Pentecost

May 31, 2020 – 10:30 AM – Online Worship: The Day of Pentecost

Posted by on Sun, May 31, 2020 in Easter, Livestream, Pentecost

An archival video recording of the online service streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live on May 31, 2020, at 10:30 AM PDT. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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May 31, 2020 – sermon

Posted by on Sun, May 31, 2020 in Easter, Pentecost, Sermons

“This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America.” Words of former President Barack Obama on the death of George Floyd, a black man in police custody. “It can’t be ‘normal.’ If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must be better.” His statement Friday came as protests erupted across our country. This is hardly the first time such a thing has made national news, and tragically not even the only act of violent racism this month. Yes, as Obama says, it falls to Minnesota leaders to “ensure Floyd’s death is fully investigated, and that justice is ultimately done. But it falls on all of us, regardless of our race or station—including the majority of men and women in law enforcement who take pride in doing their tough job the right way, every day—to work together to create a ‘new normal’ in which the legacy of bigotry and unequal treatment no longer infects our institutions or our hearts.” 

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May 20, 2018 – sermon

Posted by on Sun, May 20, 2018 in Easter, Pentecost, Sermons

The Day of Pentecost & Ground Breaking for the Parking Lot and Rain Garden May 20, 2018 What an exquisitely spirited weekend this is! We come to celebrate Pentecost, The team worked incredibly hard these past weeks to get ready for upcoming construction, we break ground for our new parking lot, and we Episcopalians get to feel joyful pride at having our own Presiding Bishop, The Most Reverend Michael Curry preach at the royal wedding yesterday (from an iPad no less!). It was a wonderful sermon—I hope if you’ve not already seen it you’ll take some time this week to do so. His words about...

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Photo album: Pentecost 2017

Posted by on Sun, Jun 4, 2017 in Easter, Pentecost, Photos

Scenes from the 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM services on Pentecost, June 4, 2017.

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Jun. 4, 2017: Pentecost (sermon)

Posted by on Sun, Jun 4, 2017 in Easter, Pentecost, Sermons

Jun. 4, 2017: Pentecost (sermon)

The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday The 50th Day of Easter June 4, 2017 Sometimes people who aren’t at all religious take a somewhat disdainful view of us, as if to say, “How can you believe in God when you see what’s happening in the world around us?” or “It’s so simplistic and convenient to have God and prayer as the answer to any problem, but it doesn’t work.” Those who witnessed the coming of the Spirit that day “sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’” That’s the only possibility if one’s heart is tightly closed. Typically, I run into non-faith perspectives that either blame God...

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May 15, 2016: Pentecost C (sermon)

Posted by on Sun, May 15, 2016 in Easter, Pentecost, Sermons

For eight weeks now we have had readings from ‘The Acts of the Apostles’ telling us of the first days of what we would come to call the Christian church, following Jesus’ crucifixion. They were arrested for teaching in Jesus’ name, after being ordered not to, and they told how God called them to be witnesses. Then there was Paul’s dramatic conversion and subsequent public proclaiming of Jesus as the Son of God, and preaching in the synagogues. We heard how Peter raised Tabitha from the dead in Jesus’ name, and how many believed because of this. Of his vision about what is clean and unclean, and going with the gentile men of Caesarea, and how their whole household was converted when Peter spoke and the Holy Spirit came upon them all. We heard of Paul’s vision that they go to Macedonia, and how Lydia, the purple merchant, and her whole household was baptized after hearing them, and how she welcomed them into her home.

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