Pragmatic vs Visionary – From the Daily Office Lectionary (22 January 2016)

Pragmatic vs Visionary From the Daily Office Lectionary for Friday in the week of Epiphany 2, Year 2 (22 January 2016) Genesis 12:1 ~ Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s …

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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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Fully Human: A Baptismal Sermon for All Saints Day, November 1, 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on All Saints Day, Sunday, November 1, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 24; Revelation 21:1-6a; and …

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Decision Train: Between Stimulus and Response – Sermon for Lent 2, 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on the Second Sunday in Lent, March 1, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day were Genesis 17:1-7,15-16; Psalm 22:22-30; Romans 4:13-25; …

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What Is Lent All About? – Sermon for Lent 1, 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on the First Sunday in Lent, February 22, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day were Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-9; 1 Peter …

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Russian Steam Locomotive? – From the Daily Office – August 18, 2014

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From the Gospel according John: [Jesus said:] “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life. Very …

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The Covenant of Guesthood – From the Daily Office – July 15, 2014

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From the Psalter: “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; do not hold your peace at my tears. For I am your passing guest, an alien, like all my forebears.” (From the Daily Office Lectionary – …

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I Arise Today: Sermon for Trinity Sunday – RCL, Year A – June 15, 2014

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==================== On Trinity Sunday, the First Sunday after Pentecost, June 15, 2014, this sermon was offered to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day were: Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Canticle …

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Boxes – From the Daily Office – June 3, 2014

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From the Letter to the Ephesians: Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in …

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So Many Martyrs – Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, RCL Year A – May 18, 2014

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==================== This sermon was preached on the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 18, 2014, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day were: Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5,15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; and …

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