And 2020 continues....




Father Scott brought his beautiful new baby girl, Audrey, to church this Sunday! How wonderful to meet her!


He also led our Christian Education lesson. He discussed the history and format of 'The Litany" (p. 54, BCP). The word Litany comes from the Greek word meaning a set of prayers or petitions. The format of the Litany (short prayers followed by repeated answers) follows a common form used in Synagogues and passed down through much of Christian History. Thomas Cramner wrote our Litany in English many years before the break with Rome.


Fr. Scott reminded us the Litany

"is a prayer that Anglicans have always turned to in times of

trouble and uncertainty.  As Christians, our first instinct should

always be to bring our anxieties to God.  I think doing this

together can help us overcome some of these feelings we are all

having.  No matter what, our Lord is still King and we know how

the story ends.  A Government or COVID-19 cannot dethrone our

God." 


As we were preparing to recite the Litany, Mike our lay reader for the Morning Prayer Service became ill and had to leave!

Fr. Scott graciously agreed to lead Morning Prayer Service for us. His daughter, Amber, joined him during his beautiful, extemporaneous, and heartfelt sermon! His sermon tied together the supplications in the Litany, the Gospel lesson from Matthew about forgiving seventy times seven times, and how important it is for us to forgive during this crazy year.

Thank you Fr. Scott!


After services, we dined in fine fall form with hotdogs, baked beans, chips, slaw, and homemade cookies brought by Diane and Rosalind! Diane introduced us to a wonderful concoction - the slaw dog!

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This Sunday before services we will finish packing the Operation Christmas Child Shoe boxes for Samaritan's Purse. Please bring any completed boxes so we can have them blessed during services. Also, there are many items available in the parish hall for completing a box. A donation to cover the cost of shipping each box ($9/box) is greatly appreciated!


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Our Thanksgiving Luncheon on Saturday, November 21 @ 1 pm at Mike and Claudia's is coming up! What a wonderful feast! Thank you Mike and Claudia for hosting us again this year. Please let Claudia know if you plan to come and which type of dish you can bring from Claudia's list.




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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 if you would like to join us but are not on Discord.


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Our Women's Bible Study is on break as Teresa is visiting Hilton Head! Our next meeting will be on Nov. 18 at 1 pm at the church.
















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We have a full schedule for the rest of the year including an early Thanksgiving Luncheon at Mike and Claudia's, packing shoe boxes for Samaritan's Purse, Lunch followed by a Symphony of the Mountains Show, Lesson & Carols Service, plus several Holy Communion Services including on Christmas Eve! Please check out the details below!

Also, please remember to turn in your pledge slip by Sunday, November 22!


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On the calendar at St. Peters:

NOVEMBER ACTIVITIES


Tues., Nov. 3 – 11:30 am Online Prayer Group

Sun., Nov 8 – 10 am Christian Education with Fr. Scott

11 am Morning Prayer

noon – Mission Committee


Tues., Nov. 10 – 11:30 am Online Prayer Group

Sun., Nov 15 – 10 am -Packing Samaritan’s Purse – Operation

Christmas Child Shoe Boxes

11 am Holy Communion with Fr. Dennis


Tues., Nov. 17 –11:30 am Online Prayer Group


Wed, Nov 18 – 1 pm Women’s Bible Study


Sat., Nov 21 – 1:30 Thanksgiving Luncheon at the McCords’


Sun., Nov 22 – 10 am Christian Education with Fr. Scott

11 am Morning Prayer

noon Decorating Sanctuary after services for Advent


Tues., Nov. 24 – 11:30 am Online Prayer Group

Wed, Nov 25 – 1 pm Women’s Bible Study


Sun., Nov 29 – 10 am Christian Education with Fr. Scott

11 am Morning Prayer

noon Annual Congregational Meeting

DECEMBER ACTIVITIES


Sat., Dec 5 - noon – Lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse, Kingsport

2 pm – Symphony of the Mountains “By the Fireside”

Christmas concert

MeadowView Marriott, Kingsport


Sun., Dec. 6 – 10 am Christian Education with Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion with Fr. Dennis

noon – Mission Committee Meeting


Tues., Dec 8 – 11:30 am Online Prayer Group


Sun., Dec 13 – 10 am Christian Education with Fr. Scott

11 am Lesson & Carols Service


Tues., Dec 15 – 11:30 am Online Prayer Group

Sun., Dec 20 - 10 am Christian Education with Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion with Fr. Dennis

noon Decorating Sanctuary after services for Christmas


Tues., Dec 22 – 11:30 am Online Prayer Group

Thur., Dec 24 – 2 pm Christmas Eve

Holy Communion Services with Fr. Dennis


Sun., Dec 27 – 10 am Christian Education with Fr. Scott

11 am Morning Prayer

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