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Sunday, February 9 was the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, and the last Sunday in Epiphany according to our calendar.  Altar and vestment colors for Epiphany are green, the color of growth, as this season represents the growing years of Jesus ...

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Sunday, February 2 was the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, but more importantly it was the feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, commonly called The Purification of Saint Mary the Virgin.  Bishop Hartley explained that in Jewish law ...

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Sunday, January 26 was the Third Sunday after Epiphany.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the scripture readings for the day.  The Gospel, St. John 2:1, is the wedding at Cana passage in which Jesus shows his divinity to the ...

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Sunday, January 19 was the Second Sunday after Epiphany, the day in the Christian calendar in which the three Kings or Wise Men came to find Jesus.  Bishop Hartley noted that the word “epiphany” means the “showing forth” of Jesus ...

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Sunday, January 12 was the First Sunday after Epiphany.  Bishop and Mrs. Hartley were not with us since the Bishop was presiding over confirmation ceremonies at our sister church,  St. Joseph’s Anglican Church in Branson.  St. Joseph’s formerly met in ...

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“In the Bleak Midwinter” is one of my favorite Christmas carols that we sing every year and this year’s weather is matching that poetic description but I think I like it better in the song.  Sunday Feb. 5 was the ...

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The austerity of the Advent season ended on Christmas Eve with a beautiful service.  The altar guild had outdid themselves and the church looked resplendent with greenery, flowers, candles, and red ribbons everywhere.  Bishop Hartley brought evergreens, holly, and ivy ...

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Sunday, December 22 was the Fourth Sunday in Advent, the last Sunday in this pre-Christmas season in which, as Bishop Hartley reminded us, we are to be sure we are ready for the coming of Christ in the Christmas season.  ...

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Sunday, December 8 was the Second Sunday in Advent, but it was also the Sunday of snow and I did not make it to church, but Fr. Glen told me that a small group of people did make it, those ...

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Sunday, December 1 was the First Sunday in Advent, that is the first day of the new liturgical year that begins with this season announcing the birth of Christ.  Since Episcopalians have a ritual for every occasion, the service began ...

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