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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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Sunday, October 18 was the Feast Day of St. Luke the Evangelist.  St. Luke was a Gentile, a physician, and is the author of two important books in the Bible, the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts, which ...

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Sunday, October 11 was the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Matthew 9:1, the story of the man sick of the palsy who was healed by Jesus.  This famous story ...

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Sunday, October 4 was the eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.  It was also the feast day of our namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, and to mark the occasion Bishop Hartley read the famous Prayer of St. Francis.  He then based his ...

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Sunday, September 27 was the seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the epistle for the day, Ephesians 4:1: “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye ...

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Sunday, September 20 was the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the Epistle for the day, Ephesians 3:13, “I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.”  In this passage ...

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Sunday, September 13 was the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop and Mrs. Hartley and the Berthold family were all in Branson where the Bishop presided over the confirmation into St. Josephs Church of Ken White, who recently married Jennifer Berthold ...

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Sunday, September 6 was the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity.   Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the theme of gratitude, taking as his text the gospel for the day, St. Luke 17: 11, which is the account of the healing of ...

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