Sermons by The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

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Sermon August 5, 2018 preached by the Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

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  Year B; Proper 13; 8.5.2018 Exodus 16:2-4; 9-16; John 6:24-35   The newly emancipated Israelites were about six weeks into their journey into freedom. Pharaoh, his chariots and his chariot drivers had given chase to them to the Red Sea, but the Red Sea overcame Pharaoh’s chariots and chariot drivers “…and they sank into […]

Sermon July 1, 2018 preached by the Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

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Year B; Proper 8; 6.30.2018 Mark 5:21-43   As this country draws closer to celebrating our 242nd year of Independence on Wednesday, there is some language written in the Declaration of Independence that inspires us all. We declare our independence for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” And, that “…all men are created equal.” […]

Sermon 6.10.2018 preached by the Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

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  Year B; Proper 5; 6.10.2018 Mark 3:20-35   My mother’s second husband was a no-nonsense obstetrician-gynecologist. He was a Kansas German, through and through. He was matter-of-fact, rarely doubted himself and was not a pleaser. I say he was not a pleaser, because that contrasted with my family. We were brought up to please […]

June 3, 2018: Sermon preached by The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

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  Year B; Proper 4; 6.3.2018 Mark 2:23-3:6   Good morning and thank you for coming through the “obstacle course” of street closures to get here! The workers are digging down under the street to update the Brunswick water system. You should have heard them this morning during Morning Prayer in the Celtic Tradition “with […]

May 6, 2018: Sermon preached by The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

Year B; 6 Easter; 5.6.2018 John 15:9-12 [DRAW large red heart on the flipchart with the heading “God is LOVE The Beloved Community”] Last week, I gave a “homework” assignment to the 8 and 10:30 congregations. We talked a lot about love because our reading, the First Letter of John was all about love. “Beloved, […]

April 29, 2018: Sermon Preached by Carolyn Eklund

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Year B; Fifth Sunday after Easter; 4.29.2018 I John 4:7-21   On Thursday at our April Vestry meeting, we opened the meeting as usual by listening to a reading of Scripture. The reading I chose was the story of the Ethiopian Eunuch and Philip. Then we pair up and have a conversation about the passage. […]