Sermons

What is to Prevent You?; On the Occasion of the Baptism of Arthur Simo Carrasco Janhunen and Our First Sunday Hybrid Service; Rev Dee Ledger; May 2, 2021

You’ve heard it said that the devil is in the details.  We usually hear this expression when something small is overlooked but leads to a much bigger problem.  Yet did you know that this phrase derives from an earlier phrase that meant, “God is in the details”? Here’s the thing about scripture: details that seem… [Read More]

Of Shepherds, Sheep, and Choice; Rev. Dee Ledger, April 25, 2021

Have you ever witnessed something that you wished you could unsee?  In your personal life, have you ever had an encounter or a conversation or just observed something that you wish you had not?  Often when that happens, our minds spin, depending on the relationships involved and what we have personally observed.  There is a… [Read More]

Little Easter; Rev. Dee Ledger, April 4, 2021

The great Christian proclamation of Easter is that Resurrection happens. Even today, two thousand and eighteen years after Jesus’ death, it is a lot to take in… Jesus rising from a tomb back then and his ability to rise even now. So, it is not so very odd if, on a personal level, you wrestle… [Read More]

Beyond Preservation; Rev. Dee Ledger, March 21, 2021

For those of us residing in the northern hemisphere, spring is finally and officially here. Each spring, I usually get the urge to do some spring cleaning—clearing house, so to speak.  You know the deal:  suddenly, you want to hose down the windows, pull out all dead growth around the outside of your home, organize… [Read More]

Exposed and Exposure; Rev. Dee Ledger, March 14, 2021

In the past week, several folks on both sides of the pond having been talking about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah.  The interview was truly an exposé and gave surprising (perhaps even shocking) details about their experience in dealing with the palace as an institution and members of the “Firm” as they… [Read More]

Holy Rage; Rev. Dee Ledger, March 7, 2021

In 1966, in an interview with CBS’ Mike Wallace, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said this: “I contend that the cry of ‘black power’ is, at bottom, a reaction to the reluctance of white power to make the kind of changes necessary to make justice a reality for the Negro…I think that we’ve got… [Read More]

Lend Us Your Ears; Rev. Dee Ledger, February 28, 2021

Peter has just heard what he does not want to hear.  Jesus has been going around teaching hard truths—that he will endure suffering, rejection, and ultimately be killed.  Imagine for a moment quitting your profession, following some leader’s movement, and giving your life for that cause, only to have that person, that cause, tell you… [Read More]

On the Edge; Rev. Dee Ledger, February 21, 2021

Henry Miller, the author, once wrote, “We live at the edge of the miraculous.” We live at the edge of the miraculous… I don’t know about you, but the idea of living on an edge, any edge, sets my heart to rapid beating and not with love.  Living on an edge is anxiety-producing, risky, and… [Read More]