"A Cup of Cold Water"

Proper 8.A.20
Matthew 10:40 - 42
The Rev. Melanie McCarley

The Gospel theme for this morning is hospitality. Jesus says: “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” And he ends with “and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”

"The Time is Ripe"

Proper 6.A.20
Matthew 9:35-10:23
The Rev. Melanie McCarley

It’s strange, really. During this awkward season in which we are living, when many of us feel as though our lives have been put on “pause” if not “stop”, the Gospel lesson for today focuses on The Great Commission. It seems a bit out of place. After all, what can we do? In so many ways we’re stuck.