"And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
St. Mark 1:11
Br. Scott and Matt led our beautiful Morning Prayer service this past Sunday.
Br. Scott's sermon for this Sunday focused on the Gospel lesson from the first chapter in Mark which describes John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus. From the very first verse, Mark calls his writings the Gospel or 'good news' of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. For thousands of years, the Israelites had been waiting for the Messiah and the messenger that was to come to prepare the way and straighten the path for the Messiah. John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus Christ by calling people to repentance and baptism with water so they would be ready for the Messiah. The 'Good News' includes that through baptism God chose us and allows us to participate in the resurrected life of Jesus Christ. While baptism is permanent, repenting of our sins is like taking out the trash - something we should do often and regularly so our paths are straight and we are ready to receive the 'Good News' from God!
Please find Br. Scott's complete sermon at the link below:
Thank you Br. Scott and Matt for leading the Morning Prayer Service!
Fr. Dennis is coming to preach and celebrate Holy Communion at St. Peter's next Sunday, January 22. It will be wonderful to see and visit with Fr. Dennis again. Thank you, Fr. Dennis for coming!
While we figure out our next steps for Christian Education, Sue has volunteered to lead a short prayer meeting before services each Sunday starting at 10:30. Please meet her downstairs with your prayer book.
Sunday, January 22, is our next monthly pot luck luncheon! Please remember to bring a dish to share!
Last Wednesday, the Women's Bible Study met at the church. We completed Days 13 & 14 in the Week 3, Faithfulness chapter.
Our next Women's Bible Study meeting is at the Maple Street Biscuit Co (1033 Hamilton Place Drive, Johnson City) on Wednesday, Janurary 18 at 11 am. Please remember to bring the book and your bible!
Sue continues to lead our weekly online prayer group on Discord every Thursday at 11:30 am. 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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