I AM…..Enough

A sermon preached by Rev. Marci Auld Glass at Calvary Presbyterian Church October 10, 2021 Exodus 16:1-18 The story of the Exodus, from which today’s passage comes, is the story of a group of people who had been forced to leave their homeland because of economic and political reasons. They were a poor minority, refugees…

Claimed and Called

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California. October 3, 2021 Exodus 2:23-25; 3:1-15; 4:10-17 Last week Joann preached about the story of Jacob, renamed Israel. In the intervening chapters, his sons’ have picked up the family tradition of trickery. To get rid of their father’s favorite son, Joseph, they sold him…

The Lord Will Provide

Gen 22 Sept 19, 2021 A sermon preached by Marci Auld Glass at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA. For the careful listeners out there, you might recall last week, when telling the creation story, I made a claim about how God creates in love, and with hopes for our flourishing and life. And…

In the Beginning

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California September 12, 2021 Gen 1 to 2:4a Today we are beginning a year of scripture readings from the Narrative Lectionary. I have historically preached from the 3 year Revised Common Lectionary readings, which were put together in 1992 by a number of different Christian denominations. I like…

Stained

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California August 29, 2021 James 1:17-27 One of the Reformers famously referred to the Letter of James as an “epistle of straw’ and thought it should be removed from the canon. I don’t agree with that assessment but I’m not a fan of James’ idea…

Wisdom’s Focus

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church by Rev. Marci Auld Glass Aug 25, 2021 Proverbs 9:1-6, 13-18  Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn her seven pillars.   She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine, she has also set her table.   She has sent out her servant-girls, she calls from the…

Bread for our Neighbors

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA. July 25, 2021 John 6:1-21 The lectionary jumps around a bit this summer. When last we checked in, we were in Mark’s gospel, skipping over a feeding story. Rather than give us Mark’s account of the miracle, this morning, we have John’s account. This…

Sheep Without a Shepherd

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California July 18, 2021 Jeremiah 23:1-6 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The Lectionary cycle this year has given us lots of bible stories about sheep and shepherds. I was going to say “more stories than we wanted” about sheep and shepherds, but then it occurred to me…