Technical Support – From the Daily Office – January 4, 2013

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From the Psalter: Restore us then, O God our Savior; let your anger depart from us. Will you be displeased with us for ever? will you prolong your anger from age to age? Will you not give us life again, …

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Chaotic Disorderliness – From the Daily Office – January 3, 2014

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From the First Book of Kings: Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an …

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Pray Clay – From the Daily Office – December 31, 2013

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From the First Book of Kings: [Solomon prayed:] Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people? (From the Daily Office Lectionary – …

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How Silently – From the Daily Office – December 30, 2013

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From the Fourth Gospel: Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. . . . And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – John 8:6b,8 (NRSV) – December …

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The Logos Became Meat – Sermon for the First Sunday of Christmas – December 29, 2013

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==================== This sermon was preached on the First Sunday of Christmas, December 29, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The Revised Common Lectionary, Christmas 1A: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 147:13-21; Galatians 3:23-25;4:4-7; and John …

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Holy Innocence – From the Daily Office – December 28, 2013

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From the Prophet Isaiah: Sing, O barren one who did not bear; burst into song and shout, you who have not been in labor! (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Isaiah 54:1a (NRSV) – December 28, 2013.) One knows exactly …

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Parking & Pancakes – From the Daily Office – December 27, 2013

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From the Prophet Isaiah: Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. Who is like me? Let them …

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Four Christmas Poems – Meditation for Christmas Day – December 25, 2013

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==================== This meditation was offered on Christmas morning, December 25, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (Revised Common Lectionary, Christmas, Proper Set III: Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-12; and John 1:1-14. These …

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What’s the Point? – Sermon for Midnight Mass, Christmas Eve – December 24, 2013

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==================== This sermon was preached at Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, December 24, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The Revised Common Lectionary, Christmas II: Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; and Luke 2:1-20. …

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Like Jesus – From the Daily Office – December 24, 2013

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From the Book of Baruch: Take off the garment of your sorrow and affliction, O Jerusalem, and put on for ever the beauty of the glory from God. Put on the robe of the righteousness that comes from God; put …

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