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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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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

Hopes All Things, Endures all Things (Epiphany 4C, 2/3/2019)

2/3/2019
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Paul's extolling of the virtue of love in 1 Corinthians 13 is often a relatively familiar text. But how do we live as disciples when we find it hard to love? (Preached by The Rev. David Sibley)

Duration:00:17:37

The Transformation of St. Paul (Conversion of St. Paul, 1/27/2019)

1/27/2019
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Saint Paul's Church celebrates our Patron Saint on the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul The Apostle. But there's a problem - in scripture, Paul never once claims to have been converted! So what exactly did happen to Paul, and what do we learn about our life of discipleship? (Preached by The Rev. David Sibley)

Duration:00:21:44