Category Archives: Sermons

January 17, 2021, He Started It!, John 1:43-51 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:   Z0000232 I talked last week about the theme of light that runs through the season of Epiphany, and specifically about what it means that Jesus is the Light of the world. Or at least I touched on that subject, since there is infinitely more we could say. Today, …

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January 10, 2021, Moons of Jesus, Mark 1:1-8 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000231 We’re in the season of Epiphany, which is all about light. The word “epiphany” means a sudden appearance or realization or illumination – an “aha!” moment. We use expressions like “it dawned on me” or “I see the light” because it’s light, literal or metaphorical, that gives …

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January 3, 2021, The Snapshot, Luke 2:41-52 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:   Z0000230 It’s always a fascinating thing to see a childhood photograph of someone you have only known as a full-grown adult – maybe your parent or your grandparent, or someone you met when they were older. It gives you a new and different perspective on that person, an …

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December 27, 2020, What We Saw When the Light Came On, John 1:1-18 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000229 The Christmas stories from Matthew’s and Luke’s gospels are the ones that most of us find the most familiar and Christmassy – all about Mary and Joseph and the shepherds and the wise men. But John’s gospel, the gospel reading we read today, might seem more like …

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December 24, 2020, What Really Happened?, Luke 2:1-14 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000228 In recent years, I’ve noticed that there’s been some discussion among theologians and historians about just exactly how things really happened on the first Christmas, when Caesar Augustus decided to take a census of his realm, for tax purposes, forcing Joseph and a very pregnant Mary to …

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December 13, 2020, Who Are You? John 1:19-28 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000227 Today’s gospel brings us back again to John the Baptist. I talked about John’s message in last week’s reading from Mark’s gospel, about how it was a message that demanded a response from the people who heard it – and a message that still demands a response …

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December 29, 2013, Christmas 2 – Carroll Boswell on John 1:6-11

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December 15, 2013, Advent 3 – Don’t Be Offended

To listen to this sermon, click here: 130618_001 When I traveled to Wisconsin to study at Nashotah House for my very first seminary course, I had no idea where I was going. I took a bus from Potsdam to Milwaukee, which took about 30 hours, and then I took a local bus called the Badger …

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December 6, 2020, Do You Want to Keep It?, Mark 1:1-8 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000226 Forty-six years ago last spring I had the exciting and terrifying experience of discovering that I was pregnant for the very first time. I was pretty young at the time; we’d been married for less than a year, and it was a bit of a surprise – …

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November 29, 2020, Waiting to Begin, Mark 13:24-37 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000225 The Advent season is the time in the Church year when we await the birth of a child – I should say, the Birth of The Child. And so, as we travel through Advent this year I’d like to share with you some of my own experiences …

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