“Jesus the Cartographer

~ Mark 7:1-8, 14-23 ~   What did we do before GPS? How did we know where we are and where we’re going before Google Maps? How did we know how to get there before we had one of these to put on the holder on our dashboard? Well, we … Read More

Join Us for In-Person Worship or Online Streaming Sunday, August 29, 2021 – 10:30am

Jesus was a map maker – a cartographer. This Sunday’s gospel story has Jesus making a new map for the people of Israel. The old map was no longer reliable or trustworthy, indeed, was leading people astray. Jesus comes drawing a new map to help the folk know how to … Read More

“Feeling At Home”

~ Psalm 84/I Kings 8:22-30/John 6:56-69 ~   These harmonious chords are from one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place) from Johannes Brahms’ A German Requiem.Ever since I first heard it at the age of 18 … Read More

Join Us for In-Person Worship or Livestream ~ Sunday, August 22, 2021, 10:30am

~ Feeling at Home ~ “How lovely is your dwelling place, O God,” says the psalmist (Psalm 84). “Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise.” We at Noe Valley Ministry resonate with such words. We are glad to gather in community in God’s house. We … Read More

“From Whence Wisdom?

~ 1 Kings 3:3-14/Psalm 111/Ephesians 5:12-20 ~   You know the preacher is on thin ice if he should disagree with a hymn we’ve already sung. Our opening hymn says, “O Grant us light, O God, that we may know the wisdom that you alone can give,” we sang in … Read More

Join Us for In-Person Worship or Livestream via Zoom – Sunday, August 15, 2021, 10:30am

~ “From Whence Wisdom?” ~ “The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom,” says the Psalmist (111). Solomon asked for wisdom and God gave it to him! “Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise,” say the Letter to the Ephesians. Christian tradition proports … Read More