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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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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