Category Archives: Uncategorized

April/May 2017 CommonLife

CommonLife April and May ready to print

Continue reading

For Inauguration Day – a Prayer and a Challenge

We are not a Christian nation. We are a nation of many races and religions united by a uniquely fragile and optimistic political system with potential for great good. As a Christian, and as a priest ordained to serve Jesus Christ, I believe that the Church has a crucial function within this nation, and the …

Continue reading

Christmas flowers!

Just a reminder to all St. Philippians: If you would like to make a donation for flowers for the Christmas altar in memory of someone special to you, please fill out the form inserted in your bulletin Sunday, or contact Karen Morgan. Thank you!

Continue reading

Homily for Norwood Community Thanksgiving, Nov. 2016, Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

When I was a little girl, my Mom always made sure that we sent a thank-you note for every gift we received. And as a child, I remember this seemed like very, very hard work. When the fun of Christmas or my birthday was all over, I approached this task with great reluctance, even dread. …

Continue reading

April/May 2016 CommonLife

april may 2016 commonlife

Continue reading

March 25, 2016 – Meditation for Good Friday – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

A meditation on the seven last words of Christ from the cross. The first word: “Forgive them, Father! They don’t know what they are doing.” We have been reading the story of Christ’s Passion week after week during Lent. It is a hard story, a story full of cruelty and betrayal and suffering – as …

Continue reading

March 26, 2016 – Meditation for Holy Saturday Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

(A meditation based on Matthew 27:57-66) When evening fell on that last, worst day the stage was set; the final act about to begin. Most of the players had left the darkened stage and headed home: the restless crowds dispersed, the victors cautiously jubilant, the dispirited followers cloaked in sorrow and fear and weariness. The …

Continue reading

March 2016 CommonLife

march 2016 news format

Continue reading

November CommonLife

Click the link below to view this month’s newsletter:   NOVEMBER 2015 news format

Continue reading

December 21, 2014, Advent 4 – A Most Unexpected Greeting

To listen to this sermon, click here: 110430_001 An angel named Gabriel arrived in the little backwater town of Nazareth one day, and entered the home of Mary, a young girl probably somewhat younger than Victoria and Anneke. Her parents had already arranged for her engagement to a local carpenter named Joseph, but when this …

Continue reading