Trinity Episcopal Church Lawrence, Kansas

While ironically not a story that has a single death in it, the story of Elijah's departure from Elisha provides a narrative of how we can and should say goodbye to a loved one who is facing death.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on February 11, 2018.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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On the Sunday of the Annual Meeting, Father Rob speaks directly to the less-than-affluent members of the congregation regarding the upcoming discussion about financial giving, and his desire that they continue to feel a part of 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 February 4, 2018.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Fr. Rob offers a working definition of the terms "knowledge," "power," and "authority" as a way to understand why we should get to know Jesus during the Epiphany season.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on January 28, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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It can be hard not to want to use Scripture to validate your own viewpoint, but isolating passages isn't the right way to relate to Holy Writ--even when you are right.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on January 14, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trintylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0273.mp3
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Which a bait and hook might be a terrible analogy for evangelism, drawing people together challenges us about how we create houses of worship in an increasingly diverse society.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on January 21.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0274.mp3
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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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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

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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