How To Be Good: Sermon for Pentecost Sunday, 4 June 2017

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the service are from the …

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I See You: Sermon for the Sunday after the Ascension, 28 May 2017

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Sunday after the Ascension, the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 28, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. …

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Pray for Them, Then Tell Them: Sermon for Easter 6A, 21 May 2017

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 21, 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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Our Door-Blowing-Open God: Sermon for Easter 2, April 23, 2017

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Canon A. Brad Purdom III, Canon for Congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, on the Second Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, …

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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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