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Sunday, February 20 was Septuagesima, Latin for seventy, meaning approximately 70 days before Easter, a pre-Lenten season of three Sundays before Lent, an ancient Christian tradition observed today only in Anglican churches. Altar and vestment colors are dark blue in keeping with the solemnity of the season.
Fr. Glen based his sermon on the Epistle for the day, I Corinthians 9:24, “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize,” in which St. Paul says that the requirements for living a Christian life are similar to the strength and determination needed by an athlete in a race.
Congratulations to our acolytes Chandler and Lincoln Connell, who did well in the regional FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America – contest and so will be eligible to compete at the state level this spring.
Everyone is welcome at St. Francis Anglican (Traditional Episcopal) Church where Fr. Glen Hartley holds services Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Visit our website at stfrancisavamo.org.