Join Us for Worship on this Pride Sunday, June 24, 10:30am

~ Pride Sunday ~ A celebration of welcome. Join us this Sunday! Also, a Noe Valley Ministry tradition: Summer Sharing. Cindy Cake will share what she’s been learning about the bible as literature. You will be enlightened and inspired. … Read More

“Make It Up as You Go Along”

~ 1 Samuel 16:1-13 ~ Leonard Bernstein’s enigmatic musical theatre work, Mass, from the 70’s, begins with all the performers in harmony and agreement. The celebrant begins the mass with a beautiful, haunting song: Sing God a simple song, Lauda, Laude Make it up as you go along Lauda, laude … Read More

Join Us for Worship this Sunday, June 17, 2018, 10:30am

~ “Make It Up as You Go Along” ~ Saul as king wasn’t working out, so Samuel/YWYH changes his mind and finds David. And the struggle for the kingship of Israel commences. Political figures “anointed” by the spirit? What could go wrong with that could it? This Sunday another mashup … Read More

Special Guest Artist Emil Miland, June 17, 2018, 10:30am

Noe Valley Ministry Presbyterian Church is glad to welcome acclaimed cellist, Emil Miland, in worship this Sunday, June 17, 10:30am. Teaming up with acclaimed pianist, Karen Heather, they will perform To the Evening Star from Richard Wagner’s Tannhauser and David Conte’s evocative Aria & Fugue. Not to be missed! … Read More

“Be Careful What You Ask For”

~ 1 Samuel 8: 1-11, 16-20 ~ “Be careful what you ask for.” These were the words of Dr. James Forbes, Pastor Emeritus of the famous Riverside Church in NYC, the same church where Harry Emerson Fosdick was the pastor in the 1930’s. I was attending a conference on the … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:30am

~ Samuel Anoints Saul King of Israel ~ The old adage: Politics and Religion don’t mix…or do they? Indeed, politics and religion have always gone hand-in-hand. The story of ancient Israel as found in I and II Samuel is replete with politics and religion. This week we consider the prophet … Read More