Y’All Ain’t Gonna Believe This! – Sermon for Pentecost Sunday – May 19, 2013
Fr. Funston's sermon for Pentecost Sunday, May 19, is now available on line at the Rector's blog: I was told once that there is a difference between Yankee fairy tales and Northern fairy tales, and the difference is found in the way they begin. Yankee fairy tales start off, “Once upon a time . . . . ” Southern fairy tales begin, “Y’all ain’t gonna believe this!” We sort of have two stories of those sorts given to us today to go along with the lesson from the Gospel of John. Now, I’m not suggesting that the stories from Genesis and the ...
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One of Those Weeks (Salvation Belongs to Our God) – Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 21, 2013
Fr. Funston's sermon for the 4th Sunday of Easter is now on line: That’s one of the Good News lessons for today, for this week, I think. Jesus asks us to pray for and forgive those who do us wrong, but if we can’t, he can do it for us. We don’t need the fancy words of prayers out of the prayer book tradition. We just need Jesus’ own words, his words on the cross, “Father, forgive them.” That’s really all we need to say, “Father, forgive them.” Because even if we can’t, he can. Read the entire sermon on the Rector's ...
Going Fishing, Finding Grace – Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter – April 14, 2013
Fr. Funston's sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter is now online: The two stories from Scripture today teach us the same lesson. Jesus comes to us when and where and as we are able to understand and appreciate him, gently to some, more aggressively to others. But however he comes, he comes. We call this “grace.” Simply put, grace is the free and unmerited favor manifesting our salvation and bestowing blessings upon us. Both Peter and Paul received this grace in ways appropriate to them, as do we all. Read the entire sermon at the Rector's blog.
Lord, I Believe; Help Thou My Unbelief – Sermon for “Thomas Sunday” (Easter 2) – April 7, 2013
Fr. Funston's sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter (April 7, 2013) is now available online: Belief is one of those ambiguous words that can mean so many things. In the creedal sense, it means to give intellectual assent to a stated proposition. “Do you believe in God?” in this sense means do you accept the proposition as true that there is a God. Suppose we change the object of question, however. “Do you believe in your wife/husband/child/parent?” It would be ridiculous, wouldn’t it, to interpret this as asking, “Do you accept as true the proposition that your wife/husband/child/parent exists?” We ...
Daily PrayerMay 22 – First Book of Common Prayer
May 21 – John Eliot
May 20 – Alcuin of Tours
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News & UpdatesMarch 10 – Daylight Saving Time Starts
February 17, 2013 – Lenten Soup & Study
January 27, 2013 – Annual Parish Meeting
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