Sermons

Discerning Jesus’ Mission in his Prayer

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | May 16, 2021

051621 Easter 7  The sermon begins at minute 15:00 of the video Psalm 1; John 17:6-21   This morning, we have voted to become a mission congregation. It’s a good day to review our mission statement: God loves us – no exceptions. We love God. We welcome all. We serve the world. That review is…

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Lightening the Load

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | May 9, 2021

050921 Easter 6  The sermon begins at minute 17:20 of the video Acts 10:44-48; I John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17   In the email I sent to the congregation yesterday, I included a quote about mother-lines as a way to frame Mother’s Day. Carol Lee Flinders writes, there are genealogical mother-lines, but there are mother-lines of…

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The Church’s Struggle with Difference

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | May 2, 2021

050221 Easter 5  Acts 8:26-40; I John 4; John 15:1-8   This past week I read an article containing many stories of people who had left the church. Each one remembered their point of no return. Those stories don’t shock me. I’ve heard many stories from people who left the church because they were mistreated,…

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