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.
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."
March 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
beer, church, culture, divide, economy, faith, fiona's irish pub, politics, populist coalition, pub, pub theology, theology, trump
Tuesday, February 27th | Pub Theology meets monthly at Fiona's Irish Pub in Kingstowne | Brad Todd, co-author "The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics," will help decode the populist coalition that swept Donald Trump into office and continues to realign American politics, viewing this change through the prism of the larger societal trends that are reshaping governing coalitions in the same manner they’re disrupting the economy, the Church, and culture at large.
March 13th, 2018 | 33 mins 54 secs
1st person, faith, jesus, lent, psalm 85, psalms, revival, wander, worship
Sunday, March 4th | Bret and Michelle lead a 30-min at-home Facebook Live worship service of word and song after Fairfax County Public Schools close due to Nor'easter power outages. Pastor Michelle preaches a shorter homily on Psalm 85 in the third week of our Lenten series entitled "Faith in the 1st Person: A Journey in Vulnerability through the Psalms."
March 13th, 2018 | 30 mins 51 secs
1st person, faith, jesus, lent, psalm 139, psalms, vulnerability, worship
Sunday, February 25th | Pastor Michelle preaches on Psalm 139 in the second week of a Lenten sermon series entitled "Faith in the 1st Person: A Journey in Vulnerability through the Psalms." Bret Salmons, our Kingstowne Communion worship leader, shares his faith in the first person.
February 23rd, 2018 | 30 mins 30 secs
1st person, church, faith, lent, psalm 6, psalms, vulnerability, worship
Sunday, February 18th | Pastor Matthews preaches on Psalm 6 in the first week of a Lenten series entitled "Faith in the 1st Person: A Journey in Vulnerability through the Psalms." Shaun Evans shares a bit about sharing faith in the 1st person.