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Break the Chains – Sermon for the Second Sunday of Lent (Year A) – March 16, 2013

Fr. Funston’s sermon for Sunday, March 16, Lent 2, “Break the Chains,” is now available on his blog: Nicodemus, a Pharisee of the Sanhedrin, who has come to Jesus professing his great admiration and respect, cannot accept what Jesus tells … Continue reading

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The Looking Glass – Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent (Year A) – March 9, 2014

Fr. Funston’s sermon for Sunday, March 9, Lent 1, is now available on line: Today, as we step further into the season of Lent, this season of self-examination when we liturgically join Jesus for his forty days in the desert, … Continue reading

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Jesus the Lens – Sermon for the Last Sunday after Epiphany, RCL Year A – March 2, 2014

Fr. Funston’s sermon for the Last Sunday after Epiphany, March 2, is now available online: We should think of Jesus as the lens of a microscope, or a telescope, or just as a magnifying glass. We should read Paul through … Continue reading

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Living With Integrity – Sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany (Year A) – February 23, 2014

Fr. Funstons’ sermon for the 7th Sunday after Epiphany, February 23, 2014, is now online: Jesus doesn’t ask much, does he? Only perfection! “Be perfect,” he tells us, “as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Of course, Jesus is simply echoing … Continue reading

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Choose Life! L’Chaim – Sermon for the 6th Sunday after Epiphany – February 16, 2014

Fr. Funston’s sermon for Sunday, February 16, 2014, the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, is now online: In Deuteronomy, we are standing on a high hill looking over the border into Canaan-land and Moses is reminding the Hebrews of their past. … Continue reading

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City on the Hill, Obscured – Sermon for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany, Year A – February 9, 2014

Fr. Funston’s sermon for Sunday, February 9, Epiphany V, “City on the Hill, Obscured,” is now available on his blog: We were reminded last Sunday that this mission was inherited by Jesus when old Simeon took the infant Christ in … Continue reading

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I Saw the Light! – Sermon for the Feast of the Presentation – February 2, 2014

Fr. Funston’s sermon for the Feast of the Presentation, February 2, “I Saw the Light!” is now available on his blog: Old Simeon had been hanging around the Temple for many years, a devout and orthodox Jew, hoping to see … Continue reading

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The Neighbors Can See In! — Sermon for the Annual Parish Meeting — January 26, 2014

Fr. Funston’s sermon for the Annual Parish Meeting on January 26, 2014, Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, “The Neighbors Can See In!” is now available online: A few decades ago when I was studying law I was introduced … Continue reading

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The Advent Question – Sermon for Advent 1, RCL Year A – December 1, 2013

Fr. Funston’s sermon for December 8, 2013, the First Sunday of Advent, is now online: Friday was a Holy Day in America! It was a day when all across the nation thousands, if not millions, of people breathed prayers of … Continue reading

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Honoring Women on Fathers’ Day – Sermon for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6C) – June 16, 2013

Fr. Funston’s sermon for June 16, 2013, Pentecost 4 (Proper 6C), “Honoring Women on Fathers’ Day” is now available online: These are the three pictures of women in today’s scriptures: a woman of wealth and power who used who wealth … Continue reading

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