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Sermons, music, and musings from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Walla Walla

Sermons, music, and musings from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Walla Walla
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Sermons, music, and musings from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Walla Walla

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God Is Making All Things New (Easter 5C, 5/19/19)

5/19/2019
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The Book of Revelation, with its apocalyptic imagery and fantasy-like text, may seem foreign and exotic. But it is a text centered in the persistent power of the Good News of Jesus in a difficult world, of a God who is making all things new. (Preached by The Rev. David Sibley)

Duration:00:20:28

The Witness of Tabitha, Disciple (Easter 4C, 5/12/2019)

5/12/2019
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The Acts of the Apostles recounts a visit by Peter to the church in Joppa, where Tabitha, a leader in that church, is brought back to life. One word in the story has profound implications for the whole church - then and now. (Preached by The Rev. David Sibley)

Duration:00:20:35

The Fisherman and The Shepherd (Easter 3C, 5/5/2019)

5/5/2019
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The Risen Jesus appears to Simon Peter in the midst of ordinary daily life in Galilee. But in the midst of the ordinary, he calls Simon Peter, the fisherman, to a new vocation: to tend his ship. (Preached by The Rev. David Sibley)

Duration:00:18:36

Celebration of New Ministry (5/4/2019)

5/4/2019
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As Saint Paul's marks a milestone with its Celebration of New Ministry, Bishop Gretchen reminds us that all of us - together - are called to the work of ministry in our community. (Preached by the Rt. Rev'd Gretchen Rehberg)

Duration:00:18:01

To Live Fearlessly (Easter 2C, 4/28/2019)

4/28/2019
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After the resurrection, Jesus first appears to Mary Magdalene, then to most of the disciples, and then to Thomas - and drives out their fear. As his disciples today, Jesus comes to us over and over again to give us the peace that away all our fears.

Duration:00:15:35

God Moves to Choose Us (Easter Day C, 4/21/2019).

4/21/2019
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"If we hope in this life only," Paul writes, "we, of all people, are most to be pitied." But we need not hope in this life and order of things. In the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, God chooses us as we are, and raises us to new hope and new life in the Kingdom of God where love is stronger than death itself. (Preached by The Rev. David Sibley; Series inspiration drawn from Preacher's Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series, Westminster John Knox Press). The image referenced in the...

Duration:00:15:24

Easter Vigil: The Paschal Homily of John Chrysostom (4/20/2019)

4/21/2019
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The Sermon at our Easter Vigil was the Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom. John Chrysostom lived from 349 - 407 CE, and was Archbishop of Constantinople. Over one and half centuries later, his Paschal Homily remains the best Easter sermon ever written; to this day, Orthodox Christians read the Paschal Homily of John Chrysostom at their celebration of the eucharist for Pascha (Easter).

Duration:00:03:43

Good Friday: Startled by the Cross (4/19/2019)

4/20/2019
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Where do we set our eyes on Good Friday, when we come to the foot of the cross? (Preached by The Rev. David Sibley)

Duration:00:10:02

Maundy Thursday: I Have Called You Friends (4/18/2019)

4/19/2019
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In the gospel for Maundy Thursday, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, and transforms our understanding of service. (Preached by the Rev. David Sibley; thematic exposition drawn heavily from Sandra Schneiders, Written That You May Believe: Encountering Jesus in the Fourth Gospel.)

Duration:00:18:48

God Moves to the Cross (Palm Sunday C, 4/15/2019)

4/15/2019
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The Passion Gospel - told every Palm Sunday - doesn't need much preaching or interpretation. We need to let it reach into our souls, stir our hearts and minds - when we do, we find that this story is where God's story meets our own. (Includes the Passion Gospel of Palm Sunday; Preached by the Rev. David Sibley; Series inspiration drawn from Preacher's Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series, Westminster John Knox Press).

Duration:00:25:01

God Moves us to Costly Love (Lent 5C, 4/7/2019)

4/7/2019
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In our Gospel this week, Mary of Bethany pours a full jar of expensive ointment on Jesus' feet, an act of extravagant and costly love. What would it look like if we loved others with that same way? (Preached by The Rt. Rev'd Gretchen Rehberg; Series inspiration drawn from Preacher's Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series, Westminster John Knox Press).

Duration:00:12:41

God Moves Down the Road (Lent 4C, 3/31/2019)

3/31/2019
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The Parable of the Prodigal Son is among the most famous pieces of scripture. But, is the son the one that is truly prodigal? (Preached by the Rev. David Sibley; Series inspiration drawn from Preacher's Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series, Westminster John Knox Press).

Duration:00:19:48

God Moves us to New Vision (Lent 3C, 3/24/2019)

3/24/2019
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Jesus speaks in Luke's gospel about the need for all people to repent. But what is repentance actually all about? (Preached by the Rev. David Sibley; Series inspiration drawn from Preacher's Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series, Westminster John Knox Press).

Duration:00:20:30

God Moves Through All Obstacles (Lent 2C, 3/17/2019)

3/17/2019
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As Jesus sets his face to Jerusalem, he makes clear that no obstacle will stand in his way. What obstacles do we encounter in our own lives as we follow Jesus? (Preached by the Rev. David Sibley; Series inspiration drawn from Preacher's Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series, Westminster John Knox Press).

Duration:00:16:33

God Moves in the Desert (Lent 1C, 3/10/2019)

3/10/2019
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Each year, we hear the story of Jesus' temptation in the desert on the first Sunday of Lent. Is there more to learn from this story aside from "Jesus resisted temptation, so we should too?" (Preached by the Rev. David Sibley; Series inspiration drawn from Preacher's Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series, Westminster John Knox Press).

Duration:00:18:04

Knowing Who We Are (Ash Wednesday, 3/6/2019)

3/6/2019
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As our Lenten journey begins, Ash Wednesday causes us to know and embrace that we are not God. And that is good news. (Preached by The Rev. David Sibley)

Duration:00:08:47

Humanity Fully Alive; Life in Beholding God (Last Epiphany C, 3/3/2019)

3/3/2019
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We never quite know what to do with the story of the Transfiguration: it isn't the story of Jesus' birth, or of his Passion, or of his Resurrection. So why do we need this story, and what do we learn from it as we prepare to enter Lent? (Preached by The Rev. David Sibley)

Duration:00:16:42

To Become as He Is (Epiphany 7C, 2/24/19)

2/24/2019
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As Jesus' Sermon on the Plain from Luke continues, we are charged to love our enemies and pray for those who abuse us; Jesus both instructs us on how to be disciples, and invites us into a larger vision of the Kingdom. (Preached by The Rev. David Sibley)

Duration:00:15:21

Blessings and Woes (Epiphany 6C, 2/17/2019)

2/17/2019
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When we think of the moral teachings of Jesus, we almost always think of Matthew's Sermon on the Mount. Today, we encounter Luke's Sermon on the Plain, which begins not only with Beatitudes - but Woes. What should we take from this? (Preached by The Rev. David Sibley)

Duration:00:16:32

Jesus Commandeers The Boat (Epiphany 5C, 2/10/2019)

2/10/2019
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Today's gospel from Luke chapter 5 is often remembered by the huge catch of fish or Jesus telling Peter he will now catch people. But one small detail tells us something about how God enters into our lives to call us to be disciples. (Preached by The Rev. David Sibley)

Duration:00:18:10