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Center Church ~ on the green ~ Weekly Podcast.

A podcast for people who still believe in beauty and justice, gratitude and grace and the wonder of everyday life.

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The Seasons of Life
In this episode Rev. Richard speaks about the seasons of life as well as those irrational seasons, which are often times the results of human actions. We are pleased to welcome back our full church choir for the academic season! The license disclosure language is: Permission to reprint, podcast and/or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license # A 626005.  All rights reserved.Support the show
17:02 09/11/2022
When the Spirit Says, "No."
Rev. Richard has just returned from three weeks on his sailboat.  In this episode, using  sailing imagery, he reminds us to listen closely to Spirit's, "No!"in our lives, and how it can bring us new life and new beginnings.The solo "There is a Balm in Gilead" is sung by Bel Mamoun.The license disclosure language is: Permission to reprint, podcast and/or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license # A 626005.  All rights reserved.Support the show
18:33 08/14/2022
The Gift of Communication
In this episode Rev. Richard preaches about the dynamic and mystical connection between Spirted communication and community. Support the show
15:21 06/06/2022
Guest Speaker ~ Nicholas Mignanelli: What Remains Puritan About Congregationalism?
In this Episode Nicholas Mignanelli  delivers a fascinating message about our early Puritan Church and how the style of worship has changed over the last three hundred years. Nicholas, who attends Center Church, is the Research & Instructional Services Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library and a Lecturer in Legal Research at Yale Law School.Support the show
10:06 05/22/2022
The Rising
In this Easter message Rev. Richard  points out that sometimes it is the most familiar sounds that draw us out of our dark tombs and raise us up.The license disclosure language is: Permission to reprint, podcast and/or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license # A 626005.  All rights reserved.Support the show
16:00 04/17/2022
Bread was His Life
In this episode Rev. Richard reflects on why Jesus refereed to himself as "The Bread of Life."The license disclosure language is: Permission to reprint, podcast and/or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license # A 626005.  All rights reserved.Support the show
11:43 04/04/2022
Religion and Race
In this Episode Rev. Richard Talks about the relationship between Religion and Race,  and how  personal conversion should always be a catalyst for cultural conversion. The license disclosure language is: Permission to reprint, podcast and/or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license # A 626005.  All rights reserved.Support the show
21:12 03/20/2022
Inward Bound
In this Episode Rev. Richard challenges his listeners to venture into the wilderness of the soul.The license disclosure language is: Permission to reprint, podcast and/or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license # A 626005.  All rights reserved.Support the show
15:19 03/08/2022
The Subtext of our Lives
In this episode Rev. Richard identifies the deep human need for Occupation and  Vocation. The license disclosure language is: Permission to reprint, podcast and/or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license # A 626005.  All rights reserved.Support the show
18:46 02/20/2022
The Lord's Prayer
In this Episode Rev. Richard considers  how The Lord's Prayer is the saving grace of our souls and our society.The license disclosure language is: Permission to reprint, podcast and/or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license # A 626005.  All rights reserved.Support the show
17:45 02/13/2022
The Three Ls of Aging
In this episode Rev. Richard offers his own personal formula on how to age gracefully.This episode opens with the hymn tune I Need Thee Every Hour by Robert Lowry (1826-1899) and ends with a short organ voluntary by Simon Sechter (1788-1878).Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=NFUYR9MWFAU6Q)
19:07 01/30/2022
Earthy, Nutty Religion
In this episode Rev. Richard celebrates what all weddings have in common!This episode also features members of our choir singing “Lead Me, Lord” by S.S. Wesley, and an organ postlude based on “We Shall Overcome” that was composed by Adolphus Hailstork.Permission to reprint, podcast and/or stream music in this service obtained from ONELICENSE with license #A 626005.Support the show
16:20 01/16/2022
Wonder
This episode is in lieu of our live service on January 2, 2022.Organ Music: Karen CluteRecorder Music: Lawrence ZukofScripture reader:  Foster HallHomily, prayer, benediction: Rev RichardIn this episode, Rev. Richard invites us to renew a sense of Wonder in ourselves and our relationships.The music for this episode includes the traditional Christmas carols Angels from the Realms of Glory and We Three Kings.  It also includes the less well-known, hauntingly beautiful Catalan folk song, Carol of the Birds.  The traditional text for Carol of the Birds refers to little birds singing in wonder and awe at the Savior’s birth and with empathy and praise for his mother, Mary.  The episode closes with a Pastorale by Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726), a Jesuit missionary who served in Argentina.  Most pastorales invokes images of shepherds.  Zipoli’s Pastorale hints instead of a regal parade of camels that came with the three kings to Bethlehem.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=NFUYR9MWFAU6Q)
23:51 01/02/2022
Wading into the Still Waters
In this Episode Rev. Richard offers a beautiful rendition of the Twenty-Third PslamSupport the show
18:12 11/14/2021
Learning to Tell Time
What do lightbulbs and biblical psalms have in common?  Listen to this enlightening sermon by Rev. Richard to find out.Support the show
13:12 09/16/2021