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…

The Perspective of Joy

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California December 13, 2020 Luke 1:26-55 The story of Jesus didn’t begin in the halls of power, or among the rich and famous. This story began when an angel of the Lord went to an unwed teenaged girl in the backwater town of Nazareth and…

The Prophets: Hearing the Bad News

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA November 15, 2020 Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 How did your parents discipline you? Was it different than how you raised your own kids, or how you saw your friends disciplining their kids? I don’t recall facing discipline a lot as a child. It’s possible I’m…

Dissolve Like Salt

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. November 1, 2020 Matthew 5:1-16 There is a scene in a Monty Python movie about Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Apparently it was difficult for the characters to hear what Jesus was saying.  Big crowd, no sound system. I’ll likely always think of it when…