This “Following Jesus” Thing Isn’t Easy

~ Genesis 17:1-7; 15-17/Mark 8:27-38 ~ I have to say up front that I am very wary of talking about devotion. I have issues with trying to assess how devoted I am, how devoted you are. In my growing-up experience, for which being truly devoted was a must, I’ve seen … Read More

Join Us for Online Worship Sunday, February 28, 2021

~ Sunday Worship ~ This “Following Jesus” Thing Isn’t Easy Two poignant stories about being named (Genesis 17 & Mark 8) morphs into a call to discipleship (“take up your cross”). Abram and Sarai, given new names, are called to be God’s people. Jesus sternly orders his disciples not to … Read More

“God, Save Me from the Mess that Is Me!”

~ Psalm 30 ~ I preached a sermon a few years back, at a previous church, in which I asked the question: “When I talk to God, am I only talking to myself?” I noted that a few years ago there was a lot of buzz in the media that … Read More

Ash Wednesday Zoom Service – February 17, 2021 at 7:00pm

~ Ash Wednesday ~ Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent with a public act of confession. Ashes are an ancient symbol of repentance, sorrow, and sacrifice. Traditionally, the imposition of palm ashes on the forehead is our practice. But that is not possible this year. Instead, you are invited … Read More

Join Us for Online Worship Sunday, February 21, 2021

~ Online Worship ~ A Different Kind of Lent. Given the seemingly never-ending pandemic, it’s felt like Lent for almost a year now. Now that we’re officially in Lent, how can we make this Lenten season meaningful? Join us this Sunday as Jeanne Choy Tate helps us to explore a … Read More

Join Us for Online Worship Sunday, February 14, 2021

Meeting Opens at 10:15am ~ Worship Begins at 10:30a Topic: Join Us for Online Worship Sunday, February 14, 2021 Time: Feb 14, 2021 10:15 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92051636263?pwd=enN3K0RXRXZIU3VrOUsvb01KNElyUT09 Meeting ID: 920 5163 6263 Passcode: NoeValley One tap mobile +16699006833,,92051636263# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,92051636263# US … Read More