Daily Habits: Sermon for Holy Name Day, 1 January 2017

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, January 1, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons …

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A Christmas Lamb Chop: Sermon for Christmas Eve 2016

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are the second …

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Complicated Joseph: Sermon for Advent 4 – 18 December 2016

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18, 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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Superbloom: Sermon for Advent 3 – 11 December 2016

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Third Sunday of Advent, December 11, 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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Building a Modern Creche: A Poem – 2 December 2016

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Building a Modern Creche Let’s build a new creche a new nativity scene that’s built with elements of our lives reflecting our modern world. The Incarnate God can’t be born in a stable no one has stables any longer (well, …

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Our Immigrant Lord: For the Parish Newsletter, December 2016

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

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Swords into Ploughshares, But No Rapture: Sermon for Advent 1, 27 November 2016

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 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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Two Poems for Thanksgiving: November 24, 2016

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==================== In place of a homily, the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston offered the congregation two poems by contemporary poets on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons …

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God Reigns: Sermon for the Feast of Christ the King, 20 November 2016

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on Christ the King Sunday, November 20, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are …

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Unity, Love, Prayer: Homily for a Celebration of New Ministry – November 18, 2016

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on Friday, November 18, 2016, to the people of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Massillon, Ohio, at the Celebration of New Ministry (Installation) of the Rev. George Baum as their …

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