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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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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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Since Sunday, December 25 was Christmas Day, we held no services that day, but had our annual Christmas Eve service the night before. After the austerity of the Advent season when altar flowers are not allowed and colors are royal ...

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Sunday, December 18 was the Fourth Sunday in Advent and the final Sunday of this church season, in which we anticipate the coming of Christ. Bishop Hartley’s sermon was based on the theme of, are we ready for Christmas, meaning ...

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Sunday December 4 was the Second Sunday in Advent and the second candle on the Advent Wreath is lit. Bishop Hartley spoke on the double theme of Advent, the coming of the Christ child and the eventual Second Coming of ...

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Sunday, November 13 was the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity. This was also our annual Harvest Festival at which time we collect supplies for the Ozarks Food Harvest and Rita and the altar guild have the church beautifully decorated with an ...

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Sunday, November 6 was the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the Gospel for the day, Colossians 1:3 “We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…for the hope which is laid ...

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Sunday, October 30 was the Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity, but since Tuesday, November 1 is All Saints’ Day our scripture lessons and hymns were those designated for All Saints, also known as Allhallows (to hallow is to make holy or ...

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Sunday, October 23 was the Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Matthew 28:21, in which Peter asks Jesus how many times he should forgive someone who sins against him, and ...

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Sunday, October 16 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 armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of ...

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