Category Archives: Sermons

November 19, 2017, What Are You Going to Do with That? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000051 So today we read the story we call “The Parable of the Talents.” And maybe the first thing to say about this story is to explain what a talent is. In English, a talent is an ability, a special ability, like having a beautiful singing voice or …

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November 12, 2017, A Warning and a Promise – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000050 If the average human being is anything like me, it is a normal human tendency to let things creep up and take you by surprise, no matter how long you’ve had to prepare. This happened to me this week, when I opened a notebook to do some …

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November 5, 2017, Would You Know a Saint If You Met One? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000049 Last week, as most of you know, I took the train down to St. Louis, Missouri, to visit my sister. I’m so thankful for having had the opportunity to spend time with her. She’s my big sister, the firstborn of our family, so she is really good …

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October 30, 2017, The Lord Looks at the Heart – Dcn. Rick Littlejohn

No text is available for this sermon. To listen to it, click here:  Z0000048

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October 22, 2017, Bearing the Stamp – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000047 The gospel reading today begins with a nasty little bit of political maneuvering. We have just finished reading and talking about a series of three parables that Jesus told – not to condemn, but to intentionally provoke the Pharisees and other Jewish authorities. He meant to provoke …

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October 15, 2017, What Wasn’t He Wearing? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000046 We’ve arrived at a part of Matthew’s gospel where things are very tense between Jesus and the Jewish authorities. When he arrived in Jerusalem, there were multitudes of people who came out to cheer and welcome him – the whole city heard the uproar. And they took …

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October 8, 2017, Playing Our Song – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000045 One of the greatest old classic movies is Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. I’m sure most of you have seen it. It’s set in Morocco during the Second World War. Humphrey Bogart plays Rick Blaine, who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, and Ingrid Bergman plays …

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October 1, 2017, A Sermon on Matthew 21:28-32 – Guest speaker Helen Harris

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000044 There is a story of a rich young man who was taken to the hospital seriously ill and the doctors told him they would do all they could but weren’t sure if he would recover. The man was scared to death and asked the doctor to please …

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September 24, 2017, A Full Day’s Pay and Other Injustices – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000043 There is a popular saying that something is “as American as apple pie” but if there is one thing that is even more American than apple pie, it just might be the concept of justice, or fairness. Theoretically, if imperfectly, our whole Republic was founded on the …

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September 17, 2017, How Much Forgiveness Is Enough? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000042 The gospel today begins with Peter’s question: “How many times do I have to forgive my brother if he keeps on sinning against me?” Every time we pray the Lord’s Prayer we pray, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” But like …

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