The Second Sunday After Trinity - God's Sacrificial Love and Babies!
"But whoso hath this world's good and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?"
1 St. John 3:17
Fr. Scott's sermon tied together the Epistle and Gospel Lesson for this past Sunday. He started by reminding us the New Testament was written 2000 years ago in a very different culture with very different literary traditions such as 'bowels of compassion'. We need to transport ourselves back in time to understand what the authors are teaching us. In this Sunday's lesson, John is telling us, as Christians, to practice Biblical love defined as self sacrifice for God and others. Fr. Scott suggests we start practicing with the people currently in our lives and move out from there. The Gospel Lesson reminds us that we are like the people who have accepted the invitation to the feast (salvation) but are now making excuses to not attend. If we fail to have faith & trust in God or fail to love all our neighbors, we are making excuses!
Fr. Scott's complete sermon may be found at the following link:
Fr. Scott & family will be on vacation from July 2-9. On Sunday, July 3 we will have Morning Prayer at 11:00am led by Mike and Scott.
A note from Bishop Jones:
On this Feast of the Nativity of Saint John Baptist, on which the Supreme Court of the United States returned the abortion issue to the decision of the States, may Christians everywhere resolve to embrace in a renewed way our responsibility for the care of all unborn children and their mothers - which responsibility demands our own commitment and sacrifice for their sake. United to the sufferings of Our Lord Jesus Christ, may we seek to restore a culture of life, love, and family in this nation.
Fr. Scott and Maryl reported that Audree is healing from her hip surgery! She is out of the cast and is starting to walk again! Many prayers for her continued successful recovery!
Adrienne's mother is visiting from New Mexico in anticipation of their new baby boy due to arrive this week! It was great to see her at St. Peter's again. May God watch over and bless them all!
Wednesday, June 29 is the feast day for “The Holy Apostles Peter & Paul.”
This is a big day for our church as we are “St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church"! We will commemorate this day with a short Holy Communion Service at 6pm followed by a traditional BBQ dinner from Phil’s Dream Pit. Finally, we will institute our first annual Peter vs. Paul Cornhole Tournament. Please call or email Scott or Sue by Tuesday night to let us know if you can come so we can order the right amount of BBQ.
Sunday, July 10, is our monthly pot luck luncheon! Please remember to bring a dish to share!
Saturday, July 16 we will have a congregational meeting at the church to consider ideas and visions for the future of our Parish, our building, Sunday School and Worship times, etc. We will have breakfast for those who would like to come a little early at 8:00am. The meeting will start at 9:00am and finish no later than 11:30am. Please try to come or send a member of your family. If you cannot be there, please send Br. Scott any ideas or suggestions you would like discussed.
Sue is leading a book reading and study from "Your Healing Is Within You" by the Anglican Bishop Jim Glennon. We will meet before Holy Communion services between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on July 17, July 24, and July 31. Sue advises this is not a "new age" book, but rather presents an Anglican view and teaching about praying for divine healing. The book itself is out of print, but used copies are available on the internet (amazon, etc). Sue has several copies, but depending on how many people come, we may need a few more - so please let Sue know if you are planning to attend so she can work out the number of books needed. Please contact Sue if you have any questions or need more information. Thank you Sue for leading this study!
Sue continues to lead our weekly online prayer group on Wednesday at 11:30 on Zoom. 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 Sue if you would like to join us on Zoom.
Wed., June 29 11:30 Online Prayer Group
Wed., June 29 6 pm Holy Communion, Fr. Scott
The Holy Apostles Peter & Paul
Sun., July 3 11 am Morning Prayer
Wed., July 6 11:30 Online Prayer Group
Sun., July 10 11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott
noon Pot Luck Luncheon
Wed., July 13 11:30 Online Prayer Group
Sat., July 16 8 am breakfast
9-11:30 am Congregational Meeting
Sun., July 17 9:30 study from "Your Healing Is Within You"
11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott
(cash plate to Fr. Scott's Discretionary Fund)
Wed., July 20 11:30 Online Prayer Group
Sun., July 24 9:30 study from "Your Healing Is Within You"
11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott
Wed., July 27 11:30 Online Prayer Group
Sun., July 31 9:30 study from "Your Healing Is Within You"