"Pieces of a Larger Whole"

Last Epiphany.C.22 (with parts of 07)
Luke 9:28-36
The Rev. Melanie McCarley

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Italy. While there, my family and I visited the town of Ravenna, famous for its mosaics—a form of art where small pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile or glass are fitted together to make a picture or design. The place we were staying was right across the street from the Basilica of San Appolinare in Classe which contains some brilliant pieces of this form of art, one of which you can see on the back of today’s program.

"A Biblical Prognostication of 2023"

7 Epiphany C.22 (Annual Meeting)
Luke 6:27-38
The Rev. Melanie McCarley

Each year on the date of our Annual Meeting, instead of a regular sermon, I deliver my address to our congregation. As I see it, my task isn’t to review the past year (because you can read all about that in the Annual Report). My goal is to look ahead. Think of this as a bit of biblical prognostication for the coming year (because, after all, I’m a preacher and I can’t leave the Gospel behind).