The Second Sunday after Christmas - The Return from Egypt....


Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life. Matthew 2:20

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Fr. Scott's sermon for the Second Sunday After Christmas focused on the return of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph from Egypt to Nazareth as described in the Gospel lesson from Matthew 2. He discussed God's mighty plans that no human can stop including King Herod and his slaughter of the young children in Bethlehem. God has a plan for us and our job is to trust in His plan.


Please find his complete sermon at the 21:36 mark at the following link:


https://www.facebook.com/121741377904800/videos/1302066483644850


Thank you Fr. Scott for reminding us to trust God's plans!

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In Christian Education this Sunday, Fr. Scott discussed private practices in public spaces. The liturgy is a public, communal act of worship directed towards God by both the celebrant and the congregation. Even during public worship, people use private practices including the sign of the cross, genuflecting, striking of the breast, bowing, and private prayers. Fr. Scott reviewed these practices and other traditions. Thank you for the informative lesson!

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What a blessing to have Ming with us again today! We were so happy to see him and catch up on his life & future plans as well as enjoy his amazing musical abilities!


He is starting his last semester at Duke and will receive his Masters in Divinity at the end of the Spring semester. He is currently attending All Saints Anglican Church (ACNA) in Durham and recently preached his first sermon there. Please see the following link starting at the 18:30 mark.


https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=comet_rhc_widget&v=3181423232138758&t=2392

May God continue to bless and guide Ming in all his future endeavors!

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Laurel and Dan sent this beautiful picture of their new grandson, Owen. Owen was born on 12/17, baptised on 12/27 and is doing well as are his parents Elena and Josh!







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And the wonderful news continues . . . .


Adrienne and Taylor surprised us after services with the very exciting news that they are expecting a baby boy in July! Congratulations to you both and we can't wait to meet him!


Thank you Carol, Teresa, and Diane for the wonderful lunch which included shrimp, cheeses, dips, crackers, and several amazing desserts.

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We are celebrating Epiphany on Thursday, January 6 at 4 pm.


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Happy New Years!



I hope everyone had a Very Happy New Year! At St. Peter's our "cup runneth over" with God's blessings for 2022! Deborah and Matt are expecting a little girl in late spring, Adrienne and Taylor are expecting a little boy in mid summer, and we pay off our mortgage in May!


In addition we remember in our prayers all our members who are under the weather and in need of healing as well as all those who are traveling!

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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.


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Sunday, January 9 we are having a pot luck lunch after services and are asking everyone to bring a dish to share!





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January Activities


Tues., Jan 4 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Thur., Jan. 6 4 pm Epiphany, Holy Communion, Fr. Scott


Sun., Jan. 9 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott

noon - pot luck lunch

1 pm - Mission Committee Meeting


Tues., Jan 11 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Jan. 16 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott

(cash plate to Fr. Scott's Discretionary Fund)


Tues., Jan 18 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Jan. 23 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott


Tues., Jan 25 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Jan. 30 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott