Join Us for Worship Sunday, June 2, 2019

~ “Community and Unity” ~ John 17 – Jesus’ appeal for Christian unity. “That they may be one,” prays Jesus. But, frankly, for a ‘welcoming, inclusive’ church, unity can be quite difficult. How do we encourage diversity of thought and practice and maintain unity? Can unity happen only if everyone … Read More

Pentecost Sunday ~ June 9, 10:30am

Pentecost Sunday – June 9 ~  A special musical celebration of the Spirit! Guest artists Andrew Wong, violin, and Frédéric Rosselet, cello, playing with Kelly Savage, harpsichord. And the Noe Valley Ministry Choir. It’s the only “red” Sunday on the church calendar! And we celebrate the birthday of Noe Valley … Read More

“God Bless US”

Psalm 67/Genesis 12:1-3 ‘Bless’ – a good word! Simply, ‘to bless’ is to confer well-being or prosperity upon someone. To be blessed is to enjoy happiness, to be fortunate. We all would like to be blessed. I would like God to be gracious to me and bless me. Psalm 67 … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, May 26, 2019, 10:30am

~ “God Bless US” ~ When other nations’ flags see our flag coming, what do they see? Do they see a blessing coming? Or do they shrink back in fear? Our American religious heritage teaches us that we are special; more special than other nations. It’s called American Exceptionalism. Psalm … Read More

“Discernment: Figuring Out What God Is Doing”

~ Acts 11:1-18/Acts 15 ~   Acts 11:1-18 Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the “Others” had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, “Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, May 19, 2019, 10:30am

~ “Discernment: Figuring Out What God Is Doing” ~ In confusing times trying to figure out where God is in all of it is, well, confusing. How do we know what God is doing? How do we know what we’re supposed to do? The Book of Acts tells a dramatic … Read More