Blood sacrifice? Oh, how I wish not . . . . – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Epistle lesson for Saturday in the week of Easter 7 Hebrews 9 11 When Christ came as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and perfect tent (not made with hands, …

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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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Playing to an Empty Theater – From the Daily Office – May 28, 2014

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From the Letter to the Hebrews: God did not subject the coming world, about which we are speaking, to angels. But someone has testified somewhere, “What are human beings that you are mindful of them, or mortals, that you care …

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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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Jesus’ Cellphone – From the Daily Office – March 27, 2014

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From the Gospel of Mark: Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After saying farewell to them, he went up on the mountain …

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Carrying Our Mat – From the Daily Office – March 14, 2014

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From the Gospel of Mark: Some people came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. And when they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and after …

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Tedious Temptations – From the Daily Office – March 10, 2014

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From the Gospel of Mark: And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him. (From …

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Temporary Reminder – From the Daily Office – March 5, 2014

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From the Letter to the Hebrews: Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race …

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Dancing Shoes – From the Daily Office – February 10, 2014

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From the Letter to the Hebrews: Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Hebrews 13:2 (NRSV) – February 10, 2014.) The writer …

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I Saw the Light! – Sermon for the Feast of the Presentation – February 2, 2014

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==================== This sermon was preached on the Feast of the Presentation (“Candlemas”), February 2, 2014, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day were: Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 24:7-10; Hebrews 2:14-18; and …

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