God Reigns: Sermon for the Feast of Christ the King, 20 November 2016

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on Christ the King Sunday, November 20, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are …

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The Foolishness of Selfishness: Sermon for RCL Proper 13C (Pentecost 11, 31 July 2016)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 31, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day …

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Hospitality Creates Covenant: Sermon for Pentecost 9, Proper 11C (17 July 2016)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, July 17, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day …

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Complexity Is Not An Excuse: Sermon for Pentecost 8, Proper 10C (10 July 2016)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 10, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day …

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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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Pain – From the Daily Office – May 8, 2014

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From the Letter to the Colossians: I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church. (From …

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“You Have Died (a Little)” – A Sermon for Easter Morning – April 20, 2014

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==================== This sermon was preached on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day were: Jeremiah 31:1-6; Psalm 118:1-2,14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; and John 20:1-18. These lessons …

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Really? What? No! – From the Daily Office – March 20, 2014

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From the First Letter to the Church in Corinth: Do you not know that whoever is united to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For it is said, “The two shall be one flesh.” (From the Daily Office Lectionary …

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WYSIWYG World – From the Daily Office – January 10, 2014

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From the Letter to the Colossians: Therefore do not let anyone condemn you in matters of food and drink or of observing festivals, new moons, or sabbaths. These are only a shadow of what is to come, but the substance …

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God Our Mother — Sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 13C) — August 4, 2013

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==================== This sermon was preached on the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 4, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (Revised Common Lectionary, Pentecost 11 (Proper 13, Year C): Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43; …

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