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Join us for Worship at our Franciscan Chapel, 1004 N. College Avenue in Columbia, Missouri.
Saturday mass is at 5pm, followed by fellowship (about 90 minutes.) Tuesday and Thursday mass at Noon (about thirty minutes)
All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion
Easter 5 - April 24-May 1, 2016
Easter Love to all.
Lots to tell. Let's do scriptures for the coming weekend first. They are Acts 16: 9-15; psalm 67; Revelation 21: 1-2, 22-27 and John 14: 23-29. The Acts account describes a beckoning by dream to go to Macedonia, so Paul and companions did just that, which how they got to Philippi, made famous by the letter to them. (Note this is the famous "we" section of Acts, which indicates Luke himself was along on this part of all that he tells us in Acts.)
Revelation continues in chapter 21. God and the Lamb have pitched their tent with us and are now described as being THE TEMPLE. The glory of God is the illumination and the Lamb is the light.
The gospel calls us to live in love as we have been commanded and that the helper for all of this is the Holy Spirit who will teach us and call to remembrance all that the Lord has taught us.
All our scheduled activities of the week should take place. Noon Eucharist on Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday 5 pm prayer. 10 am study and reflection on THE FRANCIS FACTOR on Thursday before the Eucharist.
Other developing good news (helping the proclamation of the Good News): several of us met with Father Elias Eniade and his wife Janet of NEW EVANGELICAL ANGLICAN CHURCH, which is a small parish of the Missionary Diocese of the Trinity. They have requested to use our chapel on Sunday mornings for their Eucharistic gatherings from about 10 am to 1 pm. As we met with them "it seemed good to us and the Holy Spirit" to offer our chapel for their prayer. Obviously there will be details to work out, but the deep religious spirit in Fr. Elias and the others, made it clear that we should offer ourselves in hospitality to them.
As I write this, I have already spoken to our landlord and he has no problems, but reminded me that according to the lease we are the responsible party. I assured him that we are aware of that fact.
Pending as I send this is my contact with our insurance carrier. Thank you to all who gave input as we came to our meeting last Saturday. I will do my best to let you know about this exciting development as it procedes.
Guess that's all, folks! (Bugs Bunny move over....or is it Porky Pig?)
Love to all in the Risen Lord Jesus, the Christ.
Fr. John OFP
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