Share Your Astonishment! – Sermon for Thanksgiving Day, 26 November 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Joel 2:21-27; Psalm 126; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; and Matthew …

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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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Life Is A Banquet And Most Poor Suckers Are Starving To Death: Sermon for Ash Wednesday 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on the Day of Ashes, Wednesday, February 18, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day were Joel 2:1-2,12-17; Psalm 103 or 103:8-14; …

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Quick! Grab a Pruning-Hook! — From the Daily Office — November 25, 2013

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From the Prophet Joel: Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare war, stir up the warriors. Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up. Beat your ploughshares into swords, and your pruning-hooks into spears; let the weakling say, “I …

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The Valley of Decision – From the Daily Office – November 17, 2012

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From the Book of Joel: Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Joel 3:14 – November 17, 2012)   The “valley …

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Fasting Is a Given – Sermon for Lent 4B – March 18, 2012

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Revised Common Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B: Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; and John 3:14-21 Continuing our series of sermons in answer to parishioner questions, today we will explore fasting. A member of the …

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