Trinity Episcopal Church Lawrence, Kansas

Music is an integral part of our Christmas worship, moreso than any other day of the year.  Fr. Rob explores why that might be in this sermon from the 10:30 PM Christmas Eve service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0222.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:59am EST

The Rev. Torey Lightcap, Canon of the Ordinary for the Diocese of Kansas, visits Trinity as a guest preacher to talk about Joseph, what it meant to be a "carpenter," and how he can serve as a model for contemporary discipleship.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached at Trinity Episcopal Church on December 18, 2016. You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0221.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:01pm EST

Many are languishing in prisons, literal or figurative, and like John the Baptist may ask Jesus, "are you the one I'm waiting for, or should I wait for another?"  But there are signs that the wait is over, and miracles are everywhere.

This podcast is a recording of the the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on December 11, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:52am EST

Continuing a theme on how we can faithfully observe Advent, Fr. Rob talks about the incredible power of hope that comes from Isaiah's vision of the Peaceable Kingdom and what it would be to seek out the hopeless today.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on December 4, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:26am EST

Looking for a way to make a difference this Advent season?  Fr. Rob talks to an "open and affirming" congregation about what affirming really means, and how it could be an easy but meaningful way to recognize the season.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on November 27, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:26am EST

Fr. Rob speaks to the members of the congregation who are less vulnerable than others about the importance being compassionate and committed to those who are feeling threatened in the wake of this year's presidential election.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on November 13, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

At the evening service Fr. Rob shares the story of St. Willibrord, bishop of Utrecht, and how he exemplifies the unlikely qualities of saints in the Episcopal Church.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church at the 6:00 PM service.  Please note that the "parade of saints" at the 10:30 AM service does not have an audio recording, but photos can be seen on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityLawrenceKS/

Direct download: 702_0216.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

Guest preacher Elizabeth Honeycutt shares her personal story of growing up in the Episcopal Church and finding purpose and joy in ministry.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon from September 25, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, KS.  You can find out more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0213.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

A convoluted and confusing parable about a crooked manager can be a word of encouragement to a church facing challenges.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on September 18, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0212.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:04am EST

Father Rob remakes the parable of the lost sheep as a way of talking about thankfulness and the Church.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on September 11, 2016  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0211.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:38am EST

Jesus' statement about not bringing peace "but a sword" could be a discouraging word to a society torn by internal strife and division.  But are we missing a greater point, and a compelling message to our own contribution to the problem?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on August 14, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0208.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

Fr. Rob takes issue with the recent spate of passages from various prophetic books in the Revised Common Lectionary and how their focus on God's displeasure ignores later more hopeful passages and the effect it has on our own understanding of both God and what it means to be a prophet.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0207.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

Deacon Rob Schwaller talks about the divinely-inspired community Koinonia and the glimpse we receive in the story of Mary and Martha.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by Dcn. Rob Schwaller at Trinity Episcopal Church on July 17, 2016. You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0206.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:59am EST

Rather than identify with the Good Samaritan (or even more self-critically, the priest or Levite), Fr. Rob suggests that we as a society are the wounded in the road, desperately in need of the radical hospitality of the outsider.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:35am EST

In recognition of the Episcopal Church's call to have a "preach in" on the subject of gun violence in our society, especially with children as victims, Fr. Rob talks about safe gun ownership, mental health issues, and the false idolatry of gun ownership in our society from a Christian perspective.

Direct download: 702_0202.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:57pm EST

Fr. Rob talks about the mystery of the Trinity in terms of what we know, what is impossible, and the one step beyond that. 

This podcast is the recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

 

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

Fr. Rob relates a conversation from the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry on the topic "tell me about God," as a way to introduce the holiday of Pentecost and the origins of the Church.

This podcast is a copy of the sermon recorded by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church on Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0199.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:32pm EST

While Jesus' question to the paralytic at Bethsaeda might seem curious, all too often we find ourselves comfortable and unwilling to leave behind our un-wellness.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on May 1, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0197.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:23am EST

While the Bible might be short on details about what Heaven is like, two qualities stand out.  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev.  Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on April 24, 2016.

You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0196.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:57am EST

What can you do to help build a place in your life to experience the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?  Well, what did Mary and the others do Easter morning?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawerence, Kansas on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016.

You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0193.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Sometimes the moments in which we encounter the Resurrection don't occur in the brightness of Easter morning, but during the darkness of the night.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawerence, Kansas at the Easter Vigil, March 26, 2016.

You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0192.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

Can we conceive of a theology of Good Friday that doesn't involve either an abusive or incomprehensible motivation by God?
This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on Good Friday, March 25, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0191.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:13pm EST

How can letting go of the identities we place on ourselves help us serve others as Christ's disciples?  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on March 24, 2016, Maundy Thursday, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0190.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

Within the story of the crucifixion of Jesus we find the least attractive, least noble qualities of humanity.  Fr. Rob outlines three of them and how they continue to manifest themselves in our own society, and how the cross of Christ is laid up against them.

This podcast is a copy of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can find out more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0189.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

An unexpected guest, a toy shark, and a timely Gospel passage remind each one of us about the message to us in the parable of the Prodigal Son.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on March 6, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0187.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

Another frequent question, even controversy in the Church is the struggle to reconcile the idea of a good and loving God in the face of terrible disasters.  But when confronted with this question, Jesus instead chooses to flip the question around to not where God is in the those moments, but where we are instead.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on February 28, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0186.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:05pm EST

The temptations Jesus faced in the wilderness illustrate the primal, fundamental forces that influence our own turning away from God.  These can be summed up by a mindset of scarcity, against which is the abundance of God's love.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence. Kansas on February 14, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0184.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

Cynicism, sarcasm, and world-weariness can often keep us from hearing the Gospel message.  Jesus encountered his own share of snarkiness in his own home town, but we learn that the Gospel perseveres.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Church in Lawrence, Kansas on January 31, 2016. You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

 

Direct download: 702_0182.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:21am EST

The metaphor of the Church as the Body of Christ illustrates to us both the need for diversity and a living, vibrant faith.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on January 24, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0181.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:41am EST

In addition to off-handedly sharing a weird dream he had, Fr. Rob talks about baptism, it's sacramental quality, and his theory about why Jesus was baptized.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on January 10, 2016 at Trinity Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0180.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:27am EST

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