Category Archives: Sermons

August 12, 2018, Let Us Keep the Feast – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000093 A man named Dom Gregory Dix wrote a book called The Shape of the Liturgy, all about the history of how we celebrate the Eucharist. He describes what the Church was like in its earliest days – as far back as the time when there were still …

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August 5, 2018, Being Hungry Enough – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listento this sermon, click here: Z0000092 There’s an old Ricky Nelson song you’ve probably heard before. It goes like this: I will follow you Follow you wherever you may go There isn’t an ocean too deep A mountain so high it can keep me away Last week we read the story about Jesus feeding …

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July 29, 2018, Finding the You in Eucharist – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000091 One of the many ways to read the Bible meaningfully is to find yourself in the story. When you read the story of the Good Samaritan, depending on what’s going on in your life you might see yourself in the good, kind Samaritan you want to be, …

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July 22, 2018, No Wall! – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000090 It’s been a little over a week since the General Convention of the Episcopal Church ended. Pretty much all of the delegates, bishops and priests and deacons and lay people, from all of the Dioceses in the United States should be back home by now and getting …

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July 15, 2018, Being Risk Takers – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000089 I find the story of John’s beheading one of the saddest stories in the New Testament. It is also one of the most dramatic, full of hatred and sex and wild partying and revenge. The one thing you might not have picked up in reading Mark’s account …

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July 8, 2018, God Without Vestments; or, How Do You Wear Your Divinity? – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000088 I’ll begin today with a little Show-and-Tell. Since this is an Episcopal Church, when I prepare to celebrate the Mass every week, I put on special clothes for the occasion. I begin with my clerical shirt and collar: by tradition, a black shirt, and a white collar …

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July 1, 2018, A Tale of Two – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000087 Of all the acts of our lives as Christians, it is very likely that prayer is the most purely an act of faith. When we come together for worship, we hear the music, we see the candles, we are surrounded by people we can see and hear, …

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June 24, 2018, Fear (Not) – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000086 I am afraid of the dark. I know that’s supposed to be a kid thing, but if I am honest I have to admit that as old as I am, I am still afraid of the dark. I remember one evening when we lived on the farm, …

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June 17, 2018, Growing Some Shade in a Dark Place – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000085 Last week, as you all probably know, Karen and Lucille and I were away at our diocesan Convention. Convention was extra-special this year, because this year marks the 150th anniversary of our Diocese – and also because our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, was here to celebrate with …

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June 10, 2018, But I Want It Really Really Bad – guest speaker, Carroll Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000084 The topic today is prayer, and that is a tricky topic. So let’s begin with something we all understand: a mother who simply adores her young daughter and would just do anything in the world for her. A conversation might run a bit like this. “Mommy, will …

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