Sermons

Engaging the Bigger Picture

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | July 29, 2018

“Engaging the Bigger Picture” 2 Sam. 11:1-15; Psalm 14; Eph. 3:14-21; John 6:1-21   The lectionary has been leading us through Paul’s letter to the Ephesians over the past few weeks. Next year about this time we will be going through the letter to the Galatians in similar fashion. We find a much different Paul…

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The Risk of Engagement

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | July 15, 2018

  “The Risk of Engagement” 2 Sam. 6:1-5, 12b-19; Psalm 24; Mark 6:14-29   During the grilling of Peter Strzok this past week in the judicial hearing in congress, I was reminded of the 1994 movie, Clear and Present Danger, starring Harrison Ford. There was a scene in which Ford’s character, Jack Ryan, a CIA…

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Respecting Resistance

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | July 8, 2018

Respecting resistance Mark 6:1-13   I remember my first year of ordained ministry. I was 26 years old. I had attended the church since high school. I’d been a seminarian under care for ordination. And they had sent me out as a short term missionary. When I received a call to ministry there it seemed…

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