A Saintly Obligation: Sermon for All Saints Sunday – November 6, 2016 (RCL Year A)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on All Saints Sunday, November 6, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are from …

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Take It From the Top – Sermon for Trinity Sunday, 31 May 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on Trinity Sunday, May 31, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Isaiah 6:1-8; Canticle 13 (Song of the Three Young …

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Playing to an Empty Theater – From the Daily Office – May 28, 2014

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From the Letter to the Hebrews: God did not subject the coming world, about which we are speaking, to angels. But someone has testified somewhere, “What are human beings that you are mindful of them, or mortals, that you care …

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Jesus the Lens – Sermon for the Last Sunday after Epiphany, RCL Year A – March 2, 2014

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==================== This sermon was preached on the Last Sunday after Epiphany, March 2, 2014, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day were: Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21; and …

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Cleaning the Windshield — Sermon for All Saints Sunday, RCL Year C – November 3, 2013

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==================== This sermon was preached on All Saints Sunday, November 3, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The Revised Common Lectionary, All Saints: Daniel 7:1-3,15-18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23; and Luke 6:20-31. These …

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The Better Angels – Sermon for St. Michael & All Angels Day – September 29, 2013

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==================== This sermon was preached on St. Michael and All Angels Day, September 29, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The Episcopal Lectionary, Michaelmas: Genesis 28:10-17; Revelation 12:7-12; Psalm 103; and John 1:47-51. …

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Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin – From the Daily Office – April 18, 2013

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From the Book of Daniel: Daniel answered in the presence of the king, “You have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven! The vessels of his temple have been brought in before you, and you and your lords, your wives …

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The Sin of Belshazzar – From the Daily Office – April 17, 2013

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From the Book of Daniel: Immediately the fingers of a human hand appeared and began writing on the plaster of the wall of the royal palace, next to the lampstand. The king was watching the hand as it wrote. Then …

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A Thing of Power – From the Daily Office – April 15, 2013

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From the Book of Daniel: Daniel, who was called Belteshazzar, was severely distressed for a while. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Daniel 4:19a (NRSV) – April 15, 2013.) This renaming of Daniel by King Nebuchadnezzar intrigues me. Earlier in …

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