Forming our ONA Covenant
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 12, 2020
 
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Matthew 3:13-17
 
Pastor Jeff revisits our ONA history - in our denominations and predecessor congregations - and why it is so important.  – Go to this sermon’s page
 

THAT Was Worth Waiting For
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 05, 2020
 
Luke 2:22-38
 
Looking at the revelation of Jesus/Christ through the eyes of Anna and Simeon. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Favorite Carols and Stories
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, December 29, 2019
 
Luke 2:1-20
 
carols and stories – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Instant Pageant
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Tuesday, December 24, 2019
 

 
Instant Pageant/no choir – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Watts All the Joy About?
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Tuesday, December 24, 2019
 

 
2019 is the 300th anniversary of the composition "Joy to the World." We'll look at all the reasons for joy. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Following Your Guiding Star: Wisdom
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, December 22, 2019
 
Wisdom of Solomon 7:23-8:1
Matthew 2:1-12
 
A star guided the Magi to Jesus, who guides us to the wisdom of God. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Following Your Guiding Star: Gabriel
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, December 08, 2019
 
Luke 1:5-20
Luke 1:26-38
 
Gabriel give Mary and Zechariah the equivalent of a neon sign to help them know what to do. For the rest of us, discernment is a fine spiritual art. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Following Your Guiding Star: Dreams
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, December 01, 2019
 
Matthew 1:18-25
Matthew 2:13-15
 
Joseph's 'guiding star' came to him in dreams. What are your dreams teaching you? If our sleeping dreams aren't guiding us, maybe we can consciously dream God's dream and let that guide us. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Beginning with the Benediction
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, November 24, 2019
 
Matthew 5:1-12
Genesis 48:1, 8-16
 
The beatitudes create a vision of a society grounded in relational gratitude rather than transactional gratitude. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Debtors, Trespassers, or Sinners
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, November 17, 2019
 
Matthew 6:5-15
Luke 11:1-4
 
The Lord's Prayer doesn't seem to be a prayer of thanksgiving. Rather, it is a prayer for the reign of God, a prayer for the Jubilee Year, which all have enough and none are owed anything. It is a prayer to overthrow the patronage system and its cycle of owed gratitude. Around the table, gratitude is felt, not owed. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

 
Our Pastors
Rev. Jeff Spencer
The Rev. Jeff Spencer
Brenda Lorman, Associate Pastor
Brenda Loreman
 

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Learn more about Progressive Christianity! Go to our Progressive Christianity Series page for links to eight sermons that discuss the various aspects of this exciting aspect of worship.