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Follow @FatherEricF ==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 24, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; and St. John 13:31-35. These lessons may be found at The Lectionary Page.) ==================== Dr. Robert Waldinger is the current director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development which is something …

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Follow @FatherEricF ==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 17, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Acts 9:36-43, Psalm 23, Revelation 7:9-17, and St. John 10:22-30. These lessons may be found at The Lectionary Page.) ==================== There’s a lady who’s sure All that glitters is gold And she’s buying a stairway to heaven …

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Follow @FatherEricF ==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Third Sunday of Easter, April 10, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Acts 9:1-20, Psalm 30, Revelation 5:11-14, and St. John 21:1-19. These lessons may be found at The Lectionary Page.) ==================== In Jerusalem, just outside the walled Old City to the south is a church built on the …

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Follow @FatherEricF ==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Second Sunday of Easter, April 3, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8; and St. John 20:19-31. These lessons may be found at The Lectionary Page.) ==================== Every year on the Second Sunday of the Easter season, we read the story from John’s Gospel …

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Meeting the Author – Sermon for Easter Morning (RCL Year C), 27 March 2016

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Follow @FatherEricF ==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on Resurrection Sunday, March 27, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 118:1-2,14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; and St. Luke 24:1-12. These lessons may be found at The Lectionary Page.) ==================== Litigation attorneys and fishermen have something in common… We like to tell stories. Fishermen tell about “the one that …

 

An Ordinary Olive Grove – Sermon for Maundy Thursday, 24 March 2016

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Follow @FatherEricF ==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on Maundy Thursday, March 24, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 116:1,10-17; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; and St. John 13:1-17,31b-35. These lessons may be found at The Lectionary Page.) ==================== They have had their dinner during which, predicting his death, Jesus has instructed them to share bread and wine …

 

Claim the Openness! Claim the Kingdom! – A Reflection on April, Politics, and Marriage

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Follow @FatherEricF ==================== A “Rector’s Reflection” offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector, in the April 2016 edition of the parish newsletter, St. Paul’s Epistle. ==================== It’s April! When did that happen? The Anglo-Saxons called April êastre-monaþ. (That funny looking letter at the end is called a “thorn” and is pronounced like “th”.) This literally means “easter month” and April was called this because …

 

What is Jesus up to? – Sermon for Palm Sunday (Yr C) – 20 March 2016

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Follow @FatherEricF ==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are as follows: At the Blessing and Distribution of the Palms: Zechariah 9:9-12 and Psalm 118:1-2,19-29 At the Eucharist: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Psalm 31:9-16; and St. Luke 19:28-40 At the Reading of the Passion Narrative following Communion: St. Luke 22:14-23:56 …

 

Standing on Holy Ground (Sermon for Lent 3, RCL Year C) – 28 February 2016

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Follow @FatherEricF ==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Third Sunday in Lent, February 28, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; and St. Luke 13:1-9. These lessons may be found at The Lectionary Page.) ==================== Moses is told to remove his sandals as he stands before the Burning Bush: “Come no …

 

Beloved Insecurity (Sermon for Lent I, RCL Year C) – 14 February 2016

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Follow @FatherEricF ==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the First Sunday in Lent, February 14, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; and St. Luke 4:1-13. These lessons may be found at The Lectionary Page.) ==================== If you would enter into the wilderness, do not begin without a blessing. Do not leave …