Category Archives: Sermons

“You Have Died (a Little)” – A Sermon for Easter Morning – April 20, 2014

Fr. Funston’s Easter Sermon, April 20, 2014, is now online: Sometimes those little deaths are the result of our own actions; sometimes they are the result of other’s actions; sometimes they happen because that’s just the way the world is. … Continue reading

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Standing by Jesus – Sermon for Palm Sunday (Year A) – April 13, 2014

Fr. Funston’s sermon for Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, is now online: It is so much easier to come for the pomp of Palm Sunday and then go about our business for the week, ignoring Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, … Continue reading

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A Present, Close, Immediate Reality – Sermon for Lent 5A – April 6, 2014

Fr. Funston’s sermon for Lent 5, April 6, 2014, is now online: Ezekiel, a young apprentice priest, experienced this. The religious institution he served, the Jerusalem Temple, was destroyed and he was reduced from a prominent position as a priest … Continue reading

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Blind to Community – Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year A) – March 30, 2014

Fr. Funston’s sermon for Lent 4, March 30, 2014, is now online: I want to suggest to you that community is what the story of the healing of the man blind from birth is all about, although everyone in the … Continue reading

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Questions from the Press – Sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Lent – Year A – March 23, 2014

Fr. Funston’s sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Lent, March 23, 2014, is now available online: There is welcome here for the “spiritual but not religious,” the unaffiliated, the disaffiliated, the questioner, the doubter . . . everyone. We don’t … Continue reading

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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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