Sermons

The Challenge of Forgiveness

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | September 13, 2020

091320 Pentecost 15  Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35   Today’s texts about forgiveness were especially difficult to engage this year. It’s always hard to let go of the hurt when someone mistreats us. But how do we practice seven-times-seventy forgiveness when the very foundation of our nation is being threatened by people who know better? When…

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Are Some worth more than Others?

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | September 6, 2020

090620 Pentecost 14 Exodus 12:1-14   A question plagues our country this week: are some people worth more than others? The campaign for president, and protests in Louisville and Portland, reveal different answers:  Both candidates visited Kenosha, Wisconsin. One visited with local officials, police, and business- people and did not publicly mention Jacob Blake. The…

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Holding Affirmations and Rebukes

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | August 30, 2020

083020 Pentecost 13  Exodus 3:1-15; Matthew 16:21-28   During the last two weeks four nights each week have been dedicated to the National Conventions of the Democratic and Republican parties. About the only thing they agreed on was that the upcoming election will be the most decisive one in American history. Two very different visions…

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