To Be Thankful Is to Be Blessed

The Rev. Scott Trotter Sunday After All Saints Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 At the end of a long, long, long country road that not even the sounds of silence reach, the slowly undulating hills are home to the cemetery where the family has buried their own for generation after generation, after generation. As moss … Read More

When the Dream Is the Path

The Rev. Teri Daily St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Conway, Ark. November 6, 2011 All Saints Sunday, Year A Revelation 7, Matthew 5 There are two kinds of people in the world. If you’ve ever sat in board meetings or worked on group projects I’m sure you know this to be true. There are people who are goal-oriented, and there are … Read More

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

The Rev. John Drymon St. Paul’s, Batesville November 6, 2011 All Saints’ Sunday Until the adoption by the Episcopal Church of the Revised Common Lectionary a few years ago, the first reading on All Saints Day, from the book of Ecclesiasticus, began thusly: “Let us now praise famous men.” While the new lectionary has unfortunately dropped the reading, I think … Read More

To Be a Saint

The Rev. Lowell E. Grisham St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, Ark. November 6, 2011 All Saints Sunday, Year A Episcopal Revised Common Lectionary (Matthew 5:1-12) – When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in … Read More