St. Francis Church

Sunday, October 20 was the Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the Epistle for the day, Ephesians 6:10, ” Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”  In the modern world we tend to put our faith in science and technology to solve problems but in this passage St. Paul tells us that we have an unseen source of help to deal with worldly problems and he discusses the spiritual weapons we have at our disposal; we must combat spiritual evil with spiritual weapons: righteousness, faith, and prayer.

We had a pleasant surprise on this day as Lincoln Connell was with us on a break from his studies at West Point where is a cadet.  He looked resplendent in his cadet uniform and told us all about his experiences and it is all that he dreamed it would be.  He is a member of the Canterbury Club for college students of the Episcopal faith (I was a member in my college days) and attends Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Highland Falls, NY along with other cadets in the club.  His girlfriend, Hannah, was also visiting and was very positive about her college experience at Quincy University in Illinois where she is also a freshman.

Saturday I went to the Ava Art Gallery to see the Fall Art Show and was very impressed with the high quality of the art on display and had a visit with our member Rita Fancher who is also active in the Art Guild.  We are lucky to have so many talented artists in our area.

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