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…

Facing Giants

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA June 20, 2021 1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49, Mark 4:35-41 I recognize myself in this David and Goliath story. And I am not David. I know I am supposed to like this story. It shows David being faithful and courageous, trusting that God…

Underdog

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA June 13, 2021 1st Samuel 15:34 to 16:13 Who do you cheer for in sports? Other than one’s hometown teams, obviously. When you fill out your bracket for the NCAA basketball tournament, are you more likely to pick number one seeds, or the 16…

Ascension Deficit Disorder

A sermon preached by Rev. Marci Glass at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA May 15 Ephesians 1:15-23, Acts 1:1-11 This past Thursday was the day the church celebrates the Ascension, which is the 40th day after Easter, when we commemorate the Ascension of Christ into Heaven. And I know that we live in…

Bold Sheep

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California April 25, 2021 Acts 4:5-13 John 10:11-18 The day before our story in Acts begins, Peter and John were walking into the Temple in Jerusalem and a lame beggar, who had sat at the gate every day for years, asked them for a handout.…

After the Ending, a New Thing

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California April 4, 2021 Mark 16:1-8 Isaiah 43:14-21 Mark’s account of Easter morning is noticeably different than the other 3 gospels. Jesus makes zero resurrection appearances here. He isn’t mistaken for the gardener, as he is in John’s gospel. He doesn’t walk on the road…