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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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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Recovery: An Analogy

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==================== A reflection on recovery 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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Hiraeth Like Wild Mint

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==================== A reflection on memory 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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Cancerous Distortion – Sermon for RCL Proper 11A – July 23, 2017

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 23, 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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Fatherhood and Laughter: Sermon for RCL Proper 6A (18 June 2017)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 18, 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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Tithing and Voting: A Rector’s Reflection (for the November 2016 parish newsletter)

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==================== A “Rector’s Reflection” offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston in the November 2016 issue of The Epistle, the newsletter of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. ==================== Living Generously! I wrote in …

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The Promenade and the Pokémons – A Reflection for the Parish Newsletter

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==================== A “Rector’s Reflection” offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston in the August 2016 issue of “The Epistle,” the newsletter of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. ==================== Sometime during the summer of …

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Complexity Is Not An Excuse: Sermon for Pentecost 8, Proper 10C (10 July 2016)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 10, 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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A Meditation on Mortality (for the parish newsletter)

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==================== 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 …

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