We Were There: Sermon for Lent 2 (RCL Year A) – 12 March 2017

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==================== A homily offered by Mr. Donald Romanik, President of the Episcopal Church Foundation, on the Second Sunday in Lent, March 12, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio. Mr. Romnanik led a Vestry Retreat for …

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Shortcut: Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, Year A (5 March 2016)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the First Sunday in Lent, March 5, 2017, 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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Complicated Joseph: Sermon for Advent 4 – 18 December 2016

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18, 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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Swords into Ploughshares, But No Rapture: Sermon for Advent 1, 27 November 2016

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 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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A Meditation on Mortality (for the parish newsletter)

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==================== A “Rector’s Reflection” offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston in the July 2016 issue of “The Epistle,” the newsletter of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. ==================== The week of the summer …

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Beloved Insecurity (Sermon for Lent I, RCL Year C) – 14 February 2016

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==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the First Sunday in Lent, February 14, 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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Baseball and a Father’s Death: A Funeral Homily, 18 November 2015

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==================== A sermon offered at the requiem for James E. Freiberger, held November 18, 2015, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the requiem were Lamentations 3:22-26,31-33; Psalm 27:1-7; Romans 8:14-19,34-35,37-39; and …

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Caring vs Rules: A Sermon for Proper 27B, Pentecost 24 (8 Nov 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered on Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 27B, Track 1, RCL), November 8, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Ruth 3:1-5;4:13-17; …

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Faith, Hope, and Charity – Sermon for Pentecost 22 (25 October 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered on Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 25B, Track 1, RCL), October 25, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Job 42:1-6,10-17, …

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Take It From the Top – Sermon for Trinity Sunday, 31 May 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on Trinity Sunday, May 31, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Isaiah 6:1-8; Canticle 13 (Song of the Three Young …

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