"Becoming a True Religious Seeker"

Matthew 2:1-12
The Rev. Melanie McCarley

Over the past several weeks we’ve watched our wise men traverse the continent of St. Paul’s, ranging everywhere from the implausible (the reredos of the altar) to the practical (the base of the lectern) to the symbolic (the baptismal font). They’ve journeyed far, and at last, today, as we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany, they have found their way to their long-awaited destination.

"Why We Continue to Sing"

Eve of the Nativity.B.17
Luke 2:1-20
The Rev. Melanie McCarley

For many of us, the celebration of the birth of Christ would be indispensable without the singing of Christmas carols. Take, for example, the hymn with which we began this evening’s service: O Come All Ye Faithful”. It’s next to impossible not to take in the joy of the season when belting out lyrics such as these: “O come all ye faithful, Joyful and Triumphant! O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!”