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The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

"And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother."

St. Luke, 7:14-15


Br. Scott led our beautiful Morning Prayer service this past Sunday. His very interesting sermon focused on the Gospel lesson about the raising of the dead son of the widow of Nain. He reviewed the three miracles of resurrection Jesus performed during his earthly ministry. He also discussed the resurrection of the widow of Zarephath's son by Elijah as described in 1 Kings 17. Br. Scott also pointed out that in addition to resurrecting her son, Jesus returned to the widow of Nain her life and social position in the community.

Thank you Br. Scott for the beautiful service and sermon. Please find the complete service at the link below:


After services we enjoyed some wonderful company and snacks downstairs! Thank you to Laurel, Mere, Sue, and Rosalind for bringing food! Everything was delicious!

We also celebrated Mere's birthday with a beautiful cake and by singing Happy Birthday to her.


Starting next Sunday, Oct 1, we are adding a Morning Prayer service to our Sunday morning schedule.

9:15 am Morning Prayer service

10 am Christian Education

11 am Holy Communion service

On the third Sunday of each month, the Holy Communion service will be a sung service.


Next Sunday Fr. Yossi will continue with confirmation classes in preparation for Bishop Jones' visit in mid December. While the classes are specifically designed for the people to be confirmed, all are welcome to attend. The classes start at 10 am - a pot of coffee will be on!


Our Annual Congregational Meeting is coming up in November, just before the beginning of Advent. At that meeting we must submit and approve an operating budget for the next church year. In order to establish a budget we must ask for pledges. Please prayerfully consider and submit your pledge by Sunday, October 1. Daryl has blank pledge sheets in the Narthex. As in the past, we ask only for anonymous pledges dropped in the offertory plate or sent in the mail to the church. The pledge slips will be tallied and then destroyed as we do not track pledges.


Time to catch up on our church and yard maintenance after this crazy summer. We have scheduled a Fall Yard Work Day for Saturday Oct. 7 @ 10 am. The outside work includes trimming bushes, pulling weeds, mulching, etc. . .

We also hope to get some work done inside the church including replacing the Sanctuary light bulbs, replacing the toilet flappers, general cleaning, etc.

Please join us as we keep the church looking nice! Please bring your garden tools and your lunch!


Our next Potluck Luncheon is on Sunday, October 8! Please bring a dish to share!


We have updated information on blessing the animals at Petwork's Humane Society in Kingsport. The date has been moved from St. Francis's Feast Day (Oct 4) to Saturday October 28. This allows for both the blessing of the animals in the shelter and for the opportunity for more people to bring their pets for a blessing. The time has not been determined yet. Volunteers to assist Fr. Yossi are needed! Parishioners are also invited to attend and have their pets blessed!

Fr. Yossi is also speaking with The Animal Shelter of Sullivan County about blessing the animals in that shelter. Hopefully there will be more information to come.


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.

However, because Sue has rehearsal conflicts on Thursday Oct 5 the online prayer meeting scheduled for that day is cancelled.


Our next Women's Bible Study is on Wed. September 27

@ 11 am at the church. We are using "The First 24" for our study guide. This is an in depth study of Mark 1:21-45 - the first 24 hours of Jesus' public ministry. The guide is available on Amazon. Please remember to bring the book, your bible, and a lunch!

At this week's Bible Study we had an unexpected color coordinated 'Black n Blue' day !

Also the Bible Study group went out for lunch at Aubrey's this past week!

A lovely lunch with some lovely ladies!


Several members of St. Peter's will be attending the Anglican Joint Synod in Orlando FL the week of Oct 8. Fr. Yossi, Br. Scott, Sue, Teresa, Diane, and Rosalind are planning to attend. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for and travel to the Synod.

The Anglican Province of America (APA), the Anglican Catholic Church (ACC), and the Anglican Church in America (ACA), are three branches of the continuing Anglican movement in United States which have pledged to seek “full, institutional, and organic union with each other.” Every third year they meet together in a joint Synod. St. Peter's is a member church of the APA.


September Activities

Wed., September 27 11 am Women's Bible Study

at the church

Thur., September 28 2 pm Online Prayer Group

October Activities

Sun., October 1 9:15 am Morning Prayer

10 am Christian Education

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Yossi

Wed., October 4 11 am Women's Bible Study

at the church

Thur., October 5 2 pm Online Prayer Group

cancelled due to scheduling conflicts

Sat., October 7 10 am, Church maintenance and yard day

Sun., October 8 9:15 am Morning Prayer

10 am Christian Education

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Yossi

Pot Luck after services

Mon., October 9 Anglican Joint Synods including

- Fri., October 13 APA Provincial Synod & DEUS Synod

Wed., October 11 11 am Women's Bible Study

cancelled due to Synod

Thur., October 12 2 pm Online Prayer Group

Sun., October 15 9:15 am Morning Prayer

10 am Christian Education

11 am Holy Communion, sung service, Fr. Yossi

cash plate to Fr. Yossi's discretionary fund

Wed., October 18 11 am Women's Bible Study

at the church

Thur., October 19 2 pm Online Prayer Group

Sun., October 22 9:15 am Morning Prayer

10 am Christian Education

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Yossi

Mission Committee meeting

Wed., October 25 11 am Women's Bible Study

at the church

Thur., October 26 2 pm Online Prayer Group

Sat, October 28 Petwork's Humane Society in Kingsport

Blessing of the Animals

time to be determined

Sun., October 29 9:15 am Morning Prayer

10 am Christian Education

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Yossi


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