February 8 – The Cost of Peace

What price, peace? We know what war is costing us. And in spite of the hundreds of billions of dollars and the lives lost and the lives ruined, we still pay for the cost of war. But what about Peace? Are we willing to turn the other cheek? To walk the extra mile? To forgive rather than exact revenge?

This Sunday we are looking at some of the practical, not terribly earth-shattering – and at times nearly impossible demands peace makes on us. We will consider four enemies of peace: the ugly, the ignorant, the selfish, and the self-righteous. Our scripture is Matthew 5:21-24, 38-42

The sermon is The Cost of Peace.

We will sing an ancient chant and a late twentieth century prayer for liberation. Join us for worship.


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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.