Sermons by The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

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June 14, 2020: Sermon Preached by The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

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Year A; FB.Proper 6; 6.14.2020 Matthew 9:35-10:23   Willie James Jennings begins his seminal theological work with a story about his mother Mary, whose grandmother was a freed South Carolina slave and a dirt farmer. Part of the migration north, Jennings’ family settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan where Mary worked the soil of her Michigan […]

May 17, 2020: Sermon Preached by The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

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Year A; Easter 6; 5.17.2020 John 14:15-21 Let us pray….. OK, God. This was kind of cute in the beginning. We joked early on in this pandemic “distancing” – parents joked about experiencing what teachers REALLY go through with their kids; there was the joke about the urgency of buying toilet paper when the meteor […]

March 15, 2017: Sermon Preached by The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

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Year A; Lent 4; 3.15.2020 (St. Paul’s is closed and this service includes only two EM’s, musician and me) John 4:5-42   Today, here in the St. Paul’s beautiful Nave, Brunswick, Maine. We are a small group leading “virtual worship.” We have set our chairs six feet apart from each other. We are practicing “social […]

March 8, 2020: Sermon Preached by The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

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Year A; Lent 2; 3.8.2020 John 3:1-17   Nicodemus! I love this guy! A learned, upstanding religious official lurking in the darkness like a teenager meeting with Jesus in secret so “the popular kids” wouldn’t see how serious he was. I first fell in love with him in the 1970s Franco Zeffirelli mini-series, “Jesus of […]