Category Archives: Sermons

December 4, 2022, How to Use a Winnowing Fork, Matthew 3:1-12 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click the link above: Today we begin the second week of Advent, the second week of bending our focus and our energy on the coming of Christ, not only in the past, God born among us as a child in Bethlehem, not only in the present, the power and comfort …

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November 27, 2022, Don’t Be Sleepwalkers, Matthew 24:36-44 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click the link below: Today the Church celebrates the beginning of a new year, as we begin the season of Advent. It’s no accident that Advent comes at the darkest time of the year, because Advent is all about hope, and hope shines brightest in the darkest times and places. …

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November 20, 2022, Christ the King, guest speaker John Dietrich

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November 13, 2022, The Center of Attention, Luke 21:5-9 – guest speaker, Carroll Boswell

to listen to this sermon, click the link below Let’s use our imaginations to take a little vacation. Imagine we are walking the busy streets of New York City in the company of Jesus on a beautiful day in July. We will be paying close attention to everything he says, but we also be distracted …

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October 30, 2022, What Happened Here? Luke 19:1-10 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click the link above. One of the things that really bugged people about Jesus was his propensity for hanging out with sinners. Over and over again, he’d go out for dinner and drinks with tax collectors and prostitutes. He chatted with women, which was bad enough, but he even chatted …

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October 16, 2022, Father or Judge?, Luke 18:1-8 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

People who haven’t been around children very much often think that children have short attention spans. But anyone who has had children knows that children can have a very, very, VERY long and tenacious attention span. It’s usually us grownups who get bored quickly and lose interest. Any mother can testify to this if she …

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October 9, 2022, Closing the Circuit, Luke 17:11-19 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

Carroll recently told me about an experiment he did in his Middle School science class. It’s a demonstration of how an electrical circuit works. It just takes a few people, a source, like a battery (nothing dangerously powerful) and something that is powered by electricity, like a light bulb. The class stood in a circle, …

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October 2, 2022, I Want More, Luke 17:5-10, Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click the link above. The disciples, Peter, and James, and John, and the rest, lived and walked and worked with Jesus for three years. When Jesus touched a leper (which, for the record, nobody does) he was healed. When Jesus called a man out of the grave, the man came …

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September 25, 2022, Playing with Fire, Luke 16:19-31 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click the link above. There is a story that Carroll and I find amusing, about friends we knew in St. Louis years ago, a couple, Chuck and Teresa Schmidt. They were young – we were pretty young, too, at the time – and they had a biggish family, like ours. …

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September 11, 2022, The Joy of Finding and Being Found, Luke 15:1-10 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

When my daughter Emily was three or four years old, we were at a church picnic one Sunday afternoon, enjoying conversation with friends while Emily played quietly nearby. But suddenly, we turned to check on her, and she wasn’t there. We called, and we all got up and looked behind and under everything, and no …

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