The First Congregational United Church of Christ (DeWitt, Iowa) Podcast
Episode 29: Sin / Houses

Episode 29: Sin / Houses

October 25, 2020

In this week’s podcast, Pastor Chris talks a little bit about sin, what it is, and how we might understand it. Then, of course, we have worship, including a scripture reading, sermon, and time for prayer. Finally, Pastor Chris dives a little deeper into our scripture reading today and provides a little bit of context.

Here’s the breakdown for this week (all times are approximate):

Pastor Chris starts talking about sin at 1:17. Worship starts at 21:20, with scripture at 24:07, the sermon at 27:36, and prayer at 40:02. Pastor Chris dives a little bit more into our reading from 2 Samuel at 43:21.

You can join us for in-person worship in our sanctuary at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can also find our prerecorded video services on our website: uccdewitt.org.

The scripture reading this week was 2 Samuel 7:1-17. That link will take you to the NRSV version of the reading.

Music in this episode includes:

Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie (performed by Kevin MacLeod)
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3837-gymnopedie-no-1
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 2 by Erik Satie (performed by Kevin MacLeod)
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3838-gymnopedie-no-2
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 28: God, Christ, and Spirit / Further Than We Want to Go

Episode 28: God, Christ, and Spirit / Further Than We Want to Go

October 18, 2020

This week on the podcast, Pastor Chris almost bites off more than he can chew by talking about God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit!  Then we have worship, including a reading, sermon, and prayer. Finally, Pastor Chris talks a little bit more about our reading for this week.

Here’s the breakdown for this week (all times are approximate): Pastor Chris talks about God, Christ, and Spirit starting at 1:20. Worship starts at 25:23, with the reading at 27:55, the sermon at 31:49, and prayer at 46:13. Pastor Chris dives a little deeper into our scripture reading at 49:37.

You can join us for in-person parking lot worship at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can also find our prerecorded video services on our website: uccdewitt.org.

The scripture readings this week are 1 Samuel 1:9-11, 19-20, and 2:1-10. That link will take you to the NRSV version of the reading.

Music in this episode includes:

Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie (performed by Kevin MacLeod)
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3837-gymnopedie-no-1
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 2 by Erik Satie (performed by Kevin MacLeod)
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3838-gymnopedie-no-2
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Episode 27: The New Testament / A Strange Kind of Faith

Episode 27: The New Testament / A Strange Kind of Faith

October 11, 2020

This week on the podcast, Pastor Chris talks about the New Testament; there’s worship, including our readings, sermon, and prayer; and Pastor Christ dives a little bit into our reading for this week.

Here’s the breakdown for this week (all times are approximate):

Pastor Christ starts talking about the New Testament at 1:09. Worship starts at 20:33, with scripture at 23:13, the sermon at 26:46, and prayer at 37:24. Pastor Chris dives into the scripture at 41:28.

You can join us for in-person parking lot worship at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can also find our prerecorded video services on our website: uccdewitt.org.

The scripture reading this week was Exodus 32:1-14. That link will take you to the NRSV version of the reading.

Music in this episode includes:

Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie (performed by Kevin MacLeod)
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3837-gymnopedie-no-1
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 2 by Erik Satie (performed by Kevin MacLeod)
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3838-gymnopedie-no-2
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Episode 26: And Then We Weren’t / The Old Testament

Episode 26: And Then We Weren’t / The Old Testament

October 4, 2020

This week on the podcast, Pastor Chris gives a quick overview of the Old Testament. Plus we have podcast worship and a slightly deeper dive into this week’s readings.

Here’s the breakdown for this week (all times are approximate):

Pastor Chris talks about the Old Testament starting at 1:25. Worship starts at 13:39, with scripture at 16:03, the sermon at 20:27, and the prayer at 32:11. Pastor Chris talks a little more about our reading at 35:12.

You can join us for in-person parking lot worship at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can also find our prerecorded video services on our website: uccdewitt.org.

The scripture readings this week were Exodus 12:1-13 and 13:1-8. Those links will take you to the NRSV versions of the readings.

Music in this episode includes:

Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie (performed by Kevin MacLeod)
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3837-gymnopedie-no-1
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 2 by Erik Satie (performed by Kevin MacLeod)
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3838-gymnopedie-no-2
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 25: The Bible / These People

Episode 25: The Bible / These People

September 27, 2020

This week on the podcast, Pastor Chris talks a little bit about the Bible and how we think about the Bible in the United Church of Christ. We also have podcast worship and a slightly deeper dive into our scripture for this week.

Here’s the breakdown for this week (all times are approximate):

Pastor Chris starts talking about the Bible at 1:31. Worship starts at 17:16. Scripture is at 19:36, the sermon at 25:16, and prayer at 35:33. And Pastor Chris talks about the scripture at 38:58.

You can join us for in-person parking lot worship at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can also find our prerecorded video services on our website: uccdewitt.org.

The scripture readings this week were Genesis 37:3-8, 37:17-22, 37:26-34, and 50:15-21. Those links will take you to the NRSV version of the readings.

Music in this episode includes:

Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie (performed by Kevin MacLeod)
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3837-gymnopedie-no-1
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 2 by Erik Satie (performed by Kevin MacLeod)
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3838-gymnopedie-no-2
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 24: Faith/Outside

Episode 24: Faith/Outside

September 20, 2020

This week on the podcast, Pastor Chris talks about faith: what it is and how we think about it in the United Church of Christ. Then we have podcast worship. Finally, Pastor Chris dives a little deeper into the scripture reading for this week.

Here’s the breakdown for this week (all times are approximate):

Our discussion of faith starts at 1:15. Worship starts at 15:43. Scripture starts at 18:07. The sermon starts at 19:52. Our prayer starts at 30:41. Pastor Chris talks some more about our scripture reading at 34:30.

You can join us for in-person parking lot worship at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can also find our prerecorded video services on our website: uccdewitt.org.

The scripture reading this week was Genesis 15:1-6. That link will take you to the NRSV version of the reading.

Music in this episode includes:

Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie (performed by Kevin MacLeod)
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3837-gymnopedie-no-1
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 2 by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3838-gymnopedie-no-2
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 23: This Year on the Podcast / Gardens

Episode 23: This Year on the Podcast / Gardens

September 13, 2020

This week on the podcast, we bring back our main segments and add a new one. Pastor Chris is going to use the main segment to talk a little bit about what’s coming up on the podcast over the next few weeks. We also introduce a segment that dives a little deeper into the scripture reading for each week. And, of course, we have the podcast version of worship!

Here’s the breakdown for this week (all times are approximate):

Our main segment, where Pastor Chris talks about what’s coming up on the podcast, starts at 1:43. Talking About Scripture starts at 7:28. Worship starts at 22:56. Today’s scripture starts at 25:25. The Sermon starts at 28:50 Prayer starts at 39:44. And the outro is at the 43 minute mark.

You can join us for in-person parking lot worship at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can also find our prerecorded video services on our website: uccdewitt.org.

The scripture readings this week were selections from Genesis 2:4-3:8. That link will take you to the NRSV version of the reading.

Music in this episode includes:

Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 2 by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3838-gymnopedie-no-2
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie (performed by Kevin MacLeod)
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3837-gymnopedie-no-1
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 22: Doing the Work

Episode 22: Doing the Work

September 6, 2020

We continue to be on a sort-of break this week. So this podcast is just the worship service for September 6, 2020. We’ll be back with our theme segments starting next week (September 13). 

Just a note that this is the first Sunday of the month, so it’s a communion Sunday for us, but communion isn’t really audio-friendly. So, if you would like to join us for communion, please head over to the website and join us for the video version of worship.

Here’s the breakdown for this week (all times are approximate):

Worship starts: 1:45

Scripture starts: 4:11

Sermon starts: 6:53

Prayer starts: 18:56

You can join us for in-person parking lot worship at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can also find our prerecorded video services on our website: uccdewitt.org.

The scripture reading this week was Acts 5:1-11. That link will take you to the NRSV version of the reading.

Music in this episode includes:

Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Pride by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4239-pride
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie (performed by Kevin MacLeod)
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3837-gymnopedie-no-1
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Episode 21: Open Your Eyes

Episode 21: Open Your Eyes

August 30, 2020

So...

I was supposed to be taking a break on the podcast until September 13. And that meant that this episode was supposed to just be the worship service for August 30, 2020. And it is that: worship starts at about the one minute mark,  scripture starts at about 3:47, the sermon starts at about 7:35, prayer is at about 22:05.

But... with everything in the news this week (at least as of Wednesday morning when I recorded this), I had some things that I needed to say. So, there's a little impromptu segment about police violence and Jacob Blake at about 25:30.

You can join us for in-person parking lot worship at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can also find our prerecorded video services on our website: uccdewitt.org.

The scripture reading this week was Numbers 22:22-35. That link will take you to the NRSV version of the reading.

Music in this episode includes:

Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Pride by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4239-pride
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 1 by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3837-gymnopedie-no-1
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 20: Heads Up Eyes Wide

Episode 20: Heads Up Eyes Wide

August 23, 2020

We're taking a break (sort of) until September 13, so this week's podcast includes only our worship service for August 23, 2020. Worship starts at about 1:06. Scripture is at about 3:30, sermon at about 5:43, and prayer at around 19:41.

You can join us for in-person parking lot worship at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can also find our prerecorded video services on our website: uccdewitt.org.

The scripture reading this week was Judges 4:17-22. That link will take you to the NRSV version of the reading.

Music in this episode includes:

Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Pride by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4239-pride
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gymnopedie No. 1 by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3837-gymnopedie-no-1
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

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