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Sunday, May 15 was the third Sunday after Easter. Biship Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. John 16:16 in which Jesus tells his disciples “A little while, and ye shall not see me and again, a little while, and ye shall see me…” explaining to the puzzled disciples that he means that his earthly mission has reached its end, but that he would always be with them in spirit as he is with us today.
After the service we enjoyed an excellent meal followed by our May Vestry meeting during which the Bishop reported on the national convention of our church which was held last week in Heber Springs, Arkansas where the finances and policies of the national church were discussed.
Friday evening Rita Fancher and I drove to Norwood to attend the graduation of Brian and Stephanie Connell’s son, Chandler, who was graduationg as Salutatorian of the Norwood High School Class of 2011. During the ceremony Chandler gave an impressive speech as Salutatorian and then received an impressive number of awards and scholarships which he will use to further his education at Kettering Institute in Flint, Michigan where he will prepare for a career in automotive engineering.
We were delighted to have as our guests at this mornings service Brian Connell’s aunts, Janet and Lois, who had driven from Green Valley, Arizona to attend Chandler’s graduation. They recently retired to Arizona from Philadelphia and report that they are enjoying retirement and love Arizona.
Everyone is welcome at St. Francis Anglican (Traditional Episcopal) Church where Bishop Glen Hartley conducts services Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Visit our website at stfrancischurchavamo.org.