Rev. Melinda McClain’s final sermon as Interim Pastor is an exploration of sheep and shepherds: what it is really like to tend sheep, what it means to be a shepherd for others, and who are the shepherds in your life now.
On Sheep and Shepherds
Monday, March 10th, 2014
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Rev. Melinda McClain talks about worry: how it’s important not to get caught up in the race for material and social success, and how it’s better to get our priorities straight and focus on love.
Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
Continuing her series from the Sermon on the Mount with Matt 5: 38-48 Frev. Melinda speaks about what it takes to “win” in the tug-of -war of life.
Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Rev. Melinda looks at 1 Corinthian 3:1-9 for lessons about lessons about factions within a church and the enduring power of love.
Sunday, February 9th, 2014
Continuing her focus on the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew (Matt 5: 13-20) Rev. Melinda asks “What does your (spiritual) salt taste like? What kind of light do you shine for the world?” inviting us to know our spiritual sources.
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
Reflecting on the Subversiveness of the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:2-12), and observing the life of recently deceased musician Pete Seeger Rev.Melinda challenges the listener to “be a blessing” in everything that we do.
Sunday, January 26th, 2014
Rev Melinda discusses the biblical concept of ‘call’, ranging from the way it was manifested in the life of Shaker founder Ann Lee, to the way it can lead all of us to be hopeful, positive lights in the darkness.
Sunday, January 19th, 2014
On Rev. Martin Luther King Jr weekend, Rev. Melinda McClain discusses the way he encouraged us all to love our enemies “agape style”, despite the difficulties of seeing God’s love at work in the people we find most challenging.
Sunday, January 12th, 2014
On the Sunday after Yule Feast, Rev. Melinda McClain invites the congregation to discuss the various sections of the MPC ‘charge’ in small groups and present the meaning of each to the community.
Let’s Follow the Star
Sunday, January 5th, 2014
Pastoral Candidate Ben Daniel discusses his call to MPC and how it relates to the journey of the wise men: likely full of surprises, mistakes, grace, and a continuing quest for the holy without complacency.