Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church April 4, 2021 – Easter Message   Matthew 28:1-10 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came […]

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The Christian Literacy Project

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Feb. 21, 2021   II Peter 1:16-18 (Some parts of scripture are stories that were told and retold over many, many years and eventually written down by those with no firsthand knowledge of the events. Notice in this passage that it’s written by an eyewitness, Peter.)  For we did […]

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The Meaning of the Ashes

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Feb. 17, 2021 – Ash Wednesday     Of all our holy days and holidays Ash Wednesday is the most blunt and the most honest.   Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Oh, and Happy Ash Wednesday!    Can you think of another holiday […]

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The Kind of Faith God is Looking For

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Jan. 31, 2021      Mark 10:46-52 46 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and […]

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The Day of Small Things

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Jan. 24, 2021                                           Zechariah 4:8-10   The year is 519 BC. The Israelites have spent 70 years in exile in Babylon and now they’ve returned to rebuild their homeland and especially their holy Temple. A guy named Zerubbabel was in charge of the project. The way to […]

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Jesus – In His Own Words

    Dec. 27, 2020 Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church   On this Sunday after Christmas, I thought it would be meaningful for us to look at the purpose of Christmas, according to Christ himself. Why was Jesus born? What was the purpose of his life and ministry? Jesus, in his own words.   […]

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Christmas Eve Homilies

  Christmas Eve – Dec. 24, 2020  7:00 pm   You know, 2020 has been a year we’ll never forget – as hard as we might try! Have you ever longed for a New Year the way you long for 2021? But before we turn the page, before we hang up our new calendars and […]

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Gratitude and Wellness

    Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Nov. 22, 2020 Matthew 18:21-33     You know that there are scientifically proven ways to live healthier and longer lives. Exercise helps a lot. Weight management is important. Eating right can’t be overlooked, especially vegetables.  It’s important not to smoke. And getting enough sleep is quite good […]

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Either/Or  vs  Both/And

    Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Sept. 6, 2020   Mark 9:38-41 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.”  But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power […]

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