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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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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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