As we embark on another holiday weekend honoring the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we consider the state of our divided world and use Jesus’ parables in Mark as a picture of how each of us can grow and change for the better.
This sermon examines Jesus’ pattern of controversy and disagreement with the most religious people of His day, and considers the well-worn saying about our faith that “it’s not a religion, it’s a relationship”. What does this mean for us? What does Jesus want for us, and what was He really about?
This sermon makes a connection between light (what the holiday of Epiphany is all about) and healing in our world. How do we think about healing, and how do the healing stories of Jesus help us make sense of it? How do stories like these shed light on who Jesus is, what He is about and what it means to follow Him?
Rev. Dottie LaPenta joins COA today and after our Advent focus on Mary, the mother of Jesus, turns our attention to Joseph, His adopted father.