Persistent Stewardship: Sermon for Pentecost 22, Proper 24C, Track 2 (16 October 2016)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, October 16, 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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The Foolishness of Selfishness: Sermon for RCL Proper 13C (Pentecost 11, 31 July 2016)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 31, 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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Turn, Turn, Turn: Sermon for Pentecost 14 (Proper 17B) — 30 August 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 17B, Track 1, RCL), August 30, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Ecclesiastes 3:1-15; …

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Reality of Death – From the Daily Office – June 13, 2014

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From Ecclesiastes: Remember your creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come, and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; before the sun and the light and the …

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Bread on Water – From the Daily Office – June 12, 2014

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From Ecclesiastes: Send out your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will get it back. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Ecclesiastes 11:1 (NRSV) – June 12, 2014) I have to admit that on first reading this, …

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Internal Polling – From the Daily Office – June 11, 2014

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From Ecclesiastes: Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to the skillful; but time and …

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A Share in All that Happens – From the Daily Office – June 10, 2014

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From Ecclesiastes: There is a vanity that takes place on earth, that there are righteous people who are treated according to the conduct of the wicked, and there are wicked people who are treated according to the conduct of the …

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Let’s Dance! – From the Daily Office – June 6, 2012

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Qoheleth the Preacher wrote: For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is …

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Flexibility and a Good Night’s Rest – From the Daily Office – June 5, 2012

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Qoheleth the Preacher wrote: What do mortals get from all the toil and strain with which they toil under the sun? For all their days are full of pain, and their work is a vexation; even at night their minds …

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Sainted Father Usedtobehere – From the Daily Office – June 4, 2012

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Paul wrote to the Galatians: I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Galatians 1:6 – …

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