Trinity Episcopal Church Lawrence, Kansas

On Christmas Day, a new life had entered into the world, but that new life was threatened to be overlooked by the routine, the odious, and the insistent aspects of the world around him.  Our new life in Christ can be similarly overlooked, if we allow it, or we can treasure it for the miracle that it is.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on December 25, 2017 at the 10:30 AM Christmas Day service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Christmas is, at its root, the celebration of God becoming flesh and living among us human beings.  Part of that experience for Jesus was loss and grief, but also so many other things.  What that teaches us is ultimately about the love that God has for us as human beings in a way few other things do.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on December 24, 2017 at the 10:30 PM service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0271.mp3
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Having yet one more Advent service the morning of Christmas Eve reminds us that there are no shortcuts when it comes to many journeys we have in life and with God.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on December 24, 2017 at the 9:00 AM Advent IV service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org 

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The Rev. Sara Maypole, a retired priest who joined the Trinity community in the past year, talks about the season of Advent on the third Sunday of the season.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Sara Maypole on December 17, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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There are two terms for time in the Church: "our time" and "God's time."  But why do these two concepts exist, and how does relate to Advent?  Fr. Rob addresses these questions, and promotes aware of human trafficking in honor of the feast day of St. Nicholas in this podcast.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on December 10, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0268.mp3
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The Psalms state that the light of God's countenance is not only restorative, but salvific.  How can this be, and how can we partake of this during the Advent season?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on December 3, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0267.mp3
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How you feel about Christ the King Sunday might have a lot to do with how you feel about the secular New Year's, and about what direction you need to take your spiritual discipline.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on November 26, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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After Trinity Church was broken into and extensively vandalized, the parish came together to deal with the emotional heartache and embraced the power of the Holy Spirit.  Fr. Rob shares this story and his own experiences in this week's sermon.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on November 5, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Fr. Rob continues his "brown bag sermon" at the evening service, answering questions about sin and evil in the world, what happened at diocesan convention, and the ongoing bishop's search.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas at the 6:00 PM service.  The sermon for the 10:30 AM service is available in an earlier podcast.

Direct download: 702_0262.mp3
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Fr. Rob Baldwin fields questions from the congregation ranging from prayer to forgiveness to when God was born.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  This is the sermon preached at the 10:30 AM service.  The sermon preached at the 6:00 PM service, featuring different questions, will be available on another episode.

Direct download: 702_0261.mp3
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Fr. Rob shares an anecdote from that Sunday morning involving stewardship and a local character before talking about cheap grace and how we reflect our discipleship.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on October 15, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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The Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, former bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis, was Trinity guest speaker on the topic of stewardship this year.  This podcast is a recording of her sermon, preached on October 8, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Rather than being "emptied" in the taking of the form of a servant, Fr. Rob argues that the term "poured out" might be a better use of the word when it comes to the servanthood of Christ.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on October 1, 2017. You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Jonah's indifference to the people of Nineveh reveals his own belief in a scarcity of forgiveness in understanding of God.  But God's forgiveness, as with so many other gifts, in characterized by abundance.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on September 24, 2017.

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

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:43am EST

Fr. Rob revisits the story of Jesus walking on the water in the light of current events, and makes an argument that we need to leave the boat and get out on the water with Jesus.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on August 13, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0251.mp3
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While the Holy Spirit and the love of God are boundless in their ability to impact and transform lives, one aspect of our discipleship is the environment in which we live and its receptivity to receiving that love and bearing fruit in our lives.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on July 16, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0247.mp3
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Sin is often depicted as a moral failure, a bad choice.  But what about the sin that affects us of which we have limited to no control?  And what is the role of law and gospel in the Church's response to sin?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on July 9, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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With no sparrow falling to the ground without God being present, the broader picture is one of every life being known, valued, and loved.  Now how does the Church live that out in its own ministry?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on June 25, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0245.mp3
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With the concept of "compassion" a battleground between political ideologies, is there a Christ-inspired notion of compassion that transcends the divide?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church on June 18, 2017. You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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The apostles clearly were overcome with joy at the Pentecost event, the coming of the Holy Spirit upon them.  What hinders us from experiencing the joy of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in our own lives?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0242.mp3
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Fr. Rob discusses the import of the appearance of Jesus on the road to Emmaus in the historical context and the broader allegory for 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 April 30. 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

 

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:27pm EST

The question-and-answer sermon is back with Fr. Rob fielding questions ranging from topics like praying for miracles, the God of the Old Testament, and why bad things happen to good people.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on April 23, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0238.mp3
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Fr. Rob's Holy Week sermon series concludes with the celebration of Easter, and the chance to discover those moments of true grace in our lives.  There's also several minutes of church bells ringing in there as well.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org.

Direct download: 702_0237.mp3
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Fr. Rob's Holy Week sermon series continues with the Easter Vigil, and the way it reminds us that we have to learn to live with mystery.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on the Easter Vigil, April 15, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org.

Direct download: 702_0236.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:38am EST

Fr. Rob's Holy Week sermon series continues as he talks about how the events of Good Friday remind us that things and people die, and sometimes do not die well.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on Good Friday, April 14, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org.

Direct download: 702_0235.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:35am EST

Fr. Rob begins a Holy Week sermon series examining each of the feast days of the week and how they remind us of periods of time in our own faith journey.  In this sermon, Fr. Rob compares Palm Sunday to moments of genuine enthusiasm and Maundy Thursday to times in which we are called to serve.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on Maundy Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org.

Direct download: 702_0234.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:31am EST

Our familiarity with the Palm Sunday story shouldn't blind us to Jesus' unwillingness to play along with the familiar tropes of the conquering hero, down to his choice of mounts.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0233.mp3
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The Pharisees struggle to acknowledge the miracle performed by Jesus on the man born blind is often mirrored in our own struggle to believe that we too can experience miracles during the Lenten season.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on March 26, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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The term "born again Christian" has been used to identify a particular faith tradition of Christianity, but actually applies to all Christians.  What does it mean to be "born again" in the Episcopal traditions and theology, and how does the story of Nicodemus provide clues about that new life?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on March 12, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0231.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

There are two visages of Jesus that appear in the story of the Transfiguration: the divine and transcendent Jesus and the Jesus the apostles know.  Both of those visages are revealed to us throughout the Epiphany season and beyond.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on February 26, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

The question of how we pray, and for whom, continues to be a struggle within the Church.  Fr. Rob explores the challenges behind this and why it is so important in this sermon.

This podcast episode is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on February 19, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0229.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:02pm EST

Fr. Rob responds to multiple requests to address the recent blocking of immigrants from certain countries and talks about one of the biggest struggles in his own faith life when it comes to the Beatitudes.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on January 29, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0227.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

Ryan Zavacky, the intern at Canterbury House, served as guest preacher on January 22.  His topic was how John the Baptist's death may have impacted the beginning of Jesus' ministry, and how tragic events can often inspire people to do great things.

You can learn more about Trinity Church in Lawrence, Kansas at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0226.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

The church always seems to celebrate the notion of receiving epiphanies, revelations from God, but the reality isn't always easy or pleasant.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church at Lawrence, Kansas on January 8, 2017.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0224.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

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