Fr. Dennis joined us from North Carolina for Holy Communion. Thankfully the drive through the snowy mountains was beautiful but uneventful for him. Fr. Dennis's sermon delved into the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist including the differences between that baptism & Christian baptism. John the Baptist used baptism as a sign of repentance and preparation for the coming messianic age. Christian baptism, only fully established after Jesus's death and resurrection, is much more powerful. Fr. Dennis then reviewed the baptism section of the Catechism. We are marked for life by baptism as belonging to God and need to respond daily to the grace offered through baptism as His children. Thank you Fr. Dennis for another thoughtful and thought provoking sermon. Also, thank you for coming over to St. Peter's!
Ming played all of the music for the service today! What a treat! Everything he played sounded amazing!
Thank you Ming!
Another big 'Thank You' to Scott for leading our Christian Education program this Sunday. He discussed the Arts and the Bible. He started with Exodus 35:30 - 36:3 in which Moses names the head craftsmen tasked with creating the Tabernacle and all the associated parts. Scott pointed out Bezalel, the lead craftsman, is the first person in the Bible identified as being filled "with the Spirit of God." Scott will be leading another lesson this coming Sunday.
Thank you Scott for the lesson and for taking on the preparation of the bulletin!
After services we had another lovely luncheon and celebrated Rose Marie's birthday!
Thank you Rose Marie for bringing the soup, Claudia for the sandwiches, Rosalind for the fruit, and Teresa for the beautiful cake!
Teresa passed on to Mike one Lanny's beautiful cowboy hats. Mike looks quite dapper with his new hat!
Wonderful news! A change in Fr. Scott's mentoring program! He will be at St. Peter's for Holy Communion for the last two weeks of January!
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.
Whitney, our church cleaner for the last couple of years, is moving to a job with ETSU! Her last week cleaning will be this week. Thank you Whitney for all your cleaning and God Bless in your new position. We will be returning to rotating teams of two for once a week church cleanings. So far we have four teams - so each team will clean approximately once a month. Please let Rose Marie know if you are available for a cleaning team!