CrossKeys Mission Newsletter for Saint Peter the Apostle Anglican Church Serving the Tri-Cities Region from Kingsport Tennessee, Week of the Last Sunday in Advent
CrossKeys Mission Newsletter for Saint Peter the Apostle Anglican Church, Kingsport, Tennessee
This week we are preparing for the annual meeting next Sunday morning after Holy Communion at 11:00. We shall remain in the nave of the church for the meeting. Copies of the budget have been sent to members of Saint Peter’s Anglican Mission.
Because of the annual meeting the service schedule next Sunday morning will be Holy Communion at 11:00 instead of the first Sunday of the month Morning Prayer which for this month moves to the Second Sunday in Advent December 9th at 11:00.
Liturgical Changes for the Season of Advent, we do not sing the Gloria in Excelsis at Holy Communion
In place of the Gloria In Excelsis we are singing this hymn which was written for the Advent Season so we shall sing this for each Sunday in Advent until Christmas when we shall sing the Gloria In Excelsis or the message of the angels beginning on Christmas Eve. This hymn will be an insert to the bulletin.
Mission Committee Terms
This year we will need to elect one new member to a two year term, and two members to three year terms. We have two members continuing for one more year, so we have two members to elect in 2019, one member to elect in 2020, and two members to elect in 2021.
Christian Education Sunday Morning 10:00 in Advent
Come downstairs to the Fellowship Hall to watch a video of Bishop Nicholas Wright as he presents to us our topic of discussion, the Christian Hope, of Heaven, the Resurrection, and the life of the world to come. The video is 34 minutes followed by our critical discussion of N. T. Wright’s explanation and of course refreshments are served.
Upcoming Event on Sunday December 16th at 3 p.m.
On Gaudete (Rejoice Sunday) the Third Sunday in Advent featuring the string quartet Martoso Musica
Thank you so much members and friends of Saint Peter’s Anglican Church for your donations
In addition to your donations of baby wipes, diapers, and soap, I give special thanks to Jim & Pat Davis for the donation of a car seat for babies which was another item on the list needed for happy healthy babies.
Advent is a season of preparation and so you see our two herald angels sounding their trumpets that Jesus is coming and each angel is holding an Advent wreath not yet a Christmas wreath. These are Advent wreaths known by their purple ribbons. Wreaths are bestowed upon conquering heroes. Jesus is our Lord and Saviour, and conqueror over sin and death, come Lord Jesus!
This Friday, November 30th is Saint Andrew’s Day. He was the brother of Peter and Andrew was the first called to be an Evangelist. Please read the lessons for this Holy Day on page 226 in the Book of Common Prayer.
The greening of our nave and sanctuary is taking place now during Advent the season of preparation.
Our Gospel lesson this coming Advent Sunday from Matthew 21 might sound more like a reading for Palm Sunday until we remember that in Advent we are both looking backward to the first Advent of Jesus in humility and forward to His second Advent in glory to judge the quick and the dead and make all things new by the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Look at this stained glass window, why is Jesus riding a donkey rather than an horse?
Our Divine Service This Sunday Morning December 2nd is the Order for Holy Communion at 11:00.
Diocese of the Eastern United States, Deanery of Appalachia
Sent by The Reverend Robert Placer on Thursday, November 29 at 5:47PM