The Problems of Perfectionism

The Reverend Emily Melcher, preaching, with Katy Shaner

Contemporary singer/songwriter Cosy Sheridan writes “Perfect don’t need anyone; perfect’s all by itself.” That would be problematic enough, but perfectionism has roots in a centuries old mistranslation of Jesus’s words, and its crown harbors shame relentless striving, loneliness, and white supremacy. Let’s reexamine “perfect”!

Music: The Chalice Consort (Gladys Howard, Frank Allen, Linda Good, Jane Hayes, and Joanne Roomes), and Erin Howard, accompanist

Story for All Ages – Rev. Emily Melcher

The Problems of Perfectionism – Story

Reflection by Katy Shaner

The Problems of Perfectionism – Katy Shaner

Sermon by Rev. Emily Melcher

The Problems of Perfectionism – Sermon