Category Archives: Sermons

April 8, 2020, Meditation for Wednesday of Holy Week – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000186 It is our Episcopal tradition every Lent to observe the Stations of the Cross on Fridays at noon. Over the years one of our most faithful attendees of the Stations was Joe Swan, who was a long-time member of the Church. Joe passed away not long ago, …

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March 29, 2020, Buds and Sprouts and Abundant Life, John 11:1-44

To listen to this sermon, click here: Z0000184 The Lord be with you. The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to John. Glory to you, Lord Christ. Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume …

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March 22, 2020, We Shall Fear No Evil, John 9:1-41 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000183 John 9:1-41 As Jesus walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works …

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March 15, 2020, The Drink That Refreshes, John 4:5-42 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000182 George MacDonald, who was a Scottish minister and writer in the nineteenth century, once wrote, “It has been well said that no man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is when tomorrow’s burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is …

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March 8, 2020, The Facts of Life, John 3:1-17 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000181 We read from John’s gospel this morning about a man named Nicodemus, who came to visit Jesus. He came under cover of night, because he was a Pharisee and visiting Jesus wouldn’t have been a popular or even safe thing to do. But Nicodemus was drawn to …

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March 1, 2020, Can God Be Tempted? Matthew 4:1-11 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000180 This past Saturday, an International organization called L’Arche announced the results of an investigation it commissioned last year into its founder, Jean Vanier, who died in 2019. Vanier was a Catholic priest and has been admired for many years as a wise and holy man. But this …

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February 26, 2020, Ash Wednesday, The God Who Sees in Secret – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

There is no recording available for this sermon. Jesus is teaching about “practicing piety”, by which he means those works we do that are specifically religious. As a Jewish teacher, he focuses on three practices: giving alms, or charity; prayer; and fasting, because those are the three main practices of piety in Judaism. But Jesus …

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February 23, 2020, What Goes Up Must Come Down, Matthew 17:1-9 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000179 Lately we have been blessed with quite a few days of sunshine and blue skies. Even when it’s still windy and cold outside, the bright sun always lifts my spirits and makes me feel more cheerful, and more hopeful. There’s something about light, about brightness, that is …

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February 16, 2020, Murder, Adultery, and Sin – Oh My! (Matthew 5:21-37) – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000178 Have you ever considered how much of what you believe has been passed down from the people who came before you – your mother or your father, certainly, but also the people who taught you when you were little, your teachers or the priest at your church? …

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February 9, 2020, Ya’ll Are the Light of the World, Matthew 5:13-20 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon click here:  Z0000177 In 1630. John Winthrop, who was a Puritan lawyer and Governor of the newly established Massachusetts Bay Colony, gave a famous sermon that is generally known as the “City on a Hill” sermon – taken, of course, from Jesus’s words in the gospel of Matthew that we …

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