Beloved Disciple

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California John 20:1-18 April 4, 2021 (service begins 25 minutes in, after the gorgeous prelude) In this gospel account, Mary Magdalene is the first person to the tomb of Jesus on Easter morning. That’s the same in all 4 gospels—women are the first witnesses to…

Snakes on a Plain

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California Numbers 21:4-9 John 3:14-17 Today our passages return us to the wandering in the wilderness. Specifically, this Numbers passage is the last, the final time, the Israelites complain in the wilderness. We’ve heard their complaints before. They complain about the bitter water (Exodus 15),…

Working and Waiting

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California February 7, 2021 Isaiah 40:21-31 Mark 1:29-39 I took a week of study leave at the end of January. It wasn’t my usual winter trip with other clergy women because of covid, but I still got away to a place where I could see…

The Voice of God

Here’s the statement I read at the beginning of the worship service, responding to the events in DC this week. A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco 
by Rev. Marci Auld Glass Jan 10, 2021 Gen 1:1-5, Mark 1:1-11 Where do you begin your story? Matthew’s gospel begins Jesus’ story with a…

A Year of Overflowing

Today is Epiphany, the day the church marks the journey of the Magi to find Jesus. Every year in worship, we choose star words to follow, reflect on, ponder in the coming. year. January 2020 seems like another lifetime somehow, but the word I drew last year was “overflowing”. It’s not an unknown word to…