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Sunday, June 19 was Trinity Sunday, marking the beginning of the Trinity season, the longest in the church year, during which it is the Christian’s duty to put into practice the teachings and example of Jesus, where life and works are commemorated during the other seasons of the church year from Advent through Pentecost. The epistle reading, Revelation 4:1, offers a glimpse of heaven as shown to St. John and this is the goal for which we as Christians must strive.
During the service Bishop Hartley made a presentation of gift crosses to our two college students, Jennifer Berthold and Chandler Connell, in thanks for all the service they have rendered to the church, Jennifer on the altar guild and Chandler as acolyte.
Wednesday evenings Bishop Hartley is doing a “Whatever Happened To” series on the biographies of people mentioned in the Bible. Last week we learned about three people mentioned in Paul’s second letter to Timothy, Pudens, Linus and Claudia. Pudens was a Roman Senator and Paul’s half brother. His wife Claudia (named for Emperor Claudius of whom she was an honorary daughter) and her brother, Linus, were children of the British chieftan Caractacus who had been brought to Rome.
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. The website is stfrancisavamo.org.