The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity


"And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day"

Luke 14:3

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Fr. Scott's sermon focused on the confrontation of the Pharisees by Jesus as he healed a man on the Sabbath as described in the Gospel lesson from Luke. Fr. Scott reviewed the role of the Jewish Law in Judea and the role of the Pharisees in creating "buffer" laws to help ensure people did not break any of the Jewish laws. Jesus never criticized the law as he had a complete understanding of the law. Therefore his healing miracle was a way of fulfilling & obeying the law to the fullest extent. The Sabbath was not about 'not working' but rather about people having a day of rest and therefore helping someone was within the law. We need to understand the 'why' of the law not just robotically follow the law. Our ultimate goal is being led to faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.


Please find the complete sermon and service at the following link:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_BBpxNeVDQ


Thank you Fr. Scott for the thoughtful sermon!

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During services this Sunday, Scott provided amazing and beautiful music on his marimba. What a beautiful addition to our service! You may also hear this music on the YouTube link above.

Thank you Scott!!!


I think Scott has inspired a new generation of marimba players!



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During Christian Education this past Sunday, Fr. Scott reviewed the Rosary including its history, Anglican usage, the Mysteries and the types of prayers.






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After services, we enjoyed our monthly pot luck luncheon.






Mia and Laurel had a wonderful time during lunch!













We also had a visitor from California, a friend and former church member of both our California transplant families!


Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful food and fellowship!


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Blessing of the Animals



On Tuesday last week we sponsored a Blessing of the Animals celebration on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. Fr. Scott blessed pets between 4 and 6 pm at the church.












Thank you ,Teresa for all the work you did organizing and publicizing this event!






















Beautiful pets and a beautiful day!

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Before the Blessing of the Animals, Teresa and Sue cut down all the growth from the old walnut stump that was beginning to block our sign.







Then they hauled all the trimmings away and they were still smiling when they were all done!




Thank you both for all your help!

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Sue continues to lead our weekly online prayer group on Discord. 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 Rosalind if you would like to join us on Discord.


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Armed Intruder Training


". . . Be not ye afraid of them: remember the LORD, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses." Nehemiah 4 :14


The Mission Committee also agreed to sponsor a 'Law Enforcement Response to Shootings in Public'. Mike and Teresa are arranging a free public seminar at St. Peters about how to respond in a random shooting situation. Teresa has arranged for the Sullivan County Sheriff, Jeff Cassidy to come to St. Peter's on Tuesday, Oct 11 at 6:30 pm. Teresa is also creating flyers for this event and mailing them to local churches.


Please let Fr. Scott or Teresa know if you have ideas for more outreach for this event!


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October Activities



Tues., Oct 11 6:30 pm Response to Armed Intruder


Thur., Oct 13 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Oct. 16 11 am Morning Prayer

Thur., Oct. 20 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Oct. 23 10 am Christian Education

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott


Thur., Oct. 27 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Oct. 30 10 am Christian Education

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott