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Sunday, June 15 was Trinity Sunday, which celebrates the completion of God’s revelation to mankind through the three persons of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost or Spirit.

Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the scripture readings appointed for this day.  The Old Testament reading from Isaiah 6 is a vision of heaven in which the prophet sees the seraphim singing “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts.”  The New Testament Reading from Revelation 4:1 is another vision of heaven in which John sees the heavenly host also singing “Holy, Holy, Holy” for the three persons of the Trinity.  Bishop Hartley discussed the symbolism of fire, which is used in both the Old and New Testaments to represent God; in Revelation we see the same divine power at work as in the Old Testament.  The Bishop went on to discuss more of the symbolism used in the Bible to represent heaven, our ultimate home.

Friday I drove to Springfield and met a friend for dinner at Gilardi’s Restaurant then we attended a performance at the Springfield Little Theater of “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” a very funny musical comedy set in the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park with entertaining humor and songs.  During intermission I visited with Ava native, Dr. Mike Gentry and his wife, Barbara, who are also regular attendees at the Little Theater and they too were enjoying the play.

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