Sermons

Make the Connections before Acting

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | April 18, 2021

041821 Easter 3  The sermon begins at minute 11:10 of the video Psalm 4; Acts 3:12-19; Luke 24:36-48   When I first read today’s Scriptures, they struck me as downers. Aren’t we supposed to be celebrating Christ’s resurrection? Why do these passages focus on rejection, murder, ignorance, suffering, and longing for better times? Then I…

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Recognizing Jesus

By St. Athanasius | April 11, 2021

  Guest sermon by Sam Pillsbury. The sermon begins at minute 17:40 of the video John 20:19-31   Introduction Sometimes the most extraordinary and wonderful things appear right in front of us, present to sight and sound, smell and touch – and still we miss them. We do not recognize what is right in front of…

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Easter Day Doing it Again for the First Time

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | April 4, 2021

040421  The sermon starts at minute 22:50 in the video Mark 16:1-8   How appropriate that this year’s Gospel is Mark, which ends so ambiguously and inconclusively. While the other Gospels end on hopeful notes of Jesus meeting his female and male disciples, and going to Galilee, here there is no meeting, and no going…

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