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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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Sunday, November 24 was the Sunday next before Advent, that is the last Sunday in Trinity before beginning the new liturgical year in Advent. Altar and vestment colors are still green, but for the harvest season Rita, the head of ...

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Sunday, November 17 was the twenty-fifth sermon on the Epistle for the day, Ist John 3:1, “Behold what manner of love the father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God.” In this letter St. ...

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Sunday, October 27 was the twenty-second Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Matthew 17:21, on the theme of forgiveness, in which Peter asks Jesus how many times he must forgive sins ...

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Sunday, Nov. 3 was the Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity.  It was also the Sunday after All-Saints Day (Nov. 1) at which time we remember those who have passed on to the spirit life  and the altar and vestment colors were white, ...

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