Sunday, November 26


Morning Worship   10:30 a.m.

Lectionary Readings:   Psalm 95;  Matthew 25: 31-46

Text:  “And he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left.”  Matthew 25:33

Sermon:  “Hotel California”

Tease:   “This could be heaven, or this could be hell.”  So goes Don Henley’s line from the 1977 Grammy Award winning song describing a traveler’s sojourn at a remote desert inn.   Jesus, of course, never uses the words, “heaven” and “hell” in any of his teachings - even this week’s infamous story of a King separating sheep from goats.  As we take a closer look at the words our Lord actually uses, we may be in for a few surprises.  Welcome to the Hotel California!