Category Archives: Sermons

January 9, 2022, Baptism 2.0, Luke 3:15-22

To listen to this sermon, click here: The Hebrew way of thinking about time, which is what we meet in the Bible, wasn’t about a linear progression the way that we tend to view time: this happened, and then this, and then this. It’s a much more organic way of thinking, and it fits in …

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January 2, 2022, Treasure These Things in Your Own Heart, Matthew 2:1-12 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

I think most of us will have to remind ourselves this coming week, that it’s still Christmas; that we are still walking through the season of our Lord’s Nativity. Carroll and I have a few friends – good Episcopalians, of course – who staunchly observe the full season of Advent, right up to Christmas Eve, …

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December 26, 2021, God Is the One Who Shows Up, John 1:1-18 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

You all know that our family suffered a great loss recently. And as heartbroken as we were, and still are, I know very well that we are just one family among many thousands who are grieving this Christmas. But what I wanted to talk about was a gift we received – the gift that made …

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December 19, 2021, Jesus Takes Sides, Luke 1:39-55 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

“Black lives matter.” That short phrase has become very much a political football these past few years, so that just saying those three words is often enough to set people’s teeth on edge. But the simple meaning of the phrase remains powerful and important. To say that Black Lives Matter, ultimately and simply, is to …

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December 12, 2021, Advent 3, Dcn Helen Harris, guest speaker

1The Third Sunday of AdventLuke 3: 7-18Last week, we heard of a young teenager who wasgiven a gun for a Christmas gift from his parents. Another tragic schoolshooting occurred by him killing 4 young classmates, leaving several othersin serious condition with this senseless act.We wonder when all the hate and violence will end in the …

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December 5, 2021, Holy Road Work, Luke 3:1-14 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

Sometimes there is a person you’ve known for a long time, and you hear something new about them, and it changes the way you look at them forever. Sometimes that happens with the Bible as well. We’re reading along and something appears that changes our understanding, opens our eyes and makes it bigger, John the …

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November 28, 2021, Tidings of Comfort and Joy, Luke 21:25-28 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click the link above. It’s the weekend after Thanksgiving, and the shopping season is now in full swing. And the world would like to sell you a bill of goods. The world would like to offer you the Hallmark Channel life, where everything is pretty and clean and everyone is …

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November 14, 2021, Hope in the Rubble, Mark 13:1-8 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

Jesus and his disciples were at the Temple in Jerusalem, which was one of the most magnificent buildings in the whole world. A historian of the time, named Josephus, wrote, “Now the outward face of the Temple in its front wanted nothing that was likely to surprise men’s minds or their eyes, for it was …

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November 7, 2021, Who Was with You on Heartbreak Hill, Book of Wisdom 3:1-9 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here: Today, we celebrate the Feast of All Saints. In one way or another, the Church has celebrated this feast almost from its earliest days. As early as the third century, a man named Gregory Thaumaturgus (which means the “Wonder Worker”) wrote about a festival of martyrs. In the …

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October 31, 2021, The New Old Number One Commandment, Mark 12:28-34 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here: What we call the Law was actually a whole book of laws and regulations that were given to govern life and worship in the nation of Israel. We’re most familiar with the Ten Commandments, but there were some 613 laws in all, literally dealing with everything from birth …

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