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Sunday, February 19 was quinquagesima or approximately 50 days before Easter and is also the Sunday next before lent. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Luke 18:31, one of the passages in which Jesus predicts his death and resurrection but the twelve “understood none of these things” because at this point only Jesus knew of God’s plan, just as we today do not know the full extent of God’s plan, but we do have the knowledge of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection in fufillment of Jewish prophecy. We know what the twelve disciples did not yet know; that Jesus changed man’s relationshop to God forever.
As this was the last Sunday before Lent, we had our version of Mardi Gras, but we have Pancake Day and just eat, with a delicious meal of pancakes, eggs, sausage and fruit. Lent will begin on Wednesday, February 22 with our Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome at St. Francis Anglican (Traditional Epsicopal) Church where Bishop Glen Hartley leads services Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Visit our website at stfrancisavamo.org.