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Sunday, September 2 was the thirteenth Sunday after Trinity. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the epistle for the day, Galatians 3:16. “To Abraham and his seed were the promises made….to thy seed which is Christ.” In this passage Paul discusses Christ’s relationship to the law of Moses: God’s grace is greater than the Mosaic law. Christ is the fulfillment of the law and the new covenant. The Mosiac law defined sin but cannot cure it; God’s grace through Christ does cure it.

Wednesday evening we have evening prayer followed by Bible study. Last week we studied the book of Joel, beginning a series of studied of the minor prophets. We read the book aloud and then discussed the meaning and symbolism concerning God’s anger and mercy.

Congratulations to Lincoln Connell who won a gold medal in track for Norwood in cross country in the Southwest Missouri Coaches’ Invitational Tournament held in Lebanon. Dalton Harris of Norwood – Rooster in last year’s excellent production of “Annie” won second place.

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

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