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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Never Again! – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary for Monday in the week of Proper 29, Year 1 (Christ the King, 2015) Joel 3:14-15 ~ Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley …

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Baseball and a Father’s Death: A Funeral Homily, 18 November 2015

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==================== A sermon offered at the requiem for James E. Freiberger, held November 18, 2015, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the requiem were Lamentations 3:22-26,31-33; Psalm 27:1-7; Romans 8:14-19,34-35,37-39; and …

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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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Barzillai the Gileadite – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary for Friday in the week of Proper 14, Year 1 (Pentecost 11, 2015) 2 Samuel 19:37 ~ [Barzillai the Gileadite said to David,] “Please let your servant return, so that I may die in my …

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What Can Flesh Do? – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary for Monday in the week of Proper 12, Year 1 (Pentecost 9, 2015) Psalm 56:4 ~ In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust and will not be afraid, for what can flesh …

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Heard and Known – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the morning Psalm for Tuesday in the week of Proper 6B (Pentecost 3, 2015) Psalm 78 3 That which we have heard and known, and what our forefathers have told us, we will not hide from their children. Earlier …

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Excuse Me? What? – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Epistle lesson for Wednesday in the week of Proper 5B (Pentecost 2, 2015) 2 Corinthians 21b But whatever anyone dares to boast of – I am speaking as a fool – I also dare to boast of that. …

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Decluttering Idols – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the OT lesson for Tuesday in the week following Pentecost Deuteronomy 4 15 Since you saw no form when the Lord spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire, take care and watch yourselves closely, 16 so that …

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