Author Archive: saintphilipsnorwood

February 16, 2020, Murder, Adultery, and Sin – Oh My! (Matthew 5:21-37) – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000178 Have you ever considered how much of what you believe has been passed down from the people who came before you – your mother or your father, certainly, but also the people who taught you when you were little, your teachers or the priest at your church? …

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February 9, 2020, Ya’ll Are the Light of the World, Matthew 5:13-20 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon click here:  Z0000177 In 1630. John Winthrop, who was a Puritan lawyer and Governor of the newly established Massachusetts Bay Colony, gave a famous sermon that is generally known as the “City on a Hill” sermon – taken, of course, from Jesus’s words in the gospel of Matthew that we …

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February 2, 2020, Peace That Defies Death, Luke 2:22-40 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000176 When we were young, we, or at least a lot of us, I think, felt like we were pretty much indestructible. Some of us did stupid, foolhardy things and took risks that turned our poor mothers’ hair gray. Many of us treated our bodies and the precious …

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January 26, 2020, Fitting the Pieces Together, Matthew 4:18-22 – Mtr. Kathyrn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000175 A lot of people have a tendency to read the Bible as a collection of disconnected episodes rather than one, long story. That starts, I think, for those of us who grew up in Church, with Sunday School, where we read the popular stories: David and Goliath, …

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January 23, 2020, The Church on the Rocks, Acts 27:18-28:10 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000174 Imagine there’s a winter storm raging outside those doors. And imagine that in the midst of the storm a bus is driving up highway 11, transporting prisoners from a prison in Pennsylvania to Upstate Correctional, in Malone. The snow is coming down really thick and fast. Visibility …

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February/March 2020 CommonLife

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January 19, 2020, Lamb of God?…or T-Rex? (John 1:29-42) – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000173 Every week, when we celebrate the Eucharist, we consecrate the bread and the wine with the words Jesus gave us at his Last Supper, asking the Holy Spirit to transform the elements into the real Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. We pray the Lord’s Prayer together, …

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January 12, 2020, The Day God Spoke, Matthew 3:13-17 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

There is no recording available for this sermon. Jesus traveled maybe 40 or 50 miles from Galilee to the banks of the Jordan River where John was baptising. John was preaching a fiery message of repentance, and people were drawn to him, coming from all over, by the hundreds, by the thousands. But when Jesus …

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January 5, 2020, Unwrapping a King, Matthew 2:1-12 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000172 Today we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, which we generally think of as the day the Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem. But the meaning of the word Epiphany is a revealing or manifestation of something, an “aha!” moment. We experience little epiphanies in our lives when …

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December 29, 2019, What’s in a Name? Luke 2:15-21 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000171 Carroll and I spent a month hiking around England for our honeymoon. It rained quite a lot, as it is wont to do in England, and one dark, rainy day we spent the whole afternoon in a pub in a little village, thinking of names for all …

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