Author Archive: saintphilipsnorwood

December 10, 2017, Double for All Your Sins – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  This week our eleventh grandchild was born, a little girl, 7 pounds 9 ounces, delivered by her father at home in the company of her two adoring sisters. As far as I know, her name is still under consideration. I think most people would agree that there aren’t …

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December 3, 2017, He’s Looking at You, Kid – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000053 So here we are on the opening day of Advent. Our word, Advent, comes from a Latin word meaning “coming.” We light the Advent wreath, week by week, to mark our anticipation, our “looking forward”, and we have a new liturgical color, blue, that symbolizes the hope …

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December and January 2017-2018 CommonLife

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November 26, 2017, Half a Cloak Is Better Than One – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000052 There is a very famous story about a man named Martin of Tours, who lived in the fourth century, just when Christianity had been declared legal in the Roman Empire. The background of this story is that it happened when Martin was still in his teens, a …

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November 19, 2017, What Are You Going to Do with That? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000051 So today we read the story we call “The Parable of the Talents.” And maybe the first thing to say about this story is to explain what a talent is. In English, a talent is an ability, a special ability, like having a beautiful singing voice or …

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November 12, 2017, A Warning and a Promise – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000050 If the average human being is anything like me, it is a normal human tendency to let things creep up and take you by surprise, no matter how long you’ve had to prepare. This happened to me this week, when I opened a notebook to do some …

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November 5, 2017, Would You Know a Saint If You Met One? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000049 Last week, as most of you know, I took the train down to St. Louis, Missouri, to visit my sister. I’m so thankful for having had the opportunity to spend time with her. She’s my big sister, the firstborn of our family, so she is really good …

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October 30, 2017, The Lord Looks at the Heart – Dcn. Rick Littlejohn

No text is available for this sermon. To listen to it, click here:  Z0000048

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October 22, 2017, Bearing the Stamp – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000047 The gospel reading today begins with a nasty little bit of political maneuvering. We have just finished reading and talking about a series of three parables that Jesus told – not to condemn, but to intentionally provoke the Pharisees and other Jewish authorities. He meant to provoke …

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October 15, 2017, What Wasn’t He Wearing? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000046 We’ve arrived at a part of Matthew’s gospel where things are very tense between Jesus and the Jewish authorities. When he arrived in Jerusalem, there were multitudes of people who came out to cheer and welcome him – the whole city heard the uproar. And they took …

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