Trinity Episcopal Church Lawrence, Kansas

Addiction remains a powerful marginalizing force in our society, driving people who desperately need help away from those who can provide it, especially God.  But Advent's core message of God coming into the world is the answer to the problem of addiction, if only the Church is willing to proclaim it.  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence Kansas on December 4, 2011.  You can learn more about Trinity at www.trinitylawrence.org.

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While the world rushes towards Christmas earlier and earlier each year, the Church takes time to celebrate the Season of Advent.  Why should Christians mark this small season of the Church rather than succumb to Christmas craziness?  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, KS on November 27, 2011.  You can find out more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org.

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Do you know what the best part of the lives of the saints is?  They were people just like us.  Now is the time to begin to write your own story.  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas at the 6:00 PM service.  You can learn more about Trinity at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Humility, or rather the practice of exercising humility, is not just an important dimension to our relationship with God, but it also impacts those around us inside and outside the Church.  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on October 30th.  You can find out more about Trinity at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Jesus asks us to consider what belongs to God, and what belongs to Caesar, and to give accordingly.  But what belongs where?  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on October 16, 2011.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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In today's parable the violent tenants have murdered the servants and the son of the landowner and now await the landowner's arrival.  What were they thinking at that time, and how does that relate to where we our in our relationship to God?  This is a recording of the sermon preached by Deacon Patrick Funston, chaplain of Bishop Seabury Academy, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on October 2, 2011.  You can find out more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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We all want to be the son that does what the Father wants in Jesus' parable in Matthew, but how do we know when we're doing the right thing?  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on September 25, 2011.  You can learn more about Trinity at www.trinitylawrence.org

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On the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, we as a nation continue to wrestle with the impact of that event.  In that struggle, several questions continually challenge us, especially as Christians.  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on September 11, 2011.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Conflict is inevitable in a church, but resolving conflict isn't always a sure thing.  How does Jesus want us to resolve conflict in the church, and what does it reveal about God's intentions?  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lawrence, Kansas on September 5, 2011.  You can find out more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Jesus said we each have our own cross to bear.  How do we identify what that cross is, and why should we carry it?  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on August 28, 2011.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Did Jesus show favoritism towards Jews?  There are passages of Scripture that seem to suggest that he did.  How do we, as a predominately Gentile Church, understand this, and what does it tell us about Jesus' love for us?  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on August 14, 2011.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence. org

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The story of Jesus walking on the water is more than just another miracle, it gives us some insight into how we are to navigate a chaotic and scary world.  This is a recording of the sermon preached by Fr. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on August 7, 2011.  You can find out more about Trinity Episcopal Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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This Autumn, Sunday School will be moved to between the two Sunday morning services.  In this sermon Father Rob explains the reasons behind the change, including why it is so important that children participate fully in the life of the church.

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While we do not know much about what heaven is like, Jesus did talk about what it means for us in a series of parables in today's reading.  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on July 24, 2011

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The Parable of the Sower helps us understand what the perils facing us in our spiritual life can be.  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church on July 10, 2011.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Since Trinity Episcopal Church doesn't have a historical figure to serve as their "patron saint," what does it mean for us to be Trinitarians?  This is a recording of the sermon by the Rev. Rob Baldwin preached on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, KS.

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This is a recording of the Burial Office for Elizabeth Stephens, longtime organist and member of Trinity Episcopal Church.  Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.

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It is a feast day that is largely overlooked in the Church beyond its notation in the calendar, but the Ascension of Jesus Christ reminds us not only about who Jesus is, but where we are in the timeline of God's plan.  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on June 5th, 2011 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Death, the Rapture, graduation: is there a message from Christ about all these events that have occured (or not occured) at Trinity?  This is a recording of the sermon by the Rev. Rob Baldwin of Trinity Episcopal Church, Lawrence, Kansas from May 22nd, 2011

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Jesus describes himself as a shepherd of the sheep, but also as the keeper of the gate.  Being a gatekeeper implies not only letting sheep in, but also keeping things out.  What is kept out, and how does that translate into our own community of faith?  This is the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lawrence, Kansas on May 15th.  You can learn more about Trinity Episcopal Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Two men, walking on a road to Emmaus, encounter Jesus Christ.  What does this story tell us about our encounters with Christ: how they happen and most importantly, where?  This is the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lawrence, Kansas on May 8, 2011.  You can find out more about Trinity at www.trinitylawrence.org

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While most people call him "doubting" Thomas, the Gospel actually accuses him of "unfaithfulness."  What's the difference, and how does Jesus respond both to his unfaithfulness and our own?   This is the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lawrence, Kansas on May 1, 2011.

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Outside the tomb, Mary did not recognize the risen Lord until he called her by name.  When do we hear Jesus call us by our own name?  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Trinty Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

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God spent countless aeons planning for the day of Christ's Resurrection, but where do we fit into God's plan?  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at the Easter Vigil, April 23, 2011 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Why did God choose Jerusalem to be the place of the crucifixion?  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on Good Friday, April 22, 2011 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

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What is the relationship between the Last Supper and Jesus' washing of the disciple's feet?  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on Maundy Thursday, April 21 2011 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

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The Episcopal liturgy of Palm Sunday is a jarring one, all the more so for what it may reveal about ourselves than anything else.  This is the sermon from Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011, preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at the 6:00 PM service at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lawrence, Kansas.

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Can these bones live?  God asks this question to Ezekiel.  God also asks it to us.  What will our answer be?  This is the sermon by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas for Sunday, April 10, 2011.

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Many believe that God play some part in the misfortune in our lives, while others believe that suffering is a form of a test.  What does Jesus have to say about this?  This is the sermon by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church from April 3, 2011.

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Sometimes it seems that we want Jesus to follow us, not the other way around, but Jesus calls us to follow him on his road to the cross.  This is a recording of the sermon preached at Trinity Episcopal Church by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at the 10:30 AM service.

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Many people struggle with feelings of being alone and uncared for, but Jesus says that God even cares for bird and plants.  What does that mean for us?  This is a recording of the sermon preached at the 10:30 AM service at Trinity Episcopal Church by the Rev. Rob Baldwin.

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We receive forgiveness and grace from God, but what about the consequences of our actions?  Why is what we think and do really important?  This is the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church's 10:30 AM service.

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Why have we lost terms like "evangelical" and "charismatic" when we talk about our faith?  And how can we, as Episcopalians, share with the world a part of our spiritual lives that mean so much to us?  This is a recording for Fr. Rob Baldwin's sermon from February 6, 2011.

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We talk about blessings and being blessed, but what does Christ mean when he says "Blessed are the..."?

This is the sermon by Fr. Rob Baldwin from the 10:30 AM service January 30th, 2011.

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On January 23rd Fr. Rob Baldwin answered questions submitted by the congregation at all three services.  This recording is from the 8:00 AM service and covers the following questions:

If the Bible is a just a collection of stories, why do we think of it as being true?

Is the Eucharist a metaphor or real?

Can you talk about the humanity of Jesus?

 

Sadly, the recording from the 10:30 AM service did not turn out well and will not be available.

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What is the significance of the wise men's three gifts to us today?  This sermon by the Rev. Rob Baldwin is from January 2, 2011 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, KS.

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