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Sunday, March 19 was the third Sunday in Lent.  Bishop Hartley began his sermon by noting how difficult it is for us to keep a balance in our lives between our worldly lives and our spiritual lives and how to ...

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Sunday March 12 was the Second Sunday in Lent.  As is our tradition Morning Prayer is replaced by chanting the Litany or General Supplication for God’s Mercy.  The theme for this Sunday is in fact a lesson in God’s mercy ...

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Sunday, February 19 was Sexagesima (Latin for sixtieth) or the second Sunday before Lent, approximately sixty days before Easter. After the bright colors and profusion of flowers during the Christmas and Epiphany seasons, reflecting the joyousness of those seasons, the ...

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Sunday, February 12 was the third Sunday before Lent, called in the Anglican tradition Septuagesima (Latin for seventieth), approximately seventy days before Easter.  This pre-Lenten season is an ancient Christian tradition preserved only in Anglican congregations such as ours; altar ...

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Sunday, February 5 was the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. In the secular calendar February 2 is Groundhog Day, but in the Christian calendar it is the Presentation of Christ. In our Anglican/English tradition this day is known as Candlemas which ...

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Sunday, January 29 was the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. Altar and vestment colors for Epiphany are green, the color of new life and growth representing the new physical life and growth of Jesus and our spiritual growth into new life ...

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Sunday, January 22 was the Third Sunday after Epiphany. Our regular routine was interrupted by the fact that both Bishop Glen Hartley and Lay Leader Joe Crisswell were out sick with the bad colds that seem to be going around ...

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Sunday, January 15 was the Second Sunday after Epiphany. This date is important to us as a congregation because it was the thirty-ninth anniversary of the founding of St. Francis in 1978 and thus our church birthday. In 2008 for ...

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Sunday, January 8 was the First Sunday after Epiphany, which was January 6. We begin a new church season with Epiphany, which is Greek for a showing forth or manifestation, and is the manifestation of Jesus to the Gentile world ...

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St. Francis Church

Sunday, January 1 was the First Sunday after Christmas Day. Bishop Hartley noted that it is a day of triple importance since January 1 is also The Circumcision of Christ in the Christian calendar and New Year’s Day in the ...

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