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The Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity

But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Matthew 6:33 - 34


Fr. Scott's sermon discussed the Gospel lesson for the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity (Matthew 6:24-34, BCP p. 210). What a time we are living in. The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, leaving behind Americans & allies in Afghanistan, 1.5 years of CO-VID, Delta variant, hospitals filling up, etc. If there ever was a Gospel passage about our modern American society, you would be hard pressed to find a better one than this week's. Our country can not serve two masters and has been changing from God to mammon for quite some time. The love of money blocks you from true fellowship with God because your attention is not on God and your faith is replaced with anxiety. In this passage Jesus first talks about present needs including food, water and clothing. Should we quit working to provide these and focus only on God? No - He is telling us to put in the work and leave the outcome to Him. St. Augustine said "Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you." There is a point where we have to say it is in God's hands and we choose to have faith in Him. Our Lord next mentions birds and how they do not sow or reap or store in barns yet they are taken care of. Just as the birds do their part and are taken care of, we do what we can and leave the rest up to God. Next our Lord tackles physical appearance and the clothes we wear. Our Lord is not saying don't dress up and look the best you can, but He is saying God created you perfectly for His purposes. God knows what we need and promises to bless our actions to provide for us. Do not be anxious about our current world events or what tomorrow holds. God is working amongst us individually and as a church. We are called to do our part and leave the rest up to God.

Please find Fr. Scott's complete sermon at the 22:30 minute mark at the following link:

Thank you Fr. Scott for your very timely sermon!


This past Sunday Garon started his journey as an altar server! We are so grateful that he has agreed to help in this way!!

Thank you, Garon!



In Christian Education Fr. Scott discussed the last three early church councils starting with the Second Council of Constantinople in 553 AD.

This council addressed the monophysite (one divine nature) theory which was supported by the so called Robber council (second council of Ephesus in 449) and refuted by the Chalcedon Council in 451. These disagreements caused a schism with churches that rejected the Chalcedon Statement resulting in the Oriental Church. The Second Council of Constantinople reaffirmed the Chalcedonian definition, condemned three chapters of writings from various authors, condemned the Robber Council and rejected monenergism (one energy) & monothelitism (one will). However, the schism was not healed and the papacy was weakened.

The Third Council of Constantinople in 681 dealt with the already rejected idea of monothelitism which was the idea Christ did not have a human will but rather only a divine will.

The Quinisext Council (Fifth-Sixth Council) dealt with clerical discipline and biblical canon. The Western churches rejected this council because they did not attend. The divide between the Eastern and Western churches was growing and the Muslim invasions of the Eastern church were starting.

Thank you Fr. Scott for a very interesting lesson!


After services we had a wonderful pot luck luncheon. Thank you to everyone who brought a dish to share. Once again the food was amazing!

We were so happy to have Carole join us again for services and for the pot luck luncheon afterwards! More about Carole below!


Fr. Scott, Sue, Rose Marie and I visited Carole at her home this week. Carole hasn't been able to join us at church the last several weeks because of back and leg pain. Fr. Scott brought her Holy Communion. Also, Fr. Scott and Sue led a healing prayer session.

It was great to see Carole at home (and to have her join us this Sunday at services)! Praying for a quick and complete recovery.


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.


Our long time member and devoted Anglican, Margaret Little, is having a birthday on Sept. 23. She is currently living at a senior living facility in Bristol. As a cheerful reminder that we still love and miss her, we are asking people to send her a birthday card at the following address:

Margaret Little

Dominion Sr. Living

425 Shelby Lane, rm 142

Bristol, TN 37620


Audree's First Birthday is coming up later this month! Fr. Scott and Maryl are hosting a Birthday Party for her on Saturday, September 18 from 9 - 11 am. All of our St. Peter's Family are invited to join them for this birthday celebration at Warrior's Path State Park at the Shelter Playground! Happy Birthday to Audree!!


September Activities

Tues., Sept. 14 11:30 Online Prayer Group

Sun., Sept. 19 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott

(cash plate to Fr. Scott’s discretionary fund)

Tues., Sept. 21 11:30 Online Prayer Group

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

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott

Tues., Sept. 28 11:30 Online Prayer Group


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