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  • 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, […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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. […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 PenfieldPrayer: Kim FurlowScripture: […]
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  • 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 PenfieldPrayer: Gerald EnsleyOrganist: Andy Plummer Songs: "Meditation on Germany" by […]
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  • 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 PenfieldOrganist: Andy PlummerPianist: Lynn MilesSoloist: John Somerset   Songs: "Prelude in E minor" (1727-1736) by Johann Sebastian Bach "Morning Has Broken" (1931) by […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 EnsleySoloist: Terry Hall Pianist: Lynn Miles   Songs: "This is My Father's World" […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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, […]
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  • Episode 60: One Step More July 5, 2020
    Though many of His followers knew the law, Jesus had to teach them the fullness of the law--many times showing them they were one step away! In today's sermon, Rev. Emily Penfield shows how one step more can reveal the fullness of God's love in our modern world. Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldOrganist: Andy […]
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  • Live Service 6/28/2020 June 28, 2020
    Today's episode is a special live recording of the outdoor service held at church. A live stream recording of this service can be found on the Woodlawn UMC Facebook page. Woodlawn UMC would like to extend prayers, encouragement, warmth, and calls for healing to Matthew Penfield and his mother Elise, as well as Rev. Emily […]
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  • Episode 59: Love Your Neighbor, Part 3: The Posture of Loving Your Neighbor June 21, 2020
    Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield continues her series on loving your neighbors with guidance on self-preparation. The act of loving others begins with the right posture, or attitude, and it should not be glossed over. Scripture: Eph. 4:25-32 Worship Leader/Scripture/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldOrganist: Andy PlummerGuitarist/Vocalist: Kathy MorganVocalist: Lisa Russell Lowe Songs: "Largo" from Xerxes (1738) […]
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  • Episode 58: Love Your Neighbor, Part 2: Do No Harm June 14, 2020
    Rev. Emily Penfield continues a series of sermons on one of the greatest commandments of the New Testament. In this episode, we look to Paul's letters to the Romans for guidance in our own current troubles amid Covid-19 and systemic racism. Scriptures: Exodus 20: 12-17; Romans 13: 8-10 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldPianist/Scripture: Lynn […]
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  • Episode 57: Love Your Neighbor, Part 1: Not Just Who Is My Neighbor June 7, 2020
    The current situation in the US is bleak, not just from the effects of a global pandemic, but from racism and police brutality that has long plagued our nation. Rev. Emily Penfield reminds us of Jesus's charge to us--to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Scripture: Luke 10: 25-37 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman […]
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  • Pentecost Service 5/31/2020 May 31, 2020
    A recording of the Pentecost service originally streamed live on Facebook. Scripture: Acts 2: 1-21 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldSoloist: Tina HendricksonPianist: Lynn MilesOrganist: Andy Plummer Songs: "Holy Spirit, Come, Confirm Us" (1971) by Brian Foley "Like the Murmur of a Dove's Song" (1981) by Carl P. Daw, Jr. "Spirit of the Living God" […]
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  • Episode 56: The Plan To Stick To: In Uncertain Times May 24, 2020
    Rev. Emily Penfield pulls today's lesson from the disciples as Jesus ascends to heaven, assuring them to stick to the plan that was made for them. Scriptures: John 14: 15-21; Luke 24: 44-53 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldScripture: Caroline PenfieldOrganist: Andy PlummerSpecial Music Duet: Brad and Lydia ColtraneBanjo: Al Coltrane Songs: "Prayer of Notre […]
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  • Episode 55: Never Alone, Part Two May 17, 2020
    This is the conclusion to a two-part series on the imagery of one of Peter's first letters in the New Testament. Scripture: 1 Peter 2:2-10 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldScripture: Linda ThackerOrganist: Andy PlummerGuitarist: Kathy Morgan Songs: "Solemn Processional" by Leon Boellmann "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" (1747) by Charles Wesley "Rock of Ages" […]
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  • Episode 54: Never Alone, Part One May 10, 2020
    Today's episode is the beginning of a two-part episode on the communal nature of the Church. Rev. Emily Penfield dives into the language used in Peter's letter. Scripture: 1 Peter 2:2-10 Worship Leader/Sermon: Rev. Emily Freeman PenfieldScripture: Clara Brown RussellPianist: Lynn MilesSoloist: Lisa Russell Lowe Songs: "Hymn of Promise" (1985) by Natalie Sleeth "How Firm […]
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