"And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net."
St. Luke 5:5
Fr. Yossi joined us this Sunday for his first Holy Communion service at St. Peters. His sermon focused on the Gospel lesson from Luke 5:1-11 which describes the miraculous catch of fish and the calling of the first disciples. Fr. Yossi's sermon started by reviewing the context of this scripture passage. He also pointed out this passage describes Peter's first act of obedience and reminds us God gives us everything we need to obey Him. Also, God uses flawed people just like Peter and just like us for His purposes. If Jesus Christ is in our hearts, we are ready for whatever God calls us to. Despite our doubts and failures we need only to let God use us in great and mighty ways.
Please find the complete service and Fr. Yossi's sermon at the following link:
Thank you Fr. Yossi for the lovely Holy Communion service and the very thoughtful sermon!
After services we enjoyed a wonderful Pot Luck Lunch!
And after the wonderful lunch, we had a question and answer session with Fr. Yossi. Thank you to every one for all the delicious food. Thank you to Fr. Yossi for answering all our questions!
The Mission Committee met with Fr. Yossi after lunch. Fr. Yossi agreed to become Vicar at St. Peters! He will officially start with us the first of August. However, he plans to be with us the last two Sundays in July! Welcome Fr. Yossi - we are very excited you are joining us!
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.
Our next Women's Bible Study is on Wed. July 12 @ 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!
Lynn forwarded the following message from Shades of Grace regarding another need they have:
Do you have those leftover hotel soaps and shampoos just taking up space? Shades of Grace could sure use those for our men and women's shower kits.
Please bring any of these items to church during July and we will deliver them to Shades of Grace.