Sermons

Seek-ret Seeds; Guest Speaker, Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries (RIM) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. & Canada; May 27, 2018

Intro. to Scripture:  Building on the parable of the sower that opened this whole parable chapter in Mark, today’s passage offers two more agricultural parables about fruit-bearing and sowing on the Kingdom of God.  They are not the most well-known of the sowing parables.  But they do pack a punch!  Eugene Peterson described parables as… [Read More]

Spark; A Message for Pentecost; Rev. Dee Ledger, May 20, 1918

Friends—In a minute, I’m going to share three short stories about some folks who are waiting.  At the end, I will share a fourth story.  See if you can find yourself somewhere in these lives.  See if something about them resonates or calls out to you. He waited.  Sometimes he waited in the canvas-backed chair… [Read More]

Arrivals and Departures; Rev. Dee Ledger, May 13, 2018

If you have ever dropped off someone at the airport, you know the drill.  Many times, we don’t bother to park when we take our friend or loved one to the airport.  Oh, it’s not that we don’t love the person or wish him or her a safe journey, or want to hold their hand… [Read More]

Encounter; Rev. Dee Ledger, May 6, 2018

The Scottish writer, William Boyd, once asked, “Do we change every time we have a new encounter? Are we endlessly mutable?”  He goes on to say, “I think these are fascinating questions: it’s a rich vein to tap, and I don’t think I have exhausted it fully yet.”  An encounter is defined as a chance… [Read More]

Pruned, Rev. Dee Ledger, April 29, 2018

  It is a way for many of the poor in Bolivia to make a living for their families.  In the city of Potosi, mining is a primary source of employment.  But the work is terribly dangerous. A boy beginning in the mine at age 12 may only expect to live until age 22. Mining… [Read More]

When the Stars Begin to Fall… Rev. Dee Ledger; March 25, 2018

Today, on Palm Sunday, Christian congregations all across the world will re-enact Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem during the festival of Passover and at the beginning of what we now celebrate as Holy Week.  For some of us, it is a time to joyfully and loudly proclaim our Hosannas, wave our palms, and to praise the… [Read More]

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