Jessie Gutgsell

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The Rev. Jessie Gutgsell is a recent graduate of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and soon to be Assistant Rector of St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor, MI. In her free time, Jessie enjoys playing the harp, biking and being with her husband Joe and their dog Sloan.

Sermons and Bible Studies

Bible Study: Proper 6 (C) – 2016

June 12, 2016

1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14) The story of Naboth’s Vineyard is one of the more memorable stories we find in First and Second Kings. It is a troubling story of the lust […]

Bible Study: Advent 4 (C) – 2015

December 20, 2015

Micah 5:2-5a Micah was one of the famous 8th century BCE prophets in the Old Testament (alongside Isaiah, Amos, and Hosea). Micah was primarily concerned with preaching justice and calling people […]

Bible Study: Day of Pentecost (B) – 2015

May 24, 2015

Acts 2:1-21 Here we have the familiar and yet still hard-to-believe story of the Holy Spirit descending on the apostles. It comes in the first section of Acts where the […]

Bible Study: Easter Day (B) – 2015

April 05, 2015

Acts 10:34-43 This passage from Acts is situated at a crucial point in the story of the Acts of the Apostles. The first account of Paul’s conversion comes in Chapter […]

Bible Study: Lent 2 (B) – 2015

March 01, 2015

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 This story of God giving Abraham the covenant is the second time readers hear of this same covenant-granting process. The first account of the Abrahamic Covenant can […]

Bible Study: Epiphany 1 (B) – 2015

January 11, 2015

Genesis 1:1-5 It’s hard to imagine more familiar words than the opening of Genesis, isn’t it? “In the beginning” the famous first words ring. I don’t think I’ll ever forget […]

Bible Study: Advent 2 (B) – 2014

December 07, 2014

Isaiah 40:1-11 The book of Isaiah is one of the most well-known and well-loved prophetic books of the Old Testament. Scholars tend to recognize four major divisions within the book: […]

Bible Study: Proper 12 (A) – 2014

July 27, 2014

Genesis 29:15-28 The stories of Jacob, along with the stories of Abraham, Isaac and Joseph, are part of the ancestral stories of the second part of Genesis. This particular story […]

Bible Study: Easter 6 (A) – 2014

May 25, 2014

Acts 17:22-31  The Book of Acts marks a shift from the gospel focus on the acts of Jesus to an emphasis on the life of the early church. This passage contains […]

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