Author Archive: saintphilipsnorwood

February 17, 2019, Living the Good Life – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000120 What is the “Good Life”? When you think about those things that are top of the list for a happy and successful life, what are they? What are the basic things your parents hoped and prayed for you, as you went out into the world all those …

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February 10, 2019, Woe Is Us – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000119 When was the last time you were filled with awe? By “awe” I mean that sense of wonder – that joy or delight that is so intense it’s almost a kind of fear, because the thing or the person or the place we encounter is so far …

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February 3, 2019, The Good News: Love It or Throw It Off a Cliff – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000118 Ten weeks from today will be Palm Sunday, the Sunday of the Giant Mood Swing. Every year, in one relatively short narrative, we read the events of Holy Week beginning with the cheering crowds at the Jerusalem gates, welcoming Jesus into the city, throwing down their cloaks …

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January 27, 2019 – Is Any Body Out There? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000117 What did you do in the year 2018? I don’t lead a very exciting life, so it’s not too hard for me to come up with a list of accomplishments and activities for the past year. I actually travelled somewhere in 2018, which was very unusual for …

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January 20, 2019, Enough Is Not Enough – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

Here is the sermon you would have heard if there had not been a storm. The final words of John’s gospel say: “Now there are many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the whole world could not contain the books that would be written.” John …

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January 13, 2019, Baptizing Adam – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000116 The story of Jesus’ baptism is familiar to all of us, I think. We’ve read it, and heard it read, many times – it’s the gospel reading every year on the first Sunday after the Epiphany. We’ve seen paintings trying to portray it. It is this wondrous …

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January 6, 2019, Watch for the Light – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:   Z0000115 My daughter-in-law Christina is a photographer. Nowadays, everybody can be a photographer because we have cell phones and smart phones that we carry with us at all times, and we snap pictures of anything and everything. But there is a big difference in being a real photographer, …

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January and February 2019 CommonLife

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December 30, 2018, The Holy Innocents and the Sign of Light – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here: Z0000114 Here in the Church, Christmas isn’t over yet. Even though there are already trees lying along the curbs, the twelve days of Christmas didn’t end on December 25th, it only began then, and it stretches all the way to January 6th, next Sunday, when we remember the …

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December 23, 2018, Ark, Incarnation and a Small Town Girl – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000113 I grew up in the Catholic Church – there are a lot of us old Roman Catholics here, I think. And we remember that in the Catholic Church, Mary is a person of great importance, a woman to be honored, for her holiness, for her humility, for …

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