Death at Christmas – Sermon for Advent 2, RCL Year B

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the service, …

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Here and Now – Sermon for Advent 1, RCL Year B

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the service, …

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An Anthropology of Heaven – Sermon for All Saints Sunday, RCL Year A

==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on All Saints Sunday, November 5, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the service, All Saints …

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Whose Image Is This? – Sermon for Proper 24A, Pentecost 20 (October 22, 2017)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the 20th Sunday after Pentecost, October 22, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the service, …

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May Be Compared – Sermon for Proper 23A (Pentecost 19), October 15, 2017

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, October 15, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the service, …

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The Ten Suggestions? – Sermon for Proper 22A (Pentecost 18), October 8, 2017

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, October 8, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the service, …

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Authority: To Bend the Knee – Sermon for Proper 21A (1 October 2017)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, October 1, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the service, …

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Sweet, Sweet Spirit: Homily for the Requiem of Organist Roberta Stamper, 8 Sept 2017

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==================== A homily offered on September 8, 2017, by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston at the Requiem for Roberta E. Stamper, former music director and choir mistress of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. …

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Do the Exercises!

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==================== A reflection on practice offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio. Fr. Funston is not preaching during August and September, 2017, while recuperating from total knee replacement surgery and will, …

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Just a Word about Preaching

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==================== A reflection offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio. Fr. Funston is not preaching during August and September, 2017, while recuperating from total knee replacement surgery and will, from to …

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