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The Fourth Sunday in Lent - 2024


"There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?"

St. John 6:9

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Fr. Yossi led our lovely Holy Communion service on the Third Sunday in Lent. The sermon discussed the feeding of the 5,000 as described in St. John 6. Fr. Yossi asked us to look at the events through the eyes of the boy who donated his food and think about the lessons learned by this boy. Fr. Yossi then asked us to be like the boy by putting our trust in God. God will provide for us so we should provide for others. We have been given the voice of a lion but have let the lion be tamed - we need to reclaim our voices by acting and trusting in God.


Thank you Fr. Yossi for the beautiful service and sermon. Please find the both at the following link:


 




Thank you Fr. Yossi for the beautiful service and sermon. Thank you Br. Scott for leading Morning Prayer. Thank you Br. Scott and Anderson for serving at the altar.

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After services, Fr. Yossi led a short congregational meeting. We reviewed the plans for improving the wall behind the altar. Jim, Diane's husband will be doing most of the work.





Jim prepared a mock up of the columns that will be installed on either side of the altar - the actual columns will go from floor to ceiling!






The existing large cross over the altar will be mounted on a large oak shield stained to match the altar (Rose Marie's husband, Earl, made the altar cross for us several years ago). A new wall with insulation and electrical outlets will be installed along with crown moulding and baseboards. Jim expects to start the work the week after Easter and hopefully finish in 2 - 3 weeks. We will have services during construction!


We also discussed the timing for Easter services and settled on 11 am. Also, Fr. Yossi is arranging for an Easter Vigil running from 8am to 5 pm on Saturday, March 30. Next Sunday Fr. Yossi will pass around a sign up sheet for those interested in being at the church for part of the Vigil. Before the meeting ended many in the congregation expressed interest in eating Easter Dinner together - more information on that to come soon!

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After Services we enjoyed a delicious pot luck luncheon! Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful food!









We also recognized the Birthdays and Anniversaries in March - Happy Birthday Fr. Paul and Happy Anniversary JP!





Delicious food and wonderful company!

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Fr. Yossi continued his series of lessons for Christian Education entitled "Heaven and Hell in Christian Thought & Doctrine". Fr. Yossi has asked us to bring our Bibles (preferably KJV or NKJV) for these studies.


Next Sunday Fr. Yossi will discuss the Anglican perspective on Heaven and Hell. Please join us - a pot of coffee will be on!

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Our Bible Study will continue this Wednesday at the church. Fr. Paul is leading a series of lessons which are focused on his book As It Is In Heaven A Biblical, Historical, and Theological Introduction to the Traditional Church and Her Worship. The topic for the next lecture is "Is The God of the Old Testament different than he God of the New Testament?"




This past Wednesday, after the Bible Study lesson, we celebrated Fr. Paul's birthday. Happy Birthday and many more!










Also, our Bible Study companion, Miss Vicki, joined us!









We enjoyed a celebratory lunch of chicken salad croissants, egg salad, chips, and cake! Thank you Rose Marie for the cake and croissant sandwiches!



Come join us this Wed., March 13 at 11 am for the next study. If you're enjoying these lectures, please bring a friend! Please remember to bring the book, your bible, and a lunch!

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Sue continues to lead our weekly online prayer group on Discord every Thursday at 2 pm. 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.

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Our next Stations of the Cross service followed by a light dinner is scheduled on Friday, March 15 starting at 5 pm.





The fourteen Stations of the Cross allow us to walk with Jesus Christ during His final day before the Crucifixion using fourteen scripture readings interspersed with prayers. Each Station represents one event that happened during Jesus's walk to the cross. We join with early Christian pilgrims in Jerusalem who walked the Via Dolorosa, which is the path walked by Jesus to Mount Calvary. Come join us in this ancient tradition remembering Christ's Passion.

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Our next Mission Committee meeting is next Sunday, March 17.

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Help for Those in Need


Lynn reminded us Shades of Grace is in need of toiletry items. Thank you Lynn for the reminder. St. Peter's has supported the Shades of Grace Ministry for a number of years as they provide help to those in need in the Tri-Cities area. Please find more information on Shades of Grace at the following link:



Lynn plans to deliver the toiletries to Shades of Grace after Easter. Please put any donations in the basket under the table in the Narthex.

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Lenten Devotional



The Lenten Devotional created by our Deanery is now available at the following link:



Both Fr. Yossi and Br. Scott contributed to this devotional! The devotional is a PDF and may be read on the computer or printed out (FYI it is over 100 pages long).

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Lenten Appeal - 2024


The Lenten Appeal for 2024 goes to support St. Dunstan's Academy. The following video was sent out by Fr. Mark Perkins, Chaplain and Assistant Headmaster of St. Dunstan's Academy:



 Please consider supporting this worthy cause! Please mark any donation as "Lenten Appeal" and place in the offertory.

 


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March Activities


Wed., Mar. 13 11 am Bible Study


Thur., Mar. 14 2 pm Online Prayer Group


Fri., Mar. 15 5 pm Stations of the Cross

Followed by light dinner


Sun., Mar. 17 9:15 Morning Prayer, Br. Scott

10 am Christian Education

11 am Holy Communion

Fr. Yossi, Hutch

12:30 Men's Food Team

1:30 Mission Committee


Wed., Mar. 20 11 am Bible Study


Thur., Mar. 21 2 pm Online Prayer Group


Sat., Mar. 23 10 am - decorate the church

for Palm Sunday


Sun., Mar. 24 Palm Sunday

11 am Holy Communion

Fr. Yossi, Br. Scott

12:30 Team 1


Wed., Mar. 27 11 am Bible Study


Thur., Mar. 28 2 pm Online Prayer Group


Thur., Mar. 28 5 pm Maundy Thursday

Holy Communion with foot washing

Fr. Yossi, Hutch


Fri., Mar. 29 5 pm Good Friday Service followed by

Stations of the Cross

Fr. Yossi


Sat., Mar. 30 8 am to 5 pm Easter vigil


Sun., Mar. 31 Easter Sunday

11 am Holy Communion

Fr. Yossi, Anderson, Hutch, & Br. Scott



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