Voice: A Message for the Annual Renewal of Baptismal Promises, Rev. Dee Ledger

You may not remember Nathanael from the bible.  You might not remember that he was a friend of Philip’s from Bethsaida, which I can’t help reading as “Bethesda.”  You might not remember this passage from the gospel of John where Jesus calls both Philip and Nathanael to his mission and ministry. An excited Philip runs… [Read More]

Course Correction, Epiphany Sunday, January 7, 2018, Rev. Dee Ledger

This past week, I found myself writing letters.  You know, the old-fashioned kind…  Snail mail.  One letter was sent off to Norway, another to a pen-friend in Corpus Christi, TX, and a third to a more local friend.  Each time, I found myself writing how the season after Christmas always makes me feel optimistic. I… [Read More]

Making Room, Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017, Rev. Dee Ledger

How many of you have come to stay with relatives this evening or will be staying with relatives in the next few days?  How many of you are hosting guests or family this week? In our humble home, we are hosting my parents.  Their “guest room” is on the lower level (i.e. basement) where there… [Read More]

Soulful Preparations…Rev. Dee Ledger, December 10, 2017

The poet, Wislawa Szymborska once said, “Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through.”  As we begin a new church year with the start of Advent, we are beginning the new liturgical year with the gospel of Mark.  Mark is the earliest gospel and you… [Read More]

Consider This, Take Counsel, Speak…Rev. Dee Ledger, November 19, 2017

  In her book by the same name, Phyllis Trible calls today’s text one of the biblical “texts of terror.”  And for good reason.  This passage from the book of Judges describes the brutal rape and dismemberment of a nameless woman.  What starts as a domestic dispute will eventually become civil war in Israel with… [Read More]

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