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Sunday, January 16 was the second Sunday after epiphany. Fr. Glen based his sermon on the gospel reading for the day, the first chapter of St. Mark, which relates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. Fr. Glen explained that the gospel readings for epiphany concentrates on the theme of the presentation of Jesus to the world at large and one of the key moments is His baptism in the Jordan River. It was not necessary for Jesus to be baptized because He was born without sin, but He chose to do it as a way of identifying with us and demonstrating His humanity.
After the service we enjoyed a potluck lunch with homemade potato soup made for the occasion by Laurie Hartley and other dishes brought by members, our cooks just keep getting better. Following the potluck we had a vestry meeting to discuss the budget and needed repairs to the building and organist Kip Smith reported on his installation of new chimes and plans for further additions to our pipe organ. Joe Criswell asked that the local ham radio club be allowed to use our parish hall for their monthly meetings and the vestry voted in favor of the request.
Everyone is welcome at St. Francis Anglican (Traditional Episcopal) Church where Fr. Glen Hartley leads services Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Visit our website at stfrancisavamo.org.