"The Sheltering Wings of God"

2 Lent.C.22
Psalm 27, Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35
The Rev. Melanie McCarley

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? Though an army should encamp against me, yet my heart shall not be afraid; and though war should rise up against me, yet will I put my trust in him.” It’s difficult to hear these words from Psalm 27 this morning, and fail to think of the people of Ukraine fighting to protect their democracy and homeland from a Russian invasion.

"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.