JOLT! – A Sermon for Proper28B, Pentecost 25, November 15, 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28B, Track 1, RCL), November 15, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are 1 Samuel …

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Compositional Amenities – From the Daily Office Lectionary

Compositional Amenities From the Daily Office Lectionary for Thursday in the week of Proper 17, Year 1 (Pentecost 14, 2015) 1 Kings 11:1-2 ~ King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, …

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Choices – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary for Friday in the week of Proper 11, Daily Office Year 1 (Pentecost 8, 2015) 1 Samuel 31:8-10 ~ When the Philistines came to strip the dead, they found Saul and his three sons fallen …

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Religion’s Sensuality – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary for Thursday in the week of Proper 11, Daily Office Year 1 (Pentecost 8, 2015) 1 Samuel 28:7 ~ Then Saul said to his servants, “Seek out for me a woman who is a medium, …

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The Fling’s the Thing – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary for Wednesday in the week of Proper 11, Yr 1 (Pentecost 8, 2015) 1 Samuel 25:29 [Abigail said to David,] “If anyone should rise up to pursue you and to seek your life, the life …

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The Rocks of the Wild Goats – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary for Monday in the week of Proper 11, Yr 1 (Pentecost 8, 2015) 1 Samuel 24:2 Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to look for David and his men …

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Do We Lack Madmen? – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary for Friday in the week of Proper 10, Yr 1 (Pentecost 7, 2015) 1 Samuel 21:15 ~ Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this fellow to play the madman in my presence? “Do …

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Teaching, Not Nature – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary (Yr 1), Saturday in the week of Proper 9B (Pentecost 6, 2015) 1 Samuel 17 43 The Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine …

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Yeah, Not So Much – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary (Yr 1), Thursday in the week of Proper 9B (Pentecost 6, 2015) 1 Samuel 16 14 Now the spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him. I …

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Sacrificing Orthodoxy – From the Daily Office Lectionary (6 July 2015)

From the Daily Office Lectionary (Yr 1), Monday in the week of Proper 9B (Pentecost 6, 2015) 1 Samuel 15 22 Samuel said [to Saul], “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in obedience to the …

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