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Sunday, August 9 was the Tenth Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Luke 19:41:  “And when He (Jesus) was come near, He beheld the city, and wept over it…” This is ...

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Sunday, August 2 was the ninth Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Luke 15:11, “A certain man had two sons…”  This is the famous parable of the Prodigal Son, in which ...

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Sunday July 26 was the Eighth Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley began by reminding us of the vows we make when we joined the church, to renounce the devil & the glory of the world in favor of following Christ, ...

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Sunday, July 19 was the Seventh Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Mark 8:1, the feeding of the 4,000.  The miracle stories in the gospels are intended to show the divinity ...

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Sunday, July 12 was the sixth Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Matthew 20:  “Jesus said unto his disciples, except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ...

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Sunday, July 5 was the Fifth Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley began his sermon by pointing out one of our beautiful stained glass windows, the one depicting the image of the Ship of Faith, one of the most ancient symbols ...

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Sunday, June 28 was the Fourth Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Luke 6:36:  “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.  Judge not, and ye shall not be ...

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Sunday, June 21 was the third Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley noted that this day is important in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition because it was on Trinity 3 in 1607 that the first Holy Communion service was celebrated by the colonists ...

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Sunday, June 14 was the second Sunday after Trinity.  In his sermon Bishop Hartley spoke on the fact that in the modern world many people have a feeling of hopelessness in their lives, and this is because so many hope ...

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Sunday, June 7 was the First Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop and Mrs. Hartley were in Boaz, Alabama where Bishop Hartley was doing the bishop thing, as we like to say, or fulfilling his duties as bishop at All Saints Anglican ...

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