Author Archive: saintphilipsnorwood

July 14, 2019, Loving Recklessly, the Good Samaritan – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000144 We know that the whole law of God hangs on just one commandment – Love. Love God, love your neighbor. We read in Deuteronomy today: “The word of God is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to observe.” …

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July 7, 2019, The Burden of Going to Church, a sermon on Galatians 6 – guest speaker, Carroll Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000143 So why do you go to church? I have met a lot of people over the years who don’t go to church and I have always been curious why “religious” or “spiritual” people don’t go. I can’t count how many times people have said to me, “I …

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June 30, 2019, Burning Our Boats, I Kings 19:15-21 and Galatians 5:1,13-25 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000142 There is a famous story, with some basis in historical fact, about the Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes, who sailed to Mexico in the 16th century, and claimed the territory of the Aztecs for Spain. As the story goes, when Cortes arrived in Mexico, he and his men …

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July August 2019 CommonLife

July August 2019 CommonLife

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June 23, 2019, Evil Is for the Pigs, Luke 8:26-39 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000141 There is a common expression in Greek: “Τί ἐμοὶ καὶ σοί?” It’s what the demon-possessed Gerasene man, said to Jesus in the story. Literally, it means, “What to me and to you?” To a Greek-speaking person, the sense might be something like, “What do I have to …

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June 16, 2019, Trinity Sunday: The Mystery Hidden in Plain Sight, John 16:12-15 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000140 Let’s begin today with a prayer written by St. Patrick: I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through belief in the threeness, Through confession of the oneness Of the Creator of Creation. I arise today Through the strength of Christ’s birth with …

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June 9, 2019 – A Sermon for Pentecost – guest speaker, Helen Harris

To listen to this sermon, click here: Z0000139 Each week, we use the Liturgical calendar for reading the Scripture and Gospel. In doing so, we cover the periods such as Advent, Easter, Lent and Christmas. We become familiar with the events of each of the seasons and listen to them with renewed and heartfelt emotion. …

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June 2, 2019, It Shall Not Be So with You, John 17:20-26 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000138 I doubt there is anyone in this room who would disagree that we are living in troubled times. And I would suggest that if there is any one thing we could point to that is at the center of all the troubles, it is that people are …

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May 26, 2019, Grief and Belief, John 14:23-29 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000137 Most of you know that I was gone last weekend because I went to be with my sister, who passed away Saturday morning. I think that no matter how many people you have lost; no matter how many bedsides you have attended at the time of death; …

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May 19, 2019, What If the Whole World Has Cancer? – guest speaker Carroll Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:   Z0000136 Most of you know that Mother Kathryn is back in St. Louis because her sister, Margaret, was entering the last stages of cancer. Yesterday morning at about 8:20 our time she died, but thanks to many of you, Kathryn was there with her those last few days. …

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