Author Archive: saintphilipsnorwood

May 20, 2018, Holy Spirit: Personal Trainer? or Pillar of Fire? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000081 Today, the Feast of Pentecost, is one of the Big Holy Days of the Church year – not quite as big as Easter and Christmas, but certainly ranking very high in the Holy Day hierarchy. You can tell just walking into the Church this morning that it …

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May 13, 2018, Ascension, the Connection Restored – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

  To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000080 This past Thursday was the Feast of the Ascension in our liturgical calendar, which is one of those mid-week Holy Days that we know are important, but don’t really pay a whole lot of attention to in the general course of our lives. What we commemorate …

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May 6, 2018, Bridging the Communication Gap: Evangelism for Normal People – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000079 I think that one of the greatest challenges we face as Christians, both in our personal understanding of the Bible, and maybe even more in trying to share our faith with other people, is that even when two people are speaking the same language, even when they …

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April and May 2018 CommonLife

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April 22, 2018, Love Actually – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:   Z0000078 I grew up in a family where giving gifts was a major way of showing love to one another. From the time I was little, I loved getting presents for my birthday or Christmas, but giving presents, especially handmade things, that was a very big deal too. …

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April 15, 2018, Meanwhile, Back in the Locked Room – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000077 People complain, from time to time, about how there just seems to be nothing but bad news on TV and radio and in the newspapers. So, sometimes news stations, especially Christian stations, try to make people feel better by airing “good news” stories about people who do …

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April 8, 2018, The Power Is On! – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000076 Well, three things to begin with this morning. First of all, it is my Mom’s birthday. She would have been 88 years old today. She was tiny, and funny, and smart, and beautiful. It doesn’t have anything to do with the sermon. I just mention it because …

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April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday, Choose Your Own Adventure – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000075 When my kids were probably middle-school age, they discovered a series of books called “Choose your own adventure” books. They were written on a very, very low literary level, and every story was pretty much the same as every other story, as far as I could tell, …

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March 31, 2018, Easter Vigil, The Ultimate Family Reunion – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000074 Zephaniah 3:14-20 Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no …

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March 30, 2018, Good Friday, Three Meditations on the Passion – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here (it starts after about 30 seconds of organization):  Z0000073 The Passion – readings and meditations The arrest and betrayal —John 18:1-27 Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who …

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