Sermons

When Ghosts Speak… Rev. Dee Ledger, October 31, 2021

There are ghosts in our readings for today.  You may not see them; they may not look like those young sprites wearing all manner of sheets who drift through our darkened Halloween streets requesting candy.  In fact, you might not immediately recognize them as such, but they are there.   They lurk around the edges of… [Read More]

The Gift of Awe; Rev. Dee Ledger, October 24, 2021

When is the last time that you felt awe?  Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines awe as “an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime.”  Did you find that part about dread surprising?  Well, awe is a mixing together of fear, wonder, and reverential respect, which makes it… [Read More]

Whatever we ask?!?! Rev Dee Ledger, October 17, 2021

Oh, my dear Lord, I have gone and done it.  You know that thing that you say you will never do, or that person you say you will never be?  Do you know what I mean?  You are in your early 20’s and you scoff at certain people or certain ways of being in the… [Read More]

Helper; Rev. Dee Ledger; October 3, 2021

I can think of a lot of objections to this particular passage…and maybe you can also.  For instance, the man gets to name all of the animals and birds.  So, if you are irritated by the name of an “aye-aye,” that is, a nocturnal lemur that lives in Madagascar; or the blobfish, that lives in… [Read More]

Receiving Courage; Rev. Dee Ledger; September 26, 2021

Have you ever had one of those weeks?  When all is supposed to be celebration, but you are having trouble celebrating because, well, life has happened as it does in a confusing and soul-sucking muddle.  Have you ever had one of those weeks when what is in your mind and how your body moves, or… [Read More]

Taming the Tongue; Rev. Dee Ledger, September 12, 2021

Fresh water… it is something that is sorely lacking in many parts of the world.  Something that we sometimes, maybe often, take for granted.  Water that we use for drinking, bathing, and cleaning dishes or clothes.  Water that we do not have to travel very far to get; water that is available upon demand—our demand. … [Read More]