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Sunday, February 8 was Sexagesima Sunday (approximately 60 days before Easter) or the second Sunday before Lent.  Bishop Hartley was feeling better than last week so we were able to have Holy Communion today.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on ...

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Sunday, Febuary first was Septuagesima Sunday.  This is Latin for seventieth and is the third Sunday before Lent, approximately seventy days.  Since Bishop Hartley was under the weather and did not feel up to conducting Holy Communion, instead we had ...

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Sunday, January 24 was the Third Sunday after Epiphany and in this year’s Christian calendar marks the end of the Epiphany season.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the Gospel reading for the day, St. John 2:1, which is the ...

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There was no church service this Sunday because of the icy road conditions.  Since I have no weekly service to report on, it is a good opportunity to discuss the liturgical worship services at our church, which many people are ...

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Sunday, January 4 was the Second Sunday after Christmas.  This is the last day that our Christmas decorations and symbols will be up, including the Christ Candle on the Advent wreath, which remains burning after the Advent candles have been ...

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The austerity of the Advent season ended on Christmas Eve when Rita and the altar guild had the altar and have decorated with an explosion of flowers and greenery, red poinsettias, evergreens, and the traditional holly and ivy. All the ...

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Sunday, December 21 was the fourth Sunday in Advent and the fourth candle in the advent wreath is lit. We follow the English tradition in which advent is a sperate season from Christmas and Christmas decorations do not go up ...

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Sunday, December 14 was the third Sunday in Advent. In an ancient tradition preserved in Anglican vestment colors as well as the third Advent candle are rose colored as symbols of the lessening of the austerity of Advent and anticipation ...

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Sunday December 7 was the Second Sunday in Advent and the second candle on the Advent Wreath was lit.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the Advent theme of waiting, taking as text the Gospel for the day, St. Luke ...

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Sunday, November 30 was the First Sunday in Advent and with this day we begin a new year in the Christian calendar.  We leave the Trinity season in which the emphasis is on growth symbolized by the green of the ...

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