Sermons by Rev. Emily C. Goodnow

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October 20, 2019, “Made in the Image of God”

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With thanks to Professor Jenny Boylan for the gift of being her student, and for the deep wisdom she has shared about gender, faith, and identity. She is cited in this sermon from an interview she gave March 31, 2019 at The Riverside Church in NYC for their podcast, A Look Ahead. You can listen to […]

September 29, 2019, “Standing Together”

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With thanks to the Rev. Amy Butler for her sermon on Luke 16:19-31 preached at the Craft of Preaching Conference held Oct. 1-3, 2018, at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. Greg Jarrell, “Standing as loving accomplices on a front porch surrounded by police,” Baptist News Global, September 21, 2016. David Lose, “Pentecost 19C: Eternal Life Now,” In the Meantime, September 24, […]

August 25, 2019, “Ruler Breakers and Love Followers”

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With thanks to Susan Dovell for reading scripture, here is today’s message: Works Cited: The “Tattle Phone” story is from “No Fair!” This American Life No. 672, April 5, 2019. You can listen to it here. Story of Pia Klemp’s work on the Luventa from Sasha Ingber’s article: “Captain Who Rescued Migrants at Sea Refuses Paris Medal, Calling […]

August 11, 2019, “Do Not be Afraid”

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With thanks to John Schoenfeld for reading scripture, here is today’s message: Works Cited and Thanks Offered to: Quote by the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber from “Yeah. ANOTHER Sermon on Fear,” Sarcastic Lutheran, August 9, 2016. https://www.patheos.com/blogs/nadiabolzweber/2016/08/yeah-another-sermon-on-fear/. Note about Dolly Parton’s makeup routine quoted from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/travel/dolly-parton-dollywood-wildwood.html and first discovered from Cameron B.R. Howard in “Dear Working Preacher.” And […]

August 4, 2019, “A Photo Album of Us”

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With thanks to Susan Dovell for reading scripture, here is today’s message: With thanks to: Horton Center, New Hampshire’s UCC Summer Camp, for the great experience! Matt Skinner, “Poor Fool,” Dear Working Preacher, July 28, 2019, which contained the line about there being no U-Hauls behind a hearse. “Storage Statistics 2018,” Simply Self Storage, https://www.simplyss.com/storage-options/self-storage-statistics/, accessed 8.2.19, […]

July 21, 2019, “Great Purpose and Great Joy”

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It was 90 degrees in the sanctuary, and the microphone shorted out halfway through the message, and the preacher talked about cleaning toilets. And somewhere in it all, God showed up. With thanks to Theresa Hammond for reading scripture, this week’s sermon is here. The strange crackling and pause in the middle is the microphone […]

July 14, 2019, “Samaritan”

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With thanks to Kevin Murphy for reading scripture this week. Works Cited Amy-Jill Levine, Short Stories by Jesus, (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2014), pp. 71-106. Matthew L. Skinner, “Exegetical Perspective: Proper 10” in Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year C, Volume 3, ed. David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor, (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, […]