I listened to a wonderful service of the Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco the other day. I have been listening and virtually worshipping with this congregation for over a year. I enjoy all that I hear and see this church doing in serving Christ in the San Francisco Bay area.
I follow these services, along with services from several other churches, because I have some history with former pastors of this church: James G. Emerson who was a mentor for me when he was pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church in Denver (the church that gave me my first pulpit robe when ordained in 1977) and Dr. Laird Stuart, who was pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, the home church of my wife and the church where Nancy and I were married. I was also honored to serve on a General Assembly Committee with Laird Stuart some years ago when I was a commissioner.
John Weems is now the pastor of Calvary. To learn more about this church you can go to their web page:
On February 8th I listened to a moving service with Rev. Victor H. Floyd preaching the message, “What I Came Out To Do”, sharing some of his person story/journey as a gay man and pastor. There was also a marvelous vocal group leading worship, “Vocal Rush”. These are students from the Oakland School of the Arts recently competing on the television show “Sing Off”. It was truly an inspiration to hear these young adults sing. This is the link to this worship service and sermon:
For those who have not listened to services on-line, I encourage you to do so – especially when you are longing for a mid-week “fill-up” for your spiritual tanks.