Sermons

Transfiguration New Eyes and Ears

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | February 14, 2021

021421 Transfiguration New Eyes and Ears:  2 Cor. 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9   Last week, many of us were riveted to our TVs, revisiting the events of January 6 in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. We saw and heard more details than we could see or hear on the day itself. But it wasn’t just…

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Remembering What we Already Know

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | February 7, 2021

020721 Epiphany 5  Isaiah 40:21-31; Mark 1:29-39   This past week a number of actions were taken that impact the way we live with COVID-19. Gov. Newsom lifted the ban on outdoor dining; the Supreme Court ruled that churches in California could worship indoors at 25% capacity; the Superior Court requires people to come to…

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Confronting the Demon of Racism

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | January 31, 2021

013121 Epiphany 4  The sermon begins at minute 19:00 of the video Deut. 18:15-20; I Cor. 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28   The passage we just heard tells a story about authority and demon possession. The way Mark interweaves those two themes shows that Jesus is dealing with more than the problem of a single individual. Many…

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