Sermons

Resurrection Hope: Rescue or Rupture?

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | April 21, 2019

042119 Easter C Luke 24:1-12 Some of you have heard me tell the story of two old rabbis who were sitting together talking one day. One was a very old man with lots of experience. The other was young, still learning about being a rabbi.  The old rabbi kept testing the younger rabbi’s knowledge by asking…

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Whom Will You Imitate?

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | April 14, 2019

041419 Palm Sunday C Phil 2:5-18 Palm Sunday is a strange day in the church. We start out with what appears to be a victory march into Jerusalem. The people lay down their cloaks, wave palm branches and shout Hosanna. It makes for great theater. And some would argue that was the intention. After all,…

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Breathing in the Aroma of Resurrection Life

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | April 7, 2019

040719 Lent 5c Phil. 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8 We are one week away from the holiest week of the year for Christians – the final week of Jesus’ life. It is a week that starts with a misinformed acclamation of a guy riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. It continues with confrontations between Jesus and the…

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