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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A Priest (And My Demons) – Homily for Proper 7, RCL Year C (19 June 2016)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, June 19, 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 Wedding Homily – Sunday, 15 May 2016

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston at the Blessing of the Civil Marriage of Christopher William White and Robert William Powell, May 15, 2016, to the people assembled at First Congregational Church, 91 South Main …

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Claim the Openness! Claim the Kingdom! – A Reflection on April, Politics, and Marriage

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==================== A “Rector’s Reflection” offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector, in the April 2016 edition of the parish newsletter, St. Paul’s Epistle. ==================== …

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Saying “Good-Bye” to Our Dog (9 January 2016)

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Her Ladyship Fionnaghuala “Fionna” nic Bhailecraic, Dowager Marchioness of Medina, my nearly constant companion of the last nine years, made her last trip to the vet’s office this morning and went to sleep for the last time at 9:10 a.m. …

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Remember and Rejoice: Sermon for the Funeral of Sheryl Ann King (14 December 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered at the Funeral of Sheryl Ann King (12/14/1967-12/09/2015) on Monday, December 14, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons selected by the family were Isaiah …

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Imperfection Incarnate – From the Daily Office Lectionary

Imperfection Incarnate From the Daily Office Lectionary for Wednesday in the week of Advent 1, Year 2 (2 December 2015) Psalm 119:1 ~ Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. The Old …

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