It's Nice to Be Nice

“It’s Nice to Be Nice” A sermon by The Rev. Keely Franke September 4, 2011 Well tomorrow is the last day of the Great Minnesota Get-together and you know what that means.  Kids will be going back to school and fall is in the air.  I’m sure many of you have made your way to […]

Get out of the Boat

“Get out of the Boat” A sermon by The Rev. Keely Franke August 7, 2011 You gotta love Peter!  Out of all the clumsy, dense but faithful disciples Peter takes the cake.  Peter, the disciple who is continually jumping out of boats in pursuit of Jesus. You might recall in John, Jesus has just died […]

Fairies Are Real

 “Fairies Are Real” A Sermon by The Rev. Keely Franke July 8, 2012 A few weeks ago I went on retreat with a few young, priesty friends.  This was a retreat for women priests 35 and under.  Yes, there are a few of us out there.  It was a time filled with sharing, arts and […]

Be Alive, Be Very Alive

“Be Alive, Be Very Alive” A sermon by The Rev. Keely Franke May 27, 2012 Today’s the day.  The day when we celebrate, reenact, and relive that very first Pentecost.  The day after Jesus’ ascension when the Holy Spirit swooped down and found a group of disciples huddled in a building.  Suddenly that building came […]


“K.I.S.S.” Sermon by The Rev. Keely Franke February 12, 2012 “Life is difficult.  This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths.  It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it.  Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – […]

Advent – Mary

“Advent – Mary” A sermon by The Rev. Keely Franke December 18, 2011 Let us pray, “As you said yes to everything, Mary, to God the Father and God the Son and God the Spirit of Holiness, to brutal persecution and impossible grief, to invisible angels and visible prophets, to your own unshakable power and […]

Render unto Caesar…

“Render unto Caesar…” Sermon by The Rev. Keely Franke October 16, 2011 Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s.  Oh My.  I’ve said this before but my dad always told me there are three things you aren’t supposed to talk about:  Religion, politics, and money.  People get upset when you […]

Never Give up on the Curve

“Never Give up on the Curve” A sermon by The Rev. Keely Franke June 26, 2011 I learned to drive when I was growing up in the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas.  In the summers my family spent four to five days out of seven at our place at “The Lake.” We kept the roads between […]

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd by The Rev. Keely Franke May 15, 2011 It’s been a strange week in my world.  Not because of the weather, which was 30 then 85 and humid then back to drizzly and cold.  That’s just called Minnesota.  That’s normal, not strange at all.  No it was a strange week for other […]

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