Sermons

Are you Willing to Join the Game?

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | July 5, 2020

070520 Pentecost 5  Zechariah 9:9-12; Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30   With apologies to Garrison Keilor, it has not been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon – or in the rest of the country for that matter. COVID 19 cases are spiking to frightening degrees around the country, while our President and Vice President continue to…

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When the Dominant Story is Unjust

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | June 21, 2020

062120 Pentecost 3  Genesis 21:8-21; Matthew 10:24-39   Our country is going through a much-needed moment of reflecting on who we are and what we value. I’ve said before that we have failed to confess and repent of our original sins as a nation – the massacre of the native peoples of this land, and…

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A Radical Hospitality of Compassion 

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | June 14, 2020

061420 Pentecost 2  Genesis 18; Matthew 9:35-10:8, 14-22   I’ve always tried to connect my sermons to what is going on in the world and in our lives. But for the past three months, it’s become more intense, as COVID-19 spread far and wide, with public health and economic impacts previously unimagined. In the last…

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