Category Archives: Sermons

Putting Together the Pieces, Luke 24:36-49 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here: One of the things we enjoy when we get together for holidays is putting together jigsaw puzzles. We dump the pieces out for people to work on whenever they feel like it, and over the course of a few days it’s really fun to watch the picture begin …

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April 11, 2021, A Sermon for Doubters, John 20:19-29 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

A link to the audio is at the bottom of the sermon. What was it like for Jesus’s disciples in the days after his Crucifixion, shut up within those four walls, huddled in their small group, sharing their common sorrow and fear, living in continual uncertainty? Well, our lives over this past year, isolated by …

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April 4, 2021, The Messy and Solid Reality of the Resurrection, Matthew 28:1-10 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here: If you’ve never been present at the birth of a baby you might think of babies, when you think of them at all, as tiny, clean, soft, sweet-smelling, wonderful little creatures wrapped in blankets. And they are. Babies are awesome. But if you have had a baby, you …

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Easter Morning!

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Homily for Good Friday

The Confessions of those who were there at the crucifixion of our Lord Judas Everybody knows my name: the greatest traitor of all time, the Betrayer of God Himself. I have no defense to make. My friend, my teacher, the one who chose me for his inner circle, worker of miracles; I sold him to …

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Homily for Maundy Thursday

I love the way this chapter of John’s gospel begins: “Before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.” Everything Jesus said and did at this …

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March 21, 2021, Die Where You Are Planted, John 12:20-33 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000244 I have been reading a long article this past week about a rural area in West Virgina. From the people the journalist interviewed, and the settings she described – small-town cafes, little league games, close families, and a chronic lack of jobs – she could have been …

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March 14, 2021, Christian in 25 Words or Less, John 3:14-21 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000242 Imagine that you are one of those man-on-the-street reporters who walk up to random people and ask them questions. What kind of answers do you think you’d get if you asked them, “What is a Christian?” You’d probably get some pretty negative answers, people who would say …

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March 7, 2021, Meditation on the Commandments, Exodus 20:1-17 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000241 God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses at the beginning of Israel’s wanderings in the wilderness. He inscribed the words himself on tablets of stone on the top of Mount Sinai when he made his Covenant with the people of Israel. Moses carried them down to the …

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February 28, 2021, Life Is Not a Game of Candyland, Mark 8:31-38 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000240 So, we seem to be doing a lot of harping on the theme of travel these days. If you’re reading the Lenten devotional that I sent out this year, you know that the theme that binds the different authors and writings together is the theme of pilgrimage, …

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