St. Francis Church

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Gary Kester

Sunday, June 30th was the fifth Sunday after Trinity. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the epistle for the day, I Peter 3:8: “Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another….”

In this passage Peter discusses Christian unity and gives advice on how to live a Christian life: we must live as much like Jesus as possible, showing such traits as sympathy, compassion and humility, using Jesus as our standard of comparison as our relationship to God and to Jesus is the most important aspect of our lives.

Last Thursday evening I attended an excellent program at the Douglas County Library given by Marla Yeager who is a nationally-known quilter. She gave a talk on her experiences in quilting and had several examples of her very beautiful quilts on display.

On June 18th I attended a hymn festival at the First Baptist Church in Springfield sponsored by the Springfield chapter of the American Guild of Organists who were hosting a regional convention. They had an excellent choir, a guest organist, and a large congregation and the result was some of the most thrilling choir and congregational singing I have ever experienced.

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