The Rev. Dr. Annemarie Kidder, a Presbyterian minister serving since 2018 as interim pastor of Pennfield Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek, Mich. (Lake Michigan Presbytery), is the featured preacher April 3, the fifth Sunday in Lent, on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at and by podcast.

“Poured Out,” Kidder’s sermon for April 3 is drawn from the story in John 12:1-11 of Mary anointing the feet of Jesus feet with costly perfume.  “It is certain that whatever we do for Jesus, whatever jar we open for his benefit will not go unnoticed,” she says. “It says here that the perfume filled the entire house.”

Kidder came to the United States from Germany through Rotary International on a full scholarship to do graduate studies in journalism at the University of Missouri. After graduation, she earned her M.Div. and Ph.D. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. For six years she was associate professor at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit. She has served several churches as interim pastor. She has written, edited, and translated a number of books including “The Power of Solitude” and “Ultimate Price: Christians Who Resisted the Third Reich.” She is also a hymn writer and translator. She is an associate member of IHM Sisters, a progressive community promoting education, social justice, and environmentalism.

The program includes interviews with Kidder conducted by Wallace, who is also executive producer.

“Day 1” has been broadcast every week for 77 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, check the program’s website,