Category Archives: Sermons

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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Offal Theology Beats Awful Theology – Sermon for the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 5C) – June 9, 2013

Fr. Funston’s sermon for Sunday, June 9, 2013, is now available at his blog: I am often called upon to engage in conversation with atheists who want to tell me why they don’t believe in God. I don’t go looking … Continue reading

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Ten Authentic Years – Sermon for Pentecost 2 (Proper 4C) – June 2, 2013

Fr. Funston’s sermon for Sunday, June 2, 2013, the Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 4C), his 10th anniversary as Rector of this parish, is now available online: More important than the building and the grounds are the ministries through which … Continue reading

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Mystery and Community: Trinity Sunday and Memorial Day – Sermon for May 26, 2013

Fr. Funston’s sermon for May 26, 2013, exploring the common themes of Trinity Sunday and Memorial Day is now online: Memorial Day, like Trinity Sunday, is a day whose theme is community, the nation as community, the military services as … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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