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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Psalms Are Not Science – From the Daily Office – May 17, 2014

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From Book of Psalms: For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. …

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Wrestling in Prayer – From the Daily Office – May 12, 2014

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From the Letter to the Colossians: Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always wrestling in his prayers on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in everything …

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Gathered – From the Daily Office – April 1, 2014

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From the Genesis: When Jacob ended his charge to his sons, he drew up his feet into the bed, breathed his last, and was gathered to his people. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Genesis 49:33 (NRSV) – April 1, …

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