Sunday, June 17 was the Second Sunday after Trinity. Altar and vestment colors are green for this season, the color of growth.
Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Luke 14:16, known as the parable of the great supper: “A certain man made a great supper and bade many” and sent his servant to inform those who were invited “And they all with one consent began to make excuse” Why they could not come. These excuses were not valid, they simply did not want to come. Symbolically the supper is the kingdom of God and those who reject it are rejecting the authority of God because of their involvement in earthly affairs. If we reject God’s invitation to salvation then our priorities are wrong.
During Trinity season Bishop Hartley asks members to submit lists of their favorite hymns for us to do during this season when the choice of hymns is not dictated by the liturigal calendar.
We were pleased to have with us Atonya Mansi’s son, Shawn Pottle from Springfield, who is an Iraq veteran and now in the National Guard. We are very proud of our servicemen and what they do for our nation.
All are welcome at St. Francis Anglican (Traditional Episcopal) Church. Services are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Our website is stfrancisavamo.org.