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Category Archives: Matthew Kieswetter

Not more STUFF, but more FAITH: The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, July 25, 2021: Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 For a month — with a one-Sunday interruption due to St. Mary’s feast day — we make our way through a section of the Gospel of John. And I hope you like carbs, because it’s what I’ve heard some people call “the weeks of bread.” Now, there’s […]

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Turn Jungle to Garden: The Third Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, June 13, 2021: Mark 4:26-34 How does God act in our world? Like, really. Do you have any thoughts on this? My personality is such that I’m usually pretty comfortable with ambiguity — shades of grey — so I often don’t move too deeply into some questions like this, or if I do, I’m […]

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Binding the Strong Man: The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, June 6, 2021 Mark 3:20-35 In an unscripted sermon Fr. Kieswetter spoke about the disturbing aspects of today’s gospel reading. Have you ever worried if you’ve inadvertently committed THE unforgivable sin? (So Jesus can forgive the people crucifying him, and yet there’s some other worse sin out there that is a bridge too far […]

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Trinity Sunday

Sunday, May 30, 2021 In an unscripted sermon Fr. Kieswetter highlighted how sometimes it seems like the doctrine of the Trinity distances us from God (due to its seeming complexity), but paradoxically, it exists to articulate the radical Christian belief that God is actually much closer to us than we normally think. The mysterious God […]

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Sharing in God’s Dreams, Visions, and Imagination: The Day of Pentecost

The following sermon was preached by Fr. Kieswetter at a (Zoom) service of lessons and sermons for the Deanery of Waterloo. (A separate homily was preached on Sunday morning at St. Andrew’s, about “Pentecost, Hildegard of Bingen, and God as Gardener.”) Sunday, May 23, 2021: Joel 2:28-32 [or, 3:1-5; verse ordering differs by Bible] It’s […]

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