That’s Not How It Works! – Sermon for Pentecost 18 (Proper 21B) – 27 September 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 21B, Track 1, RCL), September 27, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Esther 7:1-6,9-10;9:20-22, …

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Leavening the Lump – From the Daily Office Lectionary

Leavening the Lump . . . . From the Daily Office Lectionary for Thursday in the week of Proper 15, Year 1 (Pentecost 12, 2015) Acts 24:22 ~ But Felix, who was rather well informed about the Way, adjourned the …

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Zesty Vestry – From the Daily Office – March 18, 2014

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From the First Letter to the Church in Corinth: Do you not know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch, as you really are …

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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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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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Meeting Together – From the Daily Office – January 31, 2014

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From the Letter to the Hebrews: Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not …

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Different Strokes – From the Daily Office – January 27, 2014

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From the Letter to the Hebrews: But Jesus has now obtained a more excellent ministry, and to that degree he is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted through better promises. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – …

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The Neighbors Can See In! — Sermon for the Annual Parish Meeting — January 26, 2014

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==================== This sermon was preached on the Patronal Feast Sunday of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. It was the Sunday of the Annual Parish Meeting and, as part of the service, a newly built …

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Extraordinarily Ordinary – From the Daily Office – January 25, 2014

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From the Gospel of John: Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I have ever done.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; …

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Hell can go to Hell! – From the Daily Office – January 21, 2014

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From the Gospel of John: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into …

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