Merry Christmas to our wonderful St. Peter's family! We had a beautiful white Christmas morning this year in East Tennessee - I snapped this photo from outside my kitchen window!
Fr. Scott led our beautiful Christmas Eve service. In his sermon he discussed how Christmas 2020 feels different - families can't be together, pandemic, political crises, social crises - the situation seems grim. All these problems are symptoms of an even deeper issue - sin and the resulting corruption of the world. Like the virus, the stain of sin, death, and decay effect us all and we, on our own, are helpless to fix the mess. But God planned the Incarnation to defeat sin and redeem us by His Son, Jesus Christ. In summary, Fr. Scott quoted from one of Bishop Lancelot Andrewes' sermons describing the two natures of Christ: "The Child" (human nature) and "The Son" (Divine nature). Thank you Fr. Scott for a beautiful service and message!
With Fr. Scott's encouragement (and his phone), we live streamed our first service on Facebook on Christmas Eve. Please find the video of the Christmas Eve service at the following link:
Scroll down to the Dec. 24 video! Please let us know your thoughts and any suggestions for improvements. We hope to improve the sound quality in the very near future!
The day before the Christmas Eve service, Rose Marie, Earl, and Carole brought in all the poinsettias, set up the altar, and cleaned up the church.