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Episode 80: Remembrance As Gratitude

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 Penfield
Keys: Andy Plummer
Soloist: Tina Henderickson

 

Songs:

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

"Be Still My Soul/In You I Rest" (original 1752, new version 2013) by Katharina von Schlegal, updated by Kari Jobe

"All Creatures of Our God and King" (1225) by Francis of Assisi

"Now Thank We All Our God" (1636) by Martin Rinkart

 

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Episode 79: Justice is Your Superpower

Episode 79: Justice is Your Superpower

November 16, 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 Penfield
Organist/Pianist: Andy Plummer
Soloist: Jay Somerset

Songs:

"Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" (1867) by Walter Chalmers Smith

"Let There Be Peace on Earth" (1955) by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson

"O Day of Peace that Dimly Shines" (1982) by Carl P. Daw

"For the Healing of Nations" (1965) by Fred Kaan

 

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Episode 78: Planning Today: Wise or Foolish?

Episode 78: Planning Today: Wise or Foolish?

November 12, 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 Penfield
Guitar/Soloist: Matthew Penfield

Songs:

"Open My Eyes" (1895) by Clara H. Scott

"Do Lord" 19th Century African-American Spiritual

"Give Me Oil in My Lamp" by A. Sevison

"Father, I Adore You" (1972) by Terrye Coelho

"Fill My Cup, Lord" (1959) by Richard Blanchard

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

 

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Episode 77: Love That Never Ends

Episode 77: Love That Never Ends

November 2, 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 Penfield
Pianist: Andy Plummer
Soloist: John Somerset

Songs:

"For All The Saints" (1864) by William W. How

 

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Episode 76: God of the Living

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 Penfield
Keys: Andy Plummer, Lynn Miles (accompanying soloist)
Solo: John Somerset

Songs:

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

"Seek Ye First" (1972) by Karen Lafferty

"You Raise Me Up" (2003) by Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland

"Soon and Very Soon" (1978) by Andre Crouch

 

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Episode 75: Trapping Ourselves

Episode 75: Trapping Ourselves

October 20, 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 Penfield
All Songs: Kathy Morgan

Songs:

"Eye of the Storm" (2015) by Ryan Stevenson

"Morning Has Broken" (1931) by Eleanor Farjeon

"O How I Love Jesus" (1855) by Frederick Whitfield

"Be Thou My Vision" (1905) by Mary Byrne

 

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Episode 74: Idols of Our Impatience

Episode 74: Idols of Our Impatience

October 13, 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 Penfield
Organist: Andy Plummer
Soloist: Jane Somerset

Songs:

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

"One God" (1954) by Ervin Drake and Jimmy Shirl

"The Hymn of Joy" (1907) by Henry van Dyke

 

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Episode 73: Jesus’s Authority

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 Cosby
Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield
Soloist: Lisa Russell Lowe
Keys: Andy Plummer

Songs:

"How Great Thou Art" (1953) by Stuart K Hine

"One Bread, One Body" (1978) by John Foley

"Remember Me" (2000) by Mark Schultz

 

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Episode 72: Grief with a Side of Stress

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 on an Old Testament tradition to safeguard the most vulnerable people who grieve.

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 10:12-22, 14:28-29

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

Songs:

"Near to the Heart of God" (1978) by Lani Smith

"O God Our Help in Ages Past" (1708) by Isaac Watts

"I Need Thee Every Hour" (1872) by Annie Hawks and Robert Lowry

"Where Charity and Love Prevail" (1961) translated by Omer Westendorf

"Trumpet Tune in D Major" (2000) by Milan Crupp

 

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Episode 71: When Another is Grieving

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, start at 4:48. To skip to the scripture, start at 14:12.

Scripture: Job 1: 3-22, 2: 11-13

Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield
Prayer: Kim Furlow
Scripture: Al Coltrane
Organist: Andy Plummer
Pianist: Lynn Miles
Soloist: Jane Somerset

 

Songs:

"It Is Well With My Soul" (arranged by J. David Hunt)

"Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (1675) by Johann J. Schutz

"Teach Me Lord To Wait" (1953) by Stuart Hamblin

"It Is Well With My Soul" (1873) by Horatio Spafford

"If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee" (1657) by George Neumark

"Choral" from Suite Gothique (1895) by Léon Boëllmann

 

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