The Rev Tom Rosiello preaching; Visiting Student Minister, Jennifer Duhamel, assisting with worship.
Today we live in an increasingly polarized nation and world. At the heart of this polarization seems to be uncompromising religious positions and there seem to be many who wish to exploit those religious positions for political gain. Of course religious values are important but how do we move forward as a diverse society when compromise seems less possible and competing interest seems to be ignored. Ethical decision making is always about balancing competing interests.
This morning we will explore this difficult issue. In our worship we will share joys and concerns and rich music making. Our choirs will sing, “On that Holy Mountain” by Joe Mattingly and the message of that text taken from The Book of Isaiah (the story of the lion lying down with the lamb) will be our message for all ages. In our Religious Education classes, our children will be learning about the Sikh tradition.