Category Archives: audio sermons

February 14, 2018, Ash Wednesday – Getting Unlost – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000064 Ages and ages ago, when I was in my church’s high school youth group back in St. Louis, one of the elders took all of us kids on a hiking and camping trip in the wild and hilly woods of Missouri. It was a two-day, 25-mile hike, …

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February 11, 2018, The Transfiguration – Helen Harris

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000063 It was a bright beautiful day just like any other morning, a young mother woke up and prepared breakfast for her family. Her little yellow haired, blue eyed daughter was in first grade and she loved the color pink. She asked her mother if she could wear …

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February 4, 2018, Free to Serve – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000062 Today, Mark continues to tell us what happened on a certain Sabbath Day in the little fishing village of Capernaum, in the early days of Jesus’ ministry. Last week we read how Jesus had everybody dumbfounded by his teaching, compared to what they were used to hearing …

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January 28, 2018, Words of Life – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000061 In his commentary on the Gospel of Mark, N.T. Wright tells a true story about a tourist ship that set out on a cruise, full of passengers on holiday. But when they were out at sea, something went terribly wrong and water began to pour into the …

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January 21, 2018, Reading the Signs – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000060 The sun rose at 7:30 this morning. Tomorrow, it will rise at 7:29, a whole minute sooner. We might not notice such a small change if we weren’t out there checking our clocks every morning, but minute by minute, here in dark, cold, snowy Norwood, New York, …

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January 14, 2018, True Israelites and Homeless Beggars – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000059 I just arrived back, Friday morning, from spending two weeks in Dublin, Ireland, with my daughters Judith and Louisa. Dublin is a beautiful city, very old, and truly enormous compared to anything I’m used to. To me, one of the most wonderful things about Dublin is how …

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December 24, 2017, Heavenly Foolishness – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000057 Once upon a time there was a kingdom that was under seige. Surrounded by a multitude of its enemies, the people of the kingdom could not set one foot out of the city gates without being captured. Prisoners were executed; and those who escaped death were no …

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December 17, 2017, No Room in the Shell – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000056 There is a poem written by a 19th-century poet and theologian, T.E. Brown, called “Indwelling” that goes like this: If thou could’st empty all thyself of self, Like to a shell dishabited, Then might He find thee on the ocean shelf, And say, “This is not dead,” …

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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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