Sermons by The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

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Sermon 6.10.2018 preached by the Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund


  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


  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


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. […]

Year B; Easter 3; 4.15.2018


Year B; Easter 3; 4.15.2018- – preached by The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund Acts 3:12-19   I belong to a choral group called, “Sweetest in the Gale,” named after a poem by Emily Dickenson.  We rehearse every Wednesday evening for 2 hours. I sing in the alto section. The director has me singing the lowest parts […]

Easter Sunday: April 1, 2018


Year B; Easter Sunday; 4.1.2018 Mark 16:1-8   Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!   My late father was a prankster.  He had a great sense of humor. Every Valentine’s Day my siblings, my mother and I would receive in the mail a large Valentine card postmarked from “Valentine, Nebraska” or […]

Easter Vigil: March 31, 2018


  Year B; Easter Vigil, 3.31.2018   Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed!  Alleluia!   Oh! It’s wonderful to be celebrating the resurrection with Grace Church this third year in a row! Last year in Bath, the celebration with you at Grace was grand. Thank you for coming to Brunswick this year. […]