Sunday, November 18 was the twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity. We are still collecting items for the Food Harvest and have the church decorated with beautiful autumn colors by the altar guild.
Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the epistle for the day, Colossians 1:3, “We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you…” In this passage St. Paul discusses two sides of the Christian life: faith in Christ and love of others, and how to put belief into action. The Christians hope is in God’s love.
On Wednesay, November 14 we had our usual evening prayer and Bible study, but instead of our usual study Bishop Hartley had us read and discuss the Didache, a Greek word meaning, “teaching” which is an early Christian treatise of the second century called more fully “The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles” and is a very interesting summary of Christian belief.
On Friday, November 16 I commeorated my seventieth birthday with a lunch at Krazy Daze Restaurant. Joining me to mourn my lost youth were my sister, Marilyn, Levin Babcock and Glen Hartley.
Services at St. Francis Anglican (Traditional Episcopal) Church are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Our website is stfrancisavamo.org.