Sunday, December 16 was the third Sunday in advent known in the Anglican tradition as Rose Sunday because the altar and vestment colors are rose to remind us of the nearness of what we are waiting for: the new life in the birth of Jesus. The third candle on the advent wreath is also rose colored and was lit.
Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the Epistle for the day, I Corinthians 4:1, in which St. Paul writes to the Cornthians about their (and our) duties as Christians and uses two terms – ministers and stewards – to describe these duties. Ministers are servants who do as their master ( or God) order them and stewards are adminstrators with high responsibilities to the master, which again is God.
Lincoln Connell has received a letter from Senator Claire McCaskill with the news that she has nominated him to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is waiting to hear if he has been accepted and we pray that he will be
Bishop Glen Hartley conducts services at St. Francis Anglican (Traditional Episcopal) Church on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Visit or website at stfrancisavamo.org.