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I was hospitalized on Christmas Day with pneumonia and was unable to report on the Christmas Eve service, although, Glen Hartley called me in the hospital the following Sunday and reported that they had a good turnout. That Sunday was ...

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Sunday, December 20 was the fourth Sunday in Advent and the fourth Advent candle is lit. Today is also the last Sunday in the Advent season, which for us is a penitential or meditative season during which we take a ...

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Sunday, December 13 was the third Sunday in Advent and in a few traditional Anglican churches such as ours this day is designated as Rose Sunday, one of my favorite traditions.  The third Advent candle is lit, this one rose ...

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Sunday, December 6 was the Second Sunday in Advent. The second blue candle on the Advent Wreath is lit and altar and vestment colors are royal blue. The colors in liturgical worship are not mere decoration, but are based on ...

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Sunday, November 29 was the First Sunday in Advent. Just as last Sunday closed out the Christian year, this day we began a new year in the Christian calendar and a new season, Advent, in which we anticipate the advent ...

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Sunday, November 22 was the Sunday next before Advent.  This is the last Sunday in the Trinity season and thus the last Sunday in the Christian year before we begin a new Christian year with Advent. In our worship tradition ...

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Sunday, November 15 was the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity.  We are still decorated for the harvest season and still collecting supplies for the Ozarks Food Harvest.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the Epistle for the day, Colossians 1:3:  “the ...

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Sunday, November 8 was the Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity, but it was a special day, as it was also our annual Harvest Festival at which time we collect items for the Ozarks Food Harvest.  Rita and the altar guild had ...

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Sunday, November 1st was All Saint’s Day, a church festival celebrated in honor of those who have passed from the life into the spirit and in honor of all Christian saints known and unknown. It is also known as Allhallows; ...

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Sunday, October 25 was the twenty-first Sunday after Trinity.  During Trinity we have been singing hymns that people request, and today we did a special hymn that Bishop Hartley and our organist Kip Smith composed for our 30th anniversary back ...

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