Category Archives: Sermons

March 27, 2022, The Parable of the Prodigal Father, Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

The very best part of the story of the Prodigal Son is the homecoming, the part where the Father, standing on the front porch longing for the return of his lost son, sees his son coming at long last. There he is, in the distance, the Father would know him anywhere. He had been hoping …

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Lent I March 6 2022 – “The Struggle is Real” Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

This episode in the desert happens right after Jesus has been baptized by John. Like the glorious moment on the mountaintop we read about last week, at his baptism, Jesus’s divinity was on full display. There were hundreds, maybe thousands of people there along the banks of the Jordan River on that day. They all …

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Sunday February 20 2022 “All You Need is Like” – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell – Luke 6:27-38, Gen 45:3-11,15

Jesus said, “I say to you that listen, Love your enemies…” I have often heard it pointed out that when Jesus tells us to love our enemies, he never says that we have to like them – which is a very comforting thing for us to hear. We’re relieved that we can obey our Lord’s …

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February 6, 2022, The Haunting, Luke 5:1-11 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

If I’m honest, I have to admit that I’m not a very good housekeeper. I love my home, and I love being at home, and I even enjoy cleaning it, sometimes, but the dust and the dog hair and the dirty dishes always seem to be one step ahead of me at least, or maybe …

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January 30, 2022, Does Jesus Love Vladimir Putin, Luke 4:22-30 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

Last week, if you remember, we read in Luke’s gospel about the day Jesus came home and preached in his boyhood synagogue. He had been preaching and healing and casting out demons round about Galilee, and the people in his hometown had been hearing some pretty spectacular stories about this native son of theirs. They …

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January 23, 2022, Hope (Briefly) Deferred, Luke 4:16-21 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

Once I watched a series of little heartwarming videos of veterans arriving home to their families. As the door was opened, or as they walked into the house, the camera focused on the face of the man or the woman or the little child at the exact moment when they realized that their husband or …

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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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