The Power of We

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Feb. 2, 2020   Genesis 1:26-28 26Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals […]

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On Oneness

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Nov. 17, 2019   John 17:20-26    (Setting = The Last Supper)   ”I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am […]

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    Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church November 10, 2019   I Corinthians 13  (used at many weddings, but written to a congregation of Christ-followers) If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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  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 […]

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