“A Sacramental Faith”

~ Matthew 3:13-17 ~ In the calendar of the church year, this is called Baptism of Christ Sunday. Therefore, baptism tends to get talked about on this Sunday. From the earliest days of the Christian church, baptism has been a big deal. After all, Jesus, himself, was baptized. And artists … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, January 19, 2020, 10:30am

~ “Color Blind” ~ Martin famously dreamed of a day when race would not be the basis by which people are judged. Are we there yet? Is it even possible? Some today would say that the solution to racism is to be ‘color blind’. “I don’t see race, I just … Read More

“A Sacramental Faith”

~ Matthew 3:13-17 ~ In the calendar of the church year, this is called Baptism of Christ Sunday. Therefore, baptism tends to get talked about on this Sunday. From the earliest days of the Christian church, baptism has been a big deal. After all, Jesus, himself, was baptized. And artists … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, January 12, 2020, 10:30am

~ “A Sacramental Faith” ~ From the earliest days of the Christian church, baptism has been a big deal. After all, Jesus, himself, was baptized. What does that mean for us today? Is baptism just some ancient ritual that we could just dispense with in today’s modern world? Or might … Read More

Structural Racism & Us: A Conversation ~ January 12 & 19

This past fall, Noe Valley Ministry became a Matthew 25 church, a program of the Presbyterian Church (USA). In doing so, we decided to address the issue of race in our culture, seeking to dismantle structural racism by learning how to advocate and break down the systems, practices and thinking … Read More

“Perfect Vision”

~ Isaiah 60:1-6/Matthew 2:9-11~ My optometrist is actually a friend of mine, so when it comes to telling me hard things he does it gently (well, he’s gentle with all his patients but I like to think I have special standing). At a recent annual visit he said, “David, I … Read More