"Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence."
St. John 18:36
Fr. Scott's sermon this past Sunday started with a short history of the origins and reasons for the Feast of Christ the King. This Feast, added to the Western Christian calendar in 1925, is intended to turn our focus back to God and away from earthly leaders. He also compared and contrasted the Kingdom of the World and the Lord's Kingdom. Fr. Scott explained Jesus's words "My kingdom is not of this world" does not mean His kingdom is not here but rather His kingdom is not recognized by this world. He closed by reminding us that Jesus Christ is close and we have an appointment with our King at the altar.
Please find the complete sermon and service at the following link:
Thank you Fr. Scott for the informative and thoughtful sermon!
In Sunday School this week, Fr. Scott reviewed his discussion of the 'Last Four Things' from last week. He then began a discussion of Eternal Damnation, particular vs final judgment, and the Body of Christ. Please join us next Sunday as he continues this lesson and expands into the Intercession of the Saints.
Thank you Lynn, Laurel, and Teresa for a delicious feast of soup, salad, warm bread, and several desserts! The food and the company were lovely!
We were joined by Paul and Benita, visitors from California pondering a move to the area.
And green was the color of the day!
Mike, our amazing Jr. Warden, installed a baby changing station in the upstairs bathroom last week!
Thank you Mike for all the work you do for St. Peters!
And speaking of babies . . . Mike and Claudia welcomed a beautiful new granddaughter into this world last week. Lucy Grace (9 lbs 5 oz) joins her older brother and sister!
Please keep Mike and Claudia in your prayers as Mike faces surgery this week. May his surgery be successful and his recovery quick!
O LORD, holy Father, by whose loving kindness our souls and bodies are renewed; Mercifully look upon thy servant, Mike, that, every cause of sickness being removed, he may be restored to soundness of health; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
On Tuesday, November 1 we will celebrate All Saints Day. Fr. Scott will lead a Holy Communion Service starting at 6 pm.
On Wednesday, November 2 we will celebrate All Souls Day. Fr. Scott will lead a Holy Communion Service starting at 5 pm.
Friends of our beloved Sigrid are hosting a Celebration of Life for her on Monday Nov. 7 at 2:30 pm at:
Pleasant View United
18416 Lee Highway
Abingdon, VA 24210
We are planning a short 6 week Women's Bible Study for Advent using the pictured study guide. I would like to hold the first meeting either Wed., Nov 16 or Thur., Nov 17 at the church at noon. I will bring food for a light lunch. At that meeting we can plan the rest of the meetings! The book is $13 and may be purchased at the following link:
Please let me know if you are interested and which day works best for you!
Sue continues to lead our weekly online prayer group on Discord. 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 on Discord.
Sunday, November 13, is our monthly pot luck luncheon! Please remember to bring a dish to share!
The Symphony of the Mountains is having their 'By The Fireside' Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 3 at 3 pm at the Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center in Kingsport. Rose Marie has made before the concert lunch reservations at The Chop House in Kingsport @ 1:00 pm. Please let Rose Marie know if you are coming to The Chop House so she can update the reservations. If you are interested in attending the concert, please let Scott know as he will obtain group tickets for us - tickets are $20 each (checks payable to The Symphony of the Mountains).