of God, he gave them specific instructions, one of which was to move on whenever a town would not accept them or their message. Rev. Emily Penfield carries that theme in today's episode. Scripture: Mark 6:1-13 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Organist/Pianist: […]
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  • Episode 111: Your Faith Has Healed You July 7, 2021
    In today's episode, we welcome Rev. Nancy Cole as our guest pastor. Scripture: Mark 5: 21-43 Worship Leader: Gerald Ensley Sermon: Rev. Nancy Cole Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer Choir: Lisa Russell Lowe, Tommy Russell, Jr., Deborah Russell, Clara Russell, John Somerset, Jan Somerset, Jay Somerset, Tina Hendrickson, Kenny Williamson Keith, Terry Hall   Songs: "How Lovely, […]
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  • Episode 110: Facing Your Giants of Evil June 24, 2021
    In today's episode, Rev. Emily Freeman tells the story of David and Goliath, teaching that you have to face your giants in a way that makes sense to you. Scripture: 1 Samuel 17 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Prayer: Kim Furlow Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer Choir: Lisa Russell Lowe, Clara Russell, Tommy Russell, Jr., Deborah […]
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  • Episode 109: God's Chosen King June 15, 2021
    After the end of King Saul's reign, Samuel traveled to Bethlehem to find a new king. God led him to the house of Jesse and his many sons. In this episode, Rev. Emily Penfield demonstrates how people can't always see what God sees. Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Responsive Reading: […]
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  • Episode 108: You Know It's No Good for You June 10, 2021
    The adage goes, "The heart wants what it wants," but we don't always think of consequences of our desires. In this episode, Rev. Emily Penfield examines a story of Samuel when the people of God decide their hearts want a king to rule them instead of God. Scripture: 1 Samuel 8: 1-20 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. […]
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  • Episode 107: The Group Project That is Life June 3, 2021
    The prophet Isaiah had his work cut out for him: Trying to get God's people to turn their trust back to Him instead of the Assyrians. As Rev. Emily Penfield puts it, Isaiah was stuck as the only one working on a group project. Scripture: 6: 1-8 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Pianist: Andy […]
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