Category Archives: audio sermons

December 8, 2019, Hope with Muscles – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000167 A few years ago, I heard a segment on public radio about a man in the Netherlands named Mark Langedijk, who chose to end his own life, not by suicide, but by euthanasia. He was 41 years old, and he had been struggling for many years with …

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December 1, 2019 – How Do You Prepare for the Unexpected (Matthew 24:36-44) – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000166 Paul Kennedy was expecting to sleep in on the morning of December 7, 1941. He had been on deck duty on board the U.S.S. Sacramento at Pearl Harbor until 4 a.m., then grabbed coffee with a buddy and hadn’t gone to bed until 5:30 a.m. So, when alarms sounded at around …

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November 26, 2019, Community Thanksgiving Service, Gratitude and Plenitude – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000165 This year, in the process of doing some reading on the subject of thankfulness, I came across a little quote that kind of stuck with me. I liked it so much that I put it up on our signboard in front of the church. It’s by Henry …

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November 24, 2019, On the Eve of Battle, Luke 23:33-43 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000164 Shakespeare, in his play Henry V, takes us to the French and English camps on the night before the battle of Agincourt. The night is quiet, watch fires are burning throughout the camps. In the French camp, the officers are already deciding how to divide up the …

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November 17, 2019, Helen Harris’ Ordination – the Right Reverend Daniel Herzog

No text is available for this sermon, but to listen to it, click here:  Z0000163

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November 17, 2019, Good News from the Rubble, Luke 21:5-19 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000162 Jesus said something like this: The days are coming when there won’t be one board or piece of stained glass in St. Philip’s Church, there won’t be one brick in the Norwood town hall, there won’t be one stone in the White House, not one thing left …

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November 10, 2019, A Failure of Imagination, Luke 20:27-38 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000161 C.S. Lewis once told a story of a little boy whose parents were trying to teach him about the facts of life. They wanted to convey to him that sexual intimacy is one of the greatest pleasures that human beings can experience. The boy considered this just …

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November 3, 2019, The Fellowship of the Crucified, Luke 6:20-31 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000160 The gospel reading from Luke today comes from a long sermon we call the “Sermon on the Plain”, like the “Sermon on the Mount” from Matthew. On that day, Jesus was preaching to a huge crowd. Luke says Jesus “stood on a level place, with a great …

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October 27, 2019, Justification by Faith? What Kind of Crazy Talk Is That? – guest speaker Carroll Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000159 There is a great song out recently titled Modern Jesus, by Portugal. the Man. I love the song, but the lyrics of the song are deadly. So that would be a good beginning for the sermon. Here is the chorus: Don’t pray for us We don’t need …

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October 20, 2019, Hesed for the Win, Luke 18:1-8 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here: Z0000158 I don’t know much about the world of judges and lawyers and court cases, but I do know a lot about persistent questioning, because I’m a mom, and when I read the parable of the persistent widow, I think to myself that no persistent widow could possibly …

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