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Inspired – The Bible as Story – Part 9

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   March 19th, 2023       Lectio Divina – Divine or Sacred Reading-(Download)   Opening PrayerFor the gift of life, of our life, and each life, thanks be to you, O God.Open our hearts to gratitude. Free our minds from greed. Heal our lives with grace.And awaken our souls again to generosity. J. Philip Newell, Celtic Treasure – Daily Scriptures and Prayer, p. 80.   Part III - “War Stories” (cont’d)&nbs... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Mar 21

Why Acolytes?

by The Rev. Matthew Addington   Have you ever wondered why the Episcopal Church has acolytes? Where did this tradition come from? What purpose do (did) acolytes serve? These answers may surprise you. The word acolyte comes from the Greek word akolouthos, meaning helper, follower, or assistant. This seems very generic for the role the early acolytes served. In the 2nd and into the third century, Christians were heavily persecuted, which meant followers of Jesus were forced to meet unde... Read More
Posted by Matt Addington at Aug 19

A Conversation with Bishop Anne

  Listen Here: Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   We were very blessed to have The Rt. Rev. Anne Elliott Hodges-Copple join us on Sunday, May the 22nd, 2022. Bishop Anne is the VI Bishop Suffragan of North Carolina.     On May 22nd, before the 10:00 am service, which included three confirmations and a reception, Bishop Anne spoke to the Saint Francis Episcopal parishioners.  With all that has gone on in our ... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at May 25

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