A Bicentennial Epiphany: Sermon at Evensong – 6 January 2017

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector and which inaugurated at the …

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Nostalgia Is a Lie: Brexit & Plowing (Sermon for Pentecost 6, Proper 8C)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, June 26, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day …

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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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More Prophets, Fewer Fools – From the Daily Office Lectionary

More prophets, fewer fools. From the Daily Office Lectionary for Wednesday in the week of Proper 19, Year 1 (Pentecost 16, 2015) 1 Kings 22:8a ~ The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is still one other by whom …

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Don’t Carry All That Baggage – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary for Saturday in the week of Proper 11, Daily Office Year 1 (Pentecost 8, 2015) Mark 6:7-9 ~ He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority …

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Questions from the Press – Sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Lent – Year A – March 23, 2014

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==================== This sermon was preached on the Third Sunday in Lent, March 23, 2014, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day were: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; and John …

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Why Everyone’s Irish Today – From the Daily Office – March 17, 2014

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From the Book of Genesis: When all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread. Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph; what he says to you, do.” And since the famine had …

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The Literature of Veterans Day — In Lieu of a Sermon for Pentecost 25C, November 10, 2013

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==================== In lieu of a sermon on November 10, 2013, the 25th Sunday after Pentecost at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where I am rector, I gave a report on the recently concluded 197th Diocesan Convention of the Diocese …

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The Whole World is Irish on March 17 – Sermon for the Feast of St. Patrick – March 17, 2013

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==================== This sermon was preached on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (Episcopal Sanctorale Lectionary, Patrick of Ireland: Psalm 97:1-2,7-12; Ezekiel 36:33-38; and Matthew 28:16-20. These lessons can be read …

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Employers and Employees – From the Daily Office – January 25, 2013

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From the Letter to the Ephesians: Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as you obey Christ; not only while being watched, and in order to please them, but as slaves of Christ, doing …

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