We Are An Easter People; Easter Sunday; Bethesda UCC; April 17, 2022

The Psalmist says, “Praise the Lord, Praise God in God’s sanctuary, praise God in God’s mighty heavens. Praise God for God’s acts of power, praise God for God’s surpassing greatness. Praise God with the sounding of the trumpet, praise God with the harp and the lyre, praise God with the timbrel and dancing, praise God… [Read More]

Satan: A Second Look; Rev. Vertie Powers; March 6, 2022

The Psalmist says, “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forevermore; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself.” Let us pray: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of our… [Read More]

The Valley is Holy Too; Rev. Dee Ledger, February 27, 2022

The last Sunday before the beginning of Lent, Transfiguration Sunday, is a strange Sunday indeed.  Strange because of the Transfiguration story which is usually read this day—a story that you did not hear, but I will remind you of… Jesus and a couple of the disciples (James, John, and Peter) decide to hike up a… [Read More]

Practicing a Passionate Patience; Rev. Dee Ledger, February 20, 2022

Did you know that a sloth, despite its name, is not lazy?  These animals move around so slowly that algae and other plant-life actually grow on their fur.  Living high up in the tropical forests of Central and South America, sloths eat mostly leaves, a low-calorie diet. But they often take several days to fully… [Read More]