The Armor of God: Sermon for Proper 16B (Pentecost 13, 23 August 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered on Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16B, Track 1, RCL), August 23, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are 1 Kings …

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Overflowing Abundance: Sermon for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12B, 26 July 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered on Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12B, Track 1, RCL), July 26, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are 2 Samuel …

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If You’re Serious About This: Sermon for Proper 11B (Pentecost 8, 19 July 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered on Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11B, Track 1, RCL), July 19, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are 2 Samuel …

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Neither Hot Nor Cold: A Sermon of Ecclesial Disappointment – 12 July 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10B, Track 1, RCL), July 12, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are 2 Samuel …

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Shoes for Your Feet – From the Daily Office – June 7, 2014

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From the Letter to the Ephesians: Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. * * * As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make …

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We Are One . . . NOT! – From the Daily Office – June 4, 2014

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From the Letter to the Ephesians: There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above …

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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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Praying for Leaders – From the Daily Office – May 27, 2014

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From the First Letter to Timothy: First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and …

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I Don’t Know – From the Daily Office – May 13, 2014

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From the Book of Exodus: Moses said to Aaron, “What did this people do to you that you have brought so great a sin upon them?” And Aaron said, “Do not let the anger of my lord burn hot; you …

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Blind to Community – Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year A) – March 30, 2014

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==================== This sermon was preached on the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 30, 2014, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day were: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; and …

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