Category Archives: audio sermons

February 21, 2021, Three Companions, Mark 1:9-13 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here: Z0000239 In the Ash Wednesday service, just four days ago now, I read from the Book of Common Prayer, an invitation to the holy season of Lent. We know that the word “Lent” isn’t in the Bible, just like the words “Easter” and “Christmas” aren’t in the Bible. …

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February 14, 2021, Will the Real God Please Stand Up, Mark 9:2-8 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here: Z0000236 Like a lot of you, I think, Carroll and I are not cradle Episcopalians. We met in a Presbyterian mission church in inner-city St. Louis. When we moved to the North Country, we briefly attended a Wesleyan Church, and then we spent almost two decades in a …

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February 7, 2021, Love Is Not a Package Deal, Mark 1:29-34 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000235 I became a mother when I was still in my teens. Being a new mom, and being barely an adult myself, I had a lot of insecurities about my ability to be a good mother. I struggled a lot with nursing, and I felt like an utter …

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January 31, 2021, To Eat or Not to Eat: Is That the Question? I Corinthians 8 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000234 I usually preach on the gospel reading each week, but today I want to talk about the New Testament reading, which today was from a letter Paul wrote to the church in Corinth. He was living in Ephesus at the time, but doing some long-distance pastoral care …

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January 24, 2021, How We Become, Mark 1:14-20 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000233 One of my favorite childhood memories is a morning I spent fishing with my Dad when I was little. We had gotten up super early – so early that it was barely light, and when we got to the river the mist was curling up off the …

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January 17, 2021, He Started It!, John 1:43-51 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:   Z0000232 I talked last week about the theme of light that runs through the season of Epiphany, and specifically about what it means that Jesus is the Light of the world. Or at least I touched on that subject, since there is infinitely more we could say. Today, …

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January 10, 2021, Moons of Jesus, Mark 1:1-8 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000231 We’re in the season of Epiphany, which is all about light. The word “epiphany” means a sudden appearance or realization or illumination – an “aha!” moment. We use expressions like “it dawned on me” or “I see the light” because it’s light, literal or metaphorical, that gives …

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January 3, 2021, The Snapshot, Luke 2:41-52 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:   Z0000230 It’s always a fascinating thing to see a childhood photograph of someone you have only known as a full-grown adult – maybe your parent or your grandparent, or someone you met when they were older. It gives you a new and different perspective on that person, an …

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December 27, 2020, What We Saw When the Light Came On, John 1:1-18 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000229 The Christmas stories from Matthew’s and Luke’s gospels are the ones that most of us find the most familiar and Christmassy – all about Mary and Joseph and the shepherds and the wise men. But John’s gospel, the gospel reading we read today, might seem more like …

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December 24, 2020, What Really Happened?, Luke 2:1-14 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000228 In recent years, I’ve noticed that there’s been some discussion among theologians and historians about just exactly how things really happened on the first Christmas, when Caesar Augustus decided to take a census of his realm, for tax purposes, forcing Joseph and a very pregnant Mary to …

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