What kind of Vineyard is this?

Proper 22.A.2017
Matthew 21:33-46
The Rev. Melanie L. McCarley

In the Gospel lesson for today, we are told that there is a landowner who planted a vineyard, and bestowed upon this fair piece of land everything it needed in order to succeed and be a blessing to those who lived there. And then he leased it to tenants and went away.

The Unforgiving Steward

Proper 19.A.2017
Matthew 18:21-35
The Rev. Melanie L. McCarley

The Parable of the Unforgiving Steward is admittedly difficult to preach on---actually that’s not true. The parable, as Jesus tells it, is really pretty straightforward. It’s the reality that’s hard.