Sermons by Rev. Emily C. Goodnow

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September 23, 2018, “Greatness”

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In a not so great recording snafu (sorry!) I don’t have audio for this week’s message. I preach from a notes/manuscript hybrid, which I don’t always stick to. I quickly edited my notes into a version of what I shared today, for anyone who would like to know the outline of the message. Sorry to […]

September 2, 2018, “Love is the Center”

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To listen in to today’s sermon here, you’ll need to know our children’s time this morning became deeply profound when one of our children raised a really big question about incarceration. As they so often do, our youngest disciples brought depth, challenge, and wisdom to our worship. This is what I’m referencing in the sermon […]

August 26, 2018, “Thin Space”

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Today’s sermon on Solomon’s Temple and our own experience of thin spaces is posted here. Listen in to worship with us, or join us any Sunday in the pews – we’d love to see you here! Works Cited & Consulted: John Collins, “1 Kings 1-16: Solomon and the Divided Monarchy,” in Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (Minneapolis: Fortress […]

August 19, 2018, “Listening Hearts”

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Today’s sermon about Wisdom, Solomon, and Listening, can be heard here: We’d love to see you any Sunday in worship. We worship at 9am in the summers, and there’s always space for you in the pews! Works Cited & Works Consulted: Rev. Dr. Timothy T. Boggess’ story about the “skills and gills” prayer comes from […]

August 5, 2018, “Faith on the Highline”

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Today’s brief meditation is a reflection on watching a man walk a slackline up on Cathedral Ledge in North Conway, NH. What would you do if you dared to trust in God, and in yourself and your community, like this? “Join us” here as you listen in, or come any Sunday – we’d love to […]

July 22, 2018, “Fourth Watch is When the First Light Shows”

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Thanks to Becky Smith for our scripture reading this morning, and to our own church member Jim Cossey for the wisdom about “Fourth Watch” that opened this passage for me. Today’s sermon is here: Works Cited: With thanks to Jim Cossey for the conversation about Fourth Watch while he was setting up the Yard Sale […]

July 15, 2018, “Dinner Tables”

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Our scripture reader for today is Leslie McAllister. Listen here to today’s meditation on dinner tables: Herod’s table, Jesus’ table, and your table, too. Listen here, or join us for worship any Sunday. Summer worship is at 9am!

July 8, 2018, “Interdependent”

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Today’s service was wonderful for several reasons including: Our children’s ministry, which usually has 30-50 kids on a Sunday, had two this morning. (It’s beautiful out, so they’re all surely swimming in the lake!) So, for our children’s time, we called forward “young disciples and young-at-heart disciples,” and had a whole intergenerational crew delightfully gathered […]

July 1, 2018, “Open Table, Open Hearts”

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Listen here to today’s sermon about the miracles that can happen in community, the God who never leaves us, and the blessing we can extend when we open our tables, our hearts, our lives to those who are seeking a space to be known. Works Cited: Wisdom from Mary Luti was published in the Stillspeaking Daily […]