Imperfection Incarnate – From the Daily Office Lectionary

Imperfection Incarnate From the Daily Office Lectionary for Wednesday in the week of Advent 1, Year 2 (2 December 2015) Psalm 119:1 ~ Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. The Old …

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Your Kingdom Come: First of a Series – Sermon for Advent 1 (29 November 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered on the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-9; 1 Thessalonians …

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Seeds of Destruction – From the Daily Office Lectionary

Seeds of Destruction From the Daily Office Lectionary for Friday in the week of Proper 25, Year 1 (Pentecost 22, 2015) Matthew 13:24 ~ [Jesus] put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who …

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Mary Is No Different: Sermon for Advent 4B – December 21, 2014

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==================== A sermon offered, on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B, December 21, 2014, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day, RCL Advent 4B, were 2 …

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Clergy Saturday Before Christmas – December 20, 2014

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I’m sitting in my office in the basement of the church building. So far as I know, I’m the only person here. The food pantry volunteers have cleaned up and put away the tables, boxes, and other accoutrements of their …

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Making the Organic Connection: Sermon for Advent 3B – December 14, 2014

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==================== A sermon offered, on the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B, December 14, 2014, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day, RCL Advent 3B, were Isaiah …

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We Do Not Have The Privilege – Sermon for Advent 1 – November 30, 2014

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==================== On the First Sunday of Advent, Year B, November 30, 2014, this sermon was offered to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day, RCL Advent 1B, were …

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Roots of Wisdom – From the Daily Office – October 28, 2012

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From Ecclesiasticus: Wisdom praises herself, and tells of her glory in the midst of her people. * * * “I took root in an honored people, in the portion of the Lord, his heritage.” (From the Daily Office Lectionary – …

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Death-Shadow – From the Daily Office – August 2, 2014

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From the Psalms: Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (From the Daily Office Lectionary [Evening Psalm] – …

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Sabbath with Frank Lee – From the Daily Office – May 23, 2014

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From the Book of Leviticus: For six days shall work be done; but the seventh day is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation; you shall do no work: it is a sabbath to the Lord throughout your settlements. …

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