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Sunday, January 20 was the second Sunday after Epiphany. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Mark 1:1 “Behold I send my messenger before me…” This messenger was John the Baptist and his baptism of ...

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Sunday, January 13 was the first Sunday after Epiphany. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Luke 2:41, Jesus in the temple when he was twelve. This is one of the most popular Bible stories ...

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Sunday, January 6 was Epiphany Sunday designated in the Books of Common Prayers as The Epiphany, or the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. Bishop Hartley explained in his sermon that this day is the start of a new season ...

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On Christmas Eve we gathered at St. Francis for the traditional midnight mass or communion service, as is traditional in Episcopal churches, except we did ours at 7:00 p.m. since most of us would not make it until midnight. The ...

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Sunday, December 23rd was the fourth Sunday in advent and the last before Christmas. Altar and vestment colors return to royal blue and the fourth candle on the advent wreath is lit. This candle is known in the Anglican tradition ...

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Sunday, December 16 was the third Sunday in advent known in the Anglican tradition as Rose Sunday because the altar and vestment colors are rose to remind us of the nearness of what we are waiting for: the new life ...

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Sunday, December 9th was the second Sunday in Advent colors continue to be royal blue and the second advent candle was lit. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Luke 21:25: “…and then they shall ...

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Sunday, December 2 was the first Sunday in Advent and so the beginning of a new season and a new year in the Christmas calendar, a season of expectation of the advent or coming of Christ. Altar and vestment colors ...

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Sunday, November 25 was the last Sunday in Trinity, known in the Anglican tradition as the Sunday next before Advent. It is also known as “stir up” Sunday from the words of the collect prayer for the day, “Stir up,” ...

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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 ...

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