Welcome to the Table! You are listening to the Kingstowne Communion podcast, with lead pastor Michelle Matthews. The Kingstowne Communion is a new United Methodist church existing to gather people into communion with Jesus Christ through courageous conversation, creative community, and collaborating for the common good. We worship at Island Creek Elementary School (7855 Morning View Lane) every Sunday at 10am. For more information about upcoming events and opportunities to serve, visit our Facebook page, facebook.com/kingstownecommunion. We’re glad that you are listening along with us. If you live close by, we hope you’ll join us in person for worship, and if you feel inclined to help us by giving financially, you can do so on our website, kingstownecommunion.net.
June 12th, 2018 | 21 mins 26 secs
bible, bible study, boaz, book of ruth, devotion, gospel of ruth, hymns, morning prayer, naomi, prayer, ruth, scripture
Week of June 3, 2018 | Morning Prayer & Bible Study in 20 min or less | We gather on Wednesdays for morning prayer and bible study on Facebook Live. After going live, we'll upload the audio here for those wanting to listen along at another point in the week. | This Week: Ruth 1 & the hymn "O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus"
June 12th, 2018 | 40 mins 46 secs
book of ruth, categories, dualistic thinking, god, gospel of ruth, homelessness, immigrants, jesus, migrant workers, naomi, poverty, presence, privilege, refugees, richard rohr, ruth, tupperware, walls, women, women in crisis
Sunday, June 10, 2018 | Ruth: Poverty, Privilege, & the Presence of God | Rev. Michelle Matthews preaches on Ruth 2. The story of Ruth and the character of Naomi cannot be easily categorized, contained, and defined. Listen as Michelle suggests that what lies at the heart of our brokenness and our privilege is our tendency towards walling things off, dividing our lives into categories, and living and thinking dualistically. Sarah Williamson shares her faith testimony of her experience as a missionary kid and her work helping to advocate for refugee communities with Protect the People. The band leads us in "All the Poor and Powerless" and the 18th century hymn by Charles Wesley, "Jesus, Lover of My Soul".
June 5th, 2018 | 33 mins 26 secs
book of ruth, failure, god, gospel of ruth, homelessness, immigrants, jesus, migrant workers, naomi, poverty, presence, privilege, refugees, ruth, women, women in crisis
Sunday, June 3, 2018 | Ruth: Poverty, Privilege, & the Presence of God | Rev. Michelle Matthews preaches on Ruth 1. The story of Ruth is a story of failure. Listen as Michelle suggests that the DC metro fear of failure is in fact a sign of privilege, and as Naomi Evans shares her testimony about her work with the Coalition for Juvenile Justice. The band leads us in a song based on Ruth 1, "I Will Follow," and our new theme song for the series, "No Outsiders."
June 1st, 2018 | 30 mins 30 secs
disbelief, faith, fake news, fire, holy spirit, jesus, pentecost, unbelief, unbelievable, wind
Sunday, May 20, 2018 | Fake News: Pentecost & Tongues of Fire | Acts 2 | Rev. Michelle Matthews preaches a sermon on the Day of Pentecost & the Acts 2 tongues of fire, and the band leads us in "Holy Spirit" and "Christ in Me".
June 1st, 2018 | 42 mins 15 secs
ascension, disbelief, faith, fake news, jesus, miracles, mother's day, power anthems, power ballads, unbelief, unbelievable
Sunday, May 13, 2018 | Fake News: Ascension & the Missing God | Luke 24:50-53 & Acts 1:6-11 | Rev. Michelle Matthews preaches on Jesus' ascension, and the band helps us celebrate all women everywhere with our Female Power Ballad Sunday set list including: Beyonce, Madonna, Tina Turner, Pink, and more. For the sermon, fast forward to 13:40.
June 1st, 2018 | 22 mins
disbelief, easter, faith, fake news, jesus, miracles, new testament, unbelief, unbelievable, water
Sunday, May 6, 2018 | Fake News: New Testament Miracles | Matthew 14:22-36 | Rev. Drew Ensz, guest preacher, delivers a sermon about the story of Jesus walking on water and other miracles like it in the New Testament, and the band leads us in "Jesus" and old spiritual "Shall We Gather at the River".
June 1st, 2018 | 31 mins 37 secs
Sunday, May 27, 2018 | Fake News: Trinity & the 3-in-1 God | Colossians 1:15-23, Luke 3:21-22 | Rev. Michelle Matthews wraps up our series entitled Fake News: Finding Truth in What's Simply Unbelievable by preaching about how Trinity behaves and what it means to be invited into that behavior. The band leads us in "Glory Be" and a beautiful melodic round about the Triune God.
May 11th, 2018 | 25 mins 20 secs
belief, disbelief, doubt, fake news, imagination, jonah, myth, old testament, prophet, unblief
Sunday, April 29, 2018 | Fake News: Finding Truth in What's Simply Unbelievable | Jonah 1; 2:1, 5-6, 8-10; 3:1-5, 10 | Rev. Michelle Matthews preaches a sermon about Jonah and Old Testament myth & imagination where she tells the story of Jonah through 4 different lenses, and the band continues to lead us in our Prayer for Illumination for the series: "Begone Unbelief".
May 4th, 2018 | 21 mins 6 secs
Sunday, April 22, 2018 (Earth Day Worship) | Fake News: Finding Truth in What's Simply Unbelievable | Luke 9:28-36 (Jesus' Transfiguration) | Rev. Michelle Matthews preaches a sermon about transfiguration, ghosts, and glory, entitled "Transfigured & Shining", and the band leads us "All Creatures of Our God and King" and "Flood the Earth" as we celebrate Earth Day and take part in a Blessing of the Animals liturgy.
May 4th, 2018 | 30 mins 50 secs
Sunday, April 15, 2018 | Fake News: Finding Truth in What's Simply Unbelievable | John 20:24-29 (Doubting Thomas) | Rev. Michelle Matthews preaches a sermon about resurrection and doubt, entitled "Sensing Resurrection", and the band introduces our two songs of the series: "Begone Unbelief" (an ancient hymn that will serve as our prayer for illumination) and "God of Miracles".
May 4th, 2018 | 12 mins 56 secs
belief, disbelief, doubt, easter, faith, fake news, questions, truth
Sunday, April 8, 2018 | We gathered for a 30 minute worship service before setting our hands to work in packing 10,000 meals with Rise Against Hunger to combat world hunger. Rev. Michelle Matthews preached a short 5 minute homily introducing the new sermon series entitled "Fake News: Finding Ultimate Truth in What's Simply Unbelievable" that began Sunday, April 15, 2018, and the band led us in "Glorious Day" and "Welcome Table".
May 4th, 2018 | 23 mins 40 secs
april fools day, christ is risen, easter, easter sunday, he is risen, resurrection
Sunday, April 1, 2018 | We gathered for worship at Nalls Produce for Easter Sunday Worship. Rev. Michelle Matthews preaches a sermon entitled "The Resurrection is a Joke," and the band leads us in "Joyful, Joyful (The One Who Saves)" and "Come As You Are". Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed!
May 4th, 2018 | 9 mins 58 secs
cross, good friday, holy week, it is finished, jesus
Friday, March 30, 2018 | We gathered for Good Friday Stations of the Cross and worship at the Pub at Fiona's Irish Pub. Rev. Michelle Matthews preaches a sermon entitled "Finished" on the last moments of Jesus' life and the band leads us in singing "Just As I Am" and "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross."
March 25th, 2018 | 28 mins 1 sec
christ, communion, cross, good friday, jesus, maundy thursday, palm, palm passion sunday, palm sunday, passion, vulnerability
Sunday, March 25th | Palm & Passion Sunday | Michelle preaches three homilies on the last week of Jesus' life: Sunday's Palms, Thursday's Bread, Friday's Sentence. The band leads us in the beautiful harmonies of "Hosanna (Praise is Rising)", "Communion", and "Lamb of God".
March 21st, 2018 | 32 mins 47 secs
cross, depression, faith, jesus, lament, lent, psalm 22, psalms, suffering, vulnerability
Sunday, March 18th | Pastor Michelle preaches on Psalm 22 in the fifth week of our Lenten series entitled "Faith in the 1st Person: A Journey in Vulnerability through the Psalms." Mike and Barbara McDaniel share their faith in the 1st person, and the band leads us in the beautiful harmonies of "How Deep the Father's Love for Us" and a contemporary version of "Kyrie Eleison."
March 14th, 2018 | 36 mins 52 secs
1st person, anxiety, bluegrass, church, faith, fear, jesus, lent, praise, psalm 145, psalms, worship
Sunday, March 11th | Pastor Michelle preaches on Psalm 145 in the fourth week of our Lenten series entitled "Faith in the 1st Person: A Journey in Vulnerability through the Psalms." Melissa Russell shares her faith in the 1st person, and the band leads in all bluegrass worship. Songs featured: "Wayfaring Stranger" and "In the Sweet By and By."