Francisco’s “Farewell Sunday”

Tributes for Francisco Fernandez & Taide Prieto  Aug. 25, 2019   Pastor Rich Knight Ginnie Hall asked me if I was going to preach this Sunday. I told her that I would be giving a very short message. She then suggested that I get the word out about that, because it might be a drawing […]

Continue reading

The Faith of Our Confirmands

Excerpts from Confirmation Papers – 2018-2019   To have faith means to believe God has a presence in your life. Every day I am inspired to serve God because I know that this world was created to spread His kindness and love to others through us. So I serve in order to do God’s work […]

Continue reading

Do Your Job!

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Feb. 3, 2019 – Super Bowl Sunday! I Corinthians 12:4-31 I Corinthians 12 reads like a pep talk at a staff meeting, combined with a Personnel Manual. It’s very organizational. As you listen to it, think how far the early Christians have come. They started as a Band of […]

Continue reading

Pastor Rich Knight Dec. 23, 2018 The world’s most famous Christmas carol debuted 200 years ago tomorrow night. The year was 1818. The town was Oberndorf, Austria – 11 miles north of Salzburg, Austria. (Salzburg is the birth place of Mozart, and also where most of “The Sound of Music” was filmed.) Oberndorf, Austria today […]

Continue reading

Salt & Light

Sermon on the Mount Series Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church July 8, 2018 Matthew 5:13-16 We’re studying the Sermon on the Mount this summer, the most famous sermon ever preached. We said last week that some scholars believe that the Sermon on the Mount is really a collection of Jesus’ most often repeated teachings, […]

Continue reading

Homosexuality and the Bible

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church May 27, 2018 This year we’ve been studying the issue of “Open & Affirming” and the church, as it relates to our LGBTQ sisters and brothers. How welcoming should Christians be? Aren’t we already welcoming of all? Or, should we make a specific invitation to a group that […]

Continue reading

  On Confirmation Sunday, May 6,  excerpts from the Confirmands’ final papers were read during the service. They reveal the faith, sincerity and thoughtfulness of these young men. Enjoy! To have faith in God means to pray and help others in times of need.  By praying you are assuring your faith in God by asking […]

Continue reading

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church April 22, 2018 Luke 6:12-19 You’ll notice in the passage a distinction made between the words, “disciple” and “apostle.” Apostle means, one who is sent. Even though Jesus is selecting the disciples to be with him, to learn and serve with him, Christ’s ultimate purpose for them is to […]

Continue reading

Healthy vs Unhealthy Religion

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church April 15, 2018 Acts 17:16-34 In this passage, Paul is in Athens, a very cosmopolitan place in the First Century. It was also a place where people liked to debate and discuss the great issues of the day. Paul has been causing some commotion in the city by his […]

Continue reading

 Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church October 15, 2017 I Samuel 18:1-5 Intro: Saul in this passage is King Saul, Israel’s first king. Jonathan is his son, the next in line for the throne. And David has just finished slaying Goliath in ch. 17.  I Samuel 18:1-5 When David had finished speaking to Saul, the […]

Continue reading