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Sunday, April 13 was Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week.  We will not have Wednesday Evening Prayer this week as we are having Maundy Thursday communion service Thursday at 6:30 and Good Friday service Friday at 6:30, at ...

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Sunday, April 6 was the Fifth Sunday in Lent, commonly called Passion Sunday.  Bishop Hartley explained that Passiontide is a short season, ending in Holy Saturday, in which our scripture lessons are selected to make us more aware of Christ’s ...

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Sunday, March 30 was the Fourth Sunday in Lent and in the Anglican or Episcopal tradition this is also Rose Sunday in which the violet altar and vestment colors are replaced by rose as a lessening of the austerity of ...

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Sunday, March 23 was the Third Sunday in Lent.  We continue with our specialLenten service in which Morning Prayer is replaced by chanting the Litany or General Supplication for God’s mercy, which is chanted by the entire congregation in the ...

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Sunday, March 16 was the Second Sunday in Lent.  Unfortunately it was also the day of another ice and snow storm.  A small, but hardy group showed up for church, but by service time the rain had turned to freezing ...

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Sunday, February 16 marked the end of the Epiphany season and the beginning of a new season, the pre-Lenten season and this was The Sunday called Septuagesima , or the Third Sunday before Lent and approximately 70 days before Easter ...

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Sunday, February 9 was the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, and the last Sunday in Epiphany according to our calendar.  Altar and vestment colors for Epiphany are green, the color of growth, as this season represents the growing years of Jesus ...

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Sunday, February 2 was the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, but more importantly it was the feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, commonly called The Purification of Saint Mary the Virgin.  Bishop Hartley explained that in Jewish law ...

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Sunday, January 26 was the Third Sunday after Epiphany.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the scripture readings for the day.  The Gospel, St. John 2:1, is the wedding at Cana passage in which Jesus shows his divinity to the ...

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Sunday, January 19 was the Second Sunday after Epiphany, the day in the Christian calendar in which the three Kings or Wise Men came to find Jesus.  Bishop Hartley noted that the word “epiphany” means the “showing forth” of Jesus ...

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