At That Time: A Sermon Offered on St. Francis Day, 4 October 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, October 4, 2015, to the people of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio. (The lessons for the day are Jeremiah 22:13-16, Psalm 148:7-14, Galatians 6:14-18, and Matthew 11:25-30.) ==================== When I …

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Foundations in the Forest – From the Daily Office Lectionary

Foundations in the Forest . . . . From the Daily Office Lectionary for Tuesday in the week of Proper 15, Year 1 (Pentecost 12, 2015) Psalm 122:1-2 ~ I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go …

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Our Chronic Illness, Our Besetting Sin (Eve of St. Alban, 21 June 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered on the Eve of the Feast of St. Alban, First Martyr of Britain, June 21, 2015, 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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So Many Martyrs – Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, RCL Year A – May 18, 2014

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==================== This sermon was preached on the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 18, 2014, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day were: Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5,15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; and …

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Stilling the Seas – From the Daily Office – March 21, 2014

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From the Gospel of Mark: On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he …

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Testing Spirits, Drawing Lots – From the Daily Office – February 24, 2014

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From the First Letter of John: Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – 1 …

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The Neighbors Can See In! — Sermon for the Annual Parish Meeting — January 26, 2014

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==================== This sermon was preached on the Patronal Feast Sunday of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. It was the Sunday of the Annual Parish Meeting and, as part of the service, a newly built …

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Obnoxious Jesus – From the Daily Office – January 17, 2014

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From John’s Gospel: On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother …

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Cleaning the Windshield — Sermon for All Saints Sunday, RCL Year C – November 3, 2013

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==================== This sermon was preached on All Saints Sunday, November 3, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The Revised Common Lectionary, All Saints: Daniel 7:1-3,15-18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23; and Luke 6:20-31. These …

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To Boldly Go: Sermon for a Celebration of Ministry – St. Paul’s, Manhattan, Kansas – October 16, 2013

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==================== This sermon was preached on October 16, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Manhattan, Kansas, where Fr. Funston’s son, the Rev. A. Patrick K. Funston is rector. Fr. Patrick was installed as rector, and the appointment of the Rev. …

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