The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity - The Parable of the Good Samaritan
"Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see: for I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear and have not heard them."
St. Luke 10:23
Fr. Yossi led a beautiful Holy Communion service this past Sunday, The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity. His thoughtful sermon focused on the Gospel lesson from St. Luke 10 which describes the events leading up to and including the telling of the Parable of the Good Samaritan. He reminded us that this parable summarizes the message of salvation in a few verses. We are left dead by the work of the devil, the law can't save us, and our only hope is in the compassion of Jesus Christ. Please find the complete service including the sermon at the following link:
Thank you Fr. Yossi for the wonderful Holy Communion Service
After services we enjoyed some delicious snacks including Sloppy Joe's, potato salad, and two cobblers (peach and blueberry) with ice cream. Thank you Lynn, Carole, and Rose Marie, Snack Team 3, for all the goodies! We welcomed J.P. back after making a full recovery from Covid. So happy to have him back with us and happy to hear both he and his wife are doing well! In addition we welcomed Mere's husband, Sam, to St. Peter's and look forward to getting to know him in the future!
Fr. Yossi led our Adult Christian Education Classes this past Sunday. Fr. Yossi continued with the third lesson in a series titled Anglican Spirituality, A Closer Walk With God. He reviewed the lectio divina practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer. He also asked us to come prepared to discuss our 'Rule of Life' next Sunday. The classes start at 10 am and all are welcome to join us - a pot of coffee will be on!
Bishop Jones is visiting St. Peters on Sunday, December 10! Fr. Yossi will be starting Confirmation Classes in the next couple of weeks for those interested in being confirmed during the Bishop's visit. Please let Fr. Yossi know if you are interested.
Next Sunday, September 10, is our next pot luck luncheon! Please bring a dish to share!
We received additional information about the Holy Land Pilgrimage from the APA!
Please let Fr. Yossi or Br. Scott know if you are interested!
This past week, I learned that our most recent California transplant, Fr. Paul, is also a published author.
You may find his book on Amazon at the following link:
Also, his lovely wife Benita, joined us this past Sunday during her surprise visit to Tennessee!
Sue continues to lead our weekly online prayer group on Discord every Thursday at 2 pm. However, Sue will be out of town on the next Thursday. Therefore online prayer is cancelled on September 7, resuming on Thursday September 14.
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.
Our next Women's Bible Study is on Wed. September 6 @ 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!