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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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Sunday, November 16 was the twenty-second Sunday after Trinity. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the Epistle for the day, Philippians 1:3, “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you…for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day.” ...

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Sunday, November 9 was the Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity.  It was also our annual Harvest Festival so the church was beautifully decorated with an autumn motif and bouquets of autumn leaves and flowers on the altar.  Vestment and altar colors ...

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Sunday, November 2 was the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity and as it was also the Sunday after All Saints Day we began the service by singing the traditional English hymn for this day by Ralph Vaughn Williams, “For all the ...

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Sunday, October 26 Bishop and Mrs. Hartley were in Heber Springs, Arkansas where the bishop presided over the Anglican church there, and their priest, Fr. Jerry Ellington was at St. Francis so the service could be held there as usual ...

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Sunday, October 19 was the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley reported on the trip he and Mrs. Hartley took on Saturday to Branson where he presided at St. Josephs Anglican Church over the ordination to Deacon of Dr. Kenyon ...

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Sunday, October 12 was the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, but we were also celebrating the Feast Day of St. Luke and prayers and scripture readings for that day were used.  Luke is an important figure in Christianity as the author ...

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Sunday, September 28 was The Feast Day of St. Michael and All Angels; altar and vestment colors were white, the color of purity and spirituality.  Bishop Hartley noted in his sermon that in the Anglican tradition this day is known ...

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