From Urgency to Peace

Advent begins!  Join us for worship during Advent as we consider what it means to move – from urgency to peace; from despair to hope; from dependence to love; from fear to joy. Our biblical texts will come from the prophet Isaiah and from the Gospel of Luke.

We begin this week as we move from Urgency – (Shopping on “Black Friday”?) to the Peace of hearing the words resonate deep within us: Comfort! Comfort, my people. The text is from Isaiah 40:1-11. We will hear once again the words of this text set to the music of G. F. Handel. “Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem …  Every valley will be exalted and every mountain and hill be made low.”

The Sermon: From Urgency to Peace

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Videos we will be viewing:

A Bad Moment in a Football Game

A Plane in the Water

Ric Elias


Mark Demers

Want to talk about sex, politics, spirituality? So do I. I grew up in a religious home in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Our country was reeling from assassinations and the devastation of the Viet Nam War. Looking for something beautiful, I got a degree in music, married the love of my life and had children. Looking for God, I then went to seminary. Looking for something that might transform the world, I became a local church pastor. Now, I’m always looking for people who want to talk about important things. I cherish conversations with emerging leaders, people who are antsy to try an idea they believe would change the world for the better. I’d would love to hear from you.