How does Scripture speak to the insane? – From the Daily Office Lectionary

How does Scripture speak to the insane? From the Daily Office Lectionary for Wednesday in the week of Proper 29, Year 1 (Christ the King, 2015) 1 Peter 4:12-15 ~ Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that …

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Never Again! – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary for Monday in the week of Proper 29, Year 1 (Christ the King, 2015) Joel 3:14-15 ~ Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley …

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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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Here’s to Veterans! – From the Daily Office Lectionary

Here’s to Veterans! From the Daily Office Lectionary for Wednesday in the week of Proper 27, Year 1 (Pentecost 23, 2015) Nehemiah 8:4 ~ The scribe Ezra stood on a wooden platform that had been made for the purpose; and …

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Caring vs Rules: A Sermon for Proper 27B, Pentecost 24 (8 Nov 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered on Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 27B, Track 1, RCL), November 8, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Ruth 3:1-5;4:13-17; …

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Religion Is Caring – From the Daily Office Lectionary

Religion Is Caring From the Daily Office Lectionary for Friday in the week of Proper 26, Year 1 (Pentecost 23, 2015) Ezra 8:35 ~ At that time those who had come from captivity, the returned exiles, offered burnt-offerings to the …

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We Built This – From the Daily Office Lectionary

We Built This From the Daily Office Lectionary for Wednesday in the week of Proper 26, Year 1 (Pentecost 23, 2015) Matthew 13:58 ~ And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief. Jesus is …

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Era of Delusion – From the Daily Office Lectionary

Era of Delusion From the Daily Office Lectionary for Monday in the week of Proper 26, Year 1 (Pentecost 23, 2015) Nehemiah 6:8 ~ Then I sent to him, saying, “No such things as you say have been done; you …

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Seeds of Destruction – From the Daily Office Lectionary

Seeds of Destruction From the Daily Office Lectionary for Friday in the week of Proper 25, Year 1 (Pentecost 22, 2015) Matthew 13:24 ~ [Jesus] put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who …

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Cupbearers and Butlers – From the Daily Office Lectionary

Cupbearers and Butlers From the Daily Office Lectionary for Thursday in the week of Proper 25, Year 1 (Pentecost 22, 2015) Nehemiah 1:11c ~ At the time, I was cupbearer to the king. “Cupbearer” sounds like such a lowly position, …

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