Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

Rev. Mary Vano St. Margaret’s, Little Rock, Ark. July 24, 2011 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Year A, Proper 12 Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52 There’s a funny little social debate that has arisen in the last generation or so as the result of developing technology. When you’re expecting a baby, do you choose to be surprised? I always find the commentary around … Read More

Something Old, Something New

Rev. Scott Trotter St. Stephen’s, Blytheville and Calvary, Osceola July 24, 2011 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Year A, Proper 12 Genesis 29:15-28; Psalm 105:1-11; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 As a rule I’m not fond of the times when the lectionary chops up scripture and stitches it back together. This morning’s Gospel is an exception. First, it actually allows us … Read More

Our Daily Bread

Bishop Larry R. Benfield Emmanuel, Lake Village, and St. Paul’s, McGehee July 24, 2011 Year A Proper 12 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 All that bread consists of is flour, yeast, water, salt, and perhaps some sort of fat, either solid or liquid, if you want to increase the bread’s keeping quality. You mix these ingredients together, let the dough rise, bake … Read More