Sermons by The Rev. Dawn M. Frankfurt, Rector

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Easter, Year A

JESUS: THE VULNERABLE NAME FOR GOD In the Name of God. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. There are a number of adages and old sayings about making a first impression: * You never get a second chance to make a first impression. * First impressions are the most lasting. People tend to be most […]

Good Friday, Year A

GOD ON THE EDGE In the name of God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. AMEN. Coming to know God and eternal life includes getting acquainted with death. Coming to know the story of Jesus includes getting acquainted with the knowledge that there is nothing he has not suffered. Our first acquaintance with death usually comes […]

Palm Sunday, Year A

THE SHOCK OF CHRISTIANITY In the name of God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. AMEN. When you were a child, did you hear the story of Noah and the Ark? Weren’t you relieved when you heard the part about God setting a rainbow in the sky, promising that God would never go to such an […]

Lent III, Year A

AS YOU ARE. WHERE YOU STAND.  In the name of God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. AMEN. So far this Lent, we have heard about Adam and Eve eating of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, we heard about Abraham having as many descendants as of grains of sand (or as The […]

Lent I, Year A

Shifting World Views In the name of God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. AMEN. As we begin to consider the Word of God, let’s for a moment, consider the language we are using in our worship today. As is out of the ordinary for us, we are using the Rite One liturgy today. It is […]

Ash Wednesday, Year A

GET BUSY LIVING In the name of God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Each year at this time, we come out of the wintry world with spring promised soon or even in the slightest evidence – like we have today. We come out of a season of hibernation, where living things have taken cover […]

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A

EVERYONE GETS HEALED In the name of God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  AMEN. There are many times I could start a sermon by saying, “This morning we have a reading from one of Paul’s letters that we can’t understand.” There is nothing like long, confusing syntax to invite scholarship, debate and a variety of […]

Advent III, Year A

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Long-Term Relationship The Rev’d Dawn M. Frankfurt In the name of the Holy One who is relationship, who gives and receives perfect love by being, bless us that we may grow in relationship with you, ourselves and others. We ask this of the One who creates and makes whole, whose very nature is love. AMEN. […]