A New Year Starts - the First Sunday in Advent




And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lords; Hosanna in the highest. Matthew 21:9

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Fr. Scott's sermon for the First Sunday in Advent focused on the Gospel lesson from Matthew 21. Please find his complete sermon at the 26:15 mark at the following link:


https://www.facebook.com/121741377904800/videos/200412962267443


Thank you Fr. Scott for the lovely sermon.

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Before services, the Marines picked up the box of toys we collected for their 'Toys for Tots' program. Thank you so much to everyone for all the donations!


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After services, everyone went downstairs for snacks and socializing! Another wonderful Sunday at St. Peters!

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Saturday, December 4


The Symphony of the Mountains is having their 'By The Fireside' Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 4 at 3 pm at the Meadowview Marriott Resort in Kingsport. Rose Marie and Earl have invited us to their house for appetizers and refreshments before the concert, starting at 12:30. Please let Rose Marie know if you are coming and what appetizer you plan to bring. If you are interested in attending please let Scott know as he may still be able to obtain tickets - ticket prices for the concert are $25 each (checks payable to The Symphony of the Mountains).


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Sunday, December 5, APA Seminarian Support Sunday


We received the following reminder and request from the APA:

Within the APA, the Second Sunday in Advent is "Seminarian Support Sunday." It is a most appropriate Sunday as the Collect that day leads us to pray for our learning and steadfastness in the Faith. All of us know that a quality seminary education is expensive, usually costing thousands of dollars per year. This cost often places an undue hardship on our men who are in seminary and their families. Please remind your congregation that it is important to contribute towards our Seminarian Fund on this Sunday in Advent, and offer donations at other opportunities during the year as well. Designated monies collected should be forwarded to Dan Wilder, our APA and DEUS Treasurer, to help support our seminarians, and as a sign of the value we place on their ministry in Christ’s Church now, and for years to come. God bless you, and please pray for our seminarians and the Board of Examining Chaplains. The Very Rev’d Mark Wm. Menees

For the Board of Examining Chaplains

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Sunday, December 19


St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church

Presents

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols


The Festival tells the story of the birth of Jesus Christ through nine scripture readings interspersed with traditional hymns and carols of the Christmas Season. First used in England to start the healing process after the horrors of WWI, the Festival is Anglican in origin but now used by many churches. The service at St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church features a string quartet from the Symphony of the Mountains and traditional Christmas Hymns. Light refreshments and coffee served after the service.


Please join us on Sunday, December 19 at 11 am!


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Sue continues to lead our weekly online prayer group on Tuesday at 11:30. Thank you so much Sue for taking the time each week to lead our prayers! If you have a special prayer request but cannot join us, please send your request to Sue. Please contact me (Rosalind) if you would like to join us on Discord.



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Many of us do our holiday shopping at Amazon. Please remember to go to:

smile.amazon.com

and select Saint Peter the Apostle Anglican Catholic Church as your charity to generate donations for Saint Peter's. (Please note the church location will be listed as Blountville as that is where St. Peter's was incorporated.)


There is no additional cost to you but we receive a small percentage of each purchase when we are selected!


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THE 2021 APA DEANERY OF APPALACHIA

Advent Devotional

With Meditations by Clergy, Deaconess, and Seminarian Contributors from the Deanery


The Advent Devotional created by our local Deanery is available at the Deanery website:


www.TheDeaneryofAppalachia.com


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November Activities

Tues., Nov. 30 11:30 Online Prayer Group




December Activities

Sat., Dec 4 12:30 pm Appetizers at the Dunn’s

3 pm The Symphony of the Mountains

‘By The Fireside Concert’

Sun., Dec. 5 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott

APA Seminarian Support Sunday

(cash plate to Seminarian Support Fund)


Tues., Dec. 7 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Dec. 12 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott

noon - Mission Committee Meeting


Tues., Dec14 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Dec. 19 11 am - Lessons and Carols Service, Fr. Scott

Symphony of the Mountains String Quartet

Refreshment & Appetizers

(cash plate to Fr. Scott's Discretionary Fund)

Tues., Dec21 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Fri., Dec 24 3 pm Christmas Eve Service, Fr. Scott


Sun., Dec. 26 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott


Tue., Dec. 31 11:30 Online Prayer Group