Fr. Scott's sermon discussed Rogation Sunday. Rogation comes from the Latin word meaning "to ask" making this "Asking Sunday". On this Sunday, traditionally tied to the agricultural cycle, we ask God to bless us with a fruitful season and to protect us. While we have solved many of the material problems faced by earlier generations of Christians, we are just as anxious as our forefathers. The act of asking God for help is beneficial for us as prayer is the natural Christian response to anxiety. Today is the day of asking and the act of asking opens us up to the remedies and blessings that God has for us. Please find Fr. Scott's complete sermon at the 26:10 mark at the following link:
Fr. Scott led our Sunday School lesson on The Sacrament of Holy Communion. Holy Communion is the first of the repeatable sacraments that we have studied. The Form for Holy Communion is in the Prayer of Consecration said by the priest ("take, eat, this is my Body, which is given for you" & "drink ye all of this; for this is my Blood of the New Testament..."). The Matter for Holy Communion is the bread and the wine. Fr. Scott also reviewed information about the Graces conferred in Holy Communion, the Real Presence, frequency and other aspects of Holy Communion. Fr. Scott's notes are at the attached link:
A penny for Agnes's thoughts! Thank you Sue, Teresa, Carol, and Rosalind for all the wonderful food!
Ambler and John also shared the beautiful pictures from their son's recent wedding! Congratulations and May God Bless the new couple!
On Saturday, May 15 at 10 am we are scheduling a yard work day at the church. We hope many are able to help with picking up trash around the property, digging out some weeds, trimming bushes, etc. Please bring work gloves, shovels, clippers, etc. - any tool that might be helpful! Please join us!
Sue continues to lead our weekly online prayer group. However Sue is unable to meet on Tuesday this week ... so for this week our meeting will be on Wednesday, May 12 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 Rosalind if you would like to join us on Discord.
We also had a great mystery this week as shown by Carol and Teresa - a new kitchen sink faucet! Despite many denials, we have one leading suspect!
Thank you, Earl!
In other news.....
Our website hosting service let me know this is the 100th post I've put up on the blog on St. Peter's webpage! Where did all the time go?
Wed., May 12 11:30 Online Prayer Group
Sat., May 15 10 am Yard maintenance and clean up day