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

A Letter from Death Row

The Rev. Lowell E. Grisham, Rector St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, Ark. October 12, 2011 17 Pentecost Proper 23, Year A, Track 1 (Philippians 4:1-9) – My brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of … Read More

The Reward

The Rev. Lowell E. Grisham, Rector St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, Ark. September 25, 2011 15 Pentecost Proper 21, Year A, Track 1 (Matthew 21:23-32) – When Jesus entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave … Read More

September 11 Remembered

The Rev. Lowell E. Grisham, Rector St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, Ark. September 11, 2011 13 Pentecost Proper 19, Year A (Matthew 18:21-35) – Peter came and said to Jesus, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell … Read More

Bushes and Crosses

The Rev. Lowell E. Grisham, Rector St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, Ark. August 28, 2011 Proper 17, Year A, Track 1 Exodus 3:1-15 – Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the LORD appeared to … Read More

On This Rock

The Rev. Charles E. Walling St. Paul’s, Fayetteville August 21, 2011 Year A, Proper 16 Matthew 16:13-20 When Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” … Read More

What If?

The Rev. Lowell E. Grisham St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, Ark. August 7, 2011 Transfiguration Day [Note: In order to have another baptismal feast each year, we transfer the Feast of the Transfiguration from August 6 to the first Sunday of August] (Luke 9:28-36) – About eight days after Jesus had foretold his death and resurrection, Jesus took with him … Read More