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Morning Prayer for Tuesday April 26 2022

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March 20, 2022, Repentance part II – Getting Out of the Muck, Luke 13:1-9 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click the above link. Today is the third Sunday in Lent, and because it’s Lent, we are taking some time to look closely at repentance. We always talk about repentance during Lent; but just because we talk about something doesn’t mean we have a really good understanding of what it …

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March 13, 2022, What If There Was No Mercy, Luke 13:31-35

On Ash Wednesday, just a week and a half ago, I read you the invitation to the observance of a Holy Lent, from the Book of Common Prayer. It begins like this: Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the …

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March 2, 2022, Ash Wednesday, Check the Expiration Date, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

When I reached a certain point in my 50’s, way back when, I found myself doing a new and strange thing. We were subscribing to the Watertown Times back then, and every day, besides the NY Times crossword, the one thing I would always read was the obituary page. It wasn’t anything I thought about …

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February 27, 2022, Just Listen, Luke 9:28-36 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

Today, and every year on this last Sunday in the Epiphany season, we read about the event we call the Transfiguration of our Lord. This is the quintessential Mountaintop Experience. Many of us have had mountaintop experiences at one time or another in our lives as Christians – times when we’ve felt particularly close to …

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February 13, 2022, Carrot and Stick, Luke 6:17-26 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

There is a well-known motivational technique that we call the carrot-and-stick approach. The entity in a position of power, say person A, wants to motivate the entity, we’ll call them person B, to behave in a certain manner, presumably a manner that person A considers good. Using the carrot-and-stick approach, person A makes use of …

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January 16, 2022, A Guide to Abundant Living, John 2:1-12 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

The final words of John’s gospel say: “Now there are many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the whole world could not contain the books that would be written.” John had a wealth of memories to choose from when he sat down to give his …

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August 29, 2021, Splinters and Beams and the Empty Coffeepot, Mark 7:1-23 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here: There are two really excellent films that have came out a few years ago, dealing with the problem of racism in our country. Both films are based on true stories. If you haven’t seen them, I highly recommend them. Hidden Figures is about four brilliant women who worked …

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August 1, 2021, Bread for the Journey, John 6:24-35 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

The Old Testament reading today is from the book of Exodus, that tells how God delivered his people out of slavery in Egypt, and led them through the wilderness, to find a homeland. This happens very near the beginning of their wandering in the wilderness. Just a few weeks before this, God had parted the …

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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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