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Sunday, October 28 was the twenty-first Sunday after Trinity. It was also Christ the King Sunday and the Feast Day of Saint Simon and Saint Jude Apostles. Altar and vestment colors for this special day were white for Christ the King and red for the martyred apostles about whom not much is known except that Simon the Zealot was the nephew of St. Joseph and that one or both were martyred in Persia.
Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the epistle for the day, Ephesians 2:19, in which St. Paul discusses how new Christians come into God’s household “no more strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens with the saints.” The church was new at the time, but was also the heir of ancient Jewish traditions and Jesus is the cornerstone.
After church we had a lunch of sandwiches and excellent homemade cookies and cupcakes, then had our Fall workday in which we weeded, picked up trash, raked and burned leaves, and the Connells repaired and redug the drainage channels around the church.
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. assisted by lay leaders Tom Berthold and Joe Criswell, organist, Kip Smith and acolytes Chandler and Lincoln Connell. Visit our website at stfrancisavamo.org.