A Meditation on Mortality (for the parish newsletter)

http://thefunstons.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/fireflies-300x169.jpg

==================== 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 …

Posted in Anglican, Bible, Burial, Christianity, Church, Daily Office, Episcopal, Family, Funeral, Health, Lectionary, Marriage, Matthew, Ministry, Prayer, Religion, Romans, Science, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology | 4 Comments

A Wedding Homily – Sunday, 15 May 2016

http://thefunstons.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/marriagestole.jpg

==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston at the Blessing of the Civil Marriage of Christopher William White and Robert William Powell, May 15, 2016, to the people assembled at First Congregational Church, 91 South Main …

Posted in Anglican, Bible, Christianity, Church, Episcopal, Eucharist, Family, Marriage, Matthew, Poetry, Religion, Sacraments, Spirituality, Theology, Worship | Leave a comment

Claim the Openness! Claim the Kingdom! – A Reflection on April, Politics, and Marriage

http://thefunstons.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/wedding-rings1-300x262.jpg

==================== A “Rector’s Reflection” offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector, in the April 2016 edition of the parish newsletter, St. Paul’s Epistle. ==================== …

Posted in Anglican, Christianity, Easter, Episcopal, Family, Friends, Marriage, Poetry, Politics, Prayer, Religion, Sacraments, Spirituality, Theology | Leave a comment

Abundant Grace (Cana, Weddings & Primates) – Sermon for Epiphany 2, 17 January 2016

http://thefunstons.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/ens_011516_primates_group-500x256.jpg

==================== A sermon offered on the Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 17, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians …

Posted in Anglican, Bible, Christianity, Church, Deuteronomy, Epiphany, Episcopal, Eucharist, First Corinthians, Isaiah, John, Lectionary, Marriage, Ministry, Psalms, Religion, Sacraments, Scripture, Sermons, Spirituality, Theology, Worship | 1 Comment

Liturgy Done Well – From the Daily Office Lectionary

Liturgy Done Well From the Daily Office Lectionary for Friday in the week of Advent 1, Year 2 (4 December 2015) Matthew 22:2 ~ “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for …

Posted in Advent, Anglican, Bible, Christianity, Church, Daily Office, Episcopal, Eucharist, Isaiah, Lectionary, Liturgy, Marriage, Matthew, Ministry, Prayer, Religion, Sacraments, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology, Worship | Leave a comment

More Prophets, Fewer Fools – From the Daily Office Lectionary

More prophets, fewer fools. From the Daily Office Lectionary for Wednesday in the week of Proper 19, Year 1 (Pentecost 16, 2015) 1 Kings 22:8a ~ The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is still one other by whom …

Posted in Anglican, Bible, Christianity, Church, Daily Office, England, Episcopal, First Kings, Marriage, Politics, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology, Worship | Leave a comment

There’s always an “only” – From the Daily Office Lectionary

There’s always an “only” . . . . From the Daily Office Lectionary for Wednesday in the week of Proper 16, Year 1 (Pentecost 13, 2015) 1 Kings 3:3 ~ Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of his …

Posted in Anglican, Bible, Christianity, Church, Daily Office, Episcopal, First Kings, Lectionary, Marriage, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology, Worship | Leave a comment

Thirsty: A Walking Tour of Jerusalem – From the Daily Office – June 26, 2014

From the Book of Numbers: Now there was no water for the congregation; so they gathered together against Moses and against Aaron. The people quarreled with Moses and said, “Would that we had died when our kindred died before the …

Posted in Anglican, Bible, Christianity, Church, Daily Office, Food, Israel, Jerusalem, Marriage, Numbers, Palestine, Psalms, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Worship | Leave a comment

Lust and Sepulchres – From the Daily Office – May 16, 2014

http://thefunstons.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/PrivateMausoleum-300x217.jpg

From Matthew’s Gospel: Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” …

Posted in Advent, Bible, Christianity, Church, Daily Office, Episcopal, Lectionary, Marriage, Matthew, Politics, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Worship | Leave a comment

Questions from the Press – Sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Lent – Year A – March 23, 2014

http://thefunstons.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Woman_Well_Icon-300x199.jpg

==================== This sermon was preached on the Third Sunday in Lent, March 23, 2014, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day were: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; and John …

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Church, England, Episcopal, Eucharist, Exodus, John, Lectionary, Luke, Marriage, Ministry, Psalms, Religion, Romans, Sacraments, Sermons, Spirituality, Worship | Leave a comment