Dining with Jesus

Sermon for Old First Presbyterian Church August 29, 2004 Pamela Byers Elder, First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco Executive Director, Covenant Network of Presbyterians Luke 14: 1, 7-14 Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16 As we read the gospels, it becomes clear that Jesus just had no standards at all about whom he ate with. His utterly indiscriminate […]

Moving Ahead Together in Faith

Moving Ahead Together in Faith: Our Vision for the Church Pamela Byers Elder, Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, and Executive Director, Covenant Network of Presbyterians  Address to Northwest Regional Covenant Conference Seattle, WA October 11,2003 The title of this conference, “What Do We Believe, Anyway? Questions about Scripture, Theology and Polity Facing our Church […]

Loopholes

Editor’s note: These remarks, which were prepared for delivery at the 2000 Covenant Conference, are as good an example as any of why many of us in Covenant Network have arrived at the understanding we have. Can anyone question that Hugh is called to be a deacon? Hugh as it turned out was too ill […]

Knowing What’s Important

Knowing What’s Important Sermon for East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh 5 November 2000  Mark 12: 28-34; Lev. 19: 1-7, 13-21, 37  Pamela Byers Elder, Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, and Executive Director, Covenant Network of Presbyterians Our text this morning, the lectionary text being read in thousands of churches in many denominations today, is […]

Prayers of the People

1998 Covenant Conference Closing Worship, Saturday, November 7, 1998 Prayers of the People by Pamela Byers Elder, Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, and Executive Director of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians Let us join our hearts in prayer. O God our Creator, we are in awe of your gorgeous imagination. You reveal yourself in […]