St. Francis Church

Sunday, August 12 was the tenth Sunday after Trinity. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, I Corinthians 12:1 “Concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you be ignorant.” Spiritual gifts are the manifestation of the Holy Spirit and are an important part of the church. Paul had been asked about this subject by people of the church at Corinth because there had been dissention among the members concerning gifts; different factions had differing ideas. Paul admonishes them against boasting and compares their previous situation with their new lives as Christians, a continuing theme in Paul’s letters. He then lists nine gifts of the spirit and discusses them as God working through human lives.

Our acolytes the Connell brothers are preparing to go back to school. Lincoln will begin his senior year at Norwood High this week and Chandler will be at MSU this semester and is moving into his apartment in Springfield this week, best of luck to both of them.

Bishop Glen Hartley holds services at St. Francis Anglican (Traditional Episcopal) Church Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Visit our website at