“How Audacious!”

~ Luke 4:14-21 ~ As you may have noticed over time, Dawn is not one to shy away from adding her own commentary whether as the liturgist or, as today, the scripture reader. Not that I never silently cringe just a bit when she does, but can you imagine how … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, January 27, 2019, 10:30am

~ “How Audacious!” ~ “…as was his custom.” Jesus shows up for worship at his hometown synagogue. Maybe he was the assigned scripture reader that day, for they give him an Isaiah scroll and he reads. But what he says after he reads blows everybody away. How audacious! Who would … Read More

“Why Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspires Me”

Presentation given by Rev. David Brown as part of the Odd Mondays Series at Folio Books on January 21, 2019 Spring, 1968. My first year of bible school in Chicago. From a small town in Colorado, I was just beginning to grasp the complexity and diversity of the city. Unlike … Read More

“Expect the Unexpected”

Expect the Unexpected  a sermon by The Rev Keenan Kelsey Noe Valley Ministry PC(USA) January 20, 2019 TEXT: John 2:1-11  On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, January 20, 2019, 10:30am

In an anxious world, the last thing we want is the unexpected. No surprises, please! Yet that is not how God’s Spirit operates. The Spirit is into doing the unexpected. To our utter surprise, God’s “unexpected” is a celebration of hope and abundance. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Emerita, … Read More


~ Isaiah 43:1-3/Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 ~ This is where it begins – the baptism of Jesus. In all the gospels it is the baptism of Jesus where the story really begins. Everything before is merely prelude (although, using the term “merely” does an injustice to what Kelly’s preludes do for … Read More