“King Herod’s Quid Pro Quo”

~ Matthew 2:1-23 ~ Some foreigners arrived from a country off to the East. They must have had some political connections as they seemed to be distinguished gentlemen. But they brought news the ruler did not like. In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of … Read More

Join Us for Worship this Sunday, December 29, 2019, 10:30am

~ “King Herod’s ‘Quid Pro Quo’” ~ Matthew tells us that the Magi stopped by the palace to get directions to where “the king of the Jews” was to be born. King Herod obliged but said, “I’d like to ask a favor, though…” setting off a series of dramatic events … Read More

“Christmas Eve Meditation 2019”

It’s a part of the story we often overlook. But it’s right there, every year. We certainly do enjoy the parts of the story that feature angels and shepherds and magi and a bright star. Those parts of the story are so positive and uplifting; warm and comforting. But there … Read More


~ Matthew 1:18-25 ~ As Linda and I are preparing for our sabbatical to New Zealand in February, I’ve become more aware of how Northern European and English are our celebrations of Christmas. We can hardly conceive of Christmas without references to cold and snow, even here in San Francisco. … Read More

New Year’s Eve Worship Service – December 31, 2019, 6:00pm

“A Time to…” A meditative service of “letting go.” A service of rededication.

Christmas Eve Service, December 24, 2019, 5:00pm

Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols … Read More