Under God’s Wing

Luke 13:31-35 Psalm 27 A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California March 13, 2022 In the section immediately preceding our story from Luke this morning, Jesus has been causing a ruckus. He has healed on the Sabbath, and then shamed his critics with his response to healing on the Sabbath. Shamed critics…

Flipping the Narrative

An Ash Wednesday sermon preached March 2, 2022 at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA Isaiah 58:1-12 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Twenty First Century America has an odd relationship with death. On the one hand, we sort of accept needless death as par for the course—look at our response to covid with almost one million…

The Difficult Signs

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California February 13, 2022 John 6:25-40, 60-69 We use figurative language all the time that is never meant to be heard literally. Like “I’m drowning in work right now”. If I were to say that, people might challenge me on my work life boundaries, but…

Unless y’all see signs and wonders….

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA February 6 2022 John 4:46-54 A few weeks back, Jesus was turning water into wine in Cana of Galilee. Today, we’re back in that town down the road from Nazareth. A royal official from Capernaum, which was a town on the northwestern shore of…

If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, Ca Jan 23 2022 John 2:1-11 As you maybe have already discerned from our readings the past few weeks, John’s Gospel handles the story of Jesus differently than do Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Those three are called the “synoptic” gospels because of the way they…

Come and See

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA by Rev. Marci Glass January 9, 2022 John 1:29-51 Our text from John’s gospel today gives us another picture of how we are called together into community. It begins with John the Baptist’s account of Jesus’ baptism, which is closely connected to the calling…

Testify to the Light

A sermon preached by Rev. Marci Auld Glass at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA.  Jan 2, 2022 John 1:1-14 Today we are celebrating Epiphany. This is an ancient Christian celebration, dating at least as far back as the 300’s. Epiphany is one of my favorite days in the year of church life. This…

Pleased to Dwell

A sermon preached for the third Sunday in Advent at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA December 12, 2021 Colossians 1:15-20 Ezekiel 37:1-14 This is the third Sunday of Advent, the day we light the pink candle, and celebrate JOY. And to talk about joy, obviously, we chose a story about zombie prophesies from…