Category Archives: Sermons

December 9, 2018, Clearing the Way – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000111   I think quite a few of you have met my little dog Dorie. Dorie is a Welsh Corgi, so she has no tail and big ears and very, very short legs. And a really loud bark. But like many of us, she’s getting a little bit …

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December 2, 2018, Traveling the In-Between – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000110 Christmas seems to have sprouted in our village of Norwood, fully-formed, like mushrooms after a rain. Before the Thanksgiving turkeys had finished becoming leftovers, lighted trees were shining in windows all down the street. Icycle lights and giant inflatable cartoon characters popped up here and there, on …

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November 25, 2018, Citizens Without Borders – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000109 So much of the liturgy and tradition of our Church is handed down over the centuries, that I was surprised recently to learn that this day, the Feast of Christ the King, is kind of new in our Church calendar. It was instituted in 1925 by Pope …

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November 18, 2018, Designated Survivor – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000108 There is a show on TV called “Designated Survivor”. The title comes from a real contingency plan that’s been in place in our government since Cold War times. It says that anytime the President and Vice President, and all the other potential successors to the Presidency are …

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November 11, 2018, The Widow’s Might – guest speaker, Carroll Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000107 Let’s imagine you are walking down the street and you see a penny lying on the sidewalk. Do you pick it up? Maybe. Maybe not. A penny is not worth enough to be much of a temptation for most of us. Though I myself always pick up …

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November 4, 2018, He Is Not the God of Ghosts, but of the Living – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000106 “Do you believe in ghosts?” Seeing as how it was Halloween this past Wednesday when we were working on Shepherd’s Pie for the Community Dinner, it wasn’t too surprising that that question came up. Do I believe in ghosts? I have to say, I’ve heard some very …

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October 28, 2018, I Remember the Blue – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000105 There are at least four different accounts in the gospels of Jesus healing the blind. It’s a little hard to be sure exactly how many, because the different gospels tell the same stories in slightly different ways. And certainly there were many more blind people whose stories …

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October 21, 2018, Holy Superheroes, Batman! – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000104 Friday evening our son Nicholas came over for dinner with the kids. Cameron, who is 12, was wearing a superhero sweatshirt – Marvel superheroes – and he made Carroll try to identify all five of the superheroes on his shirt. Carroll did pretty well; he got the …

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October 14, 2018, The Gag Reflex and Fat Camels – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000102 Over the past few months I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in the dentist’s chair. And one thing I find difficult is having x-rays taken. After they lay the lead apron on you, they take the film, which is about the size of my cell …

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October 7, 2018, Hard Hearts and Fresh Starts – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000101 Recently someone very dear to me went through a course of treatment at a rehab center for drug addiction. This person is now home, and doing much better, and I am so proud of them for being brave enough to begin the hard work of recovery. But …

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