October 15

"The Uninvited Wedding Guest"  by Vincent Malo

"The Uninvited Wedding Guest"  by Vincent Malo

Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.

Lectionary Psalm 23; Matthew 22: 1-14

Text:  “Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?”  Matthew 22:12

Sermon:  “Fashion Police”

Synopsis:  Jesus often uses wedding customs of his day to describe the working of God’s Kingdom.  In this week’s passage, an unsuspecting quest is banished from a wedding reception for wearing inappropriate attire.  At first, it seems as though the poor man is being treated harshly and unfairly.  Would we throw an invited guest out of a party for showing up in the wrong outfit?  As we take a closer look, however, a hidden agenda emerges that may justify the host’s discourteousness.