Second Acts

A sermon preached by  Rev. Marci Auld Glass at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA May 8 2022 Acts 9:1-19 Second act stories are interesting to me.  Especially when the second act seems so different from the first.   Maybe some of you are in the careers you planned to be in from the…

Economy of Grace

Romans 6:1-14 (I recommend reading it in the Message).  Our passage this week drops into the middle of one of Paul’s arguments. where we were last week. It may be worth looking back to chapter 5, where it begins.  In 5:20, Paul writes, “….but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more“. It’s not, maybe…

Gleaning Grace

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho July 29, 2018 Ruth 2 When I have casual interactions with strangers in public places, such as airplanes, coffee shops, or car dealerships, the question I hate the most is “what do you do for a living?” Being a female pastor in Idaho has it’s…

Wounded Savior

A sermon preached at Southminster in Boise, Idaho April 8 2018 John 20:19-31 Today’s passage from John’s gospel tells us that that as soon as the Good News of Mary’s Easter message is shared with the disciples—“I have seen the Lord!”—as soon as they hear those words, we are told that they are hiding in…

Beloved and Broken Community

A sermon preached at Southminster’s Sabbath service October 14, 2017 1 Samuel 3 Last week, we were with Israel in the wilderness, as they received manna after complaining to the Lord about dying from hunger. In the intervening generations between that story and this one, Israel has settled the Promised Land, planted their own fields…

Grace Invasion

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho May 21, 2017 Galatians 1:13-17; 2:11-21 I don’t know about you, but I grew up thinking of scripture as a straight up “reporting” of events that happened 2,000 years. An account of “just the facts”, without any editorial influence. In some ways, it is, a chronicle…