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Bishop Goff Visits

9/9/2018

The annual Diocese of Virginia Bishop's visit at St. Francis occurred on Sunday, September 9th.  Bishop Goff presided at the eucharist, preached, and confirmed and received our new members.  

The Bishop spoke about: 

One day Jesus and his disciples were pestered by a Canaanite woman begging Jesus to heal her daughter. Jesus ignored the woman, and the disciples urged him to send her away. Jesus said to the woman, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” She persisted and knelt before him saying, “Lord, help me.” He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” She answered, “Yes Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” At this, Jesus exclaimed, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” Her daughter was healed instantly (Mt. 15:24-28)

The willingness of Jesus and the woman to be open to each other released the power that healed the little girl.

 

Pictures of the event are included below:

 

Bill Weatherford Bible reading 

 

Bishop Goff


Bill Weatherford reading
 Bishop Goff

 

Bishop Goff's Sermon

 

Confirmation of Karen Webber

 Bishop Goff's Sermon  Confirmation of Karen Webber

 

The Presentation of the New Members

 

Re-Affirmation of Chris Webber

 Presentation of new members  Re-Affirmation of Chris Webber

 

Vicar Maher, Webbers, Bishop Goff

 

 

 John,Webbers,Bishop Goff  

 

Luncheon

 

Refreshments

 Luncheon  Stacey & Jenna

 

 

   

 

 

   


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