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Sunday, February 27 was sexagesima (Latin for 60th) or approximately 60 days before Easter, second in the three “gesima” Sundays in the ancient church tradition of a pre-lenten season. Altar and vestment colors continue to be dark blue in keeping with the solemnity of the season.
Fr. Glen based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Luke 8:4, the parable of the Sower. A parable is a symbolic story, or as Fr. Glen put it, an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. In this parable, Jesus tells the story of a farmer who sowed seed, some of which fell on good ground and grew, and some did not; the people listening to Jesus were agricultural people so they would have understood the meaning. In those days sowing seed was done by broadcasting – simply being thrown by hand so the seed could go anywhere. In the same way, some people who hear the word of God will receive it and some will not.
Because of a malfunction in our pipe organ we were forced to sing a cappella, but our organist, Kim Smith, rose to the occasion and acted as song leader; we appreciate Kip and his musical leadership.
Everyone is welcome at St. Francis Anglican (Traditional Episcopal) Church where Fr. Glen Hartley leads services Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Visit our website at stfrancisavamo.org.