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Sermons from Fr. John Rumple at St. Andrew's episcopal Church in Greencastle, IN.

One definition of liturgy is “the work of the people”, and it reminds us that worship is something a whole congregation takes up together. We stand, we kneel, we sit; we sing, we speak, we listen. The liturgy involves us all. And the liturgy involves all of ourselves.

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Sermons from Fr. John Rumple at St. Andrew's episcopal Church in Greencastle, IN.

One definition of liturgy is “the work of the people”, and it reminds us that worship is something a whole congregation takes up together. We stand, we kneel, we sit; we sing, we speak, we listen. The liturgy involves us all. And the liturgy involves all of ourselves.

    Exodus: Facing Your Fears

    Exodus: Facing Your Fears

    We continue looking at the life of Moses, specifically how he was called by God to face the greatest fear of his life: Pharaoh. In this sermon, Father John explores how Moses overcame his fear, and asks the question – “Why does God ask us to face our greatest fear?” It turns out the answer is all about love. Listen and be encouraged!

    • 20 min
    Exodus: Becoming God’s Champions

    Exodus: Becoming God’s Champions

    Today we push past Genesis and look at a familiar story at the beginning of the Book of Exodus: Moses’ encounter with God in the burning bush. This story asks the fundamental question: How do we see ourselves? Do we view ourselves as weak, limited, unimportant? Or do we see ourselves as God sees us – as strong, valuable, and capable? Are we open to being champions for God in our life, like Moses was, despite what might hold us back? Listen and be encouraged to make the choice to view yourself like God views you!

    • 21 min
    Genesis for Today (IX): Birthright

    Genesis for Today (IX): Birthright

    What is your birthright as a child of God? Today’s story from Genesis invites us to consider that profound question as Esau sells his birthright to Jacob for nothing more than a bowl of stew. In this last installment of our sermon series on the book of Genesis, Father John explores what it means to live as a person whose birthright originates from God. Are you living according to only what your eyes can see, or are you tapping into the spiritual resources that will enable you to live a much more holistic and meaningful life?

    • 16 min
    Genesis for Today (VIII): Laughing at God

    Genesis for Today (VIII): Laughing at God

    Have you ever been confronted with an idea or a possibility that seemed outrageous – that you may have even laughed at when it was suggested to you? Today’s story from Genesis focuses on Sarah’s response to God when it is suggested that she will bear a child in her old age – she laughs at the idea! God then asks a question that we might all do well to consider: Is anything too wonderful for the Lord to do? Father John asks us to look at life as an adventure, and one where sometimes God leads us in ways […]

    • 19 min
    Genesis for Today (VII): Entering Sacred Spaces

    Genesis for Today (VII): Entering Sacred Spaces

    Today we look at the story of Abram expressing frustration to God, and the strange vision that followed. What we learn from this encounter is that God responds when we are real in prayer. Father John encourages us to talk to God in ways that are raw and unfiltered, while still reverential in today’s sermon – because that’s what an authentic spiritual life requires over time.

    • 24 min
    Genesis for Today (V): When we are Overwhemled

    Genesis for Today (V): When we are Overwhemled

    The story of Noah and the flood occurs early in Genesis as one of a series of vignettes illustrating the impact of the Fall on humanity and the world. This sermon asks the questions of this text from the perspective of a literary analyst – with some very practical results in what the Flood story can mean for us today.

    • 19 min

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