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The Third Sunday after Trinity & Happy Father's Day!

"Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them."

St. Luke 15:1-2


Fr. Yossi led a beautiful sung Holy Communion service with incense this past Sunday. His sermon focused on the parables from the Gospel lesson: the parable of the lost sheep and the parable of the lost coin (St. Luke 15:1-10). He reminded us that during our Lord's earthly ministry, Jesus was in continuous pursuit of lost souls even among those most evidently lost. Fr. Yossi is not surprised that the Pharisees thought so badly of the Lord because of the company He kept. These parables are not written about lost humanity in bulk but rather are written about Christ's own. Jesus has his own sheep, and some of His sheep are still lost just as all of us were at one time. Therefore the Great Shepherd watches over His flock, both night and day to safeguard His flock.

Thank you Fr. Yossi for the beautiful service and enlightening sermon! Thank you Scott and Anderson for serving!

The church gave the fathers and grandfathers in the congregation small gifts for Father's Day. They each received a movie popcorn box with microwave popcorn and candy!

Dan, Fr. Paul, and Fr. Yossi

Anderson, Andy, and Annabelle

Sam and Fr. Yossi

David, Keith, and Levi

Garrett and Fr. Yossi

JP, John, and Scott

John, Fr. Yossi, and Josh

Happy Father's Day to you all!


After services we enjoyed a delicious lunch of pinwheel appetizers, homemade hummus, lasagne, breadsticks, salad, blueberry trifle, and cake! Many thanks to Laurel, Sue, Rosalind, Jessica, and Ambler!!


Fr. Yossi's Christian Education classes which focus on the weekly Gospel lesson and how it ties in with the other daily readings continued this past Sunday. Please join us next Sunday at 9:15 - a pot of coffee will be on!


Wednesday Evening Services:

This past week Fr. Yossi led our first Wednesday evening Holy Communion Service. Thank you Fr. Yossi for leading such a beautiful service!

Thank to everyone who came out for this service!

This Wednesday at 6 pm Fr. Paul will lead Evening Prayer Services. Please join us for this beautiful service!


Sue and Scott's Farewell Party:

Sue and Scott are moving to Wisconsin in early July so Scott can complete his seminary work. We held our farewell party for them this past Saturday evening.

For this special evening we decorated the Parish Hall.

We gathered together.

We served a dinner of pinwheel appetizers, veggies, lasagne, garlic bread, Olive Garden salad and watermelon!

After dinner Anderson and Annabelle updated us on their recent time at the Anglican Youth Camp held at the Vineyards Campground in Westfield, North Carolina this past week. Sounded like a grand time!

Carol sang a beautiful song for us!

We toasted to Scott and Sue's future, gifted them a large signed photo of the church, and told stories!

And then we ate dessert . . .

Chocolate Cake and Italian Creme!!

Sue cut the first piece of each cake!

A wonderful end to a wonderful evening! Sue & Scott we will miss you! And we leave you with this lovely Irish Blessing:


Our Bible Study will continue this Thursday @ 11 am at the church. Fr. Paul is leading a series of lessons which are focused on his book As It Is In Heaven A Biblical, Historical, and Theological Introduction to the Traditional Church and Her Worship. The topic for the next lecture is "Are Bishops and Presbyters the Same Office" Please bring a lunch and join us!


Sam came over to the church this past week and cut back some of the bamboo growing at the back property line! Thank you Sam!


Construction Update

The 11th week of construction!

Taylor has started painting the final coats of paint on the trim this week. The electrical work was completed this week. The carpet is scheduled to be re-installed on Monday, June 24. Thank you to everyone for your patience as we finish up!


Many thanks to Jim, Diane's husband, for installing the permanent Memorial Garden Sign. The Memorial Garden was named in honor of Rose Marie's husband, Earl, who made the Celtic Cross and created the Memorial Garden.


As part of their moving preparations, Scott and Sue donated their clavinova to St. Peter's! Thank you so much for your generous donation!


We are collecting items for Hope House. Hope House offers free housing, education, and support to pregnant women in the Kingsport area. More information about their mission is available at their website:

They are in need of diapers, baby wipes, baby food, formula, etc. Please see the full list on the bulletin board downstairs. Please put all items in the basket in the Narthex or the box in the basement. We will collect items for Hope House through the end of July. Thank you to the Special Events Committee for contacting Hope House and setting up this drive.


 A possible men's group is forming focusing on fly fishing and fellowship - please contact Fr. Yossi if you are interested!


June Activities

Wed., June 19 6 pm, Evening Prayer

Thur., June 20 11 am Bible Study

Sun., June 23 9:15 am Christian Education

10:15 am Morning Prayer

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Yossi, Scott

12:30 Team 5 - men's team

Wed., June 26 4 pm, St. Peter’s Grief Support Group

6 pm Holy Communion, Fr. Yossi, Scott

Thur., June 27 11 am Bible Study

Sun., June 30 9:15 am Christian Education

10:15 am Morning Prayer

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Yossi, Scott

12:30 Team 1



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