Category Archives: Sermons

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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Monstrous Relief – Sermon for Resurrection Sunday – March 31, 2013

Fr. Funston’s sermon for Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, now available on line: Only a poet like John Updike could use the word monstrous to describe the Resurrection of Christ and, in spite of its shock value, or perhaps because … Continue reading

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Ambassadors of Christ: Welcoming the Prodigal – Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent – March 9, 2013

Fr. Funston’s sermon for the 4th Sunday in Lent is now available online: Reconcile is an interesting word. It has three parts, actually to prefixes and a base verb, all from the Latin. The base verb is calare (or cilire … Continue reading

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Reverence and Intimacy: The Burning Bush – Sermon for the Third Sunday in Lent – March 3, 2013

Fr. Funston’s sermon for the Third Sunday of Lent, March 3, 2013, is now available on-line: There is a tension at work in this story: God commands Moses to keep his distance as a matter of reverence and respect, but … Continue reading

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A Promise Beyond the Horizon – Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent – February 24, 2013

Fr. Funston’s sermon for the Second Sunday of Lent is now online at the Rector’s blog: In Chapter 12 of the Book of Genesis, Abram is told by God to leave his home in Ur and travel to a land … Continue reading

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The Ash Wednesday Exhortation – Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent – February 17, 2013

Fr. Funston’s sermon for the First Sunday in Lent is now posted at his blog: In The Book of Common Prayer on page 264 you’ll find the beginning of the liturgy for Ash Wednesday. If you were here on that … Continue reading

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The Gift that Changes Everything – Sermon for the 4th Sunday after Epiphany – February 3, 2013

Fr. Funston’s sermon on February 3 was unscripted. In place of that sermon, we link to an excellent sermon by Fr. David Romanik of Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene, Texas. As we all know, Paul is not particularly … Continue reading

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Rector’s Address: “The Dream” by Wesley Frensdorff – Conversion of St. Paul (tr.) – January 27, 2013

Fr. Funston’s Rector’s Address to the 196th Annual Parish Meeting is now online: We have affirmed and celebrated today the ministry of many of God’s people through the activities and outreach of this parish. I look forward to a time … Continue reading

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Choose a Party over Purity – Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany – January 20, 2013

Fr. Funston’s sermon for the Second Sunday after Epiphany is now on the internet: Wine is a very special sort of drink, especially in the Jewish tradition and, thus, in our own Christian faith. Wine gets a special mention in … Continue reading

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