Holy Week & Easter at St. Paul's

Sermons

Sermons

“Come Out of the Depths!”

March 29, 2020

“Out of the depths have I called to you, O LORD; LORD, hear my voice” (Psalm 130:1). Again this Sunday, it’s a line from the psalms that resounds with startling…


Psalm 23

March 22, 2020

Usually when I preach, it’s the Hebrew Scripture or Gospel readings that draw me in quickly, that plant a seed which turns into a landscape that structures the way I…


Watch Father Walt’s sermon or read the text

March 15, 2020

Watch Father Walt's sermon here This has been “The Week that Was”, has it not? We’ve gone from little more than a nod in the direction of a “Chinese virus”,…


And God said “Go”

March 8, 2020

When I announced, the week of February 9, that I would have four more Sundays with you, I did not know that the coronavirus would become what it is today.…


Continuing the Journey

February 23, 2020

The season of Epiphany is coming to a close, and in today’s gospel we see another visitation – this time not by kings from foreign lands but from Moses and…


In the wilderness

March 1, 2020

Here we are, once again, in the wilderness. Yours, mine, and ours. Every year the Church calendar provides an opportunity to join Jesus in the desert and to reflect, in…


Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2020

In many expressions of the Christian faith, Lent is a season of intense preparation for those seeking baptism and for those baptized persons who wish to reaffirm their baptismal vows.…


Looking at the promised land

February 16, 2020

This past week, our Bishop announced his Lenten Book, as he does each year. This year’s suggestion is “The Art of Pilgrimage” by Phil Cousineau. Having just returned from pilgrimage…


Throwing Light

February 9, 2020

There’s a city in central Oregon, a small city, called Madras, about one hundred and ten miles southeast of Portland. Some of you probably know it; it was especially popular…


“Doing What is Customary and Finding it a Joy”

February 2, 2020

Well, that day has finally arrived. The official end of the Christmas season. It’s really time now to put away whatever remains of those decorations in and around our homes.…