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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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  • Episode 106: What Do We Make of Pentecost Chaos? May 27, 2021
    On the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples and enabled them to speak in tongues, it was quite a scene for those who witnessed it. Some could hear their native languages; others thought they had lost their senses. Rev. Emily Penfield helps us to understand what it means now. Scripture: […]
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  • Episode 105: The Power to be Raised May 19, 2021
    In today's episode, Rev. Emily Penfield draws the parallels between the story of Jesus and the story of the prophets Elijah and Elisha. Scripture: Luke 24: 44-53 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Pianist: Andy Plummer Soloist: Jay Somerset   Songs: "Crown Him with Many Crowns" (1851) by Matthew Bridges "Ask Ye What Great Thing […]
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  • Episode 104: We Are the Branches May 12, 2021
    Scripture: John 15: 1-11 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Pianist: Andy Plummer Soloist: Lisa Russell Lowe Songs: "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" (1680) by Joachim Neander "I Am the Vine" (1979) by Carole McCann "For the Fruits of this Creation" (1970) by Fred Pratt Green "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" (1907) by Henry […]
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  • Episode 103: The Theology of Seeds May 5, 2021
    The symbol of the seed is used many times throughout the Bible--and for good reason. In today's message, Rev. Emily Penfield digs deep to explain how such a small device makes a big impact on our spiritual growth. Scripture: John 12:20-26 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Pianist: Andy Plummer Soloist: Kenny Williamson Keith   […]
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  • Episode 102: Waste Not, Want Not, Worry Not April 29, 2021
    Rev. Emily Penfield continues her Eastertide sermon series on what we want vs. what's really important. Scripture: Matt 6:24-34 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Scripture: Kim Furlow Pianist: Andy Plummer Duet: Jane and John Somerset   Songs: "Great is Thy Faithfulness" (1923) by Thomas Chisholm "All Creatures of Our God and King" (1225) by […]
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  • Episode 101: Everything That Has Breath, Praise the Lord April 22, 2021
    Rejoice! The Lord is Risen! Embrace the fullness of God's love! Rev. Emily Penfield continues our Eastertide sermons with Psalms. Scriptures: Psalms 1, 23, 65, 121, 148, and 150 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Pianist: Andy Plummer Soloist: Tina Hendrickson   Songs: "Savior, Like a Shepherd" (1836) by Dorothy A. Thrupp "How Great Thou […]
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  • Episode 100: It's All Good! April 22, 2021
    Thank you for 100 episodes! In today's edition, Rev. Emily Penfield brings a message on the first of two Creation stories in the Bible. Scripture: Genesis 1 - 2:3 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Scripture: Kim Furlow Pianist: Andy Plummer Soloist: Lisa Russell Lowe   Songs: "Easter People, Raise Your Voices" (1979) by William […]
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  • Episode 99: Afraid of Whole-Hearted Living?: Easter Sunday 2021 April 22, 2021
    It's Easter Sunday, and Rev. Emily Penfield continues her series of sermons on whole-heartedness! When we first find the new life waiting for us when we turn and follow Jesus, it can be overwhelming--sometimes even scary to us. Fear not! Jesus is with us, just as he said he would be. Scripture: Mark 16: 1-8 […]
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  • Episode 98: Palm Sunday 2021 April 6, 2021
    Rev. Emily Penfield takes a deeper look at Mark's writing of Jesus riding the donkey. Scripture: Mark 11: 1-11 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Organist: Andy Plummer Pianist: Lynn Miles Soloist: Tina Hendrickson Songs: "Hosanna, Loud Hosanna" (1873) by Janette Threfall "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" (1707) by Isaac Watts "All Glory, Laud, […]
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  • Episode 97: Welcome to What's Next March 23, 2021
    During the season of Lent, it's easy to focus on what you're giving up from the past, but we must remember that Jesus's message is of new life. Similarly, we should look to what new blessings are in store for us when we follow Jesus with our whole hearts. Our guest speaker is Rev. Henry […]
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  • Episode 96: Whole-Hearted Cross March 19, 2021
    Many have said God's will and ways are mysterious, but maybe they really aren't--maybe we just don't see His message in the symbolism. Take, for example, today's sermon by Rev. Emily Penfield based on the scriptures of Moses and the snakes and the famed John 3. God already told us how He "so loved" us, […]
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  • Episode 95: Barriers to Whole-Heartedness March 12, 2021
    Worshiping God has always been meant to be an accessible activity--whether you're sick or poor or away from the land of His people--but when Jesus came across the temple where merchants were selling animals and ritual items for money, he knew that a barrier had been placed between God and His people. So, too, must […]
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  • Episode 94: Whole-Hearted Discipleship March 1, 2021
    Rev. Emily Penfield takes a closer look at Simon Peter in this installment of her Whole-Hearted series for Lent. While we have all the intention to serve God, often we find it difficult to turn our whole hearts to God when it means sacrificing the comfort we have known for so long. Scripture: Mark 8:31-38 […]
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  • Episode 93: A Change to Whole-Hearted February 23, 2021
    The season of Lent is underway! Rev. Emily Penfield starts our Lenten series with a call to start our changes from within. Scripture: Mark 1: 9-15 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Soloist: Jay Somerset Organist: Andy Plummer Pianist: Lynn Miles Songs: "Lord, Who Throughout These 40 Days" (1873) by Claudia Hernaman "I Want Jesus […]
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  • Episode 92: Recovery from Denial February 16, 2021
    Rev. Emily Penfield turns to John for today's episode as she explores Peter's denial of Jesus before the crucifixion and the forgiveness when Jesus returned to the disciples on the fishing boat. Scripture: John 13: 33-38; 21: 1-9 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield Soloist: Kenny Williamson Keith Organist: Andy Plummer Pianist: Lynn Miles Songs: […]
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  • Episode 91: Recovery Through Vulnerability February 11, 2021
    In today's episode, Rev. Emily Freeman continues her series on recovery. A man named Naaman, a well-known commander of the Syrian army, was blessed with fame and wealth but was cursed with leprosy. When his wife's servant speaks of a prophet in Israel who can heal him, Naaman's journey leads him to washing in the […]
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  • Episode 90: Recovering From Sin and Greed February 11, 2021
    Worship 1-31-21 Prelude - Amazing Grace Hymns: Amazing Grace, John Newton, 1779 Rock of Ages, Augustus M. Toplady, 1776 Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior, Fanny Crosby, 1868 Special Music, "Elijah" , Felix Mendelssohn, 1845, sung by John Somerset Scripture: 2 Samuel 11-12 Worship Leader: Kim Furlow Sermon: Recovering from Sin and Greed, Rev. Emily […]
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