Sermons Archive

Vision for A Peaceable Future

Category: Compassion, Diversity, faith, Jesus, social issues / Speaker: Pastor Mark
October 30, 2018

Pastor Mark’s sermon on this day of the Fall Congregational meeting celebrates how the church may provide a vision of peace in the face of terrible events driven by hate.

Joy of ONA–Pride Sunday

Category: Jesus, social issues, Spritual Growth / Speaker: Pastor Mark
June 09, 2018

Pastor Mark spoke about the joy of God’s spirit as shown through our congregation’s Open and Affirming stance for Pride Sunday.

Sensible Gun Safety and God’s Reign

Category: social issues / Speaker: Pastor Mark
May 25, 2018

As part of his “Hot Button” sermon series Pastor Mark reviews the Christian emphasis on peace and non-violence as a beginning point for developing safe gun policies for our country.

Open Commensality

Category: Agape Meal, Communion, Diversity / Speaker: Pastor Mark
May 16, 2018

For this Agape Meal Sunday Pastor Mark shared a short sermon on Jesus practice of eating with all kinds of people. This Open Commensality may inspire us to work for the value of diversity in...

A Pro-Choice Christian

Category: Compassion, social issues / Speaker: Pastor Mark
May 08, 2018

For the month of May Pastor Mark is preaching a sermon series on “Hot Buttons”–reflecting on some of the most divisive cultural issues. This first sermon in the series is his reflections on a pro-choice...

Easter 2018
A Tale of Two Parades

Category: Christian history, faith, Jesus, Palm Sunday / Speaker: Pastor Mark
March 28, 2018

On Palm Sunday we held a service of Taize chants and readings to prepare us for Holy Week. Pastor Mark offered a brief meditation on the meaning of Palm Sunday as he explained that two...

We’ve Got a Friend

Category: faith, Relationship, Spritual Growth / Speaker: Pastor Mark
March 21, 2018

Pastor Mark’s sermon is a reflection on Jesus telling his disciples that they are his friends. How is friend an important metaphor for our church and even for our understanding of God? Preached on March...