Matt and Deborah welcomed their beautiful new daughter, Amelia Marie, to this crazy world this past Wednesday. She is 22" long and weighs 8 pounds 5 ounces. All are well!
We can't wait to meet her!
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you. St. John 16:23
Fr. Scott's sermon reviewed the history of Rogation Sunday, reminding us the word Rogation means to "petition earnestly". Historically this Sunday was used to pray for an abundant harvest which led to the popular English tradition of walking & blessing the Parish fields, commonly known as 'Beating the Bounds'. As St. James reminds us in the Epistle lesson, our faith and prayers should also impact our lives, making us 'doers' of our faith. In the Gospel lesson, Jesus says we will have tribulations in our lives, but through prayer God will give us peace. During this three day Rogation season, include St. Peters in your earnest petitions, praying that we will fulfill God's mission for us in the area.
Fr. Scott's complete sermon can be found at the following link at the 21:55 mark.
Thank you Fr. Scott for the lovely sermon tying all our lessons together!
Before Holy Communion services, Fr. Scott led the reading of The Litany outside in our beautiful Memorial Garden.
What a wonderful morning to be outside!
Between reading The Litany and Holy Communion services . . .
we drank coffee and socialized!
Peaceful conversation time (& coffee) with cherished members of our St. Peter's Family!
Fr. Scott updated us on Audree's recovery from her recent hip surgery. She is recovering well but is getting frustrated that she can't play like she wants too. She has a doctor's appointment this week - we continue to pray for healing and a quick, complete recovery!
Taylor and Adrienne's baby boy is due in late June! We are hosting a baby shower for them on Sunday, June 12 after Holy Communion services and before the pot luck dinner. If you have any questions or need more information please contact Teresa.
They are registered on Amazon at the following link:
We are so excited for them and can't wait to meet their little boy!
This past week we celebrated several May birthdays including Teresa, Diane, Sue, and Laurel.
Claudia made these beautiful bouquets for the birthday girls!
We had a delicious lunch at the Chop House in Kingsport!
Thank you Rose Marie for organizing a fun and joyous birthday celebration!
Sue is leading a book reading and study from "Your Healing Is Within You" by the Anglican Bishop Jim Glennon. We will meet before Holy Communion services during the normal Sunday school hour between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on July 17, July 24, and July 31. Sue advises this is not a "new age" book, but rather presents an Anglican view and teaching about praying for divine healing. The book itself is out of print, but used copies are available on the internet (amazon, etc). Sue has several copies, but depending on how many people come, we may need a few more - so please let Sue know if you are planning to attend so she can work out the number of books needed. Please contact Sue if you have any questions or need more information. Thank you Sue for leading this study!
Please join us on Ascension Day, Thursday, May 26 at 6 pm for Holy Communion Services.
Mike, our amazing Junior Warden, installed a new rack for Fr. Scott's vestments. Thank you Mike for all your hard work around the Church!
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.
Our next pot luck luncheon is on Sunday, June 12. Please bring a dish to share! Also, the cooking teams are taking a break for the summer. We will be serving coffee and simple snacks after services (except for pot luck Sundays).
Tues., May 24 11:30 Online Prayer Group
Thurs., May 26 6 pm Ascension Day Service, Fr. Scott