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May 21, 2017, Are We Thermometers? Or Thermostats? – guest speaker Carroll Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000024 I Peter 3:13-17 “Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord …

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May 7, 2017, Out of the Hornet’s Nest, Into the Sheepfold – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000022 Today is Good Shepherd Sunday, and for a lot of people, decades of Sunday School lessons and religious artwork have conditioned us to think of this passage in a certain way. We read Jesus’ proclamation about being the Good Shepherd and we picture this beautiful image of …

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April 30, 2017, When God Is a Big Disappointment – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000021 We Christians use a lot of words to describe the God that we worship – Savior, Friend of sinners, Redeemer, Comforter, Creator. He is Mighty, he is Kind, he is Merciful. He is our Righteousness, our Shepherd, our King. But today we read a gospel story where …

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April 23, 2017, Is There Life after Doubt? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:   Z0000020 In the six short years since I’ve been here with you at St. Philip’s, we’ve had to say good-bye to far too many of our beloved friends – it seems like so many funerals and memorial services for such a small church family. It’s hard on those …

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April 16, 2017, Easter, The Weight of Heaven – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000019 There is a ridiculous, but sometimes very funny, BBC show from Scotland called Limmy’s world. And there is one short skit that begins with the narrator, Limmy, asking a question, “I have a question for you: which is heavier, a kilogramme of steel, or a kilogramme of …

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April 15, 2017, Easter Vigil – From Stone to Flesh, A Transplant Story – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here: Z0000018 One of the miracles of modern science that I am most thankful for is that some doctors and scientists somewhere discovered how to take a healthy human organ from one person’s body and to transplant it into another person whose organ is no longer able to function …

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April 14, 2017, Good Friday. What’s So Good about It? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000017 Every Friday during the season of Lent, we come together and kneel at the altar rail to prepare our hearts for following the Stations of the Cross, from Jesus’ unjust condemnation at the hands of his own people, to his burial in the tomb of Joseph of …

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April 13, 2017, People Who Serve People – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000016 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put …

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April 2, 2017, Doubters Welcome – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000015 We have an image in our heads about what faith is supposed to look like. When we think of people with great faith, we picture giants of the faith like St. Francis or Charles Wesley from the past, or contemporary people like Billy Graham and Pope Francis. …

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March 26, 2017, Which Blind Man? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000014 There are a lot of amazing stories of healing in the gospels, but the one we read this morning is a bit different. I say that because this story that John tells us about the man who was healed of his blindness isn’t mainly about the man …

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