Sunday June 23 was the Fourth Sunday after Trinity. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the epistle, Romans 8:18: ” I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us,” and on the gospel, Luke 6:36, “Be ye therefore merciful as your Father is also merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged.” Jesus was at peace with himself and with the world and in these passages tries to teach us how to also show it. God’s actions toward us are based on our own actions.
Saturday I attended a going away party the Connells held in Norwood for their son, Lincoln, who is leaving for West Point. There was a large group in attendance including several of Lincoln’s classmates, his girlfriend, Hannah, and her parents from Warrenton, Mo. and Lincoln’s great aunts Janet and Lois who drove all the way from Arizona for the event. Also attending from St. Francis were George and Rita Fancher, Leo and Carrie Compton, and Tom, Debbie and Laura Berthold. We enjoyed good food, cold drinks and much good fellowship. Hannah and aunts, Janet and Lois, also joined us for church Sunday morning.
For information on St. Francis Traditional Episcopal Church visit our website at stfrancisavamo.org.