Join Us for Sunday Worship & Livestream

Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 10:30am Reconciliation in the Manner of Taizé Paul calls us Ambassadors of Reconciliation in 2nd Corinthians. Are reconciliation and restoration equal? Maybe not. On this 5th Sunday in Lent we conclude our Lenten focus: Doing Racial Justice. Accompanied by the wonderful music of Taizé, led … Read More

“Don’t Wear Out Your Welcome”

~ Luke 9:1-6/Romans 15:5-7 ~ “Welcome one another…just as Christ has welcomed you.” We affirm this statement from Romans. We desire to be a welcoming church. Over the years we’ve featured pictures of welcome mats on our bulletin cover. Being welcoming is a good thing. But today I’d like to … Read More

Noe Valley Ministry Sunday Worship & Livestream

Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 10:30am What if the Christian church is not welcome. What if it is told to “go away?” In Luke 9, Jesus gives mission instructions to his disciples, basically saying: “Don’t wear out your welcome!” Unfortunately, the Christian missionary enterprise through the centuries has violated this … Read More

Lent, Holy Week, & Easter Activities

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“Stealing Nahala”

Image: Naboth refuses King Ahab his vineyard, Thomas Matthews Rooke ~ 1 Kings 21/Hebrews 11:8-10 ~ My sermon today, “Stealing Nahala,” addresses our Lenten focus of Doing Racial Justice from an Indigenous People’s perspective. This is a “thick” one so I encourage you to lean in. Before I read our … Read More

Join Us for Worship or Livestream Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 10:30am

The story of Naboth is an old one, but it is repeated every day. St. Ambrose, Archbishop of Milan  The story of Naboth’s vineyard, a 4th century saint, and the deposed queen of Hawaii converge to tell a cautionary tale about settler colonialism’s penchant for taking land by force or … Read More