Category Archives: Sermons

June 9, 2019 – A Sermon for Pentecost – guest speaker, Helen Harris

To listen to this sermon, click here: Z0000139 Each week, we use the Liturgical calendar for reading the Scripture and Gospel. In doing so, we cover the periods such as Advent, Easter, Lent and Christmas. We become familiar with the events of each of the seasons and listen to them with renewed and heartfelt emotion. …

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June 2, 2019, It Shall Not Be So with You, John 17:20-26 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000138 I doubt there is anyone in this room who would disagree that we are living in troubled times. And I would suggest that if there is any one thing we could point to that is at the center of all the troubles, it is that people are …

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May 26, 2019, Grief and Belief, John 14:23-29 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000137 Most of you know that I was gone last weekend because I went to be with my sister, who passed away Saturday morning. I think that no matter how many people you have lost; no matter how many bedsides you have attended at the time of death; …

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May 19, 2019, What If the Whole World Has Cancer? – guest speaker Carroll Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:   Z0000136 Most of you know that Mother Kathryn is back in St. Louis because her sister, Margaret, was entering the last stages of cancer. Yesterday morning at about 8:20 our time she died, but thanks to many of you, Kathryn was there with her those last few days. …

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May 12, 2019, Sheep IQ (John 10:11-30) – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000135 Years ago, we had a flock of sheep. At one time or another, we had pigs and goats and rabbits and chickens and ducks and horses and a pony, but among all the farm animals, the sheep were probably my favorites. We started with five little lambs …

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May 5, 2019, I Know – But Do You Love Me? (John 20:19-31) – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000134 I hope that you have all seen the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” because it’s wonderful. If you haven’t, you should. If you have, you probably remember a song that Tevye, the hero of the story, sings with his wife, Golde. The story is set in 1905 …

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April 28, 2019, Dare to Be a Thomas (John 20:19-31) – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000133 Today, this second Sunday of Easter, is traditionally called Thomas Sunday, because we read this account of Thomas, who needed proof before he would believe the wild stories of his friends that they had seen Jesus alive. And traditionally we focus on his doubt – Thomas has …

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April 21, 2019, When Is a Symbol not a Symbol? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000132 We’ve spent the last month or so surrounded by symbols of Easter. Because nobody in this world around us got time for Lent. But the world is very fond of Easter, with all its symbols of new life and fresh beginnings. And they are mostly very good …

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April 20, 2019, The Dark Side of the Stone – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000131 At this time of year we do quite a bit of talking about the stone that was rolled in front of the tomb. We hear how the Jews made good and sure that the stone was solidly in place, and how they set a seal set on …

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April 19, 2019 Never Too Late — Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000130 Near the end of the gospel reading, John writes these words: “After these things….” After Jesus had been betrayed and falsely accused. After Jesus had been tried in a secretly-convened court and convicted without a single credible witness against him. After Jesus had been sentenced to a …

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