Third Sunday of Advent



" Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?"

Matthew 11:3, The Gospel Lesson for the Third Sunday of Advent

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Fr. Scott's sermon for the Third Sunday in Advent focused on the The Gospel Lesson for the Second Sunday in Advent found on page 94 of the Book of Common Prayer. His sermon focused on John the Baptist, his popularity, his role in preparing people for Jesus, and his moment of weakness while he was imprisoned. Please find his complete sermon at the 19:20 mark at the following link:


https://www.facebook.com/121741377904800/videos/583245752772736


Thank you Fr. Scott for the very insightful sermon about John the Baptist, his life, and his moment of weakness.

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In Christian Education, Fr. Scott reminded us the Third Sunday in Advent is also known as Rejoice Sunday. We discussed the difference between happiness and joy as well as some of the events that filled us with joy this past year. Thank you Fr. Scott for leading our discussion.

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After services Rose Marie brought a wonderful light lunch for us to enjoy! Everything was delicious!



















Audree especially liked the crackers!!



Thank you, Rose Marie, for all the food!!





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The 2021 Mission Committee held their last meeting of year this past Sunday. In addition to finishing up the business of 2021, the new Mission Committee members for 2022 joined us. They elected the following new officers for 2022:


Scott Senior Warden

Mike Junior Warden

Sue Clerk


Daryl, in addition to joining the Mission Committee, will continue his role as our Treasurer!


Thank you all for serving St. Peter's!

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More beautiful Advent wreathes!







From Rose Marie and Earl . . .



















from Deborah, Matt, and family . . .













from Sue and Scott . . .

















and from Rosalind.











Thank you all so much for sharing your pictures! If you have an Advent wreath you would like to share, please send me a picture!


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Each Christmas we decorate the church with poinsettias donated in memory of a loved one. Each poinsettia and dedication is $5. Please put your donation and dedication either in the offertory or give to Rose Marie no later than Sunday, December 19. We will publish a list of the dedications.

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Sunday, December 19


St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church

Presents

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols


The Festival tells the story of the birth of Jesus Christ through nine scripture readings interspersed with traditional hymns and carols of the Christmas Season. First used in England to start the healing process after the horrors of WWI, the Festival is Anglican in origin but now used by many churches. The service at St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church features a string quartet from the Symphony of the Mountains and traditional Christmas Hymns. We are asking everyone to bring a tray of appetizers to be shared.


Please join us on Sunday, December 19 at 11 am for this beautiful service! Please note there will not be a Christian Education class before this service.

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Carole is recuperating nicely from her fractured pelvis. Her address in rehab is:


Carole Anders

c/o NHC

2300 Pavilion Drive

room 120

Kingsport, TN. 37664



Many prayers for a very quick recovery!


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Teresa sent this beautiful picture from Hilton Head last week - 77F!








Teresa and Agnes also visited The Anglican Church of the Redeemer (APA) this past Sunday. They helped decorate and enjoyed lunch!



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Claudia and Mike sent these wonderful pictures from their trip to Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry.











Beautiful couple! Thank you for sharing your pictures!











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Sue continues to lead our weekly online prayer group on Tuesday at 11:30. 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 (Rosalind) if you would like to join us on Discord.



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Many of us do our holiday shopping at Amazon. Please remember to go to:

smile.amazon.com

and select Saint Peter the Apostle Anglican Catholic Church as your charity to generate donations for Saint Peter's. (Please note the church location will be listed as Blountville as that is where St. Peter's was incorporated.)


There is no additional cost to you but we receive a small percentage of each purchase when we are selected!


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THE 2021 APA DEANERY OF APPALACHIA

Advent Devotional

With Meditations by Clergy, Deaconess, and Seminarian Contributors from the Deanery


The Advent Devotional created by our local Deanery is available at the Deanery website:


www.TheDeaneryofAppalachia.com


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December Activities


Tues., Dec 14 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Dec. 19 11 am - Lessons and Carols Service, Fr. Scott

Symphony of the Mountains String Quartet

Refreshment & Appetizers

Tues., Dec 21 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Fri., Dec 24 3 pm Christmas Eve Service, Fr. Scott


Sun., Dec. 26 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott



January Activities


Sun., Jan. 2 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott


Tues., Jan 4 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Thur., Jan. 6 4 pm. Epiphany, Holy Communion, Fr. Scott


Sun., Jan. 9 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott

noon - pot luck lunch

1 pm - Mission Committee Meeting


Tues., Jan 11 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Jan. 16 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott

(cash plate to Fr. Scott's Discretionary Fund)


Tues., Jan 18 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Jan. 23 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott


Tues., Jan 25 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Jan. 30 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott