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Sunday, June 3 was Trinity Sunday. Altar and vestment colors were white, the color of purity and joy. In his sermon Bishop Hartley noted that the doctrine of the Trinity – God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – does not appear in the Bible, it is based on scripture and has been a foundation of Christian belief since the early church.
The Trinity is based on the concept of the continuity and constancy of God, from the vision of Isaiah reported in Isaiah 6:1 in which the angels sing, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts,” through the earthly mission of Christ as God in the physical world, and now permanently in the world in the the form of the Holy Spirit. God is the same through Old Testament times through New Testament times and still today.
Friday evening, Fr. Glen and Laurie entertained at a dinner in their country home in honor of Kip Smith’s mother, Peggy, who has been visiting from New York. After a wonderful meal we enjoyed an even more wonderful dessert. Fr. Glen is truly lucky to be married to such an excellent cook. Attending besides the Hartleys wer Kip and Peggy Smith, Joe Criswell and Anna Meador and yours truly.
Bishop Glen Hartley holds services at St. Francis Anglican (Traditional Epicopal) Church Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Visit our website at stfrancisavamo.org.