Author Archive: saintphilipsnorwood

May 12, 2019, Sheep IQ (John 10:11-30) – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000135 Years ago, we had a flock of sheep. At one time or another, we had pigs and goats and rabbits and chickens and ducks and horses and a pony, but among all the farm animals, the sheep were probably my favorites. We started with five little lambs …

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May June 2019 CommonLife

May June 2019

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May 5, 2019, I Know – But Do You Love Me? (John 20:19-31) – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000134 I hope that you have all seen the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” because it’s wonderful. If you haven’t, you should. If you have, you probably remember a song that Tevye, the hero of the story, sings with his wife, Golde. The story is set in 1905 …

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April 28, 2019, Dare to Be a Thomas (John 20:19-31) – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000133 Today, this second Sunday of Easter, is traditionally called Thomas Sunday, because we read this account of Thomas, who needed proof before he would believe the wild stories of his friends that they had seen Jesus alive. And traditionally we focus on his doubt – Thomas has …

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April 21, 2019, When Is a Symbol not a Symbol? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000132 We’ve spent the last month or so surrounded by symbols of Easter. Because nobody in this world around us got time for Lent. But the world is very fond of Easter, with all its symbols of new life and fresh beginnings. And they are mostly very good …

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April 20, 2019, The Dark Side of the Stone – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000131 At this time of year we do quite a bit of talking about the stone that was rolled in front of the tomb. We hear how the Jews made good and sure that the stone was solidly in place, and how they set a seal set on …

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April 19, 2019 Never Too Late — Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000130 Near the end of the gospel reading, John writes these words: “After these things….” After Jesus had been betrayed and falsely accused. After Jesus had been tried in a secretly-convened court and convicted without a single credible witness against him. After Jesus had been sentenced to a …

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April 18, 2019, Blood on the Doorpost – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

There is no recording for this sermon. Sorry. Every year on Maundy Thursday, we read the story of the first Passover, the single most important story in the Jewish faith. It is the central and defining event of God’s love and faithfulness to his chosen people, after they had been held captive as slaves in …

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April 14, 2019, Palm Sunday Passion Readings

There is no text. This is a recording of the readings done by the congregation: Z0000129

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April 7, 2019, The Scent of Grace (John 12:1-8) – guest speaker, Helen Harris

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000128 Can you smell the perfume in the air this morning? I prayed our church with a little before service, doesn’t it smell nice. Have you ever gone to the department stores and sampled the perfumes? Maybe just the ladies have done this, not so much the men. …

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