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The season of Lent began on Wednesday, March 9 with our Ash Wednesday service consisting of the Litany or General Supplication followed by the imposition of the ashes. The Litany is a service asking for God’s mercy which is chanted by the priest with responses by the congregation; chanting is one of the oldest forms of worship. During Lent the morning prayer segment of our Sunday morning service is replaced by chanting the Litany.
Anyone who wishes to experience this ancient and beautiful form of Christian worship is welcome at our Sunday morning service. Visitors are welcome to participate or simply observe as you wish.
Also during Lent the altar and vestment colors change to violet, the color of humility and penance. Altar flowers are not permitted during Lent and the brass communion candleabra are replaced by stone candle holders crafted by the late Howard McGill.
After the service we enjoyed a potluck dinner followed by our bimonthly vestry meeting at which church business is discuessed, principally the new kitchen cabinets to be built by Eric Fancher which will increase our storage and serving space.
Kip Smith reported on the repairs needed on our pipe organ.
Visitors are 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. Our website is stfrancisavamo.org.