A Meditation on Mortality (for the parish newsletter)

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==================== A “Rector’s Reflection” offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston in the July 2016 issue of “The Epistle,” the newsletter of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. ==================== The week of the summer …

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Saying “Good-Bye” to Our Dog (9 January 2016)

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Her Ladyship Fionnaghuala “Fionna” nic Bhailecraic, Dowager Marchioness of Medina, my nearly constant companion of the last nine years, made her last trip to the vet’s office this morning and went to sleep for the last time at 9:10 a.m. …

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Remember and Rejoice: Sermon for the Funeral of Sheryl Ann King (14 December 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered at the Funeral of Sheryl Ann King (12/14/1967-12/09/2015) on Monday, December 14, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons selected by the family were Isaiah …

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