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Episode 70: Crying Out in Grief

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 sermon, start at 14:43.

Scripture: Lamentations 1

Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield
Prayer: Gerald Ensley
Scripture: Sarah Tudisco
Organist: Andy Plummer
Soloist: Jay Somerset
Pianist: Lynn Miles

Songs:

"Great Is Thy Faithfulness" (1923) by Thomas Chisolm and William M. Runyan

"Precious Lord, Take My Hand" (1937) by Thomas Dorsey

"Be Still My Soul" (1752) by Catharina von Schlegel (translated by Jane Laurie Borthwick-1855)

"Abide In Me" (1847) by Henry Francis Lyte

"March and Fanfare" (1963) by Henry Purcell

 

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Episode 69: Grief is Real (Live)

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.

Worship Leader/Soloist: Kenny Keith
Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield
Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer

Songs/Poem:

"Fantasia in D Minor" by Johann Pachelbel

"All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name" (1779) by Edward Perronet

"Hymn of Promise" (1985) by Natalie Sleeth

"I Worried" (2010) by Mary Oliver

"You Are Mine" (1991) by David Haas

"O Love That Will Not Let Me Go" (1882) by George Matheson

 

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Episode 68: Be The Church

Episode 68: Be The Church

August 30, 2020

The church is not a building: it is the people inside of it. Amidst these days of natural and human-made disasters, Rev. Emily Penfield is reminded of when Jesus fed the 5000--putting his own pain from hearing terrible news aside to heal and help the community that was reaching out for aid.

To skip the announcements, start at 4:03. To skip to the sermon, start at 14:28.

Scripture: Matthew 14:13-21

Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield
Scripture: Kelsey McClure
Organist: Andy Plummer
Soloist: Lisa Russell Lowe
Guitarist: Kathy Morgan

 

Songs:

"Prelude in F Major" (1720) by J. S. Bach

"Marching to Zion" (1707) by Isaac Watts

"If We Are The Body" (2002) by Casting Crowns

"Become To Us The Living Bread" (1970) by Miriam Drury

"How Can We Name A Love" (1973) by Brian Wren

"Trumpet Voluntary" (1969) by Gordon Young

 

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Episode 67: Dreaming Like God

Episode 67: Dreaming Like God

August 23, 2020

In our third part of a series examining Jesus's parables, Rev. Emily Penfield talks about the parables of the mustard seed, the treasure, and the pearl. When we focus on the dreams God has for us, amazing things can come of it!

Scripture: Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-46

Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield
Prayer: Kim Furlow
Scripture: Eliza Penfield
Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer
Soloist: Lisa Russell Lowe

Songs:

"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" (1707, adapted 1981) by Isaac Watts, adapted by Albin Whitworth

"Lift High the Cross" (1887, revised 1916) by George Kitchin and Michael R. Newbolt

"As The Deer" (1984) by Martin J. Nystrom

"How Lovely, Lord, How Lovely" (1986) by Hal Hopson

"Christ Beside Me" (adapted 1969) by St. Patrick, adapted by James Quinn

"Trumpet Voluntary in D Major" by Jeremiah Clarke

Episode 66: The Wheat and The Weeds

Episode 66: The Wheat and The Weeds

August 16, 2020

Returning to the sower of our last episode, Rev. Emily Penfield preaches on another of Jesus's parables. Today's episode tells us that we should focus on our own growth, and we should let God handle others.

Scripture: Matthew 13: 24-30

Worship Leader/Scripture/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield
Prayer: Gerald Ensley
Organist: Andy Plummer

Songs:

"Meditation on Germany" by Albin Whitworth

"Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" (1844) by Henry Alford

"Hymn of Promise" (1986) by Natalie Sleeth

"O Day of God, Draw Nigh" (1937) by R. B. Y. Scott

"Toccata in E minor" by John Pachelbel

 

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Episode 65: Seeds of Grace

Episode 65: Seeds of Grace

August 9, 2020

Rev. Emily Penfield focuses on the parable of the sower in the midst of nationwide shortages to show that God's grace will never be in short supply.

Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield
Organist: Andy Plummer
Pianist: Lynn Miles
Soloist: John Somerset

 

Songs:

"Prelude in E minor" (1727-1736) by Johann Sebastian Bach

"Morning Has Broken" (1931) by Eleanor Farjeon

"I'd Rather Have Jesus" (1962) by Jim Reeves

"In The Garden" (1913) by C. Austin Miles

"There's A Widness In God's Mercy" (1854) by Fredrick W. Faber

"Trumpet Recessional" (2004) by Henry Kihiken

 

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Episode 64: When You’re Not In The Boat

Episode 64: When You’re Not In The Boat

August 2, 2020

The storms in our life take many forms, and it's easy to want to stay safe and hidden in comfort. When we do choose to venture out in the storm, we must keep our eyes focused on Jesus, who is always there as a rock in the unstable seas.

 

Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33

 

Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield
Scripture/Soloist: Jay Somerset
Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer

 

Songs:

 

“We All Believe in One God" (1999) by Marcel Dupre

 

"For the Beauty of the Earth" (1864) by Folliott S. Pierpoint

 

"Bridge Over Troubled Waters" (1970) by Paul Simon

 

“Saranam, Saranam" (traditional Pakistani song) translated by Daniel T. Niles (1963)

 

"How Great Thou Art" (1885) by Carl Boberg

 

"Festal Postlude" by William Spence

 

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Episode 63: We’re All In Debt

Episode 63: We’re All In Debt

July 26, 2020

Guest speaker Rev. Sally Allocca brings a message from Paul on how we all owe a debt in this life--and that we should rejoice in it.

Scripture: Romans 8:12-25

 

Worship Leader: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield

Scripture/Sermon: Rev. Sally Allocca

Prayer: Gerald Ensley
Soloist: Terry Hall

Pianist: Lynn Miles

 

Songs:

"This is My Father's World" (1901) by Maltbie Davenport Babcock and Franklin L. Sheppard

"O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing" (1739) by Charles Wesley

"Because He Lives" (1972) by Bill and Gloria Gaithers

"Breathe On Me Breath Of God" (1878) by Edwin Hatch

"Rejoice! The Lord is King" (1744) by Charles Wesley

"Holy Holy Holy" (1861) by Reginald Herber

 

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Episode 62: Rest with Jesus

Episode 62: Rest with Jesus

July 19, 2020

In general, when one thinks of rest, they think of stepping away from a difficult situation or task--often with sleep, vacation, or a moment of quiet. Rev. Emily Penfield teaches us that Jesus's rest is different, through sharing the work of his burden and laying down ours.

Scripture: Matthew 28: 28-30

Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield
Soloist/Scripture: Tina Hendrickson
Pianist: Lynn Miles
Organist: Andy Plummer

Songs:

"Diademeta" (1868) by Sir George J. Elvey

"Crown Him with Many Crowns" (lyrics 1851) by Matthew Bridges and Godfrey Thring

"Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone” (2006) by Chris Rice

"God Will Take Care of You" (1904) by Civilla Durfee Martin

"Blessed Assurance" (1873) by Fanny Crosby and Phoebe Knapp

Episode 61: Drops of Mercy

Episode 61: Drops of Mercy

July 12, 2020

John the Baptist was a prophet from a long tradition of prophets--rough around the edges, radical, and commanding of attention. His work to prepare others for the Messiah was foundational to when Jesus started his teachings, but he was not like anything the people expected. Rev. Emily Penfield brings a message to day on branding, wisdom, and healing.

Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield
Prayer/Scripture: Kim Furlow
Pianist: Lynn Miles

Songs:

"Be Thou My Vision" (Sixth Century, translated 1912) by St. Dallán Forgaill, translated by Eleanor Hull

"God Has Spoken by the Prophets" (1952) by George Wallace Briggs

"The First Song of Isaiah" (1977) by Jack Noble White

"Lord Speak to Me That I May Speak" (1872) by Francis R. Havergal

"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" (1758) by Robert Robinson

"Praise to the Lord, The Almighty" (1680, translated 1863) by Joachim Neander, translated by Catherine Winkworth

 

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