March 5, 2017

1 Lent.A.2017
Children’s Homily
The Rev. Melanie McCarley

Welcome. The children are invited to come and have a seat with me.

As you can see, we’ve begun a new season at church. Lent! There are lots of symbols we associate with this holy season. Can you name some of them?

(the color purple, crown of thorns, palm branches, a bag of silver coins to symbolize Judas’ betrayal of Jesus, nails)

Reconciliation: The Work of the Church

6 Epiphany.A.17
Matthew 5:13-20
The Rev. Melanie McCarley

There’s a great Calvin and Hobbes cartoon where Calvin says to his tiger friend Hobbes, “I feel bad that I called Susie names and hurt her feelings. I’m sorry I did it.”

“Maybe you should apologize to her,” Hobbes suggests. Calvin ponders this for a moment and replies “I keep hoping there’s a less obvious solution.”