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Sunday, April 19 was the Second Sunday after Easter, known in the Anglican/Episcopal Church tradition as Good Shepherd Sunday and the scripture readings reflect this tradition.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the Gospel for the day, St. John 10:11:  ...

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Sunday, April 12 was the First Sunday after Easter.  Altar and vestment colors continue to be white and gold, the colors of purity and spirituality, and the Christ candle is lit symbolizing Christ’s spiritual presence.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon ...

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Holy Week began with Palm Sunday last Sunday, then continued with Maundy Thursday which commemorates the Last Supper at which time Jesus served bread & wine to his disciples and gave the commandment “This do in remembrance of me” and ...

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Sunday, March 29 was Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week and commemorates Christ’s entry into Jerusalem to be crucified.  As Episcopalians we have a ritual for every occasion and the Palm Sunday ritual is one I look ...

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Sunday, March 22 was the Fifth Sunday after Lent, commonly called Passion Sunday.  This designation is unique to traditional Anglican communion churches such as ours and is a two-week season before Easter in which we are to remember Christ’s sacrifice.  ...

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Sunday, March 15 was the Fourth Sunday in Lent.  Today was a special day, Rose Sunday, so called because the usual violet altar and vestment colors are replaced by rose as a symbol of the coming new life to be ...

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Sunday, February 8 was the third Sunday in Lent and after a two-week hiatus because of bad weather we were finally able to hold church services.  Lent is a very special time in Anglican tradition churches because the usual Morning ...

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Once again this week we were foiled by snow and ice and unable to hold services, so, I will continue our discussion of the liturgical style of worship we do, which may be unfamiliar to many people.  The focus of ...

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The winter weather we have had has interrupted our service schedule at St. Francis.  We were unable to have our Ash Wednesday service, as well as, Sunday, February 15 services because of our snow-bound parking lot.  We will resume services ...

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Sunday, February 15 was Quinquagesima (approximately 50 days before Easter), or the Sunday next before Lent.  This is the last Sunday in which altar and vestment colors are dark solid blue reflecting the meditative character of this pre-Lenten season.  Bishop ...

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