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Category Archives: Matthew Kieswetter

Who Will We Listen To? Who Will We Welcome? Who Will We Serve?: The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

June 28, 2020: Jeremiah 28:5-9; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42 The prophet Jeremiah is with another prophet, Hananiah. And this other guy has good news. He says that the sacred stuff that had been stolen when their land was invaded and many people carted off to Babylon — all that stuff is going to be returned. […]

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Cast out, Cleanse, Cure, Raise, Repeat: The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, June 14, 2020 Exodus 19:2-8a Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:23 I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Pentecost began, and still exists, as a Jewish festival. Part of its significance is in that, fifty days after the Passover, it marks how the freed Hebrew people ventured out into the desert, and several weeks later […]

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Excess Baggage? Heavy Luggage? A Stumbling Block? Or the Cornerstone?: Trinity Sunday

Sunday, June 7, 2020: Genesis 1:1-2:4a; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20 Every year, in our, and in many other traditions, the Sunday after Pentecost is called “Trinity Sunday.” And there are different reactions that people have. There are jokes about assistants and students being delegated to preach on the day. Some people get excited, because […]

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Pentecost 2020

Sunday, May 31, 2020 Acts 2:1-21; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; John 7:37-39 A few years ago Christopher and Carolyn Pratt gave us free tickets to a movie at the Princess Cinemas. It was this documentary called Red Army. It wasn’t a war movie, but a sports one. It was about the Soviet hockey program during the […]

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Are We There Yet? And What to Do While We’re Not: The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 24, 2020: Acts 1:6-14; 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11; John 17:1-11 “Are we there yet.” We’ve all heard, and we’ve all said that, at one time or another. Usually it’s coming from the mouths of children. I’m trying to recall saying it myself, and I have an image of me, in the backseat of […]

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