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Weekly podcast of sermons from the United Congregational Church of Little Compton, Rhode Island. Most weeks will feature our Senior Pastor, the Rev. Rebecca Floyd Marshall, in the pulpit, but guest preachers step in from time to time as well. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sunday-on-the-commons/support

Sunday on the Commons United Church, Little Compton

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Weekly podcast of sermons from the United Congregational Church of Little Compton, Rhode Island. Most weeks will feature our Senior Pastor, the Rev. Rebecca Floyd Marshall, in the pulpit, but guest preachers step in from time to time as well. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sunday-on-the-commons/support

    Subversive Wisdom | Jeremy Langill | August 15, 2021

    Subversive Wisdom | Jeremy Langill | August 15, 2021

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    "You do not have to be good.

    You do no have to walk on your knees

    for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.

    You only have to let the soft animal of your body

    love what it loves.

    Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you about mine.

    Meanwhile the world goes on.

    Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain

    are moving across the landscapes,

    over the prayer and the deep trees,

    the mountains and the rivers.

    Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,

    are heading home again.

    Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

    the world offers itself to your imagination, 

    calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting - 

    over and over announcing your place

    in the family of things."

    - Mary Oliver, Wild Geese



    This week we welcome Jeremy Langill, our new Director of Faith Formation and Outreach, to the pulpit for the first time.



    Proverbs 9:1-6

    John 6:51-58



    Special thanks to Nancy Nicholson, our guest organist this week.



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    • 22 min
    Faith is Getting in the Boat | August 8, 2021

    Faith is Getting in the Boat | August 8, 2021

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    Psalm 107:23-32

    John 6:15-21



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    We gratefully recognize the talents of the Spindle Rock River Rats who played for us this morning.


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    • 21 min
    Satisfied | August 1, 2021

    Satisfied | August 1, 2021

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    Gracious God, it would have been enough if you had given us life and breath,

    but you also gave us hearts to love and hands to build and pray and hold each other.

    You gave us imagination and ingenuity.

    You gave us minds to choose and to perceive and to dream.

    You gave us senses-- to taste and feel and see and smell and hear.

    You gave us this earth with oceans and mountains, season and rhythms, dawnings and sunsets.

    It would have been enough if you had given us life and breath, God, but you have given us far more, always abundantly more.

    You gave us Your love and Your presence, Your Spirit to guide us,

    And You gave us Your Son, Jesus, the bread of heaven. Amen.



    Ephesians 3:14-21

    Mark 6:35-44



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    We gratefully recognize the talents of Sue Rousseau who filled on organ this morning for us.


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    • 18 min
    Space for Silence | Sermon from July 25, 2021

    Space for Silence | Sermon from July 25, 2021

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    “Not all of us are called to be hermits, but all of us need enough silence and solitude in our lives to enable the deeper voice of our own self to be heard at least occasionally.” ― Thomas Merton 



    Psalm 131 

    Mark 6:30-34; 45-46  



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    We gratefully recognize the talents of Sue Rousseau who filled on organ this morning for us.


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    • 22 min
    “Unbearable Words” | Guest Minister: Rev. Dr. Richard L. Floyd | July 11, 2021

    “Unbearable Words” | Guest Minister: Rev. Dr. Richard L. Floyd | July 11, 2021

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    “What I love about the Bible is that the story isn't over. There are still prophets in our midst. There are still dragons and beasts. It might not look like it, but the Resistance is winning. The light is breaking through. So, listen to the weirdos. More than anyone else in Scripture, they remind us that those odd ducks shouting from the margins of society may see things more clearly than the political and religious leaders with the inside track. We ignore them at our own peril. Listen to the voices crying from the wilderness. They are pointing us to a new King and a better kingdom.” - Rachel Held Evans, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again

    Scripture Reading 1: Amos 7:7-17 — Read by Nancy Dymecki

    Scripture Reading 2: Mark 6:14-29 — Read by Prudence Fallon

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    We gratefully recognize the talents of our congregation without which this would not be possible.

    We’d like to thank the following for their talents this morning:

    Guest Minister: Rev. Dr. Richard L. Floyd

    Musician: Michael Bahmann

    Our readers: Nancy Dymecki & Prudence Fallon 


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    • 53 min
    “Re-imagining the Vision” | Guest Minister: Rev. Dr. Patricia Kogut | July 4, 2021

    “Re-imagining the Vision” | Guest Minister: Rev. Dr. Patricia Kogut | July 4, 2021

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    “May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” - Peter Marshall

    Scripture Reading 1: Isaiah 11:6-9 — Read by Maria Comery 

    Scripture Reading 2: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-45 — Read by Sarah C. Whitehead  

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    We gratefully recognize the talents of our congregation without which this would not be possible.

    We’d like to thank the following for their talents this morning:

    Guest Minister: Rev. Dr. Patricia Kogut

    Musician: Michael Bahmann

    Our readers: Maria Comery & Sarah C. Whitehead


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    • 45 min

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