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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 14:13-21 St. Jacob’s (Spaders), Trinity; August 6, 2017 Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor   I. Before Jesus there were miraculous feedings.  The one on the grandest scale and perhaps the most memorable was multiyear provision of Manna provided by God to the Hebrews who had […]


Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Romans 8:26-39 Reformation 500 Picnic Service Keezletown UMC, St. Jacob’s (Spaders), Trinity July 30, 2017 Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor   I. After leaving the U.S. Navy eventually an opportunity to participate in a year Clinical Pastoral Education internship at a state psychiatric hospital. We had […]


Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 St. Jacob’s (Spaders), Trinity; July 23, 2017 Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor   I. Time and time again the Bible lessons have passages that remind me it is a good thing God is God and I am not. This morning’s Gospel lesson of […]


Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 13:1-23 St. Jacob’s (Spaders), Trinity; July 9, 2017 Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor   I. Jesus has a number of titles. We probably utilize Lord or Savior the most. Jesus disciples addressed him most often as Rabbi or Teacher. Many people when they think of […]


Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Romans 7:15-25 St. Jacob’s (Spaders), Trinity; July 9, 2017 Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor   I. This morning we encounter a great biblical confirmation of one of Martin Luther’s tremendous insights about our life as both heirs of Adam and Eve and heirs of Jesus. In […]


Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Romans 6:12-23 St. Jacob’s (Spaders), Trinity; July 2, 2017 Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor   I. This being the year that culminates for Lutheran Christians with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, that begins with Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 Thesis, October 31, 1517, seeing […]


Be My Disciple!

Be My Disciple! Pastor Jim Kniseley presented this sermon at Trinity and St. Jacob’s on June 25, 2017, the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost. The gospel reading is Matthew 10:24-39. Dear Friends in Christ,   The 10th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel is all about discipleship. Jesus really wants us to confront […]


The Call to be a Christian Father

The Call to be a Christian Father This sermon was presented by Pastor Jim Kniseley at St. Jacob’s on June 18, 2017, the Second Sunday after Pentecost. This sermon is a Father’s Day Sermon.   Dear Friends in Christ,   Today I am presenting a Father’s Day Sermon. It seems […]


The Spirit is a Wild Goose!

The Spirit is a Wild Goose! Pastor Jim Kniseley presented this sermon at Trinity on the Day of Pentecost, June 4, 2017. The gospel reading is text for the day is Acts 2:1-21 and the key verse is “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to […]


Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom

Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom Pastor Jim Kniseley presented this sermon at Trinity and St. Jacob’s on May 28, 2017, the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. This sermon is appropriate for Memorial Day Weekend. Dear Friend in Christ, Tomorrow is the official day we call Memorial Day here in America. It is […]