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Sunday, Sept. 5 was the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity. Altar and vestment colors continue to be green. Fr. Glen based his sermon on the Old Testament lesson for the day, Micah 6:1-8, in which the prophet criticizes Israel for its lack of obedience to God and points out all the things God has done for his people, “For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt” and tells the people just what God requires in return. “What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?” This lesson is relevant to us today, for what God requires is not outward religiosity, but justice and obedience.
Autumn is coming to the Ozarks and our young people have returned to their studies. Acolytes, Chandler and Lincoln Connell are back at Norwood High, Chandler as a senior and Lincoln as a sophmore. Jennifer Berthold is taking classes at Drury’s Ava campus and will enter the College of the Ozarks in January to prepare for a career in education. The younger Berthold girls, Laura and Natalie, are continuing their studies as homeschoolers.
Everyone is welcome at St. Francis Anglican (Traditional Episcopal) Church where Fr. Glen Hartley conducts services Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Visit our website at stfrancisavamo.org.