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Sunday, May 29 was the fifth Sunday after Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday. Bishop Hartley explained that the three days before Ascension Day are known as days of prayer for the successful flourishing of the crops; rogation means supplication or prayer. The importance of this period in the Christian calendar is that it marks the end of the Easter season and the sprouting and growing of the seeds is connected sybolically with the burial and resurrection of Jesus.
We have our usual evening prayer at 6:30 Wednesday evenings followed by Bible quiz and this week we will start a new study called “Whatever Happened To…” concerning Biblical figures. The public is invited to these evenings.
We were glad to have Jennifer Berthold back with us for a summer break from her studies at the College of the Ozarks.
Beginning this week Lincoln Connell will have on exhibit at the Ava Art Gallery a reproduction of a Roman suit of armor, which be made as part of history class project at Norwood High; the art gallery is on East Washington across from the Herald office.
Everyone is welcome at St. Francis Anglican (Traditional Episcopal) Church where Bishop Glen Hartley holds services Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Visit our website at stfrancisavamo.org.